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June 15, 2021

The Challenges of Civil Servant Talent Development

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 61 Governance The Challenges of Civil Servant Talent Development 14 June, 2021     Good public governance relies on people with outstanding talent performing their duties and displaying leadership skills in their positions. In Hong Kong, the Government appoints individuals to the Executive Council, the various advisory bodies, and the political accountable team through the Political Appointment System. The Legislative Council, District Councils, political parties, and other social organisations are the platforms to develop such potential.   According to Hong Kong’s Civil Service Code, the Civil Service is the backbone of the HKSAR Government. It is responsible […]
May 17, 2021

Balancing Privacy Protection and Big Data Development

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 60 Livelihood Balancing Privacy Protection and Big Data Development 16 May, 2021     There has been an increase in the development of digital identity worldwide with both public and private sectors utilising big data analysis and facial recognition to improve the efficiency and convenience of services. Through the support of artificial intelligence and deep learning, the accuracy of facial recognition by robots has surpassed that of humans, as shown in the GaussianFace algorithm developed by the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2014.   According to a tech economy report, the global market of facial recognition […]
March 15, 2021

Tackling Hong Kong’s Brain Drain

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 58 Economics Tackling Hong Kong’s Brain Drain 14 March, 2021     A talent cluster is one of the key elements in promoting economic growth and social development. Human resources have been the most important asset of Hong Kong in this respect. According to the Report on Manpower Projection to 2027 released by the Labour and Welfare Bureau, the labour force of Hong Kong continues to decline but the overall workforce demand continues to rise. The demand for workers with a bachelor’s degree or above will have increased by 310,000 by 2027, leading to a shortage of […]
February 1, 2021

To Stay or To Leave? A Critical Question for Good Governance

    Youth I.D.E.A.S. 57 Governance To Stay or To Leave? A Critical Question for Good Governance 30 January, 2021     Emigration is not a new phenomenon to Hong Kong. During recent decades there have been a few waves of emigration, mainly due to the city’s special social background (e.g. the negotiations in the early 1980s about its future, and subsequent political disputes and crises of confidence).   The recent spates of social unrest sparked by the proposed extradition legislation, and coupled with other issues, have revealed many unresolved and deep-rooted tensions within Hong Kong society. This has triggered […]
January 11, 2021

Public Health Lessons Learnt from COVID-19

  Youth I.D.E.A.S. 56 Livelihood Public Health Lessons Learnt from COVID-19 11 January, 2021     The COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020 resulted globally in over 82.6million confirmed cases and 1.8million deaths; Hong Kong had a toll of 8,846 cases and 148 deaths. This has highlighted the issue of public health for the first time since 2003.   Having the experience of dealing with SARS in 2003, the public health of Hong Kong has since been gradually improving. This has included disease-prevention and developing public health education. Since the start of COVID-19, Hong Kong citizens in general took measures to prevent […]