Big Canvas for a Small-screen Villain

Chan Min-leung is a familiar face in TVB dramas - he usually plays villains and unsavoury characters. Here he shows Varsity his other side as a dedicated and accomplished Chinese ink painter.

An Unlikely Activist

She dropped out of school at 14, became a receptionist and then a full-time mother. But Vivian Leung Tai Yuet-kam has many more roles than that. She founded the Lung Fu Shan Environmental Concern Group and the Hong Kong Breastfeeding Mothers' Association and is also a part-time farmer. Varsity finds out what drives her.

Born to Dance

Jin Yao is Hong Kong's leading ballerina. She was born into a dancing family and knew from an early age that she was destined to dance. Here, she tells Varsity about the gruelling and sometimes lonely life of a top dancer, and of what spurs her on.

One best shot: Vincent Yu

Internationally acclaimed Hong Kong photojournalist Vincent Yu on taking "one best shot" for every story and running his Upper Station Gallery.

Chilled Under Fire

Hong Kong-born reporter for CCTV news, Sze Ho-wai tells Varsity how he stayed calm while being held hostage in war-torn Libya.

Pak Sheung-chuen: Everyday Art

Reporter: Samuel Chan Che-chung Pak Sheung-chuen does not read the way most people do. What first catches the artist’s attention is not the title or...

Hong Kong’s Homeless World Cup Hero

Reporter: Candy Chin On a football pitch in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Hong Kong’s diminutive number Seven, coolly receives the ball from his keeper. In...

Let it be, says Singing Doctor

Dr David Lee Ka-yan, who shot to fame as the singer of Siu Ming Visits Guangzhou says he doesn't know how long his time in the spotlight will last. But he is enjoying every minute of it and doesn't believe in thinking too far ahead. Varsity finds out what makes him tick.

An Englishman in South Lantau

British engineer Andrew Brown made history as Hong Kong's first expatriate village representative under the dual-heads electoral system. He's won three elections since 2003 and has revitalised San Shek Wan village. But Brown faces an obstacle, the indigenous head, Mo. How does he fight against the "feudalism" of traditional New Territories villages?

Szeto Wah’s Long March

From Varsity May 2010 Reporter: Margaret Ng Yee-man, Photos: Nicole Pun Democratic stalwart, dedicated educator, proud patriot - these are all terms that can be used...