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Antidiscrimination Protections for Mainland Chinese Migrants in Hong Kong: An Overseas Legal Perspective

2017-05-19

There are discussions on the discrimination against migrants and travellers from Mainland China in Hong Kong over the past few years. The article adopts a comparative law approach to analyse existing antidiscrimination protections in Hong Kong, and discusses in parallel what could be drawn to the legal treatments of subnational / regional discrimination in other jurisdictions, including, among others, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, South Korea, and the European Union.  


Candidate appearance, recognition and vote share in LegCo elections

2016-09-29

The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre (the Centre) released on September 29, 2016 a new edition of Occasional Paper “Candidate Appearance, Recognition, and Vote Share in Legislative Council Elections,” which discusses the findings of the Centre’s study on Legislative Council (LegCo) candidates and the impact of candidate appearance on vote share.


Does appearance have an effect on vote share in the District Council elections?

2016-06-13

The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre (the Centre) released on June 29th, 2016 a new edition of Occasional Paper “Candidate Appearance and Vote Share in Hong Kong”, which discusses the findings of the Centre’s trial study on District Council candidates and the impact of candidate appearance on vote share.


Levelling the playing field by amending campaign finance regulations

2016-03-16

The Centre released a new edition of Occasional Paper ‘Rethinking Campaign Finance Laws in Hong Kong: Reform for a New Generation’ to embark on a wholesale evaluation of Hong Kong’s campaign finance architecture. It also reviewed the merits and limitations of Hong Kong’s campaign finance regulations by making reference to foreign models.


Is Hong Kong ready to enact consumer class actions?

2016-03-09

The Centre released an Occasional Paper ‘Can David Police Goliath? Effects of Consumer Class Action on Market Competition in Hong Kong’, which aims to preview the effects of the proposed class action reform on enforcing competition law in Hong Kong. It will explore the legal, economic, and social factors that may lead to a class’s decision to sue a business for anticompetitive behaviour.


What hinder single parents from working?

2015-05-28

The Centre released a new edition of an Occasional Paper ‘Assisting single parents to work and enhancing human resource development’, which aims to analyse the differences of proportion of working and monthly salary of single parents in terms of ‘personal characteristics’ and ‘family and housing characteristics’. It also probes different effects of each characteristic on the employment situation of single mothers and fathers.


Preclearance Arrangement in Hong Kong: Benefits and Challenges

2015-03-18

The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre has released an Occasional Paper on ‘Towards implementing preclearance in Hong Kong’, which draws on the successes and lessons learned from the American-Canadian ‘preclearance’ example, and further proposes a pilot arrangement be implemented at the Hong Kong International Airport for Mainland-bound flights. It also points out noteworthy issues for expanding preclearance to rail travel.


How prudential measures affect property purchase decisions of potential buyers

2015-03-04

The Centre released a new edition of Occasional Paper on ‘Choices for Homebuyers under Prudential Measures on Hong Kong’s Housing Market’, which reviews the trends of property prices, transaction volume and completion, and attempts to analyse how various regulation measures affect the property market. Based on results of quantitative analyses, this paper particularly looks into the magnitude of the suppression on purchasing power after imposing property mortgage prudential measures, which directly affects the choices of potential buyers.


How do Hong Kong’s senior secondary school students perceive capitalising on the opportunities in Mainland China?

2015-02-11

The Centre has recently released an Occasional Paper on ‘How do Hong Kong’s senior secondary school students perceive capitalising on the opportunities in Mainland China?’, which serves as a pilot opinion survey on exploring the perception of local senior secondary school students on Mainland exchange and internship programmes, and their willingness to pursue further development in the Mainland in the next five years.