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Hong Kong must treasure and protect its core values, including ‘one country, two systems’

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Jenny Huen & Paul Yip

In recent years, relations between different political camps and between different stakeholders (including the government) in Hong Kong have become increasingly strained and polarised. One of the fundamental reasons behind this phenomenon may be a difference in core values. So what are the values that Hong Kong people uphold, and how do they differ across political affiliations? Read More


Redirect Hong Kong’s welfare spending to reach its most needy

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Paul Yip

The Commission on Poverty provides detailed figures on the situation in Hong Kong and has just released the fourth update to the poverty line since it was set in 2013. The poverty line is set at half the median household income, according to household size. Those living below it are considered poor. As it is in relative term, there will always be a certain proportion of the population below the threshold. Read More


創建共享價值 突破商業界限

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上個月筆者參與香港賽馬會慈善信託基金舉辦的「慈善共創 都市聚焦」國際慈善論壇,此論壇聚焦「共享價值」(shared value)議題,講者們講述很多商界「善有善報」的成功例子(doing well by doing good),這些善舉不單捐贈盈餘,還展現出商界對社會的承擔,企業如何回應社會充滿挑戰性的需要,如何通過與非政府機構和整個社會創造「共享價值」,一同突破原有資本主義商業營運的限制。 Read More


Hong Kong business should care about creating value for society

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Paul Yip

Last month, I attended a Hong Kong Jockey Club forum on “Philanthropy for Better Cities”, which was all about creating shared value. It provided some excellent examples of how business can do well by doing good, a deeper and wider type of corporate social responsibility that involves more than just donating money to charities after making a profit. It is about how businesses can respond to the challenging needs of society and do it together by creating shared values with non-governmental organisations and the community at large. It pushes the boundaries and expands horizons. Read More


Why can’t Hong Kong create a happy learning environment for youth?

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Paul Yip

The chairman of a government-appointed student committee has called on Hong Kong’s educators to “deeply reflect” on why the city cannot create a happy learning environment for its youth.

Led by Professor Paul Yip Siu-fai, the committee was set up after a worrying spike in the number of youth suicides in the city between January and April this year. Read More