Public Administration and Policy: An Asia-Pacific Journal: Volume 22 Issue 2 , Open Access


Table of contents

What has gone wrong in Hong Kong?

Anthony B.L. Cheung

The purpose of this paper is to identify the underlying problems of the recent socio-political disturbance originated from the amendments of extradition law in Hong Kong.

Sober minds are needed to understand what is going on in Hong Kong

Yok-sing Tsang

The purpose of this paper is to explore some sober minds of better reordering of the relationships among the Central People’s Government of China (CPG), Hong Kong SAR…

Crisis responses in public hospitals: case studies in Hong Kong

Tai-ming Wut

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the medical incident responses from two public hospitals in Hong Kong, namely, Kowloon Hospital and Caritas Medical Centre, in…


Innovation to improve patient care in Australian Primary Health Network: an insider’s perspective

David Stewart Briggs, Richard Nankervis, John Baillie, Catherine Turner, Kevin Rigby, Lorin Livingstone

The purpose of this paper is to review the establishment of Primary Health Network (PHN) in Australia and its utility in commissioning Primary Health Care (PHC) services.

Impacts of social welfare system on the employment status of low-income groups in urban China

Shen-cheng Wang, Kin-sun Chan, Ke-qing Han

Aiding employment is an important poverty reduction strategy in many countries’ social welfare systems, as this strategy can help empower the recipients with a better…


Costs of hospitalization for chronic kidney disease in Guangzhou, China

Hui Zhang, Chao Zhang, Sufen Zhu, Feng Zhu, Yan Wen

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide public health problem which imposes a significant financial burden not only on patients but also on the healthcare systems…

Jamaica’s development of women entrepreneurship: challenges and opportunities

Raymond Saner, Lichia Yiu

The purpose of this paper is to assess how far Jamaica has come regarding women economic empowerment, female entrepreneurship and its development policies in favour of…


An international review of arts inclusion policies: lessons for Hong Kong

Alvin Cheung, Charlotte Yu, Queenie Li, Helen So

The purpose of this paper is to review and compare the implementation of “arts inclusion” policies (AIPs) by 14 different public administrative systems around the world…