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The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre is an independent policy think tank set up in March 2006 to focus on Hong Kong’s long-term competitiveness and socioeconomic well-being. We seek to analyse the key factors and conditions that would contribute to Hong Kong’s overall and long-term development through relevant policy studies and current affairs analyses.
Our research interests cover the following areas:
By bringing together talents from different sectors, the Centre pledges to put forth considered and balanced views on policy issues, as well as rational, visionary and strategic ideas to contribute to the overall and long-term development of Hong Kong.
Upholding the mission, vision and values of the Centre, the Board of Directors is responsible for setting strategic directions to guide the operations of the Centre, with a view to maintaining its position as one of the most influential think tanks in Hong Kong.
Mr Ming Wai Lau holds LLB, LLM, and PhD degrees from King’s College London and the London School of Economics, University of London. His PhD dissertation was published as a book by Oxford University Press in 2011. He has been a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard Law School since 2014. He is also a registered attorney in the State of New York and a CFA Charterholder.
Mr Lawrence Lee is the Chairman of the Hong Kong and PRC offices of Baker & McKenzie and a member of the Firm’s Capital Markets Group. He has served as the Chairman of the Asia Pacific Regional Council and a former Executive Committee member of the International Firm.
Dr Donald Li is a specialist in Family Medicine in private practice, and the sole proprietor of Family Medical Practice in Hong Kong. He is President of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) and has been an ardent advocate in promoting better primary care and family health.
Mr Norman Chan is the Founding Chairman of the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, a policy think tank established in March 2006. As the Centre’s Chairman from 2006 to 2007, Mr Chan steered a number of major research and studies to help maintain Hong Kong’s economic success. He has continued to contribute to the work of the Centre in the capacity as the Founding Chairman since 2007.
Leaders from business, government and academia, the Centre’s Advisers play an important role in setting up the research agenda. Their expertise and advice are the prerequisite to ensuring the highest quality of research, policy recommendations and current affairs analyses.
Mr Charles Ho is the Protector of the Bauhinia Foundation, which is a charitable trust being exempt from tax under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. The policy research work of the Foundation is carried out principally by its operating arm, the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre. The Protector’s main role is to monitor the performance of the Trust Deed.
Mr Ho is Chairman of Sing Tao News Corporation Limited. During the 1970s and 1980s, he worked for a number of international investment banks where he gained considerable experience in international business and finance in the United States. Mr Ho returned to Hong Kong in the late 1990s to develop his family business and started a number of major investment projects in the Mainland.
Mr Ho is a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, and also a member of the Election Committee for the Government of the Hong Kong SAR. In addition, Mr Ho is a member of the Standing Committee of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, an Honorary General Committee Member of The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong, an economic consultant of Shandong Provincial Government of the PRC, an Honorary Trustee of Peking University and a Trustee of University of International Business and Economics in the PRC. Mr Ho is also an independent non-executive director of Shun Tak Holdings Limited.
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