The recent court-cases over whether foreign domestic workers should have the right to apply for the right of abode in Hong Kong has sparked heated debate. Filipinos and Indonesians have borne the brunt of emotional rhetoric warning and doomsday predictions. But while most Filipinos are working as domestic helpers in Hong Kong, the territory is also home to a Filipino community that includes professionals and business people. Varsity meets some of them.
Why would young people who were in kindergarten when Hong Kong was handed over from Britain to China feel nostalgic about colonial Hong Kong? Is nostalgia for a seemingly rose-tinted past a kind of escape from disatisfaction with the present? Varsity explores.
Government policy on columbaria and funeral niches leaves public in the dark when it comes to finding resting places for their departed loved ones.
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 Hong Kong Athletes Career & Education Programme was set up to help retired athletes further their studies and find jobs. But critics worry the criteria for eligibility are too stringent for most to benefit and only the medallists will qualify.
For many people, charities should spend all the money they raise to help those in need; fundraisers should be volunteers. The reality is many groups in Hong Kong, and around the world, use part of their donations to hire street fundraisers. Varsity finds out why.
Parents of Hong Kong's gifted children fear that without adequate resources to support and nuture their children, the territory's brightest kids could become underachievers. By Dora Chiu and Lotus Lau
With the launch of a government sponsored recycling scheme and the promotion of eco-bricks made from recycled glass, Hong Kong may finally be ready to scale-up glass recycling. By Carmen Shih and Yvonne Yeung
By Hazel Chung Chin Ching and Vinky Wong Hiu-ying It has hosted cheering crowds for countless pop concerts and sporting events, but on this night,...
Reporters: Nia Tam and Beverly Yau While thousands of graduates fill in countless job application forms and ponder their futures every year, other young people...