“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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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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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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Just another stroke on the wall?

Her arms and legs are streaked with black and white paint, as she works with great attention to detail with a notebook by her side. The sweltering summer sun does not deter 23-year-old Riya Chandiramani from diligently painting intricate patterns inspired by her Indian roots on the walls of Craftissimo, a craft beer store on…

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