Archive for March, 2016

March 2016 – Remaking our Communities

March 2016 – Remaking our Communities

In this issue of Varsity, we look at different aspects of “community” in Hong Kong. A community can refer to a group of people living in the same place or being educated or working together, or those who are united by common values, identities or interests. ‘Community’ was a buzz-word in the district council elections last […]

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Remaking Our Communities

Remaking Our Communities

In this issue of Varsity, we look at different aspects of “community” in Hong Kong. A community can refer to a group of people living in the same place or being educated or working together, or those who are united by common values, identities or interests. Yet, to many young people in Hong Kong, it seems […]

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Cancer Therapy Effective but out of Reach

Cancer Therapy Effective but  out of Reach

Targeted treatments can be more effective than conventional cancer therapies, but that’s only if the patients who need them can afford the cost.

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Hong Kong’s Working Homeless

Hong Kong’s Working Homeless

Rent in Hong Kong can be so expensive that some people who have jobs still have to sleep on the streets, while others just find the rules for street sleepers’ hostels inconvenient.

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Homemakers Back on the Job Market

Homemakers Back on the Job Market

Hong Kong’s ageing population means there’s a shortage of labour. Some women who put their work and careers on hold to raise their children want to get back to the workplace, but it’s not always a smooth transition.

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Nelson Chow’s Last Stand

Nelson Chow’s Last Stand

The pioneer of poverty studies in Hong Kong has dedicated almost 50 years to researching social welfare and drafting policies, only to have the government turn on him and brand him as “not a serious academic.” He tells Varsity how the government has given a lop-sided view of his universal pension plan.

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On Top of Her Game

On Top of Her Game

Eastern’s Chan Yuen-ting sacrificed her studies in pursuit of football, and now she’s both the youngest head coach, and the first female head coach of a top-tier local team.

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Belated Acclaim for Veteran Actor

Belated Acclaim for Veteran Actor

Leung Kin-ping never set out to be an actor, then he spent 30 years in supporting roles at TVB and now the hit movie Ten Years has finally made him a star.

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Humour out of Chaos

Humour out of Chaos

Hong Kong has a long tradition of poking fun at society through satire; now political satire is everywhere in light of events like Occupy Central and Hong Kong’s fraught relations with China, to the point where a spoof awards show can pack Queen Elizabeth Stadium.

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Camping on the Wild Side

Camping on the Wild Side

Hong Kong has designated campsites, but some campers prefer to live on the edge and go beyond official site in pursuit of nature.

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