Wheelchair Travel Woes

Getting around Hong Kong is easy with its and efficient and widespread public transport network. But for people who use wheelchairs, seemingly straightforward journeys take on additional challenges.

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Colourful neon signs and traditional signboards which leave tourists a dazzling image of Hong Kong can also be dangerous ticking bombs. Varsity looks into how Hong Kong should preserve her vibrant cityscape without endangering public safety.

At College with Learning Disabilities

More SEN students are pursuing tertiary level education, but the government has no defined policy on integrated education in these institutions. What support do these students need?

Under the Gaze

The taunt "If you come out to protest, you should expect to be groped!" is but one example of how female protesters were targeted during the Occupy Central movement last year. What's the difference between the experiences of women in politics, and that of their male counterparts here?

Differing Fortunes Await Young Politicians Across Political Divide

More and more young people are entering politics in Hong Kong, but what kind of support can they expect? Varsity learns young politicians in the pro-establishment camp have access to far more resources than their pan-demoracy counterparts.

No Place for Fallen Trees

Green groups and scholars criticise the government for disposing of all tree waste at the same location and sending most to landfills, without carrying out resources classification or selection for further recycling.

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.

Sun Sets on Evening Schools

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.

A Place called Home?

Patchy service in Hong Kong's private elderly homes and the long waiting list for subsidised public homes are rooted in the lack of a comprehensive elderly care policy.

The Lonely Struggle For Recognition

In America, any disease affecting about one in 1,500 people is defined as a rare disease, in European Union countries, the figure is one in 2,000 people and in Taiwan, one in 10,000 people. But in Hong Kong, there is no definition of what counts as a rare disease, let alone any legislation safeguarding their rights. Sufferers tell Varsity how this affects their treatment and care.