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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Analyzing Twitter Sentiment towards #TradeWar

On March 23, the first arrow of Trump’s tariff formation took effect; tariffs of 25 percent and 10 percent on steel and aluminium imports were imposed respectively. Moreover, it will be followed by other restrictions on China’s investments in the United States. The tariffs have resulted in a clamour from trading partners, politicians, lawmakers, economists…

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Is Hong Kong Losing Its Advantages to Mainland Cities?

In the past few years, controversies between Hong Kong and mainland China have sparked concerns amongst local communities around whether mainland cities are chipping away at Hong Kong’s charm. Despite these increasing worries, the data compiled from the archive of the New York Times (NYT) articles might give us a different idea of how these…

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Ding Ding All The Way

Everyone in Hong Kong knows Ding Ding. It is a hundred-year-old tradition that the tram drivers use a double bell to warn pedestrians of their approach, and people simply dub this colonization-era heritage as Ding Ding. Operated on the 8-mile backbone of the Hong Kong Island, from Kennedy Town in the west to Shau Kei…

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