Hong Kong


Hong Kong: missing truth, missing justice

This report sets out the necessity and international legal framework for establishing a commission of inquiry to investigate the widespread human rights violations related to the protests that erupted in 2019. It also makes recommendations regarding the establishment of such a commission, including its composition...


At this time of growing global economic uncertainty and mounting trade tensions, countries like Australia needed to stand up for the principle of free trade and shore up the foundations of the global trading system.

Tweeting through the great firewall: preliminary analysis of PRC-linked information operations on the Hong Kong protests

This research is intended to add to the knowledge-base available to researchers, governments and policymakers about the nature of Chinese state-linked information operations and coordinated inauthentic activity on Twitter.
Briefing paper

Democratic crisis in Hong Kong: recommendations for policymakers

Millions of people in Hong Kong are protesting democratic deterioration and rights violations, amid increasing police brutality and other violence against them. This paper argues that the United States and other democracies must take strong, immediate action to stand with the people of Hong Kong...
Conference paper

Costs and benefits of implementing green building policy

Green building (GB) policies have been implemented to promote GB and address climate change. Most of the existing literature have studied the costs and benefits of developing GB, without considerations of GB policies’ impacts. This paper aims to study the costs and benefits of implementing...
Journal article

Prostrating walk in the campaign against Sino-Hong Kong Express Railway: collective identity of native social movement

This paper examines the cultural context of social movements involving these youth activists. It mainly studied the campaign against the Sino-Hong Kong Express Railway development project.

Sharpening the sword of state: building executive capacities in the public services of the Asia-Pacific

Governments around the world invest considerable resources in enhancing the capabilities of their civil service administrations with the intention of improving the quality and e ectiveness of public administration.

Using large-scale assessments of students' learning to inform education policy

This paper presents results from a systematic review of 68 studies that examined the link between participation in large-scale assessment programs of students’ learning and education policy in 32 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

To investigate planning policies that deliver positive social outcomes in hyper-dense, high-rise residential environments

Construction of skyscrapers in central Melbourne should be supported because a big jump in CBD population has many benefits for residents including easy access to jobs, shops and entertainment, according to this report.
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Was Hong Kong ever promised democracy?

Martin Lee, a lawyer who helped draft Hong Kong's constitution, claims the people of Hong Kong were promised democracy.
Conference paper

The sustainable design of water's edge public spaces in the Asia Pacific region: smaller scale Australian examples and case studies in Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore

The purpose of this paper is to discuss smaller scale Australian Water's Edge Public Spaces (WEPS) and connect these to the outcomes of a pilot study that compared three WEPS: in Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore, at different stages of their lifecycle.

Catching up: learning from the best school systems in East Asia

Today’s centre of high performance in school education is East Asia. Four of the world's five highest-performing systems are Hong Kong, Korea, Shanghai and Singapore, according to OECD’s 2009 PISA assessments of students. In Shanghai, the average 15-year old mathematics student is performing at a...

Digital democracy: How the American and Hong Kong civil societies use new media to change politics

Democratic participation faces challenges in many modern societies, including the United States and Hong Kong. Americans are confronting growing executive power and legislative gerrymandering, and the resulting disillusionment of the electorate. Hong Kong citizens are struggling for something more basic about democracy?universal suffrage. New media...
Discussion paper

Corruption by design? A comparative study of Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China

Corruption exists in every society, but the extent of corruption varies enormously among countries. Governments have taken up the challenge of reform to lessen the scope and severity of corruption. However, it is puzzling to see some countries are more successful than others, even if...