Posts Tagged ‘Hong Kong’

The STEM Paradox

The STEM Paradox

The Hong Kong government is injecting a load of money to promote STEM education, but students seem to be less interested in studying science. Varsity explores the reasons behind.

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At College with Learning Disabilities

At College with Learning Disabilities

More SEN students are pursuing tertiary level education, but the government has no defined policy on integrated education in these institutions. What support do these students need?

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Living with disabled parents

Living with disabled parents

Hong Kong offers support for disabled people, but do little to help their children. Varsity explores the ups and downs of living with disabled parents.

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Don’t Trust the Label

Don’t Trust the Label

Huge amounts of food items are thrown away because their labels say they have “expired”, but in fact they are still edible and pose no health risks. Varsity looks into Hong Kong’s confusing label policies.

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Learning by looking

Learning by looking

Picture books seek survival in Hong Kong By Crystal Wu The winter sun shines down warmly on the families gathered for a reading activity at the spacious lawn of the Peak’s Mount Austin Playground. It is a lazy Sunday afternoon, and parents and children bask in the sunlight, reading picture books they chose from a pile […]

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Square Peg in a Round Hole

Square Peg in a Round Hole

How high school dropout Cesar Harada ended up building robots to clean up oil spills, travelling around the world and starting Makerbay in Hong Kong.

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Same Same but Different

Same Same but Different

It seems fun to be a twin, but then there’s the endless comparision, and poor families find it hard to support an additional child. Varsity speaks with twins of different ages to hear their stories.

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If I Had a Hammer

If I Had a Hammer

Hidden among the car repair shops in To Kwa Wan is this little warehouse where you can learn about carpentry.

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Pups on Board

Pups on Board

Want to take your pet out for a trip but don’t have a car? 99Bus may be your solution.

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Divided families, divided identities

Divided families, divided identities

On the first working day after the handover on July 1st 1997, the mainland-born children of Hong Kong permanent residents lined up to claim residency rights under Article 24 of the Basic Law, kicking off a years-long struggle known as the right of abode saga. The impact of the legal battles and discourse over mainland new arrivals affect us even today.

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