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In Brief

Regulation changes for buskers

Thursday, 15 July, 2010, 12:00am

Financial downturn forces Hongkongers back home - and onto the streets

Nicon Lam had less than HK$3 in his pocket when he returned to Hong Kong from a failed business on the mainland in February last year. The following month he was sleeping in parks.

22 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

The circus is in town

The Seyranyan Circus Family from Russia will perform at the apm shopping mall in Kwun Tong over the weekend.

The circus comprises father GaGik, mother Anaida, daughters aged eight, 22 and 24 and two little dogs.

They will treat shoppers to a 30-minute circus show.

30 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Busking zones to be set up this year

Designated street performance zones will be set up for buskers in half of the city's districts by the end of the year, lawmakers were told yesterday. Undersecretary for Home Affairs Florence Hui Hiu-fai said the bureau was working with the 18 district councils to identify locations and work out details such as effective hours of the zones and whether buskers would need to audition.

25 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Sleeping rough

Thomas David Finland loves McDonald's, especially the one in Sham Shui Po. But not because of the food, it's because the manager lets him sleep there overnight.

'Most managers ask you to leave, but the ones in Sham Shui Po and Tai Po are nice,' says Mr Finland, who had a British father and a Cantonese mother.

19 May 2009 - 12:00am

Give thanks for what we have, and give to others

Christmas will not be as merry as it might have been for some of us this year, and the reason for that is no big surprise. Times are tough and are going to get tougher, we have been told repeatedly. Thousands of people have lost their jobs and more cuts are on the way; bonuses are going to be small, if they are given at all. Pay rises are out of the question.

25 Dec 2008 - 12:00am


Young, educated people are tipped to join the ranks of the homeless. Can the government do anything to help them become productive again, such as using the much-criticised retraining fund? Write to us.

22 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Young, educated people tipped to join ranks of the homeless

Welfare groups say the government should prepare for a new class of young and relatively well-educated people joining the ranks of street sleepers in Hong Kong, which are expected to grow as the recession forces more people into poverty.

Usually, most street sleepers are single elderly men or drug addicts.

20 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Student soccer contest to red-card poverty

Students at Canadian International School are hoping to help kick poverty into touch this evening with a fund-raiser to boost awareness of the plight of the city's homeless. Kick-Off Poverty's marathon five-hour programme includes a sponsored football tournament involving Dawn Team, a local team of homeless players.

24 May 2008 - 12:00am

Artists juggle ballet and circus

A performance that combines ballet and circus is set to thrill Hong Kong's theatregoers next month.

Rain/Bow, organised by Le French May, is the result of years of juggling practice.

The artists use movements and manipulation of objects to stage a magical show.

6 May 2008 - 12:00am

Winter Games set for their own torch trauma

City Views Vancouver

The Olympic torch relay protests in London, Paris and San Francisco last week had an air of familiarity for Vancouver residents.

Well before the recent unrest and subsequent crackdown in Tibet, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics were in the crosshairs of this city's persistent protest movement.

14 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Circus training helps break down barriers

Charitable organisation Treats has established a circus team to help children with special needs overcome prejudice.

In the past year, Treats, an organisation dedicated to the development of integrated education in Hong Kong, has recruited 80 children with mental handicaps, autism and learning difficulties.

14 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Rock 'n' stroll

Jing Wong doesn't miss a note when he smiles and nods to a young girl who has just dropped a HK$10 bill into his guitar case. When others in his Sunday afternoon audience in Sai Yeung Choi Street match the child's gift, the 26-year-old sings a little louder.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Less red tape would make streets more alive

Culture starts on the streets, so one argument goes. If this contention is true, the state of the arts and entertainment in Hong Kong can only be said to be woeful.

26 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

school news

Yuen Yuen Institute

December 10 was memorable for the students at Yuen Yuen Institute where the English festival was held.

Instead of having normal lessons, students participated in English activities all day, to help improve their knowledge and understanding of the language and the English-speaking world.

25 Jan 2008 - 12:00am