Archive for the ‘April 2014 – Hong Kong’s China Fix?’ Category
In recent years, Hong Kong’s government and business sector have increasingly looked to greater integration with the Mainland for development and growth. It cannot be denied that Hong Kong has reaped economic benefits from acting as a gateway to mainland China, but is ‘looking north’ the best or only answer to Hong Kong’s long-term economic […]
Since 2009, Hong Kong students have been able to enjoy a fast-track to study at selected mainland universities. Now, the trend of Hong Kong youngsters seeking further education in the Mainland has been given another boost – in the form of cash allowances. As Varsity finds out, critics question what kind of education young Hong Kongers will receive in the Mainland and whether it is a good use of resources?
In his most recent Policy Address, the Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying called on Hong Kong’s young people to grab the opportunities offered by China’s vast market, to go and make their fortunes there. Varsity talks to Hong Kong people working in the Mainland and asks whether greater economic integration is the only way forward for Hong Kong.
Could the Mainland, and Guangdong in particular, be an answer to the shortage of residential care home places for the elderly in Hong Kong? The government seems to think so, committing more money to buying places in Guangdong homes for Hong Kong seniors. But as Varsity hears, some elderly are uneasy about the arrangement because of the lack of affordable quality medical care on the Mainland.