Posts Tagged ‘Hong Kong’

Other Ways to Learn

Other Ways to Learn

Many Hong Kong parents believe that giving their kids the best start in life means pushing them to study more and to learn earlier. However, some parents are adopting other learning approaches. Varsity chats with these parents and their children’s teachers to learn about their reasons for pursuing ‘unconventional’ pre-school education.

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Should Buskers be Licensed and Regulated?

Should Buskers be Licensed and Regulated?

Street performers tell Varsity about their thoughts on the current schemes regulating buskers in Hong Kong – would a licensing system help, or would it impose too many limitations?

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Humanoid Robots – The New Servants in Our Modern Life

Humanoid Robots – The New Servants in Our Modern Life

Robots have long been used in industry and manufacturing, but now, humanoid robots are being used to serve people in commercial and even domestic settings. Will these friendly robots one day replace us in the service industry as well?

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Bridging the Generation Gap

Bridging the Generation Gap

The generation gap between the elderly and the young is often highlighted on social media and in the mainstream media. But while conflicts might be inevitable, resolving them is not impossible. Though they may harbour biases towards each other, the old and the young can take the initiative to respect and understand one another.

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Best of Both Worlds?

Best of Both Worlds?

More and more local families are sending their children to international schools in Hong Kong. Some do it to escape the high-pressure test culture of local schools, others for the English learning environment. But what are the pros and cons of this choice and what does the future look like for these students?

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Not So Open Data

Not So Open Data

Hong Kong currently ranks 37 among 97 countries in the Open Data Index but the city has set ambitious goals to be ‘smarter’. But without legislating for access to information, and without providing data in friendlier fomats, those ambitions will be hard to realise, say open data advocates.

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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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