Archive for the ‘People’ Category

Nelson Chow’s Last Stand

Nelson Chow’s Last Stand

The pioneer of poverty studies in Hong Kong has dedicated almost 50 years to researching social welfare and drafting policies, only to have the government turn on him and brand him as “not a serious academic.” He tells Varsity how the government has given a lop-sided view of his universal pension plan.

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On Top of Her Game

On Top of Her Game

Eastern’s Chan Yuen-ting sacrificed her studies in pursuit of football, and now she’s both the youngest head coach, and the first female head coach of a top-tier local team.

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Belated Acclaim for Veteran Actor

Belated Acclaim for Veteran Actor

Leung Kin-ping never set out to be an actor, then he spent 30 years in supporting roles at TVB and now the hit movie Ten Years has finally made him a star.

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The Word Warrior

The Word Warrior

Writer-critic Tang Siu-wa explains why she has stopped sparring with words and promotes literature instead.

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An Independent Life

An Independent Life

Cheung Kuan-tue, 92, looks back on her brief marriage, a war, and decades of domestic service as an amah or “mahjeh” in Guangzhou and Hong Kong.

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The People’s Lawyer

The People’s Lawyer

Jeffrey Tam Chun-kit wanted to be a politician so he could help bring democracy to Hong Kong but his mother persuaded him to choose law instead. Now, the Oxford-trained lawyer from a Tuen Mun housing estate is a barrister known for defending pro-democracy causes and activists.

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Stepping up to the Plate

Stepping up to the Plate

Chef Vicky Lau Wan-ki is the first female chef to own a Michelin-starred restaurant in Hong Kong, and she’s also been named Asia’s best female chef. But the 35-year-old owner of the Tate Dining Room and Bar took an unusual path to success; she has a background in design and graphic communications.

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Waiting for the Final Frame

Waiting for the Final Frame

Time stands still in Sammy Photo Studio in Yau Ma Tei, where photographer Lam Kwok-shing has spent decades capturing precious family moments on film for generations of customers.

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Dr Au Yiu-kai – Always On Call

Dr Au Yiu-kai – Always On Call

Doctor Au Yiu-kai has braved Taliban attacks and Israeli airstrikes during this time as a volunteer physician in conflict and disaster areas across the world. None of these dangers has discouraged him from serving the sick and wounded. But here the head of the Occupy Central with Love and Peace (OCLP) volunteers’ medical team, he tells Varsity about his heartbreak over Hong Kong.

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Sayed Gouda – The Poet Who Will Not Be Silenced

Sayed Gouda – The Poet Who Will Not Be Silenced

As an exchange student, Egyptian poet Sayed Gouda witnessed the historic Tiananmen Square protests and crackdown of 1989. Now, as a Hong Kong resident, he once again found himself living under Beijing’s shadow after the Umbrella Movement broke out. Gouda talks to Varsity about his unforgettable memories of Beijing and his insights on the Occupy Central Movement.

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