Dr Yvette TO of CityU's Department of Public and International Affairs comments on the importance of nurturing and retaining local people after the Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government unveiled ambitious initiatives to “trawl the world for talent” in the latest policy address in 2022.
Professor Christine HUANG Yi-hui, Chair Professor of CityU’s Department of Media and Communication, conducted a survey along with her research team in August 2022, asking 1,042 local citizens aged above 20, about their opinions on the existing “3+4” quarantine policy.
To dissect the language-related experiences and beliefs of international students, Dr Matthew SUNG of CityU’s Department of English launched a research project at an EMI university in Hong Kong. From the perspectives of language policy and critical sociolinguistics, he zoomed in on their ideologies about the roles, the varieties, and the monolingual and multilingual uses of English in the EMI university context.
Not only do the long-distance couples tune into the communication issue, but many researchers also knuckle down to examine the contextual implications. Dr Crystal JIANG Li of CityU’s Department of Media and Communication presented a research report on adaptive communication and perceptions in long-distance dating.
Professor LO Tit-wing of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences led a research project to go beyond social culture and folklore to investigate the criminal business processes in this emerging economic market. He studies the nature and substance of ghost bride-induced crime while looking into the criminal business processes of ghost bride-induced crimes from an economic perspective.
Funded by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), Dr WANG Yuan of CityU’s Department of Media and Communication led a research project titled “A Study of Online Media Representation of Ethnic Minorities and Online Racial Discrimination in Hong Kong.” It analysed how online news articles and their reader comments portray ethnic minority groups in Hong Kong during the COVID-19 pandemic and whether this portrayal involves racial bias, stereotypes, or discrimination.
The vision and language education policy of the HKSAR Government is to nurture children to be biliterate and trilingual. Dr Maggie MAI Ziyin of CityU's Department of Linguistics and Translation conducted a longitudinal case study tracking the caretaker input and the trilingual development of a male child in Hong Kong named Leo for 18 months from 1.5 to 3 years old.
Dr Nick PETROVSKY of CityU’s Department of Public and International Affairs published a research article with Ge XIN and Jinhai YU to examine the connection between job satisfaction and individual citizens’ satisfaction with the village officials’ work, supporting the “satisfaction mirror” hypothesis.
Dr Tracy LU Shiyu of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences recently published a research article “Promoting social capital for healthy ageing: Towards an integrative framework” in The Gerontologist, suggesting an integrated theoretical framework to enhance social capital for healthy ageing.
Professor Christine HUANG Yi-hui, Chair Professor at the Department of Media and Communication, led a local survey together with Dr Crystal JIANG Li, Dr Vincent WANG Xiaohui and Dr Nancy DAI Yue. Survey results showed that the majority of the respondents supported the “Live-with-COVID” policy, but there were different stances on COVID policies depending on personal backgrounds.
In light of the “digital divide" phenomenon, Dr WANG Xiaohui of CityU’s Department of Media and Communication has designed a study to investigate the factors contributing to mobile health information seeking (MHIS) to profile such information seekers in Asia using data from 10 Asian countries.
From the case study of a village located in suburban Shanghai, Dr ZHU Jin of the Department of Public and International Affairs presents a contradicting finding and illustrates how the landlord-tenant power relationship has been reshuffled in Mainland China’s new governance context.
Dr Andrew LOW Yiu-tsang of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences has conducted a cross-sectional survey, studying the relationship between parent-adolescent conflict and adolescent suicidal ideation in Hong Kong, and the potential mediating effects of depression and anxiety on this relationship.
A survey on their willingness to receive a booster shot and use a contact-tracing app was conducted by a research team led by Professor Christine Huang Yi-hui, Associate Dean (Faculty Development) of CityU’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Chair Professor in the Department of Media and Communication.
Dr Oliver CHAN Heng-choon of the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences conducted an empirical study in Hong Kong, hypothesising that sexual offending victimisation is associated with subsequent sexual offending perpetration, and vice versa, irrespective of the type of sexual offending behaviour.
CLASS collaborated with the Centre for Public Affairs and Law to examine residents from six regions about their attitudes towards vaccination, anti-pandemic measures, and information fatigue. The study was led by Dr Edmund CHENG from the Department of Public and International Affairs and Dr LIN Fen from the Department of Media and Communication.
Dr Chris SHEN Fei and his doctoral student at CityU’s Department of Media and Communication have conducted a research study across 10 Asian cities. The findings are presented in the article The relationship between online political participation and privacy protection: evidence from 10 Asian societies of different levels of cybersecurity, published in Behaviour and Information Technology.
Dr Rebecca WONG Wing-yee of CityU’s Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, whose research interests lie in green criminology and illegal endangered wildlife trade, has recently published peer-reviewed articles discussing wildlife trade and poaching of protected species in mainland China.
Dr Nicholas THOMAS of CityU's Department of Public and International Affairs comments on China’s talent and wealth exodus, remarking that the potential departures of people and capital are a definite cost to the Chinese economy.