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...

Information and its Discontents – Editor’s Note

It is hard to imagine life now without computers and the internet. The drivers of the information revolution have changed our lives in previously unimaginable ways.

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...

Civic Awakening – Editor’s Note

When police cleared, Causeway Bay, the last of the occupied areas, in December, the 79-day Occupy Movement finally drew to a close. The occupation...

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....

Varsity March 2011 – Editor’s Note

Beyond Education March is the month of exams. Form seven students struggling with the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination are not alone. Primary six students...

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...

Varsity March 2012 – Editor’s Note

Mind Your Language Since the handover, Hong Kong has been pursuing a policy of bi-literacy and tri-lingualism, which stressesthe equal importance of Cantonese, English and...

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...

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...

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