Archive for December, 2015

Is Hong Kong International, Transparent and Efficient? – Editor’s Note

Is Hong Kong International, Transparent and Efficient? – Editor’s Note

International, transparent and efficient – these are the words the government department for attracting and keeping foreign investment in the city, InvestHK, uses to describe why “Hong Kong is the ideal place to do business in Asia”. They are also characteristics Hongkongers have long been proud to present to visitors to our city. We might […]

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Local Meat Disappearing from Hong Kong Tables

Local Meat Disappearing from Hong Kong Tables

Hong Kong’s livestock industry is not only shrinking and lacking in government support; the city doesn’t have enough experienced vets, resulting in a system with “industry outsiders leading the industry insiders.” Can the rise of locally grown food change this?

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Shall We Play?

Shall We Play?

Children in Hong Kong have to juggle tests, homework, extra-curricular activities…and now some schools have forbidden running and jumping during recess. What happens to children when they don’t get enough time for free play?

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Under the Gaze

Under the Gaze

The taunt “If you come out to protest, you should expect to be groped!” is but one example of how female protesters were targeted during the Occupy Central movement last year. What’s the difference between the experiences of women in politics, and that of their male counterparts here?

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The Word Warrior

The Word Warrior

Writer-critic Tang Siu-wa explains why she has stopped sparring with words and promotes literature instead.

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An Independent Life

An Independent Life

Cheung Kuan-tue, 92, looks back on her brief marriage, a war, and decades of domestic service as an amah or “mahjeh” in Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

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Do you speak Kongish ar?

Do you speak Kongish ar?

People in Hong Kong use “Kongish,” a new kind of Hong Kong-style English, and there’s even a Facebook page celebrating this unique way of communicating. Some say that it’s not just a kind of short hand; it’s a way for Hongkongers to express their identity.

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The Lost Beauty of Words

The Lost Beauty of Words

Although people type or text instead of writing things out by hand, the community of people taking up calligraphy in Hong Kong is slowly growing.

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Made in Hong Kong

Made in Hong Kong

The Chinese Manufacturer’s Association says there are almost no factories still operating in Hong Kong. But some companies remain optimistic that local manufacturing won’t die out and do all their production here.

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Earthbound

Earthbound

A space in Sheung Shui hosts workshops for people who want to ditch city life for a while and get hands on with nature by making pottery from actual soil.

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