When discussing inequality and poverty in Hong Kong, scholars and politicians often focus on the failures of government policy and push for an increase in social welfare. Richard Wong argues in Fixing Inequality in Hong Kong that universal retirement support, minimum wage, and standard hours of work are of limited effect in shrinking the inequality gap. By comparing Hong Kong with Singapore, he points out that Hong Kong needs a new and long-term strategy on human resource policy. He recommends more investment in education, focusing on early education and immigration policy reforms to attract highly educated and skilled people to join the workforce. In analyzing what causes inequality, this book ties disparate issues together into a coherent framework, such as Hong Kong’s aging population, lack of investment in human capital, and family breakdowns. Rising divorce rates among low-income households have worsened the housing shortage, driving rents and property prices upwards. Housing problems have created a bigger gap between those who own housing and have the ability to invest in their children’s human capital and those who cannot, thus adversely impacting intergenerational upward mobility. This is the third of Richard Wong’s collections of articles on society and economy in Hong Kong. Diversity and Occasional Anarchy and Hong Kong Land for Hong Kong People, published by Hong Kong University Press in 2013 and 2015 respectively, discuss growing economic and social contradictions in Hong Kong and current housing problems and their solutions.
This book will examine the recent development of school music education in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan to illustrate how national policies for music in the school curriculum integrate music cultures and non-musical values in the relationship between national cultural identity and globalization. It will examine the ways in which policies for national identity formation and globalization interact to complement and contradict each other in the content of music education in these three Chinese territories. Meanwhile, tensions posed by the complex relationship between cultural diversity and political change have also led to a crisis of national identity in these three localities. The research methods of this book involve an analysis of official approved music textbooks, a survey questionnaire distributed to students attending music education programmes as well as primary and secondary school music teachers, and in-depth interviews with student teachers and schoolteachers in the three territories.
Despite the post-war economic boom that brought Hong Kong into the rank of wealthy societies, gender discrimination is still widespread in the territory. These essays discuss aspects of gender relations and gender inequality, addressing such issues as educ
A core textbook for any student of industrial relations. It covers all the essential material for any tertiary level course: the theories, history, institutions and practice. The book is fully up-to-date and thoroughly referenced, covering some of the most important and exciting changes taking place in Australian society.
Development of democracy is often taken to mean rising political participation in an open society. Containing historical data on political participation in Hong Kong since the colonial days, this book focuses on the discussion of the socio-cultural determinants of political participation in Hong Kong.
ICONIP'96 : proceedings of the International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Hong Kong, September 24-27, 1996
Author: Shunʼichi Amari
Publisher: Springer Verlag
These two volumes are the papers presented at the International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP'96) held in Hong Kong, 24-27 September 1996. Over three hundred selected papers make up two volumes of 700 pages each. Featured topics of Volume 1 are Learning Theories and Algorithms, Speech and Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing, Recurrent Networks, Automata and Dynamics. Volume 2 focusses on Financial Engineering and Time Series Forecasting, Evolutionary Computing, Neurosciences and Biophysics, Neural Control and Robotics, Hardware Implementations, Hybrid Systems and Applications, plus a number of Special Sessions. Other topics covered include image processing, computer vision, fuzzy logic, pattern recognition, algorithms and architectures, and financial engineering. These two volumes combine to cover the major topics in neural information processing and reflect the latest progress with a good balance between scientific studies and industrial applications, a well as featuring neural information processing approaches on financial engineering.