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How to shorten the waiting time of driving tests?

2019-08-15

In Hong Kong, the waiting time of road tests for driving license has become increasingly long due to the excess demand. Moreover, some driving test centres cannot always schedule road test appointments in office hours because of the acute shortage of driving examiners which would in turn further lengthen the waiting time. What can the Government learn from overseas experiences and improve the situation?




The hidden costs of tax incentives

2019-05-27

In recent years, the Government has deviated from its norm in tax practices to provide tax incentives for certain industries. While tax incentives may be able to bring in business opportunities at a seemingly low cost, society needs to be aware of their less-obvious costs and drawbacks.



Making government data available to all

2019-02-25

‘Government openness’ was considered relatively less satisfactory among the ten aspects of the rule of law in Hong Kong, according to the latest survey released by the Centre. What should the Government do to enhance data quality assurance in order to maintain the rule of law and bring about effective governance in Hong Kong?


Bauhinia ‘2019-20 Budget’ submission

2019-02-04

Bauhinia has submitted a policy paper to the Financial Secretary on the Budget 2019-20.  With a view to overcoming ageing challenges in Hong Kong, the submission paper put forth initiatives to strengthen policies for the elderly and encourage young-old to return to the workforce.


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

2019-01-17

Amid a growing public concern over the rule of law in Hong Kong, the Centre commissioned the CUHK to conduct a survey to gain a better understanding of public opinion on this subject. To assess and analyse public opinion in a rational and evidence-based manner, the survey gauges public views on the rule of law from four perspectives and 10 different aspects of the implementation of the rule of law.


Fake meat: Can it comply with food safety standards?

2018-12-17

As people become more health-conscious, they realise excessive meat consumption contributes to a number of health issues and environmental problems. In recent years, scientists have been working on alternatives to meat. Are these alternatives considered as ‘real meat’ by consumers? Will they bring any hidden food safety concerns?


Are zero-cost index funds the future of pensions?

2018-11-12

Index funds have been lowering their investment fees in recent years, resulting in a relatively pricey management fee of certain pension funds. Is index fund the safest place to stash retirement savings?