Student articles

A mixture of hard news, narrative features and profiles by Bachelor and Master of Journalism students, including ones published on the JMSC Dispatches and Reporting Health & Medicine websites:

2 March 2017

Anti-Biopiracy Protocol Could Impact Vaccine Production, Industry Experts Say

by Dhruv Tikekar Vaccine manufacturers have warned that the Nagoya Protocol could hinder the production of seasonal influenza vaccines, more than a year into its ratification in 2015. The international agreement signed by 92 parties, […]
2 March 2017

New head of WHO to be elected in May, and other news around the world

By Zheng Xin | Feb 11, 2017 The WHO Executive Board has announced 3 nominees for the WHO Director-General position , according to an official news release. The WHO Executive Board selected by vote the following […]
2 March 2017

Vatican Defends Decision to Invite China to Organ Trafficking Summit

by Dhruv Tikekar The Vatican defended its decision to invite China to the organ trafficking summit this month, following criticism from the international community. The inclusion of Dr. Huang Jiefu, co-chairman of China’s organ donation […]
2 March 2017

Losing Track of Time on Facebook? Psychologists show that it really happens

By Liya Fan Swiping through screens, posting news feeds, clicking  “Like” buttons and other behaviour typical of social media use can distort your perception of time, a study by psychologists from the University of Kent […]
28 February 2017

Profile: Greg Sung discovers himself through his startup businesses

by Echo Huang | Jan 4, 2016 Wearing a deep grey Polo shirt, a pair of dark blue jeans and a pair of sneakers, 36-year-old Gregory Sung is like any other man you would see […]
28 February 2017

Five things you didn’t know about sleeping

By Charles Kan We all know sleep is essential to every human being, yet city dwellers are not fully aware of the implications of not having a good night’s sleep. Constant yawning and dragging your […]
28 February 2017

Grandma Leong literally hits the bad spirits away

by MaggieTan | Jan 4, 2016 “Good fortune for you! Good fortune for you!” Surrounded by iconoclasts of the goddess of compassion and god of war, Grandma Leong conjured invisible forces and began to hit […]
28 February 2017

Red alert: Too much sugar in drinks for children, study finds

By Kevin Kung Drinks marketed to children were found to have ‘unacceptably’ high sugar contents,  recent research published in the BMJ found. A research team at the University of Liverpool and the University of London […]
28 February 2017

Restaurant Good Samaritan to expand his charitable cafes in Hong Kong

by Cecilia Au Yeung | Dec 31, 2015 While expensive Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong increase prices to fight rising rents and maintain profit, one humble restaurant in Sham Shui Po has been battling for […]
28 February 2017

Asian governments to fight super bugs together

Sonia Awale Governments in the Asia Pacific have vowed to combat the growing threat of antibiotic resistance together to slow the spread of super bugs, 12 health ministers from the region agreed in Tokyo this […]
28 February 2017

Bicycles may be growing in popularity, but Hong Kong remains a car town

by Aston Law | Dec 3, 2015 Gary Chan had heard of people getting arrested for riding electric bicycles, but his bike was different. “I invented my own,” he said, “and I could only test […]
28 February 2017

Fake baby formula “met national safety standards”, said China FDA

By Kalum Chen Chinese authorities have arrested nine people in a recent milk powder scandal, which involved the production and selling of fake baby formula under the global brand Abbott’s Similac series and leading domestic […]
28 February 2017

55 years after Suzie Wong, Wan Chai prostitution now stamped ‘made in China’

by Petra Loho | Dec 3, 2015 “The World of Suzie Wong,” a 1960 American movie starring William Holden and Nancy Kwan, takes us through late 1950s Hong Kong. The film introduces us to an […]
28 February 2017

Food production and permaculture at Sangwoodgoon

By Chenyu Liang Eating well is vital to your health, as it says on the HK government website. The Food Pyramid initiated by Central Health Education Unit under the Government of HKSAR, suggests HK residents eat more […]
28 February 2017

In the shadow of Hong Kong’s prosperity, mental illness and despair

by Melissa Peg Yoc Hui | Nov 18, 2015 It is 10pm on a Friday night in Hong Kong, and the 24 hours McDonald’s in the city’s poorest district, Sham Shui Po, has all the […]