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An economic and social vision is key to Hong Kong’s population policy


The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre today released a study on population policy, highlighting the importance of an economic and social vision in encouraging and enabling Hong Kong’s population and labour market to achieve their optimal state.

The study examines the city’s future population and manpower needs to 2030, and maps out areas for deliberating the future direction for Hong Kong’s long-term competitiveness.

Social Enterprises in Hong Kong


The Centre released its study ‘Social Enterprises in Hong Kong’ today and put forth six recommendations under three directions, i.e. change of mindset, integration of resources and commercial operation, in the hope of gathering assistance and support for SEs from a wider group of people through new mindset and mode. This will also help to make more effective use of public and social resources.

Survey on Public Perception of the 'Middle Class'


The survey identified a number of criteria that are commonly used to define the ‘middle class’, grouped under five aspects namely economic, human, social and cultural capitals as well as political participation. The findings have sketched an image of the ‘middle class’ in the eyes of Hong Kong people and provided data which might be useful for our future studies such as demographic structure and social mobility.

Practical guide on how businesses can help the underprivileged


Following an earlier study and a forum on the role of the business sector in combating poverty, the Bauhinia has submitted ‘A practical guide on how businesses can help the underprivileged’ to the CS’ Office and the Societal Engagement Task Force of the Commission on Poverty. It serves as a quick reference for the business sector in the planning and execution of poverty reduction measures.

Poverty alleviation – what can the business sector do?


The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre released today a research report on ‘Poverty alleviation – what can the business sector do?’, which aims at understanding the poverty issue in Hong Kong. After examining some 1,000 projects for the underprivileged by commercial organisations of different sizes and in various sectors, the report has put forth nine major policy recommendations under three areas, namely education support, employment opportunities and assistance, and awareness building, with the aim of tackling problems facing seven target groups.

Primary care services in the Pearl River Delta


At the Forum on Primary Care Services in the PRD jointly organised by the Centre and the Greater Pearl River Delta Business Council today, the Centre released a research study to call for closer working relations and cooperation between Hong Kong and the Mainland in the healthcare sector.

Covering six major PRD cities, the study aims to enable Hong Kong residents working, studying or retiring in the PRD to have a better understanding of the primary care services in the region, as well as to provide an overview of the current situation and prospects relating to Hong Kong doctors operating in the region.

Hong Kong Consumer Confidence Survey (Second Quarter Report 2012)


The second quarter consumer confidence survey 2012 released by the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre (BFRC) today reflected a deterioration of consumers’ confidence and expectations in the prospects of local economy, as compared to the previous survey.

Survey on Youth Housing Demand

The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre today released the findings of a survey on the housing demand of youth, which solicited young people\'s views on the property market as well as the role that they expected the government to play.