Posts Tagged ‘business’

A Cabbie’s Life

A Cabbie’s Life

It’s not easy being a taxi driver – rising fuel prices and increased traffic congestion have directly hit earnings, while speculation on taxi licences have made them unaffordable for most drivers. But some drivers still value the freedom and variety the job offers. Varsity talks to Hong Kong’s cabbies about how the view their career.

A New Mum’s Fresh Start

A New Mum’s Fresh Start

In a little over 30 years, Katherine Lam Suet-ying’s life has taken her from the rooftop huts of Sham Shui Po to the Chinese restaurants of Florida, an American university education and a high-flying job as a banker in Hong Kong. But, inspired by new motherhood and a poverty-busting Nobel laureate, Lam has quit banking to become a social entrepreneur. She tells Varsity about her journey.

Cracking the Chinese Job Market

Cracking the Chinese Job Market

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.

The Business of CSR

The Business of CSR

The term corporate social responsibility – or CSR – has generated a lot of buzz in recent years. Many people in Hong Kong would associate it with the charitable and philanthropic acts of businesses. Practitioners say it goes further than that, and covers sustainability and engagement with workers, consumers and the community. But perhaps fewer people are aware of the criticisms that CSR is little more than corporate whitewashing and spin. Varsity looks at the arguments.

Tapping into the Future

Tapping into the Future

The popularity of mobile apps presents some of the best I.T. opportunities since the bursting of the internet bubble burst in 2000 and some Hong Kong developers are grasping those opportunities. Varsity asks what they need to survive and thrive in this competitive field?

Hong Kong’s Under-Stairs Shops Priced Off the Streets

Hong Kong’s Under-Stairs Shops Priced Off the Streets

Under-stairs shops have been a feature of Hong Kong street life since the 1950s. They were popular with small, local businesses because of their cheap rents. But with prices for Hong Kong’s retail spaces overtaking New York, these businesses are being forced to move or close for good.

Hong Kong’s Hand-crafted Violin Makers

Hong Kong’s Hand-crafted Violin Makers

Most people would not be able to tell apart a hand-crafted violin from a factory produced one. But the pursuit of the perfect sound and the appreciation of true aficionados keep Hong Kong’s violin makers committed to their craft.

Gift of the Gag

Gift of the Gag

Ray Chan Chin-ching has travelled from humble beginnings to co-found one of the world’s fastest growing internet comedy sites. Until 9GAG won backing from prestigious Silicon Valley venture capitalists, few in Hong Kong realised it was a home-grown operation. Here, co-founder shares the secret to his success as an internet entrepreneur.

The Taste of Childhood

The Taste of Childhood

Hong Kong’s traditional Chinese bakeries stay the course despite fierce competition

From Office to Boxing Ring

From Office to Boxing Ring

Meet Yolly Leung Pui-shan, Hong Kong’s first female Thai Boxing coach who gave up the life of an office lady to become Hong Kong’s first female Thai Boxing coach.
By Joyce Lee