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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...

Localisms – Editor’s Note

Localisms Across the Spectrum Without a doubt, the most eye-catching news of September’s Legislative Council election was the victory of six young non-establishment lawmakers who...

Hong Kong’s China Fix?

Ever since the handover, Hong Kong’s greater economic integration with the Mainland has been touted as an engine for future growth. But in recent...

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...

Young People Speak Up

Just over a year ago, the movement against compulsory national education in Hong Kong’s schools galvanised the city. Support for the campaign came from...

Hong Kong’s Mental Health Woes

Living in a cramped city, with soaring stress levels caused by work and family pressure, Hong Kongers are vulnerable to mental health issues. A...

For the Greater Good

We are often told it is more blessed to give than to receive. And Hong Kong people certainly live up to the saying. Hong...

20 Years Later – Editor’s Note

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover and transition from a British colony to a special administrative region of the People’s...

Democracy in China’s Shadow

Just before the autumn term began, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) announced its framework for the Chief Executive election in 2017. The...

Information to Opinion

Living in a materialistic modern society, we believe our life is constructed by things we can see, hear and touch. Many of us are...

Latest stories

Calling for More Tree Surgeons

Urban trees are an integral part of Hong Kong’s cityscape but there aren’t enough trained tree experts to manage and take care of them. The government and education sector are trying to change that, but for now working conditions are keeping newcomers away.

The Digital Divide

Varsity meets two groups of people who are challenged technologically - residents in remote villages and the elderly - to understand their sufferings and hopes.

Dining with Barriers

Wheelchair users share their experiences of dining out and tell us how well-equiped local restaurants are to serving people with disabilities.