Hong Kong’s Bauhinia think tank bows out after 16 years

【SCMP 2022.03.07】The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, a Hong Kong think tank set up by a close aide of former chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, will close by the end of March, the Post has learned.

The centre was founded in March 2006 by Norman Chan Tak-lam, who ran Tsang’s campaign to become city leader the previous year. He was director of the Chief Executive’s Office from 2007 to 2009, before becoming chief executive of the Monetary Authority.

Its staff of about 10 employees publish one to two research studies every year, with their last public policy paper, released in July 2021, focused on strategies for achieving sustainable tourism in Hong Kong.