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

2020-03-06

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

2020-02-28

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

2020-02-26

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.


‘Stand right, walk left’ Vs ‘stand still on both sides’ on escalators: Which is the appropriate etiquette?

2020-02-24

As Tokyo Olympics approaches, an organisation in Tokyo has launched a campaign to promote ‘stand still on both sides’ when using escalators, which is aimed at changing the habit of standing to one side and keeping the other side open for walking. Apart from users’ safety, what are their arguments? The Transport for London has conducted experiments to test the effectiveness of standing on both sides of escalators. What have they found?


Coronavirus outbreak: Health education amid public health emergency

2020-02-21

Novel coronavirus has been rapidly spreading. To prevent virus invasion, people need to access first-hand health information in a convenient way. Facing the fast changing epidemic, in addition to the efforts of the government, how can civilians effectively join the battle of fighting the epidemic?


Coronavirus outbreak: Should travel insurance become an entry requirement?

2020-02-17

Every tourist wants to have a joyful and safe journey, so many of them are willing to purchase travel insurance in advance. In recent years, some countries have planned to require visitors to buy medical or travel insurance for entry. What are the implications of this measure on Hong Kong amid the ongoing spread of coronavirus?


Eliminating time and location constraints in fitness industry

2020-02-14

Fitness industry is flourishing in the global market. In Hong Kong, the number of fitness centres has significantly grown in recent years, and some of them even provide 24-hour service. In addition, the introduction of online platforms can help members make class reservation of multiple fitness centres in one go. How have these trends changed the fitness industry?


Utilising public resources to expand SMEs’ participation in government procurement

2020-02-13

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.