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A Tax System to enhance the Business Environment

Establishing a specialist Tax Policy Unit within the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau is the top priority among the five recommendations on the fundamental issues identified in a Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre (“the Centre”) report on the business competitiveness of Hong Kong’s tax system.

Hong Kong: A Creative Metropolis


In the era of globalization, competition amongst cities is not just about the pursuit of economic growth or efficiency; it is also about innovation, creativity and convergence of talents.

Building a Hong Kong-Shenzhen Metropolis

To a very large extent, Hong Kong and Shenzhen have already or nearly attained the standard of an international metropolis in various aspects. In respect of economic size, the combined GDP of Hong Kong and Shenzhen was US$259 billion in 2006, ranking amongst the world’s top international metropolises, behind Tokyo, New York and London. With regard to the size of the city, the two cities occupy a combined area of over 3,000 square kilometres and have a combined population of over 20 million, surp

Civic Engagement - Key to Better Policy-making and Governance


The study on ‘From Consultation to Civic Engagement: The Road to Better Policy-making and Governance in Hong Kong’ aims to examine how best to engage with civil society actors and organisations in Government’s policy making process, and make recommendations to enhance such engagement in future public policy making in Hong Kong.

Competitiveness of the Hong Kong Economy: A Study on Productivity Growth, Unit Labour Costs & Structural Changes in Export Composition

Our assessment of the competitiveness of the Hong Kong economy from various perspectives indicates that the overall competitiveness of Hong Kong economy has been improving during the past several years. However, from a longer term historical perspective, there are still a number of areas in which Hong Kong’s competitiveness has been eroded relative to her main competitors in East Asia, especially in export sector.

An Analysis of the Managed Care Market in Hong Kong

In July 2006, the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre commissioned the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University(University) to survey and analyze the existing managed care market in Hong Kong.This Executive Summary summarizes the major findings of this Study.

Review of HK's Socio-Economic Progress: A Quantitative Assessment


The study seeks to give an overview of the economic and social progress of Hong Kong over the past two decades, and to track the outstanding and emerging challenges for Hong Kong going forward. It aims at providing a balanced and objective assessment to help establish a factual context for policy-making and wider discussion.