Archive for the ‘November 2015 – What Next for Hong Kong’s Youth?’ Category
Varsity looks at three issues facing Hong Kong’s young people today – finding a way forward in the political stalemate, navigating the changing nature of work and youth’s changing concept of family and what it means to them.
After Jasmine Choi Yan-yan was arrested during the Occupy protests last year, she was denied access to mainland China. The outcome of the protests left some young people feeling powerless, radicalized others, and made yet others think of different ways of bringing about the social changes they want.
More and more young people in Hong Kong are freelancing or starting their own businesses rather than working for a company. But the freedom of doing what you love for a living and being your own boss comes with its own set of pitfalls.
Some young Hongkongers have drastically different ideas of what a family is, compared to their parents — from open relationships and having children to treating their friends as family. A Varsity survey finds Hong Kong’s political woes have put some youngsters off from having children.