NEWS & EVENTS

1C2S index dropped further to 5.58 after brief recovery

Press Release 20 August 2020   1C2S index dropped further to 5.58 after brief recovery, international indexes modestly fell, though expected to decline further due to straining relations   (Press Release) Path of Democracy is releasing the latest 1C2S index today (20 August), which is recorded at 5.58, resultant of the 3.39 given by the public and 7.76 given by international thinktanks. Since the last report, the international community’s regard of Hong Kong experienced a slight drop, while the public continued to drop after a brief recovery. In the span of just half a year, the…


1C2S Index lingers around record low at 5.7

Press Release 17 February 2020   1C2S Index lingers around record low at 5.7 International score drops slightly, expected to fall due to social factors   (Press Release) Path of Democracy is releasing the latest ‘One Country Two Systems’ (1C2S) Index today (17 February), which is recorded at 5.7, resultant of the 3.53 given by the Hong Kong public and 7.87 given by international think tanks. Since the last report, the international community’s regard of Hong Kong experienced a slight drop, while the public spiraled down since the anti-extradition movement erupted last June. In the span…


Statement on the District Council Election Results

The District Council Election that has just taken place, more than seventy percent of voters cast their votes to express their views on the current social situation. A high voter turnout is a sign of democracy. It tells us that the people of Hong Kong are still hopeful about the future of the city and are willing to make their voices heard through elections. Undoubtedly, the election results reflected the public’s discontent and disappointment over how the Government had handled the anti-extradition bill controversy. However, we hope this would not be seen as the general public’s endorsement…


Personnel Change

After full consultation with members and the board of governors, Path of Democracy announced the appointment of Mr Ray Poon as Co-convenor (Research) and Mr Alan Lung as Co-convenor (International). At the same time, Path of Democracy announced the appointment of Mr Frank Wong as a new member of the board of governors. All the above appointments will take effect from 8th August 2019 for a term of two years.


Proposal on Truth and Reconciliation Commission

A Truth and Reconciliation Commission May Help Hong Kong Like everyone in Hong Kong, Path of Democracy (PoD) fervently hopes we, as a community in our collective wisdom, can find a workable resolution to overcome the current difficulties, which many consider to be the biggest crisis Hong Kong faces since 1967. As a think tank, PoD believes that any proposed resolution must be firmly based on the rule of law, with a clear purpose and broadly supported by the community. We sincerely hope to see an immediate cessation of violence, so as to enable the reconciliation process to commence. We also…


Personnel Change

The board of Path of Democracy expressed respect and understanding for the resignation of the Co-convenor (Engagement) Mr. Raymond Mak. The board thanked Raymond for his efforts in promoting Path of Democracy and the Hong Kong Academy of Politics and Public Policy over the past three years, and wished him continued to serve Hong Kong in other positions in the future.


Trip to Beijing 2019

新聞稿 民主思路於5月14日至18日到北京交流,此行主要目的為反映最新一輪民主思路「一國兩制指數」下跌所帶來的憂慮和問題,我們期望能以香港人的角度,與內地官員分析有關結果,並希望北京關注香港人及國際社會對「一國兩制」信心正在下跌的情況。除此以外,此行亦希望與相關部門探討優化「831」政制改革的可能、與新上任負責香港事務的官員建立良好溝通管道、並討論如何令香港在大灣區和一帶一路兩大全國戰略性規劃上能進一步發揮其國際調解中心、融資中心及文化相通中心之重要角色。 北京交流團合共5日,到訪機構包括國務院港澳辦、全國人大憲法和法律事務委員會、全國人大香港基本法委員會、全國港澳研究會、國家發改委、駐京辦及全球化智庫等。除民主思路理事會成員外,香港政治及行政學苑學員亦一同參加,到北京大學、清華大學、中國社會科學院和對外經貿大學等知名學府和學術組織交流,讓他們加深瞭解內地學者和機構在不同範疇的見解。……


Submission to the Archives Law and Access to Information Sub-Committees of the Law Reform Commission

Path of Democracy welcomes the opportunity to comment on the reform of the current public records management and access to information (ATI) regimes. We support the introduction of laws on archives and ATI, which constitute the enabling legal environment for the government’s transparency and accountability agenda. They also complement the open data initiative advocated in CE’s first policy address which called for support for technology research, innovation and smart city development. We would like to express our views on i) governance, ii) compliance and iii) exemptions, coverage and…


Press statement on recent appointment of Professor Richard Wong to the position of Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong

Press statement 30th January, 2019 The Path of Democracy (“PoD”) wishes to congratulate Professor Richard Wong Yue Chim on his recent appointment to the position of Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong. It is with mixed feelings that we accept the resignation of Professor Wong from the Board of Governors of the Path of Democracy and as Head of our Hong Kong Academy of Politics and Public Policy (“HKAPP”) with effect from the 28th February, 2019. Professor Wong has been a pillar of our think tank and his resignation will leave a considerable void which will be…