Enclaves – the Struggle over Development Enclaves – the Struggle over Development

Enclaves – the Struggle over Development

The struggle between development and conservation is being played out in some of Hong Kong’s most scenic and ecologically valuable spots – in ecological buffer zones called enclaves. These are plots of private land located inside country parks but excluded from their boundaries. We explain what enclaves are, how they came into being and take a look at some of the controversies surrounding their use.

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Why It’s So Hard to Train Guide Dogs in Hong Kong Why It’s So Hard to Train Guide Dogs in Hong Kong

Why It’s So Hard to Train Guide Dogs in Hong Kong

There are fewer than 40 serving guide dogs in the city, or around one guide dog for every 4,300 visually impaired people; the International Guide Dog Federation says ideally there should be one guide dog for every 100. It’s hard to train more partly because existing laws and regulations only acknowledge the use of guide dogs for the visually impaired, not the trainers.

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Hidden Histories Hidden Histories

Hidden Histories

Hongkongers are more and more interested in their own history, as we can see in the popularity of local history tours. We look at how the framing of history directly affects how Hongkongers see themselves today.

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A Retirement Protection Plan for All? A Retirement Protection Plan for All?

A Retirement Protection Plan for All?

The Hong Kong government is defining the debate over a universal pension as one of the elderly against the young. We asked elderly and young Hongkongers to weigh in.

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April 2016 - Waiting for the Green Leap Forward

April 2016 – Waiting for the Green Leap Forward

April 2016 – Waiting for the Green Leap Forward

In April 2010, Periscope looked at Hong Kong’s “Green Awakening”. Now, six years on we explore how far Hong Kong has travelled down the road of environmental awareness and protection.

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Apr 12, 2016 16:31

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Keyboard Fighters and the Online Propaganda Wars

Keyboard Fighters and the Online Propaganda Wars

China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong have not gone to actual war, but some online activists are doing it via tens of thousands of propaganda posts instead, some of which have led to actual protests.

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Apr 12, 2016 16:52

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Expert Dickson – Love Guru and Man of Letters

Expert Dickson – Love Guru and Man of Letters

He’s the nerd that everyone loves; the loveless love guru who dishes out relationship “investment” advice. Yuen Man-tai, better known as Expert Dickson is an accidental internet celebrity who would rather you think of him as a writer.

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Apr 12, 2016 16:47

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Behind the scenes of K-pop Fandom

Behind the scenes of K-pop Fandom

Hardcore K-pop fans in Hong Kong have gone far beyond paying for concert tickets; now they give out souvenirs, ask concert-goers to practice the lyrics of hits, and even order birthday cakes for their idols.

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Apr 12, 2016 16:35

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Enclaves – the Struggle over Development

Enclaves – the Struggle over Development

The struggle between development and conservation is being played out in some of Hong Kong’s most scenic and ecologically valuable spots – in ecological buffer zones called enclaves. These are plots of private land located inside country parks but excluded from their boundaries. We explain what enclaves are, how they came into being and take a look at some of the controversies surrounding their use.

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Why It’s So Hard to Train Guide Dogs in Hong Kong

Why It’s So Hard to Train Guide Dogs in Hong Kong

There are fewer than 40 serving guide dogs in the city, or around one guide dog for every 4,300 visually impaired people; the International Guide Dog Federation says ideally there should be one guide dog for every 100. It’s hard to train more partly because existing laws and regulations only acknowledge the use of guide dogs for the visually impaired, not the trainers.

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Hidden Histories

Hidden Histories

Hongkongers are more and more interested in their own history, as we can see in the popularity of local history tours. We look at how the framing of history directly affects how Hongkongers see themselves today.

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A Retirement Protection Plan for All?

A Retirement Protection Plan for All?

The Hong Kong government is defining the debate over a universal pension as one of the elderly against the young. We asked elderly and young Hongkongers to weigh in.

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Esports in Hong Kong — More Than Just Entertainment

Esports in Hong Kong — More Than Just Entertainment

People who play video games professionally are taking advantage of the growing industry in China, Taiwan, and elsewhere in the world, but aspiring pro-gamers in Hong Kong are having trouble catching up to their peers.

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Netbars Past, Netbars Future

Netbars Past, Netbars Future

Netbars, or internet cafes, are struggling to reinvent themselves to stay relevant to loyal and new customers in Hong Kong.

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Waiting for the Green Leap Forward

Waiting for the Green Leap Forward

Hong Kong experienced its hottest summer last year since Hong Kong Observatory records began in 1884. This January was the wettest since records began and in late January, we were hit by the lowest temperatures since 1955. So it should come as no surprise that the Director of the Hong Kong Observatory Shun Chi-ming maintains […]

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Keyboard Fighters and the Online Propaganda Wars

Keyboard Fighters and the Online Propaganda Wars

China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong have not gone to actual war, but some online activists are doing it via tens of thousands of propaganda posts instead, some of which have led to actual protests.

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Play Safe

Play Safe

Many children in Hong Kong use smartphones and tablets everyday, but unlike cinemas, the Internet is not a space where they can be easily shielded from violent or pornographic content.

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Expert Dickson – Love Guru and Man of Letters

Expert Dickson – Love Guru and Man of Letters

He’s the nerd that everyone loves; the loveless love guru who dishes out relationship “investment” advice. Yuen Man-tai, better known as Expert Dickson is an accidental internet celebrity who would rather you think of him as a writer.

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