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Bauhinia Well-being Index (BWI)


The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre released a study on ‘Bauhinia Well-being Index’ today, which highlights that despite the upward performance of the Hong Kong economy in the last 15 years, the Bauhinia Well-being Index (BWI) remained almost stagnant, with a widening gap between the two. Between 2000 and 2015, Hong Kong’s cumulative growth in real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita was 56.9%, whilst the BWI was up by 0.4% only, showing that economic prosperity has no significant impact on people’s happiness.

Retirement: Your Will, Your Way


The Centre released a study on ‘Retirement: Your Will, Your Way’ , aiming to build up robust retirement protection in two ways: by setting up a ‘Public Pension’ and by refining the MPF system. The Centre concurs with the saying ‘Different people, different needs’, and therefore has offered extensive recommendations on enhancing the current retirement protection system. 

Bauhinia 'Legislative Council Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 5) Order 2015' and 'Maximum Amount of Election Expenses (Legislative Council Election) (Amendment) Regulation 2015' Submission


Bauhinia has submitted recommendations on Legislative Council Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 5) Order 2015 and Maximum Amount of Election Expenses (Legislative Council Election) (Amendment) Regulation 2015 on 7 Dec, advocating for a review of the subsidy rate of financial assistance scheme for candidates, in conjunction with the adjustment of the subsidy rate and election expenses limit in the long run.

Bauhinia ‘2016 Policy Address’ and ‘2016/2017 Budget’ submission


Bauhinia has submitted policy recommendations to the Chief Executive and Financial Secretary on ‘2016 Policy Address’ and ‘2016-17 Budget’ on 18 November 2015, which propose measures to develop a more comprehensive child care services and enhance the quality of home-grown talent.