Lina Vyas

Lina Vyas

Dr Lina Vyas is an associate professor in the Department of Asian and Policy Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong, specialising in public policy and management. She has recently been involved in projects related to work-life balance, stress and work from home under Covid-19 and its future applicability, particularly in Hong Kong.

Latest from Lina Vyas

Opinion | Omicron: how the fifth wave highlights flaws in Hong Kong’s pandemic policies

Use of the ‘Leave Home Safe’ app, hotel quarantine and policy consistency have all come under scrutiny. A well-thought-out pandemic management strategy that takes into account its medium- and long-term effects is urgently needed.

Use of the ‘Leave Home Safe’ app, hotel quarantine and policy consistency have all come under scrutiny. A well-thought-out pandemic management strategy that takes into account its medium- and long-term effects is urgently needed.

14 Jan 2022 - 11:00AM
Opinion | Now Hong Kong needs to fight the effects of Covid-19 on the environment, the economy and education

Given the surge in the number of face masks and plastic utensils, measures are needed to counter their use and manage their safe disposal. The government must also do more to protect vulnerable middle-income households, and counter the effects of remote learning on existing inequalities.

Given the surge in the number of face masks and plastic utensils, measures are needed to counter their use and manage their safe disposal. The government must also do more to protect vulnerable middle-income households, and counter the effects of remote learning on existing inequalities.

21 Jun 2021 - 6:15AM
Opinion | Hong Kong cannot ignore 21-day quarantine’s long-term mental health effects

The lack of care and human contact on offer shows the government is ignoring the mental health of those forced to remain in hotels. The increase to 21 days in quarantine makes it vital to help those in isolation, separated from loved ones.

The lack of care and human contact on offer shows the government is ignoring the mental health of those forced to remain in hotels. The increase to 21 days in quarantine makes it vital to help those in isolation, separated from loved ones.

23 Jan 2021 - 8:59AM
Why India’s anti-corruption drive may be a better model for others than China’s campaign

While both nations have much to teach other developing countries, India’s approach of fighting corruption through redistribution has the advantage of reducing income inequality and boosting the purchasing power of the poor.

While both nations have much to teach other developing countries, India’s approach of fighting corruption through redistribution has the advantage of reducing income inequality and boosting the purchasing power of the poor.

7 May 2018 - 9:11PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Hong Kong’s middle class priced out of the housing market

Housing has been a vital source of stress for most middle-class Hong Kong residents. No doubt, the government has repeatedly introduced cooling measures to ease the property market, but it seems that the sandwich class is being overlooked.

Housing has been a vital source of stress for most middle-class Hong Kong residents. No doubt, the government has repeatedly introduced cooling measures to ease the property market, but it seems that the sandwich class is being overlooked.

3 Jun 2014 - 1:33AM
More work needed on proposal to extend Hong Kong civil servant retirement age

Earlier this month, the secretary for the civil service launched a four-month public consultation exercise on the extension of the service of civil servants. 

Earlier this month, the secretary for the civil service launched a four-month public consultation exercise on the extension of the service of civil servants. 

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Hongkongers should be able to have a family life and a good career

As a typical modern society, Hong Kong is characterised by heavy workloads, a fast work pace and long hours. Work and family are the two major domains of life; however, an imbalance contributes to a conflict between the two.

As a typical modern society, Hong Kong is characterised by heavy workloads, a fast work pace and long hours. Work and family are the two major domains of life; however, an imbalance contributes to a conflict between the two.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM