An Uninhabitable City

In 2012, Hong Kong was ranked the world’s most liveable city according to the Economist’s annual liveability index. By such reckoning, Hong Kong should be...

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...

Varsity November 2011 – Editor’s Note

Orientation or Disorientation? Orientation camps, or o’camps in Hong Kong’s universities are much more than orientation programmes. Over the years, they have become almost like...

A Brewing Cultural War

I have lived in Hong Kong since I was born. Throughout this time, I always thought my hometown was really a diverse and intriguing place....

Read On – Editor’s note

Greetings from the Autumn 2012 Editorial Board! The November issue of Varsity looks at books and bodies. First off, we explore Hong Kong’s reading culture. In...

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...

Reimagining Public Space – Editor’s Note

Public space is a crucial element of a city’s liveability. In crowded Hong Kong, where land is maximised for commercial and residential use, the...

Varsity December 2010 – Editor’s Note

The Best of Times, the Worst of Times In 2010, Hong Kong rebounded strongly from the financial tsunami - the Hang Seng Index stayed above...

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...

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Too Many International School Places

It is a misconception that Hong Kong doesn’t have enough international school places. In fact, there are too many, says Ruth Benny from Top Schools.

Eating with Caution

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With 8 per cent of Hong Kong children suffering from allergies, many parents avoid giving their kids many types of food. Varsity explores why this may not be a good measure and how some allergy tests available in the market are actually useless.

Telling Hong Kong’s Story

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The mainland Chinese government is in charge of Hong Kong's foreign affairs, but some Hongkongers think their views are not being represented and have taken on "civic diplomacy" to tell the world about Hong Kong, through organising city tours, as well as musical performances and protests abroad.