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Corruption scandals send HKU graft index to 10-year-low

Media surround the van of Hong Kong developer Sun Hung Kai Properties co-chairman Raymond Kwok Ping-luen, as Kwok leaves the Eastern Court in Sai Wan Ho. SCMP

Recent graft scandals and ethical controversies involving some of the city's most powerful officials and property tycoons appear to have helped drive the University of Hong Kong's corruption index to a 10-year low.

Thursday, 23 August, 2012, 9:24am

No honeymoon for C.Y. Leung after all

So, the honeymoon was over even before it started. The latest University of Hong Kong poll found that public support for chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying plummeted 10 percentage points to 46 per cent in less than a month. The result roughly tallied with the 46.8 per cent popularity rating found in a separate poll by Chinese University.

31 May 2012 - 12:00am

Freedom to run polls is not at risk, academic says

The findings of a study on freedom to publish opinion polls in more than 60 countries and territories, including Hong Kong, will be published in June, when the city hosts its first international conference on polling.

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

HKU may skip exit polls for Legco election

Leading pollster Robert Chung Ting-yiu warns that his agency will be 'hesitant' about running exit polls for September's Legco election unless the rules are tightened.

7 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hard lessons in academic freedom

Hong Kong's universities may have risen in the esteem around the world, but local academics believe this hard-won status is being challenged by a growing threat to academic freedom.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Danger within

Academic freedom has been in the news, largely as a result of the angry response of mainland officials and pro-Beijing newspapers to a survey on the identity of Hongkongers, which was conducted by the University of Hong Kong. The main target of their anger was Robert Chung Ting-yiu, director of the university's public opinion programme.

29 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

HKU wants you to have a say on next leader

People will get a chance to indicate their choice for Hong Kong's next chief executive in a simulated ballot if the University of Hong Kong can raise at least HK$500,000 to conduct the exercise.

Veteran pollster Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu, head of the university's public opinion programme, said they would decide in two weeks whether to go ahead with the vote.

9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Pollster wants end to 'false claims'

Cultural Revolution-style criticism would do nothing for Hongkongers' sense of belonging, a pollster said yesterday, after a Beijing official claimed some surveys 'served political interests'.

28 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Official crossed line, HKU poll chief says

A University of Hong Kong academic has deemed as 'politically motivated' a Beijing official's criticism of its survey, which found that locals view themselves more as Hongkongers than Chinese citizens.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Beijing envoy criticises HKU poll

A senior Hong Kong-based central government envoy has criticised as 'unscientific' and 'illogical' the way questions were posed in a recent University of Hong Kong survey that found that locals identified themselves more strongly as Hongkongers than as Chinese citizens.

30 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Public to get a vote on chief executive

Hongkongers may have the opportunity to show their preference for the city's next chief executive under a simulated vote.

Veteran pollster Dr Robert Chung Ting-yiu, head of the University of Hong Kong's public opinion programme, plans to hold a citywide vote two days before the Election Committee's 1,200 members choose Hong Kong's next, Beijing-approved leader.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am


Crane crushes workman to death on building site

A 54-year-old man died after being crushed by a crane while working at a construction site in Happy Valley, police said. According to the authorities, the crane struck the man, crushing him against a fence. He was conscious when was rescued but died after he arrived at Queen Mary Hospital.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Beware of those seeking to manipulate public opinion

Since the release of his policy address last month, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has been under fierce media attack over allegations of favouritism.

11 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Residents gloomy about prosperity, survey finds

People feel Hong Kong is less prosperous following months of rising inflation, a poll has found.

The indices registering public perception of the city's prosperity have seen the biggest drop among several social indicators that have fallen since the previous University of Hong Kong public opinion survey in February.

20 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

More feel system in HK can work in Taiwan

The number of Hong Kong people who believe the 'one country, two systems' principle is applicable to Taiwan has risen by 10 percentage points to a record high of 59 per cent in the past three months, a University of Hong Kong poll shows.

16 Mar 2007 - 12:00am