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Making Hong Kong a greener city through waste management

  • By: Student ReporterEdited by: Editor
  • 2018-12-03

Waste disposal has been an alarming problem around the world including Hong Kong. In the Eco Expo Asia 2018, local and international exhibitors share their concerns and solutions to the issue Reported by Maisy, Mok Tsz Yan (Course: Broadcast Reporting and Production Instructor: Jenny Lam)

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HK start-up has a role to play in international eco platform

  • By: Student ReporterEdited by: Editor
  • 2018-12-03

Green BB, a Hong Kong social enterprise finds a place to stand in the 2018 Eco Expo Asia amid international green companies Reported by Tam Hau Tung Olivia (Course: Broadcast Reporting and Production Instructor: Jenny Lam)

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Look into the dissolvable plastics and recycled fabrics: a journey in the Eco Asia Expo

  • By: Student ReporterEdited by: Editor
  • 2018-12-03

The Eco Asia Expo was held in late October in the AsiaWorld-Expo this year. See what the exhibitors suggest to manage waste Reported by Ko Man Yan (Course: Broadcast Reporting and Production Instructor: Jenny Lam)

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Government ban drives e-cigarettes to black market

Hong Kong government is set to impose a full ban on the getting popular e-cigarettes and heat-not-burn cigarettes, and some legislative councillors believed that the policy would ruin the legal market and push the products into the black market. E-cigarettes have become popular in recent years in Hong Kong as well as in the United States. According to …

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Poor public wet market management needs to be fixed

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor has promised to build public wet markets in newly developed areas to help counteract the near monopoly of the Link Real Estate Investment Trust (Link Reit), but people said the ineffective management of public wet markets remains a problem to be solved. The Office of The Ombudsman said in an investigative report …

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Shared homestay pressures HK hotels in low season

Reporter: Kevin Lau Editor: Winnie Lee Shared homestay has become the top choice of young visitors to Hong Kong, affecting the city’s hotel industry with the business of some traditional hotels falling below breakeven levels during the low tourist season, industry people said. Liu Gongcheng, chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Hotels Association, said that …

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Unstaffed stores hard to develop in Hong Kong

Unmanned stores have been introduced to Hong Kong hoping to improve retailers' profit margins by reducing staff costs, while business insiders believe it may be difficult to expand their business in the short run because customers are not yet accustomed to this new shopping experience. Amazon Go, unmanned store chain in the United States that …

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Hong Kong rekindles love for bubble tea

Many Hong Kong people are willing to spend an hour even more time waiting in lines just to buy a cup of bubble tea and that returned love for such beverage has lured more and more traditional Taiwanese tea shop operators to come and tap the market. “We want to expand our business to other …

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Plus-size fashion shines in Hong Kong

Plus-size clothing shops are getting popular in Hong Kong, challenging the slogan "skinny equals beautiful" and providing more fashionable options to curvy girls and women. The Body Positive Movement started in the U.S., encourages people to love their bodies no matter what shape you are. It uses social media networks to spread messages like fat bodies …

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Young home buyers keen on first home program

NewGen First Home Program, which aims to help young people to buy their first property with an initial down payment as low as 7.5%, has been oversubscribed by more than 80 times, showing a strong demand from Hong Kong's new generation. New World Development (0017) unveiled the program earlier this year for people aged between 25 …