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.

Latest from Victor Zheng

Opinion | People’s perceptions of life in Hong Kong are changing for the better. Could this be a turning point?

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.

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.

22 Dec 2021 - 6:45AM
How Kowloon-Canton Railway history sheds light on the need for Hong Kong’s express rail to the mainland

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 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.

24 Sep 2018 - 5:16PM
Why Zhuhai and other Greater Bay Area cities are not to Hong Kong what suburban Connecticut is to New York

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.

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.

12 Nov 2020 - 1:30PM
Tightened mortgage rules may have done more harm than good in cooling the property market

The government’s interventionist approach to cooling the property market has not been effective

The government’s interventionist approach to cooling the property market has not been effective

10 Feb 2018 - 11:26AM
Why Singapore’s housing model won’t work for home ownership in Hong Kong

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

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

27 Nov 2017 - 8:20PM
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11 Mar 2015 - 5:48PM
Half of Hongkongers oppose Occupy Central's campaign for universal suffrage

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.

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.

12 Aug 2013 - 7:51AM