Archive for the ‘People’ Category

Grenville Cross – Still Vocal After All These Years

Grenville Cross – Still Vocal After All These Years

Grenville Cross may have retired from his role as Director of Public Prosecutions but he hasn’t done so quietly. Cross tells Varsity about his long career as a prosecutor and his hopes for a more efficient, transparent and independent prosecution system.

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From Hell to Heaven

From Hell to Heaven

Ricky Yeung Sau-churk worked for years as a salaryman, reinvented himself as an edgy artist and found peace and fulfillment as an art teacher in his 40s. He’s retired now, but still contributing to community art and teaching.

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A Radical Takes Root in the Democratic Party

A Radical Takes Root in the Democratic Party

District Councillor Au Nok-hin once thought working alongside more moderate democrats was like being in a “tug-of-war”, but he’s found his place after seven years in politics.

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A Philosopher Rapper

A Philosopher Rapper

Mastamic, who is best known for his annual Rap Up series, shares how he became a rapper, and how Hongkongers are still failing to appreciate local hip-hop culture.

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Square Peg in a Round Hole

Square Peg in a Round Hole

How high school dropout Cesar Harada ended up building robots to clean up oil spills, travelling around the world and starting Makerbay in Hong Kong.

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The Activist Journalist

The Activist Journalist

Young and fearless, Zhao Sile is a feminist, human rights activist and journalist. She tells Varsity about the ups and downs of her career and how she persists in writing stories about controversial subjects in face of adversity.

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Viva la Diva!

Viva la Diva!

Known for her deep and emotive voice and iconic costumes, Cantopop legend Paula Tsui Siu-fung looks back on her 40-year singing career and shares her views on the music industry, as well as her unexpected popularity among young people.

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Suzanne Wu Bows Out to Fight Again

Suzanne Wu Bows Out to Fight Again

Labour party chairwoman and workers’ rights advocate Suzanne Wu Sui-shan says the decision to quit the Legislative Council race in September was “political suicide”. She tells Varsity why she did it anyway and why she’ll run again.

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Sowing the Seeds of Voluntourism

Sowing the Seeds of Voluntourism

Bird Tang Wai-wing founded the voluntourism NGO VolTra in the hope that youngsters in Hong Kong can learn more about the world by working on grassroots projects around the world. But he insists projects must be based on local needs rather than on what volunteers hope to gain from the experience.

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Expert Dickson – Love Guru and Man of Letters

Expert Dickson – Love Guru and Man of Letters

He’s the nerd that everyone loves; the loveless love guru who dishes out relationship “investment” advice. Yuen Man-tai, better known as Expert Dickson is an accidental internet celebrity who would rather you think of him as a writer.

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