Archive for January, 2013

Getting a Hong Kong Passport, Becoming a Chinese National

Getting a Hong Kong Passport, Becoming a Chinese National

When is a local not a local? When the nationality law says they are not Chinese nationals because they are not of Chinese ethnicity. Members of Hong Kong’s ethnic minority communities who born and raised here have to apply to become Chinese nationals before they can apply for S.A.R. passports and they say the current system lacks transparency and accountability.

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Calls for Tougher Laws and Animal Police to Stop Animal Abuse in Hong Kong

Calls for Tougher Laws and Animal Police to Stop Animal Abuse in Hong Kong

Editors: Carmen Shih,Cherry Ge    Reporters: Natalie Cheng, Rene Lam, Derek Li Hong Kong lacks animal police and specific treatments for animal abusers In November, a photograph of a stray cat in Sau Mau Ping, bleeding from its mouth was uploaded onto social networking sites and was immediately widely shared. This was picked up by the […]

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Hong Kong’s Under-Stairs Shops Priced Off the Streets

Hong Kong’s Under-Stairs Shops Priced Off the Streets

Under-stairs shops have been a feature of Hong Kong street life since the 1950s. They were popular with small, local businesses because of their cheap rents. But with prices for Hong Kong’s retail spaces overtaking New York, these businesses are being forced to move or close for good.

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Hong Kong’s Hand-crafted Violin Makers

Hong Kong’s Hand-crafted Violin Makers

Most people would not be able to tell apart a hand-crafted violin from a factory produced one. But the pursuit of the perfect sound and the appreciation of true aficionados keep Hong Kong’s violin makers committed to their craft.

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The Art of Protest – Politics Finds Artistic Expression in Hong Kong

The Art of Protest – Politics Finds Artistic Expression in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s colourful protest culture is increasingly infused with artistic elements, just as themes of politics and protest are increasingly expressed in artworks by local artists. Varsity takes a look at Hong Kong’s art of protest.

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Singing in Sign

Singing in Sign

Imagine songs with lyrics but without words. Imagine sign language songs. Some advocates of sign language songs think they are a great way to bring the deaf and the hearing together and promote mutual understanding in a fun manner. But reality seems far more complicated. Varsity finds out why.

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