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Periscope December 2019 – Borderline Terrors

Hong Kong people are fearful of losing their freedoms and being fully integrated with the Chinese mainland, which has driven hundreds of thousands to join the protests for the past half a year.    Our Periscope section sheds light on the city’s...

Periscope December 2019 – Borderline Terrors

Hong Kong people are fearful of losing their freedoms and being fully integrated with the Chinese mainland, which has driven hundreds of thousands to join the protests for the past half a year.   

Shadow of White Terror

Hong Kong employees sense an atmosphere of fear which forces them to keep silent about their political stances as some of them are fired after expressing support for the city’s pro-democracy movement.

Luggage Full of Fear

Weekend getaways to mainland China have gained popularity among Hong Kong people in recent years. However, some travellers now have grown fear travelling to the Mainland over concerns of privacy and safety.

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Toddler Stress Woes

Children as young as toddlers are now dealing with stress from parental expectations and kindergarten hunting.

Elderly Rise up amid Protests

Senior citizens connect with young people by accessing youth-oriented social media and standing at the forefront in protests.

Reading News beyond the Firewall

Mainland students who study outside the Great Firewall of China have different news consumption habits, which influence their views on Hong Kong protests.

In Dialogue with Youths

Aiming to bond with the youth, the government has launched the Member Self-recommendation Scheme for Youth two years ago. Varsity investigates the effectiveness of the scheme.

Take a U-Turn

University education is no longer a prerequisite for a promising career path. Some graduates are turning to blue-collar jobs to gain satisfaction in life.

Artist Career: Viable or Impossible?

There are 200 to 300 fine arts graduates each year, and many of them aspire to be full-time artists. However, fierce competition and lack of support make it hard for them to pursue a career in art.

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Lifestyle

Shopping Politically

The protest against Anti-ELAB are escalated from the street to the market, altering consumer behaviour. Varsity talks to one of the “ethical business” shop owners, online shop boycott campaigner and two ordinary consumers to know more about the development and impact of the movement.

Behind the Masks

Can Xiqu, a relatively unpopular traditional art among the young generation, thrive again with the opening of the new Xiqu Centre in West Kowloon?

Catch Me if You Can

Kabaddi - a relatively unknown sport in Hong Kong - aims to break the barriers between ethnic minorities and local citizens.

Camera Eats First

Taking a sip of photogenic bubble tea and posting it on social media has become a fad in Hong Kong, which has a strong influence on the bubble tea market..

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More Than a Hostel

Located in Sham Shui Po, a densely-populated district, Wontonmeen is a creative residence that combines elements of hostel, music live house and tenement building together, serving as a central hub that gathers both locals and travelers.

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