“If Your Parents Are Chinese, and You Live in Hong Kong, Why Don’t You Speak Chinese?”

What does being a “Hong Konger” mean? As a special administrative region of China, with a history of British colonialism, Hong Kong contains a lot of cultural diversity within her boundaries. Hong Kong culture is neither homogeneous nor easy to generalize. Vanishing traditional industries, complaints of “white-washed”, profit-driven cultural events, and frequent removal of artworks…

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Five main places exchange students should know.

In this post, I will be writing about the five main places exchange students should know to make their daily lives more continent and fruitful! 1.OCEAN PARK– where you should go on your birthday (Image from Ocean Park Website) Ocean Park? — Some people will be like ‘huh?’ as why would we want to spend…

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Bike Sharing: Harmony or Chaos?

Hong Kong has the highest proportion of people using public transports, as the space in this city is tight, especially for roads, people have no choice to use other modes of transport. The crowded and narrow roads are clogged with buses, trams, minibuses and private cars every day, giving no room for bikers. Yet, in…

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Home Truth: We are workers, not Slaves.

source: Hong Kong Free Press She curls up in the kitchen, and keeps herself alert in the darkness. Her employer may command her anytime. Every action she makes will be recorded by a surveillance camera, working is her only way to survive. She has no rest, respect or recognition, she is a “slave” in this…

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There’s a new sheriff in town

Burgers are a religion. Some may claim, that the perfect does not exists. But to many, the New York City invented Shake Shack-burger is the only one that gets close to being perfect. And just last week they opened up a brand new restaurant in Hong Kong. I went to find out what the fuzz…

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Come Fly With Me

Ever since the Wright Brothers first caught air in 1903, aviation has amused and amazed the human kind. Aviation spotting has not only become a hobby for many people, but a lifestyle some would argue. But the lives for aviation spotters in Hong Kong is about to be challenged. The big metal birds of the…

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The Mysterious Mr. Wong

Who is the energetic man, with the characteristic laughter, behind one of Hong Kongs most popular restaurants who claim to be the brother of Donald Trump? I set to find out. The moment you set foot in the restaurant you’ll find yourself surrounded by a cheap but welcoming interior. And before you know about it,…

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Rising Hope:In the March to a Cure for HIV/AIDS

HKU AIDS Institute Lab. Photo by Jasmine HONG.  “Hope for AIDS,” “a new drug to eliminate HIV” and “a finding worth the Nobel Prize” (see an example here in Chinese), these were titles the media used to flatter BiIA-SG, a new universal antibody drug against HIV viruses invented by the AIDS Institute at the University…

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