April 2016 – Waiting for the Green Leap Forward April 2016 – Waiting for the Green Leap Forward

April 2016 – Waiting for the Green Leap Forward

  • April 12, 2016 4:31 PM
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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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EIA: an Imperfect Assessment EIA:  an Imperfect Assessment

EIA: an Imperfect Assessment

  • April 12, 2016 4:29 PM
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Large scale development projects need Environmental Impact Assessment reports, which are supposed to measure how much the projects would the environment and the wildlife living there. But many people say the process is deeply flawed, including conflicts of interest where a developer can hire one of their own branches to do the assessment.

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Environment and Politics Don’t Mix? Environment and Politics Don’t Mix?

Environment and Politics Don’t Mix?

  • April 12, 2016 4:28 PM
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Why does Hong Kong not have a political green party that can fight and win elections? Politicians can push green policies and legislate change, but some say there’s not much politicians or even the government can do in a town dominated by property developers and landowners.

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Turning Awareness into Action Turning Awareness into Action

Turning Awareness into Action

  • April 12, 2016 4:25 PM
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Hongkongers are reasonably aware of the need for environmental protection, but some people still throw away waste paper and recyclable takeaway containers, or leave the tap running for more than they need to. What does it take to move people from lip-service to actually protecting the environment?

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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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Hong Kong Working Holidays

Hong Kong Working Holidays

Many of the Korean restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui seem very authentic, down to the servers. That’s because a lot of them are young Koreans here on a working holiday, and the number of people coming to Hong Kong on working holiday visas has gone up drastically in recent years.

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Apr 12, 2016 16:43

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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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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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It ain’t Over when it’s Over

It ain’t Over when it’s Over

Rosanda Mok Ka-han was one of the long-time district councillors who lost their seats in last year’s local elections. Instead of calling it a day on her 15-year political career, she’s taken up the leadership of the Association for Democracy and People’s Livelihood – and she pledges more opportunities for younger members and a tougher line on democracy.

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Hong Kong Working Holidays

Hong Kong Working Holidays

Many of the Korean restaurants in Tsim Sha Tsui seem very authentic, down to the servers. That’s because a lot of them are young Koreans here on a working holiday, and the number of people coming to Hong Kong on working holiday visas has gone up drastically in recent years.

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Save Our Seas

Save Our Seas

Kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders, and rowers have explored Hong Kong’s spectacular coastal scenery for years, but increasing amounts of rubbish and pollution means those marine paradises are far from unspoiled.

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Timothy O’Leary – Philosopher, Teacher, Defender

Timothy O’Leary  – Philosopher, Teacher, Defender

One of the most high profile defenders of academic freedom and university autonomy in Hong Kong is an Irish philosophy professor who arrived in Hong Kong 16 years ago, but feels a strong commitment to his home and university.

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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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Spend a purr-fect afternoon reading with cats

Spend a purr-fect afternoon reading with cats

A 38-year-old bookstore in North Point is a home to decades-old books and more than 30 homeless cats.

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