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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.
Hong Kong’s ageing population means there’s a shortage of labour. Some women who put their work and careers on hold to raise their children want to get back to the workplace, but it’s not always a smooth transition.
Hong Kong’s livestock industry is not only shrinking and lacking in government support; the city doesn’t have enough experienced vets, resulting in a system with “industry outsiders leading the industry insiders.” Can the rise of locally grown food change this?
Children in Hong Kong have to juggle tests, homework, extra-curricular activities…and now some schools have forbidden running and jumping during recess. What happens to children when they don’t get enough time for free play?
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?
The Hong Kong government and some schools are optimistic about e-textbooks being the way of the future. But that’s not going so well. Why?
Contract teachers in Hong Kong’s schools do much the same jobs as permanent teachers and are usually paid far less. They are also often given one-year contracts, which leads to a lack of job security. Varsity learns more.
The “sharing economy” is cutting out middlemen like modelling agencies and taxi-calling centres, and it’s drastically changing the playing field for all kinds of industries. How are consumers and the government responding?