Society & Politics

Society & Politics

Special kids, Special Needs

Legislators call for a review of education policies to help Special Educational Needs students Becky Liu is a year three student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was in kindergarten. That means Becky has a learning disability in reading, writing and speaking. Liu recalled her parents being …

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From Accidents to Protest

  • 2017-05-24

What is the next step of beauty industry in Hong Kong? Desires for skin whitening, spot removal and staying young forever spur people to splurge on beauty clinics. But potential dangers and unregulated use of devices might cool them down. Hong Kong’s beauty industry is a huge market. More than 82 % of women h …

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The muted voice

  • 2017-04-23

In between the crowds at the Lunar New Year Fair 2017 in Victoria Park,Causeway Bay, there were three stalls which had never operated : the 33th, 199th and 200th. Thousands poured into Victoria Park in Causeway Bay this year for the Lunar New Year Fair, an annual event filled with stalls selling everything from flowers …

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Hong Kong Needs Local Bazaar to Help the Poor

  • 2017-04-22

Local Bazaar can help the poor to earn some extra money while letting people to buy cheap wares. In November 2016, the Yau Tsim Mong District Council rejected government’s proposal to organise a food bazaar at Macpherson Playground. While the government proposed the plan to allow local bazaars to be held during Chinese New Year, …

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Breastfeeding Still at Infancy Stage?

  • 2017-03-20

The demand for more breastfeeding friendly places.

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Have yourself a Merry Lamma Christmas

Treasure hunt, hiking and biking on the island for local charities by Angela Cheung, Emily Cheung and Richelia Yeung This is the 18th year for the community of Lamma Island and Operation Santa Claus collaboration to raise money for the local charities in Hong Kong. On December 4th, a bike race, a 10km marathon, a …

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Unconditional love from Furry Doctors

by Isabella Lo and Choco Tang On November 8, three animal therapy dogs - Donna, Oscar and Sunday - made a visit to the Hong Chi Winifred Mary Cheung Morninghope School again to meet with their long-awaited friends. Dr Dog, an animal-assisted therapy programme by Animals Asia, aims to provide a friend for those with …

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Nature Works nurtures future

Teenage nature enthusiasts put their innovative proposals into practice by Celia Lai & Cecilia Wong Held by The Nature Conservancy, Nature Works Hong Kong has come to the third year providing platforms for secondary students to plan “eco-friendly”. This year eight student teams participated the program and came up with ideas, from food waste to …

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Silent Talk: The Voice to be Heard

A deaf pupil speaks about his struggles and needs in life by Henry Wong & Winnie Ngai His hands move to make signs. He talks silently. This calm and ambitious man had lost his hearing after a serious illness in infancy. Martin Wan, a deaf student recalled his growth journey as an unsound person in …

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Unleash it or not: an Uproar From Inside

  • 2016-11-10

Gender equality activists advocate braless campaigns for women by Isabella Lo People in Hong Kong have seldom talked about women’s bras, until last year when a Hong Kong girl was sentenced to jail for three and a half months for assaulting a police officer with her breasts during a cross-border trading protest, which caused a …