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Hong Kong students boycott classes for global Climate Change Strike

  • The Young Reporter
  • By: Katherine Li、Wallis Wang、Rachel YeoEdited by: Vimvam Tong、Oasis Li
  • 2019-03-16

Around 1,000 demonstrators composed mostly of students boycotted classes this Friday in protest against insufficient government policies to combat climate change as part of a global environmentalist movement. The students handed a letter to representatives of the Environment Bureau and of the Chief Executive, with demanding more renewable energy and establishing youth representatives within the …

Underwater hockey: the "strange sport" comes into view in Hong Kong

  • 2019-03-13

Putting on swimwear, goggles, snorkel and fins, Henry Chan was not going to jump in the ocean, but instead play hockey underwater. Underwater hockey requires a lot of skills, but be good at swimming isn’t the most important. "I swim very fast, but there's no point. The game is thirty minutes. You cannot swim all …

Hundreds protest on PolyU campus against disciplinary action on students

  • 2019-03-08

"Unjust trial system, revoke disciplinary order!" chanted the crowd under the lead of Wu Kwok-wang, newly elected student union internal vice-president, during a protest against the severe punishments meted out to four students of Hong Kong Polytechnic University who clashed with school officials over management rights of their democracy wall. Around 400 people attended the …

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The Green Women Festival: A celebration of women in environmental protection

The Green Women Festival 2019 is held in the Campfire Collaborative Spaces to celebrate social entrepreneurship, environmental awareness and gender equality. Speakers from various social organisations gave presentations, while workshops involving art and discussions are held for everyone to explore the concept of a green lifestyle.

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An old inventor of bamboo steamers

Have you ever wondered how a bamboo steam basket filled with dim sum was made? Rounding three bamboo strips, interlocking each of them with a tool, placing a round-shaped bamboo plate in the middle as a base and attaching each part firmly under a "big stapler" machine, an old man has been repeating this process …

Health & Environment

The Haunting Boars: Government measures on local wild boars control remain ineffective despite use of contraceptive vaccines

  • The Young Reporter
  • By: Karen Kwok、William TsuiEdited by: Anna Kam、Maisy Mok
  • 2019-03-01

Zosha Piotrowski, a resident in Clearwater Bay area, said it was scary to see packs of wild boars by the rubbish bins when she was walking her dogs at night. "The wild boars knock down the bins and rummage for food, and there has been more and more of them in recent months," she added. …

Minimalism in Hong Kong's minuscule flats

  • 2019-02-28

Tax consultant, Erica Ip Ka-yee, struggles to find space to work at home. She lives with her parents. "They [her parents] cannot let go of things easily so they keep everything and I understand them," said Ms. Ip, "This situation is unavoidable when living spaces are generally compact within the city." But Ms. Ip is …

"Dying" before death in the millennium: An increasing number of millennials take part in public engagement on death education

  • 2019-02-28

"You wake up to see yourself lying in a hospital bed. You are being told by a doctor that you were rushed to the hospital by the taxi driver. The next thing you know you are dying. Your heart pounds though as your body stays frozen. Millions of questions pop and memories of your life …

Budget 2019/20: Government fails to increase resources for the elderly

  • 2019-02-27
  • The Young Reporter
  • By: Hailey Man、Brison Li、Fang-Yi Chen、Karen KwokEdited by: Anna Kam、Sammi Chan
  • 2019-02-27

Five hundred residential care places and 300 subsidised day care places for the elderly will be provided in the next two years as a solution to the ageing Hong Kong society, announced Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po during today's budget speech. "It is obviously not enough. The number of waiting participants is much more than …

Budget 2019/20: Frontline public hospital staff to receive allowance boost

  • 2019-02-27
  • The Young Reporter
  • By: Stephanie Ma、William Tsui、Tomiris UrstembayevaEdited by: Phoebe Lai、Sammi Chan、Katherine Li
  • 2019-02-27

Frontline medical staff in public hospitals are set to benefit from a myriad of healthcare measures, Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po said in his budget speech today. Around $80 billion will be allocated to the public healthcare system, as Hong Kong public hospitals suffer from labour shortages and overworked medical staff are increasingly making mistakes. …