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Spend smart. Raise awareness of the rule of law via multiple media channels


About $450 million is reserved in the latest Hong Kong Budget for the Department of Justice to implement the “Vision 2030 for Rule of Law” project. It aims to strengthen our community’s understanding of the concept of the rule of law and its implementation. To make good use of the funding, multiple media channels should be considered to help implement the objective effectively.

The implementation of the rule of law in Hong Kong (III): Assessments based upon safeguarding fundamental rights and the experience of law enforcement


The city has experienced social unrest over the past eight months. The Chief Executive emphasised the administration would spare no effort to curb violence and uphold the rule of law. On the other hand, a lot of protesters criticised the Government having ignored their aspirations, being injustice, thus jeopardising the city’s judiciary system. The various argument exposed their different understandings about the rule of law. The Centre’s latest survey examined respondents’ opinions on the rule of law from the basic right protection and law enforcement aspects.

The implementation of the rule of law in Hong Kong (II) : Politics and government administration aspects


The rule of law is a core value of Hong Kong society. In order to effectively maintain the rule of law, not only the citizens but the government also must respect it. For example, public officials must exercise the powers conferred in good faith and fairly. This article will explore the public perceptions towards the implementation of rule of law in Hong Kong from politics and government administration aspects.

Exploring business opportunities for SMEs by turning public procurement as a strategic tool


In Hong Kong, the economy is under persistent downward pressure. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) seem to be the first to suffer the brunt. Apart from introducing several rounds of relief measures, the Government should help SMEs explore new business opportunities. Encouraging SMEs to participate in the public procurement market is a feasible direction.

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. 

How should e-scooters be regulated in Hong Kong?


Electric mobility devices have been gaining popularity globally in recent years due to their low carbon emission and convenience. Some people expect this emerging technology can help reduce traffic, but accidents related to these devices also happen from time to time. How can Hong Kong strike a balance between development and safety?

Bauhinia ‘2020-21 Budget’ submission


Bauhinia has submitted a policy paper to the Financial Secretary on the Budget 2020-21. With the aim of tackling current challenges and promoting long-term development, the submission paper focuses on four initiatives – support enterprises, create jobs, relieve people’s hardship and advocate health care to provide recommendations.

Ways to combat cruel animal husbandry


The New York City Council passed the legislation in prohibiting the sale of foie gras to combat cruelty in the meat industry. Indeed, some parties believe that certification program could be a cure on animal welfare. How the standards of certification protect the welfare of livestock, as well as the additional production cost and monitoring of compliance with standards, will become the key factors in solving the issue.

Survey on public perceptions towards the rule of law in Hong Kong


The rule of law is the core value of Hong Kong society and an indispensable factor in maintaining the city’s long-term competitiveness. To gauge public views on the current situation of and perception changes in the rule of law in Hong Kong, the Centre has commissioned the CUHK to conduct the third round survey, which examines respondents’ opinions from five perspectives and 10 different aspects of the implementation of the rule of law.