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Public administration and legal system
Research

Utilising public resources to expand SMEs’ participation in government procurement

The ‘Study on strategic policy to promote SMEs’ participation in government procurement’ analyses SMEs’ current opportunities and challenges arising from public procurement. With reference to practices in South Korea and the U.K., the Centre makes policy recommendations to generate more business opportunities for SMEs, and thus facilitating the sustainable growth of local economy and maintaining Hong Kong’s long-term competitiveness. 

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Social mobility and wellbeing
Analyses

Can Hong Kong take inspiration from #BlackLivesMatter in promoting racial harmony?

George Floyd, an African American, died after a police officer pressed a knee to his neck during an arrest. The tragic death has sparked a wave of demonstrations against racism and police brutality in some countries. A series of incidents shows that prolonged social unrests may occur if racial conflicts are not effectively resolved. Hong Kong is a home for hundreds of thousands of ethnic minorities. However, some of them are being discriminated because of their race. What should we do to create an inclusive environment?

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Land, housing and infrastructure
Analyses

Envisioning the future of urban planning in a post-pandemic era

Looking back on the history, many cities changed their appearance by urban planning after plague to prevent the return of epidemics. One example was the expansion of Hong Kong’s official urban planning standards to incorporate guidelines on air ventilation for the purpose of improving wind penetration through the city fabric after the SARS outbreak in 2003. As a post-coronavirus prediction, three possible transformations in urban planning may take place.

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