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Taiwan community housing policy: A lesson for Hong Kong


To improve the living environment of the disadvantaged awaiting for public rental housing, some welfare NGOs and social enterprises in Hong Kong have launched the transitional community housing programmes. They renovate idle residential units in the market and sublet them to the disadvantaged at affordable rent. A similar policy has been implemented in Taiwan, in which the transitional housing project is operated by professional real estate agencies. How can Hong Kong be inspired by their experiences?

Lessons from coronavirus outbreak: Implications of working from home for enterprises


As the deadly coronavirus continues its global spread, a large number of enterprises need to arrange employees to work from home to help prevent the virus from spreading. Overseas media claimed that the situation has triggered ‘the world's biggest work-from-home experiment’. This ‘experiment’ could have implications for business operating model in the future.

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.

Should school-based physical education (PE) be reformed to move HK teens?


The amount of daily physical activity of Hong Kong teenagers is below WHO’s standard. Also, the average curriculum time of PE is even lower than the global average. Does Hong Kong need a reform in PE to encourage students to have more physical activities and assist them to develop a habit of regular exercise?

Provide a springboard to foster ‘Post-50’ joining the labour market
Cultivate a positive work environment attracting new blood


The study has reviewed the changes of Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) from 1998 to 2018 and analysed the relationship between the LFPR and the demographic characteristics, with a focus on exploring LFPR of persons aged 50 or above (Post-50) and their impacts on the labour market. The Centre hopes the findings help lay a groundwork for different stakeholders to unleash the potential of local workforce, and to plan ahead for manpower planning strategies in promoting Post-50 employment.

The 'glass cliff' puts women in power during crises


Under the economic downturn and the outbreak of novel coronavirus, lots of local enterprises are facing adverse circumstances. A research pointed out that women are more likely to be promoted to positions of organisational leadership during periods of crisis. However, it is also more likely to make them fail, putting them in a precarious position called 'glass cliff'.

Is Dopamine Fasting a way to reset your mind?


Dopamine Fasting is becoming a trend in Silicon Valley. It is claimed that intermittently cutting off all the stimuli can help isolate addictive behaviours caused by dopamine release and improve the ability to focus. Is it really working?

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.