Perspectives June 2017 | Youth Hong Kong
Looking to the Future
Hopes and expectations A small-scale survey was conducted this year among the members of Youth I.D.E.A.S, a platform created by HKFYG to enable young people to exchange views on issues concerning youth. They were asked to consider the incoming administration and say what their top priorities were. These young professionals and tertiary students have high expectations of the new Chief Executive and her governing team. They want her to mend the divisions between various factions of the community and find practical solutions to social problems such as the city’s education system, inequality and housing costs.
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Integrity and good communication between the government and the public are of central importance to them, whether by face-to-face dialogue or social media. Among the qualities they will be looking for in the administrative team, the top two are effective listening skills in response to public opinion and integrity. Of all the possible core values that a Hong Kong leader should uphold, among those mentioned in the survey the Rule of Law was the top priority, followed by freedom and anticorruption.
What are your main expectations of the new Chief Executive?
Healing Hong Kong’s divided society Solutions to social problems Better relationship between the Executive and Legislative Councils Good governance with leadership skills Ability to communicate with different sectors More talented people in government Better use of public finance Other
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