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Victor Zheng
Victor Zheng
Dr Victor Zheng is assistant director of the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also the coordinator of the university's Global China Research Programme, and co-director of the Centre for Social and Political Development Studies. His research interests are Chinese family business and inheritance, Hong Kong business culture and history, social indicators and social development, and global China studies.

While Hong Kong has dropped down the liveability rankings compared to other global cities, recent events suggest that trend could soon reverse itself. A small but significant change of direction in ‘perceived liveability’ and greater trust in government are welcome news.

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The Kowloon-Canton Railway was once considered a ‘white elephant’ by the public too, but the officials of the day knew that it was a necessary investment for Hong Kong’s economic future.

The suggestion that Hongkongers move to the Greater Bay Area and commute to the city ignores the disparity in legal institutions, political rights and social services among cities in the region.

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Public scepticism about the Hong Kong government’s push for home ownership is well founded, as the public and private sectors serve different needs, and should be treated separately

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Benny Tai Yiu-ting's Occupy Central campaign has provoked heated discussions in the local community. Supporters are confident that the campaign will aid the struggle for universal suffrage, and even enhance civil society in Hong Kong while raising awareness of the rule of law.