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【Local】Struggling HK recyclers urge for more help

Hong Kong's recycling industry is seeking for more help from the government as a new licensing policy on e-waste recyclers in town and China's move to ban waste imports have put the fledging business at stake. The Mainland Chinese government will, starting from early next year, phase in more stringent requirements on the import of …

Business & Finance

【Start-up】New approach to Chinese herbal drinks

With constantly increasing attention to a balanced living lifestyle, Chinese herbal drinks are raising in Hong Kong with a modern taste. Built on the foundation of traditional Chinese medicine principles, those fusion drinking products help promote the over-2500-years cultural heritage to the youngsters through a stylish approach. CheckCheckCin and Seed Softdrinks are two recent examples that received …

【Start-up】Investors raise the bar on Silicon Valley startups

  • 2017-10-24

Seed-stage funding in Silicon Valley has been declining in the last two years from its peak in mid-2015 as investors tightened their purse strings until they find start-ups that can show earnings potentials with proven marketable products. About 900 early-stage investment deals were completed in the second quarter of 2017, down 18% from the same …

The Fall and Rise of Traditional Craftsmanship

  • 2017-06-20

Whilst time has been slipping away, some local handiwork stay. Tucked away in Shau Kei Wan, an old fishing village on the Northeastern shore of Hong Kong Island, a small shop is all that’s left of a Chinese tradition in Hong Kong. Lai Hing Kee Embroidery has been selling handcrafted quilts and Chinese wedding gowns …

Health & Environment

The Online Hotbed for Illegal Drugs

Blue pills - the story ends, you wake up in your bed, believing whatever you want to believe. Red pills - you stay in Wonderland, knowing how deep the rabbit hole goes. Sixteen-year-old Amy chose a set of pills from Yanhee Hospital which promised “a safe and effective hallucination”. Convinced by the photos and videos …

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 …

Myanmar people march to demand peace to "stop war"

  • 2017-05-24

Thousands citizens protested against multiple domestic wars happening in the north where most ethnic groups lives on February 5, demand on February 5, demanding a peaceful Myanmar, said a leading demonstrator. About 7,000 people marched in downtown Yangon in February, carrying toy guns and poems, to protest the long-running civil war in northern Myanmar. The …

Business & Finance

【E-Commerce】Chinese e-tailers turn to offline market amid slowing growth

China’s e-commerce companies have been expanding its offline sales networks by major acquisitions in recent years amid slowing growth in online sales. Analysts say, e-commerce companies need to develop their brick-and-mortar business, instead of replacing it, and contend for offline resources in the future as online and offline sales are inseparable. Already holding a 28 …

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【Local】Hong Kong on its Reindustrialization Way to Diversify Growth

The economy of Hong Kong, an international financial center, has been dominated by its services sector that accounts for more than 90 percent of the city’s gross domestic product (GDP), while the government is promoting reindustrialization on hopes to diversify its economic development. However, “Hong Kong government still focuses more on developing property industry instead of reindustrialization. They need …