Archive for the ‘April 2013 – An Inhabitable City?’ Category
A recent survey by The Economist named Hong Kong as the most “liveable” city in the world. The S.A.R. also came in tenth in a table of the best place to be born in another study by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The results raised eyebrows in the city, where many residents are only too aware of […]
Hong Kong consistently tops lists of the world’s most expensive city for accommodation. The cost of land and property fuels rising rents, and prices for goods and services and despite various market-cooling measures rolled out by the government, many people remain priced out of the market.
There is no doubt we have a problem with the air we breathe. Hong Kong’s dirty air is costing the territory billions of dollars and driving away professional talent. The government has vowed to tackle roadside pollution by phasing out the most polluting vehicles. But maritime pollution is an even bigger culprit when it comes to some of the major pollutants in the air. As Varsity learns, even shipowners are urging the administration to take tougher action.
It can be tough being a kindergarten kid in Hong Kong. First, there is the endless round of extra-curricular interest classes, then the exhausting round of interviews for a primary school place. In the race to make sure their children get the best start in life, parents are putting themselves and their children under increasing pressure to get ahead.