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:

28 February 2017

New study: Zika may be linked to another brain disease

By Kevin Lui The World Health Organisation says there is now “scientific consensus that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)“, but a new small-scale study finds that the virus may also […]
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 […]
28 February 2017

China’s best known Ventriloquist is solo traveler in the spotlight

by Yang Yuqing | Nov 16, 2015 Only one man in a white doctor’s coat stood on the stage and held a puppet with the same outfit in his right hand. But there were two […]
28 February 2017

New human case of H7N9 avian flu reported in Anhui

By Kalum Chen One new human case of H7N9 was reported from Anhui Province, China,  between March 27 and April 2,  according to the Centre for Health Protection of the Department of Health in Hong […]
28 February 2017

It’s hard out there for a scalper; HK’s gray market is feeling the squeeze

by Wang Gengye | Nov 16, 2015 “Just HK$6988, it’s yours!” a young man shouted to the passerby, shaking iPhone6’s in his hand. Getting no response, he shouted again; “Wait, wait, stop! Just HK$6888, all […]
28 February 2017

China plans leading role in ‘precision medicine’ field

By George W. Russell China has enlisted the private sector as well as government resources in its bid to make the country a leader in “precision medicine,” a proposed model for the treatment of diseases […]
28 February 2017

Independent bookstores in Hong Kong: the spirit lives on

by Ryanne Xu | Nov 16, 2015 Walter Benjamin, a solitary German Jewish cultural critic in the early 20th century, never visited Hong Kong. His spirit, however, traveled across continents and oceans, years and cultures, […]
28 February 2017

Medical, nursing students feel pressure of overwork 

By Vivien Poon It’s not just working doctors and nurses that suffer stress. Even students in these fields feel they are under tremendous pressure. “The first student who committed suicide was from the medical school,” […]