Latest research and forum examine development of Greater Bay Area
The Joint Research Centre for Greater Bay Area - Social Policy and Governance, co-founded by LU and the South China University of Technology, released the findings of a survey “Hong Kong Citizens’ Evaluation of Hong Kong’s Competitiveness in the Greater Bay Area”.
A total of 1,216 Hong Kong citizens aged 18 or above were interviewed in random phone calls from 16 to 28 September 2019 for the survey. Some key results are:
- Over 60 per cent of respondents believe Hong Kong retains its competitiveness in the Greater Bay Area while 43 per cent hold the view that such competitiveness will decline in the next 10 years
- “Medical Service” in Hong Kong has the highest satisfaction level (5.7/10) and “Housing” the lowest (3.4/10)
- Over half (54.4 per cent) are not worried about Shenzhen becoming Hong Kong’s rival or replacing Hong Kong’s position in the GBA
For more details of the research, please visit HERE.
In addition, LU hosted an international conference “Development, Challenges and Opportunities in Greater Bay Area” on 22 and 23 October with the South China University of Technology and The Education University of Hong Kong.
Apart from keynote speeches delivered by scholars from LU, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The University of Hong Kong, The National Taiwan University and McMaster University, group discussions on topics including social security and income protection, financial project and income protection, medical policy and governance, social policy management and political development, GBA policy and governance, economic policy, the welfare of vulnerable groups, and education and labour issues were conducted.