28 February 2017

Voice of domestic helpers: things are better in Hong Kong, but we don’t want to stay

by Wang Yingnan | Nov 18, 2015 It’s a typical sunny Sunday in Hong Kong. And as usual, many domestic helpers are gathering together at the Statue Square, sitting, lying and chatting on mats, just […]
28 February 2017

Fresh case of imported Zika infection in Mainland China

By Kevin Lui China reported a new case of imported Zika virus infection on Sunday, April 10, bringing the country’s total case count so far to 16. The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) in Hong […]
28 February 2017

Poverty amid plenty; Hong Kong’s increasing homeless

by Honey Tsang Hang Yee | Nov 16, 2015 Slumped on a mattress surrounded by plastic bags building with belongings, a beat-up kettle looking out of place in the barren corner, Piu, in his late […]
28 February 2017

High housing density makes Hongkongers more active: HKU scholar

By Ryanne Xu While many have complaints about the crazy urban density in Hong Kong, high residential density is not all bad – it makes you exercise more and, thus, may protect you from diabetes, […]
28 February 2017

Refugees in HK; In the shadows, but fighting for their rights

by Julian Jesse | Nov 16, 2015 When Hong Kong’s highest court upheld a law that prevented local refugees from working in 2014, they underestimated the resolve of asylum seekers for a better life. Many […]
28 February 2017

Repelling mosquitoes is big business, attracting both science and snake oil

By George W. Russell Local governments on both sides of the Pacific Ocean are formulating a variety of mosquito prevention strategies as the Zika virus continues to spread. Meanwhile, unscrupulous entrepreneurs are trying to extract […]
28 February 2017

Blind since childhood, HK activist fights for the visually impaired

by Rainie Bao | Nov 16, 2015 With great joy and expectation, Mr. Chong Chan-Yau stood at the finish line of “Run for Vision”, a round-the-island 50 km relay, listening carefully to the sounds of […]
28 February 2017

Upper respiratory tract infection outbreak at elderly home, 33 infected

By Christopher Li Residents and six staff members at an elderly home in Tai Hang were infected with the upper respiratory tract infection (URI), The Centre for Health Protection (CHP)  today reported. All infected residents are […]