As the pool of DSE graduates shrinks, the government must step in to help such institutions expand enrolment of mainland students and help finance new programmes to teach skills sought-after throughout the Greater Bay Area.
The best technology in the world is not enough if there is no public engagement, or where there is fear and mistrust, especially over data privacy. Beyond consenting to surrender personal data, the public should be invited to participate in policy design and implementation.
Young people with and without jobs are struggling during the pandemic and having a hard time finding government programmes that are capable of meeting their needs. Timely help that is tailored to their concerns is crucial for the government to regain young people’s trust and confidence.