changing idea of family in Hong Kong

We are Family

Some young Hongkongers have drastically different ideas of what a family is, compared to their parents -- from open relationships and having children to treating their friends as family. A Varsity survey finds Hong Kong's political woes have put some youngsters off from having children.

Bricks without Boundaries

Lego has been a popular toy for generations of children. Its manufacturer and fans say the bricks encourage creativity. But more and more Lego products are now theme and even gender specific – some are based on blockbuster entertainment franchises. Does this hinder children’s creativity?

Money for Assignments

Some Chinese students overseas turn to ghostwriting services to meet their families’ high expectations.

Barter Hunting

Why buy when you can trade? That's the question asked by some young Hong Kongers who are staging barter events so people can dispose of their unwanted items without creating waste. Varsity discovers that more and more young people in Hong Kong are taking part in these cash-less transactions.

All the World’s a Stage – Site-specific Performance in Hong Kong

Reporter: Victor Chan As diners sip milk tea and read their newspapers, enjoying a meal in between hectic schedules at a classic Hong Kong-style diner...

Leading the Way

Guide dogs for the blind are making a comeback in Hong Kong. Two groups are training a new generation of guide-dogs by enlisting the help of "puppy walkers" who help young dogs learn how to socialise with humans and navigate around the city. Varsity finds out what it takes for a puppy to become a guide dog.

Modern Treasure Hunters

Outdoor treasure-hunting has never been as fun or as hi-tech. Geocaching takes treasure hunters around the world as they search for hidden containers using smartphones and GPS devices.

Fasten Your Seatbelt

There is no denying that car-racing in Hong Kong has been in the doldrums in recent years. While nearby Macau hosts an annual Grand Prix, Hong Kong does not even have a car-race track. Few are aware of the city's glorious racing past, but now, some local motorsports enthusiasts are planning to revive car and kart racing in Hong Kong.

Dream To Be Star

Young Hongkongers set their sights on becoming the city's next idol.

Mainland TV fans: Stop cutting “Friends”!

TV shows are censored in China for ideological unity.