Research Projects and Publications in CUHK- Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies

Research Projects


  • An Assessment of Hong Kong’s Subjective Social Risk

  • WONG Ka Ying Timothy, WAN Shirley Po San
    15 September 2007
    Central Policy Unit, HKSAR Government

    The study aims to assess the subjective social risk of Hong Kong through quantitative analyses of the findings of a series of six bi-monthly telephone opinion surveys. (SS07815)



  • An Assessment of Hong Kong’s Subjective Political Risk

  • WONG Ka Ying Timothy, WAN Shirley Po San
    1 June 2008
    Central Policy Unit, HKSAR Government

    The study aims to assess the subjective political risk of Hong Kong through quantitative analyses of the findings of a series of six bi-monthly telephone opinion surveys. (SS07892)



  • China’s 11th Five-Year Plan: Opportunities and Challenges for Hong Kong

  • YEUNG Yue Man, SHEN Jianfa (Geography & Resource Management), ZHANG Li (Geography & Resource Management)
    18 April 2006
    Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre

    Hong Kong has played a leading role in terms of foreign investment, trade, financial and logistics services in the rapid economic growth of mainland China during the past two decades. However, the leading position of Hong Kong in China has recently been challenged by the increasing global integration of China and emerging cities such as Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. China.s source of foreign investment has been diversified. China has also changed from a position in shortage of capital to one of abundance. All these developments raise serious questions about the future role of Hong Kong in economic development in China. This study attempts to assess the changing role of Hong Kong in the Greater Pearl River Delta and China in general. The focus will be the consideration of risks and trends of marginalization of Hong Kong. It will also highlight Hong Kong.s continuing strengths and how they can be consolidated.
    There are five main objectives in this research, (1) to assess the overall development context of China and its implications for Hong Kong; (2) to review major features of the 11th five-year planning of Shenzhen, Guangdong and China; (3) to assess the current economic relations between Hong Kong and China, especially Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta (PRD); (4) to analyze the planned infrastructure developments such as seaports, airports, railways and highways in Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta; (5) the traditional strengths of Hong Kong will be identified and examined. The project will examine the degree of marginalization, if any, of Hong Kong. (SS05413)



  • Fifty Years of Public Housing in Hong Kong

  • YEUNG Yue Man, WONG Ka Ying Timothy
    1 March 2002
    Hong Kong Housing Authorit

    The objective of this research project is to prepare a definitive and authorative book on Hong Kong government.s involvement in public housing between 1953 and 2003. It will mobilize the best available scholarly expertise and proportional experience in Hong Kong for the task. It aims to be comprehensive in covering all major aspects of public housing over the past half century. It aims at producing a book that will remain a standard reference for many years to come. The book comprises 20 chapters, with contributes drawn from tertiary institutions and the professions concerned. (SS01633)



  • Hong Kong and the Western Pearl River Delta: Cooperative Development from a Cross-Border Perspective

  • YEUNG Yue Man, SHEN Jianfa (Dept of Geography & Resource Management), ZHANG Li (Dept of Geography & Resource Management)
    1 June 2003
    Central Policy Unit, HKSAR Government

    The objectives of this research project are to assess the development strengths and constraints of various cities in the Western Pearl River Delta (PRD), to analyze the local government strategies towards the region and their policy impact on Hong Kong, and to assess the potential and constraints for further enhancement.
    The study will entail a comprehensive analysis of the economic growth, manufacturing strength, export performance, etc. in various cities in the Western PRD. It involves a thorough analysis of development plans and an assessment of their compatibility or conflicts. Two field studies and visits will be required in the conduct of this research project. (SS02499)



  • Hong Kong People’s Attitude toward Living and Working in Mainland China

  • YEUNG Yue Man, WONG Ka Ying Timothy
    1 January 2002
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    In recent years, more and more Hong Kong people go to mainland China to buy properties and to work there. The trend accelerates Hong Kong-mainland integration on the one hand and creates pressures on Hong Kong.s property market on the other. It also poses challenges to the government.s housing policy and labor policy. The objective of this study is to systematically examine the Hong Kong public.s attitude toward living, buying properties and working in mainland China by means of telephone survey. The results of the survey will provide an important scientific basis for more accurately assessing the future dynamics of Hong Kong.s population, property market and job market. Such assessment is crucial for the government in formulation its housing policy, labor policy, and other social services policies. (SS01882)



  • An Inventory of Social Conflicts in Hong Kong: 1996-2002

  • WAN Shirley Po San, WONG Ka Ying Timothy
    1 December 2002
    Central Policy Unit, HKSAR Government

    The project aims to identify the pattern and trend of social conflicts in Hong Kong. It will include:
    (1) compilation of a comprehensive database on various kinds of social conflicts occurring in Hong Kong between 1 January 1996 and 30 June 2002;
    (2) a study on the origins, dynamics, patterns and trends of these events; and
    (3) an analysis of the modes of conflict management and resolution. (SS02404)



  • Oil Spill Detection and Red Tide Monitoring using ASAR and Optical Data in Coastal Waters Around Hong Kong and Its Vicinity

  • ZHANG Yuanzhi, WANG Guiwu*
    15 April 2007
    CUHK Research Committee Funding (Direct Grants)

    Hong Kong is surrounded by potential oil pollution sources: harbors, ports, and navigation water ways with ten thousands of ship’s come-and-go every year, offshore fishery grounds, and offshore oil and gas drilling and exploration around Hong Kong in South China Sea (SCS). Recently, large areas of oil films have frequently appeared around Hong Kong waters, and formed a severe threat to the marine environment. Previous studies have showed that SAR imaging is an effective approach for monitoring of oil slicks on the coastal water and ocean surface. Red tide may cause a destroyed disaster to marine aqua-culture and may severely destroy marine environment. The coastal waters along South China Sea including Hong Kong waters are the ocean areas favorable for red tide (or algal blooms) because of warm weather and eutrophication. Previous studies have demonstrated that optical imageries are effective for monitoring of red tide in the marine environment. But SAR data should be useful for monitoring red tide in the case when optical images are limited in the cloudy and rainy situation. Therefore, oil spill detection and red tide monitoring using ASAR and optical data are critical research topics in the coastal region around Hong Kong and its vicinity. (SS06913)



  • 發展香港成為國際傳統中醫藥平臺 (A Study on Developing Hong Kong as a Global Platform for Traditional Chinese Medicine)

  • 梁秉中 LEUNG Ping Chung
    1 April 2008
    Central Policy Unit, HKSAR Government

    回歸之後,經過了十年,中醫藥發現經歷了頗多的 變化:從起初的樂觀估計,又有[中藥港]傳聞宏 圖,到今天的模糊現況。香港連貫東方西方,在中 醫藥的全球化的過程中,應享有特殊的機遇,值得 嚴肅探討。解放後,我國在中醫藥發展方面,下了 不少工夫,但未能把該優秀傳統帶出國際。香港已 享有強大的醫療教育和服務的基礎,可擔當貫通中 西的任務,發展香港成為國際傳統醫藥的平臺。 (MD07381)




Research Publications


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