Stuart Gietel-Basten

Stuart Gietel-Basten

Stuart Gietel-Basten is professor of Public Policy and Social Science at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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Opinion | If China wants more babies, it needs a better understanding of young people

Rather than castigating young people for being feckless, individualistic and selfish, a more productive approach involves acknowledging they may well have different aspirations from previous generations.

Rather than castigating young people for being feckless, individualistic and selfish, a more productive approach involves acknowledging they may well have different aspirations from previous generations.

4 Jun 2021 - 4:05AM
Why China doesn’t need a baby boom, just a skilled population

Focusing on raising the birth rate is not the perfect answer to China’s ageing population problem. Holistic policies that support parents and improve education for children would be more effective.

Focusing on raising the birth rate is not the perfect answer to China’s ageing population problem. Holistic policies that support parents and improve education for children would be more effective.

17 Feb 2018 - 2:59AM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Hong Kong’s miserly approach to elderly care is nothing to be proud of

The chief executive’s modest proposals in her policy address will not break the bank, but that is probably because they are far from adequate in meeting the challenges of a fast-ageing society.

The chief executive’s modest proposals in her policy address will not break the bank, but that is probably because they are far from adequate in meeting the challenges of a fast-ageing society.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
4 Feb 2017 - 7:37PM