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The cheap cost of consumer goods encourages a throwaway culture where people chuck things when they break without regard of the harmful environmental impacts. Some people still remember the good old alternative to tossing stuff away – fixing them.
The increased visibility of the LGBT community has led more people to support anti-discrimination legislation against sexual minorities, but is society really more accepting of sexual minorities? Varsity looks into the hostility they still face despite their increased exposure.
Evening schools have been in decline since the government rolled out its universal education policy. Varsity looks at how the few remaining evening schools struggle to survive – and their importance in providing basic education to those who cannot attend day schools.
The government has been outsourcing public services to cut costs since the 1990s. By 2014, there were almost 60,000 oursourced workers in low-paid jobs such as cleaners and security guards. But as Varsity learns, inadequate protections lead to the widespread abuse of outsourced workers’ rights.
The word ‘hunger’ seems out of place in affluent Hong Kong, but research shows many low-income households in the city struggle to get a decent diet. One study found that 40,000 people can’t afford to eat three meals a day.
In Hong Kong, society has become far more aware of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, in children. What many are unaware of is the ADHD also affects adults – and delayed diagnosis can leave adults with the condition suffering from low self-esteem and even depression.
China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong have not gone to actual war, but some online activists are doing it via tens of thousands of propaganda posts instead, some of which have led to actual protests.
Many children in Hong Kong use smartphones and tablets everyday, but unlike cinemas, the Internet is not a space where they can be easily shielded from violent or pornographic content.
Targeted treatments can be more effective than conventional cancer therapies, but that’s only if the patients who need them can afford the cost.
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.