Karson Shek

23 November 2022
In the hunt for global talent, don’t forget Hong Kong’s own overseas students, and local workers

In the hunt for global talent, don’t forget Hong Kong’s own overseas students, and local workers

In the hunt for global talent, don’t forget Hong Kong’s own overseas students, and local workers 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.
23 September 2022
CLASS Survey Reveals Citizens’ Preference to End Hotel Quarantine

CLASS Survey Reveals Citizens’ Preference to End Hotel Quarantine

CLASS Survey Reveals Citizens’ Preference to End Hotel Quarantine 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.
9 September 2022
Language Ideologies of International Students in a Hong Kong EMI University

Language Ideologies of International Students in a Hong Kong EMI University

Language Ideologies of International Students in a Hong Kong EMI University 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.
31 August 2022
Pinpointing Adaptive Communication and Perceptions in Long-distance Relationships

Pinpointing Adaptive Communication and Perceptions in Long-distance Relationships

Pinpointing Adaptive Communication and Perceptions in Long-distance Relationships 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.
31 August 2022
Ghost Marriage and Corpse Trading Crime in Rural China

Ghost Marriage and Corpse Trading Crime in Rural China

Ghost Marriage and Corpse Trading Crime in Rural China 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.
31 August 2022

First Ever Online Racial Discrimination Study in Hong Kong

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.
31 August 2022
Quality Trilingual Caretaker Input Facilitates Early Trilingual Development

Quality Trilingual Caretaker Input Facilitates Early Trilingual Development

Quality Trilingual Caretaker Input Facilitates Early Trilingual Development 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.
31 August 2022
Job Satisfaction Effect on Citizen Satisfaction: A Study of the Satisfaction Mirror in the Public Sector

Job Satisfaction Effect on Citizen Satisfaction: A Study of the Satisfaction Mirror in the Public Sector

Job Satisfaction Effect on Citizen Satisfaction: A Study of the Satisfaction Mirror in the Public Sector 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.
31 August 2022
Enhancing Social Capital for Healthy Ageing by Timebanking System

Enhancing Social Capital for Healthy Ageing by Timebanking System

Enhancing Social Capital for Healthy Ageing by Timebanking System 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. 
31 August 2022
Pandemic Fatigue? CityU’s Survey Reveals Half of the Citizens Support “Living-with-COVID”

Pandemic Fatigue? CityU’s Survey Reveals Half of the Citizens Support “Living-with-COVID”

Pandemic Fatigue? CityU’s Survey Reveals Half of the Citizens Support “Living-with-COVID” 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.
31 August 2022
Investigating Digital Divide and Mobile Health in Asian Countries

Investigating Digital Divide and Mobile Health in Asian Countries

Investigating Digital Divide and Mobile Health in Asian Countries 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. 
31 August 2022
A Case Study in Shanghai: Reflecting on State Retreat Strategies in Mainland China’s Urban (Re)Development

A Case Study in Shanghai: Reflecting on State Retreat Strategies in Mainland China’s Urban (Re)Development

A Case Study in Shanghai: Reflecting on State Retreat Strategies in Mainland China’s Urban (Re)Development 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.
31 August 2022
Parent-adolescent Conflict and Adolescent Suicidal Ideation Research Offers Valuable Implications

Parent-adolescent Conflict and Adolescent Suicidal Ideation Research Offers Valuable Implications

Parent-adolescent Conflict and Adolescent Suicidal Ideation Research Offers Valuable Implications 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.
31 August 2022
Investigating Citizens’ Willingness to Have Booster Shot and Use Contact-Tracing App

Investigating Citizens’ Willingness to Have Booster Shot and Use Contact-Tracing App

Investigating Citizens’ Willingness to Have Booster Shot and Use Contact-Tracing App 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.
31 August 2022
Exploring Victim-offender Overlap in Sexual Offending Among Asian Population

Exploring Victim-offender Overlap in Sexual Offending Among Asian Population

Exploring Victim-offender Overlap in Sexual Offending Among Asian Population 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.
31 August 2022
Understanding Citizens’ Attitudes on Vaccine Hesitancy Across Six Regions

Understanding Citizens’ Attitudes on Vaccine Hesitancy Across Six Regions

Understanding Citizens’ Attitudes on Vaccine Hesitancy Across Six Regions 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.
31 August 2022
Privacy Concerns in the Context of Online Political Participation

Privacy Concerns in the Context of Online Political Participation

Privacy Concerns in the Context of Online Political Participation 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.
31 August 2022
Examine Illegal Wildlife Trading from Social Science Perspectives

Examine Illegal Wildlife Trading from Social Science Perspectives

Examine Illegal Wildlife Trading from Social Science Perspectives 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.
6 August 2022
開卷樂 -《太平戲院紀事 — 院主源詹勳日記選輯(1926-1949)》

開卷樂 -《太平戲院紀事 — 院主源詹勳日記選輯(1926-1949)》(Chinese Version Only)

開卷樂 -《太平戲院紀事 — 院主源詹勳日記選輯(1926-1949)》 城大中文及歷史學系程美寶教授整理了太平戲院第二代院主源詹勳的日記,撰寫了《太平戲院紀事——院主源詹勳日記選輯(1926-1949)》一書,並於電台節目之中分享個人著作。
19 July 2022
Rich Chinese Worth $48 Billion Want to Leave — But Will Xi Let Them?

Rich Chinese Worth $48 Billion Want to Leave — But Will Xi Let Them?

Rich Chinese Worth $48 Billion Want to Leave — But Will Xi Let Them? 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.