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Fund for the future

2013-03-27

To get ready for the public finance implications of population ageing, news said the Government would study related policies implemented in other countries, including the idea of future fund, which has been used in Australia and New Zealand since the 2000s to strengthen Government’s long-term financial position by providing unfunded retirement liabilities.


Planning for an ageing population

2013-03-13

The Financial Secretary reminded us not to overlook the challenges posed by an ageing population in his recent Budget speech. When the baby boomers are starting to hit retirement age and putting pressure on public expenditures, it is time for Hong Kong to craft a budget plan that is able to cater for an ageing population.


The opportunities and challenges of industrial diversification

2013-01-22

The Chief Executive pledged in his Policy Address to promote industrial diversification and map out a comprehensive plan for the development of industries through the newly established Economic Development Commission.

In response to this initiative, the Centre’s Chairman Dr Donald Li shared his views on the opportunities and challenges of industrial diversification in an article in Ta Kung Pao.



Establishing dispute resolution centre

2012-06-09

雷曼事件擾攘至今近 4 年,受影響的投資者數以萬計。立法會雷曼小組委員會經過逾 3 年半的調查,終於近日發表報告,查證事件責任誰屬。可惜這個耗費 2,800 萬元完成的調查報告,仍未能平息部份雷曼苦主的不滿。


Internationalising Hong Kong's education industry

2012-01-07

為了增強在亞洲以至全球的競爭優勢,本港大學近年銳意推動國際化,積極招收非本地學生及羅致世界各地的教授和學者。政府在 2009 年提出推動香港成為區域教育樞紐,以配合教育產業的發展;並接納大學教育資助委員會去年底提交的「展望香港高等教育體系」報告,全力支持院校增強國際化元素。



Land reserve critial to long-term housing policy

2011-10-29

今年施政報告以不少篇幅闡述房屋政策,提出復建居屋及優化「置安心」計劃等措施,就置業難問題回應了市民訴求。社會討論焦點近日已轉到公屋供應上,各界對未來建屋量亦有不同表述,當中有多少是合理期望,值得公眾深思。


Ways to tackle an ageing population and a soaring property market

2011-10-15

歐洲主權債務危機的陰霾,令到全球經濟蒙上不穩定的因素,此情況下香港更加要「安內攘外」,為全球金融體系一旦受到衝擊做好準備。我們認為香港須先解決樓價高企及人口老齡化兩大問題,短期內才能達至「安內」的目標。


E-Government: A move towards better governance

2011-10-01

近日城中的熱門話題,定必包括「估領袖」在內。筆者無意參與這競猜遊戲,只期望當選者可真誠地解決社會的重要議題,更重要是他/她能前瞻性地帶領政府邁向電子管治。