Archive for January, 2012

Animal Paradise or Prison?

Animal Paradise or Prison?

There is greater awareness of animal welfare and rights as groups push for a bill against cruelty to animals in China. But Varsity finds some animals still being kept in cramped conditions and made to perform at a leading Guangdong safari park.

Heritage vs Development in HK’s Walled Villages

Heritage vs Development in HK’s Walled Villages

Hong Kong’s remaining walled villages are an important part of the territory’s heritage and history. But should the desire for preservation trump villagers’ wishes to redevelop their homes?

Hong Kong’s ‘Occupy’ Protesters Stay Put in Central

Hong Kong’s ‘Occupy’ Protesters Stay Put in Central

Hong Kong protesters dig in at “Occupy Central” – the local answer to the world-wide “Occupy” movement that began in Wall Street last year.

Barrier-free Access for Disabled Students on HK Campuses?

Barrier-free Access for Disabled Students on HK Campuses?

The number of disabled students at Hong Kong’s universities has risen over the past decade. New facilities built on the territories campuses have to comply with guidelines for disabled access. But as some disabled students have told Varsity, barrier-free access is not just about getting around campus.

Artist Village in Wan Chai

Artist Village in Wan Chai

Foo Tak Building in bustling Wan Chai is an unexpected oasis of art and culture. The artists and cultural workers based here are able to do so due to the largesse of a mysterious benefactor.

Dancing Life

Dancing Life

Dance may not be the most popular career choice for most university graduates but for some who have been bitten by the dancing bug, a life without dance is unthinkable.

Hong Kong Bikers Shrug off Gang Stereotypes

Hong Kong Bikers Shrug off Gang Stereotypes

Biker groups are not all about bad boys in black leather and chains. Varsity talks to members of local motorbike clubs, who count doctors and businessmen among their number.