A Hospitable City?

Hong Kong was ranked the fourth-lowest in the 2019 Smiling Report, a survey based on assessments of mystery shoppers across the world. Why isn't Hong Kong smiling? Varsity talks to catering workers and union representatives to figure out why.

Rage against Tourism

Huge influx of tourists, especially from the Mainland, has brought disturbance to the daily life of local residents, as well as criticisms of the government's incompetence in handling the problem.

Periscope April 2019 – Finding the Right Care

The structural problem of overcapacity has long existed in the public medical sector. With increasing number of patients, public hospitals in...

Every Second Counts

First aid is a crucial yet overlooked part of medical service. More citizens now have to learn first aid to make time for the paramedics to save lives.

Traditional but Unconventional

Hong Kong’s first Chinese medicine hospital is expected to open in late 2024. The hospital will integrate Chinese and Western medicine elements.

Home Sweet Home

With the growing elderly population in Hong Kong, foreign labour might be a solution to the problem of lack of caregivers.

Periscope December 2018 – Space Hunt

Plastic flowers, toys and electronic products bearing the label “Made in Hong Kong” were sold around the world in the 1960s and 1970s back...

Canteen Conundrum

Many factory canteens inside industrial buildings are serving outsiders illegally. Canteen owners criticise the outdated regulations and call for the government to review relevant policies.

Creative Quandary

With the increasing rent of industrial buildings, some local artists are forced to look for cheaper alternatives. The land lease and outdated regulations of industrial buildings are also causing them headaches.

Industrial Inhabitants

Hong Kong has some 1,400 industrial buildings which are illegal to live in. Despite the violation of law and safety concerns, many still choose to live there because of the unaffordable housing prices elsewhere.