Centre for Constitutional Affairs and Governance

Hong Kong is approaching the half-way mark of the “remained unchanged for 50 years” stipulated in the Basic Law. It is now facing a global and local political environment far more complicated than ever, which has posed unprecedented challenges to “One Country, Two Systems” and the governance of Hong Kong: On the one hand, the political system and the policy process of the HKSAR have fallen short of responding effectively to the rapid-changing global environment and the ever-increasing social conflicts. On the other hand, the promulgation of Hong Kong National Security Law and the central government’s increasing concerns over the affairs of Hong Kong have triggered vigorous debates on the constitutional order of the HKSAR. Controversies arising from such debates are in urgent need of analyses and clarifications.

The Centre for Constitutional Affairs and Governance (CCAG) aims at providing concrete solutions for improving the governance of Hong Kong, through conducting related researches, hosting events, facilitating opinion exchanges among experts. scholars and other stakeholders from Hong Kong, the Mainland and other parts of the world, as well as engaging in theory-building and analysis. With the support from various experts and community leaders, CPEG aims at fostering value creation, public education and engagement, as well as better governance by way of cross-sectoral dialogues and collaboration.


Our work includes:

  • Participating in the discussion of Hong Kong’s constitutional development
  • Conducting researches on the issues of public governance and public engagement of Hong Kong
  • Hosting events and seminars for experience sharing and intellectual exchange
  • Promoting innovative and effective ways for improving governance
  • Collaborating with different parties to provide constitution education and related training


Member

Mr. Jasper Tsang
Advisor
  • Former President of the Legislative Council, HKSAR
  • Convenor, Hong Kong Vision Project, Hong Kong Policy Research Institute
Dr. Jane Lee
Advisor
  • Director of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (Anglican) Welfare Council
  • Chair, Social Enterprise Summit (2008-2016)
  • Director, Hong Kong Policy Research Institute
Professor Peter T.Y. Cheung
Honorary Senior Research Fellow
  • Professor (Practice), Department of Social Sciences, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Specializations: Relations between Mainland China and HKSAR, Cross-boundary cooperation between HK and Guangdong province, Policy process in Hong Kong and Mainland China
Dr. Helen K. Liu
Honorary Senior Research Fellow
  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University
  • Specializations: Public Policy, Public Management, Nonprofit Management, Government Crowdsourcing
Dr. Kay C.Y. Lam
Head, Centre for Public Engagement and Governance
Senior Researcher
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Politics and Public Administration, The University of Hong Kong
  • Public service: Member of the Family Council, Member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Panel
  • Specializations: Public engagement, Relations between the Central Government and HKSAR, Political institutions
  • Past researches and publications:
  • 《基本法的認知水平及推廣方法評估》(2019)(Chinese version only)
  • “One Country, Two Systems in Practice – Reviews, Analysis and Proposals” (2018)
  • “Consultative politics” refined: The precarious development of civic engagement in post-colonial Hong Kong (in Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Hong Kong) (2018)
  • “Cultivate Political Talents, Develop a Cabinet System – Review of the Principle Officials Accountability System and the Executive Council” (2017)
  • “Strengthen Deliberation, Rebuild Trust – Improve the Systems of Advisory Committee and Public Engagement” (2016)