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Riding the livestreaming digital wave
In an article on how young Hong Kong entrepreneurs grasped the opportunities offered by GBA in digital economy, a report written by Division of Public Policy (PPOL) Prof. Naubahar SHARIF on HK's innovation technology and future prospects was cited. He said HK should pay greater attention to strategic areas such as e-commerce, in order to facilitate collaboration with enterprises and institutions in the Bay Area.
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Research and Regional Cooperation Needed for Rising Ozone Levels
Speaking at the online forum "The 6th International Symposium on Regional Air Quality Management in Rapidly Developing Economic Regions and the 2nd Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Air Forum (6RAQM)" organized by the Institute for the Environment of HKUST yesterday, Secretary for the Environment, The Honourable WONG Kam-Sing, GBS, JP, said more research and regional cooperation were needed to address the challenges of rising ozone levels.
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HK Must Keep Up With Mainland Pledge On Carbon Neutrality Target
Prof. Christine LOH, Chief Development Strategist of Division of Environment & Sustainability (ENVR) wrote an article on how Hong Kong could rethink its energy future in light of Mainland’s pledge to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. She also explained why Hong Kong should keep up with Main;and's efforts in decarbonization,
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Coronavirus: air pollution improved during China’s lockdowns – and it may have reduced hospital visits
In an article on Mainland China’s improved air quality during its earlier lockdown, Assistant Professor HE Guojun from the Division of Environment & Sustainability (ENVR) said while lockdowns could bring short-term positive health impacts, the long-term health costs arising from limited health care access for chronic patients during the lockdown is also significant. His earlier research published in Nature Sustainability which estimated that about 24,000 to 36,000 premature deaths caused by air pollution may have been delayed due to the lockdowns was also cited.
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The US needs to better understand China’s culture and politics, for the sake of peace
Prof. Christine LOH, Chief Development Strategist of Division of Environment & Sustainability (ENVR) wrote an article on why it is important for US to understand and not dismiss China’s differences amid the rise of Asia.
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Why the Market Is Booming and the Economy Is Struggling
In an article on the rise of US stocks despite its struggling economy, Prof. Michael EDESESS, Adjunct Associate Professor of the Division of Environment & Sustainability (ENVR) said it was due to the return of profits of a few enormous and prosperous listed firms, of which many kept wages low by using gig workers, which eventually would hurt economic growth.
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The Importance of Managing Public Health Crises
Prof. Christine LOH, Chief Development Strategist of Division of Environment & Sustainability (ENVR) commented in an article on US’s pandemic situation, saying US government’s anti-pandemic measures are seriously lagging behind those rolled out by Asian counterparts.
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The Changing Face of Singapore Democracy
Prof. Donald LOW, Senior Lecturer of Division of Public Policy (PPOL), commented on the change of the complexion of Singapore’s PAP-dominated democratic politics since the opposition party making historic gains in the election, saying it is a step towards establishing the norms of a fairer, more contestable political system in the country.
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US Dollar's Advantage Became Important in China Sanctions Fight
Prof. Edwin LAI of Division of Public Policy, said in an article on the sanctions battle between China and US that China is disadvantaged in the sanctions game because its payment system is underdeveloped and RMB’s full internationalization is decades away.
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Extended LegCo term must tackle Municipal Solid Waste bill
Prof. Christine LOH, Chief Development Strategist of the Division of Environment & Sustainability (ENVR) wrote an article on the proposed municipal solid waste bill, which she thinks the bill should be tackled by the LegCo without further delay.