HKDSE - Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

The Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination is administered by the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority. Most candidates take four core subjects (Chinese and English languages, mathematics and liberal studies) and two or three elective subjects.

Inside the Hong Kong Central Library at 66 Causeway Road. Photo: Felix Wong

Borrowing habits reveal Hongkongers’ top obsessions

Check-out records at public libraries have revealed Hong Kong holidaymakers’ passion for Japan, with nine out of the top 10 highly circulated adult non-fiction Chinese books last year being travel books, including seven on the East Asian island country.