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Who will take over the “super seats”?

  • 2015-11-16
  • 2015-11-16

The Young Reporter team talks to “super seats” lawmakers about the future of the District Council (Second) functional constituency. By Phoebe Chau, Michelle Chan and Sharon Tang “District councillors should set examples for the people” The MTR’s by-laws leave a loophole allowing mainland parallel goods traders to transport their ware, while local students were caught bringing oversized musical …

Elected councillors have little say in district affairs

  • 2015-11-16
  • 2015-11-16

By Jonathan Chan Half an hour before six Banyan trees in Western District on Hong Kong Island were chopped down in August, Central and Western district councillor Wong Kin-shing received an email. Although he was fully aware of the opposition from the local community, there was nothing he could do to stop the trees from …

Society & Politics

Hong Kong’s election age limit: ageist or practical?

  • 2015-11-12

By Christy Leung   William Lloyd, formerly a British Conservative member of parliament, was elected at the age of 18 in 2007, a year after the eligible age for candidacy was lowered from 21. “The simple fact of the matter is that no one has life experience completely, no one knows everything,” Mr Lloyd told …

Young candidates ready for the race

  • 2015-11-06
  • 2015-11-06

Faced with competition from veteran politicians, candidates in their 20s are determined to win in the election. By Choco Chan, Jonathan Chan CY. One year after the student-led Occupy Movement, some young democrats are bringing their political passion to the district council election. With the help of supporting groups, they are trying to challenge the established …

Letter from the Editor

  • 2015-11-02
  • 2015-11-02

The Young Reporter editorial team was gathered in the 24-hour computer lab (more like a lounge) one day last week putting together this issue. I was researching the Electoral Affairs Committee statistics on voter turnout and watching one of my editors scrolling on his laptop on the sofa. I looked at the group and spontaneously asked, …

Public education is key to rooting out workplace sexual harassment

  • 2013-10-14
  • 2013-10-14

   A lot of cases of sexual harassment in the workplace have gone unreported mainly due to inadequate public awareness, say experts.

Society & Politics

Working mothers’ struggle: Lack of support in the workplace hampers breastfeeding

  • 2013-10-14

  As government tries to promote breastfeeding by banning advertising for formula milk, practical problems faced by working mothers trying to breastfeed their babies go unresolved.