Jingan Young

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London storm turns spotlight on ‘whitewashing’ in film and theatre
Vision of West Kowloon Cultural District cannot be realised without the artists
Britain's new immigration rules will hit international arts graduates hard
Demise of City University creative writing course underlines Hong Kong's low regard for art
Hong Kong theatre needs support to make an impact abroad

Lack of funding, inadequate venues and the consistent import of productions from abroad are some of the reasons Hong Kong theatre isn't making an impact abroad.

15 Aug 2014 - 2:39AM

Lack of funding, inadequate venues and the consistent import of productions from abroad are some of the reasons Hong Kong theatre isn't making an impact abroad.

Hong Kong theatre needs support to make an impact abroad
Expat writer gambles with Macau and HK cards
The lost art of risk-taking in Hong Kong theatre

Despite being described as a "world city", Hong Kong is failing to support or promote any of its theatre-makers at home and abroad. Many say this is because the city is run by bureaucrats; others feel it is due, in large part, to the lack of space and the high financial risk involved in first-time productions.

12 Jun 2014 - 2:14AM

Despite being described as a "world city", Hong Kong is failing to support or promote any of its theatre-makers at home and abroad. Many say this is because the city is run by bureaucrats; others feel it is due, in large part, to the lack of space and the high financial risk involved in first-time productions.

The lost art of risk-taking in Hong Kong theatre
Stereotyping of Asian women the real problem for Cathay flight attendants

It came as no surprise when "too revealing" female flight attendant uniforms landed Cathay Pacific in yet another dispute with their employees.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM

It came as no surprise when "too revealing" female flight attendant uniforms landed Cathay Pacific in yet another dispute with their employees.

Stereotyping of Asian women the real problem for Cathay flight attendants
Mission to Mars reveals some down-to-earth problems

Last week, it was announced that 25-year-old Hong Kong-born Birdy Cheng Yu-pang had acquired a place on the Mars One project, a one-way expedition to establish a "self-sustaining colony" by 2025 on the red planet. Given Cheng's belief that planet earth is polluted and hopeless, does this mission to Mars suggest a widely shared dissatisfaction with life?

13 Feb 2014 - 1:49AM

Last week, it was announced that 25-year-old Hong Kong-born Birdy Cheng Yu-pang had acquired a place on the Mars One project, a one-way expedition to establish a "self-sustaining colony" by 2025 on the red planet. Given Cheng's belief that planet earth is polluted and hopeless, does this mission to Mars suggest a widely shared dissatisfaction with life?

Mission to Mars reveals some down-to-earth problems
Breathing dirty air is Hong Kong's lot, sadly

There's something in the air, but it's not the smell of the approaching holiday season. Rather, it's the unwelcome return of smog which for the past week has hung over Hong Kong like a viscous cloak of invisibility. Recently, the concentration of one out of the four most threatening air pollutants, nitrogen dioxide, rose to 231.8 micrograms per cubic metre in Central, a level of concentration the World Health Organisation deems toxic and a cause of severe respiratory illness.

12 Dec 2013 - 3:33AM

There's something in the air, but it's not the smell of the approaching holiday season. Rather, it's the unwelcome return of smog which for the past week has hung over Hong Kong like a viscous cloak of invisibility. Recently, the concentration of one out of the four most threatening air pollutants, nitrogen dioxide, rose to 231.8 micrograms per cubic metre in Central, a level of concentration the World Health Organisation deems toxic and a cause of severe respiratory illness.

Breathing dirty air is Hong Kong's lot, sadly
New UK strategy provides few real opportunities for overseas students

Jingan Young says plan to draw students from China and elsewhere fails to tackle lack of jobs.

6 Aug 2013 - 4:30AM

Jingan Young says plan to draw students from China and elsewhere fails to tackle lack of jobs.

New UK strategy provides few real opportunities for overseas students
Hong Kong is multicultural; don't let anyone tell you otherwise
Crackdown on public drinking won't deter binge drinkers

The path taken by the government and other public institutions to control drinking-related accidents and crime takes the form of stone-walling the consumer's choice: drinking in public.

21 Mar 2013 - 2:50AM

The path taken by the government and other public institutions to control drinking-related accidents and crime takes the form of stone-walling the consumer's choice: drinking in public.

Crackdown on public drinking won't deter binge drinkers
Drug mules must find no welcome in Hong Kong

This month, Hong Kong has witnessed a worrying number of cases of individuals arrested after entering the city with large amounts of drugs. 

27 Aug 2013 - 8:39AM

This month, Hong Kong has witnessed a worrying number of cases of individuals arrested after entering the city with large amounts of drugs. 

Drug mules must find no welcome in Hong Kong
Will door to Asian actors in Britain truly be opened?
Book: 'Avant Garde Art Groups in China, 1979-1989' by Paul Gladston

A little over three decades ago, the global perception was that China's contemporary art scene was virtually non-existent.

15 Sep 2013 - 11:21AM

A little over three decades ago, the global perception was that China's contemporary art scene was virtually non-existent.

Book: 'Avant Garde Art Groups in China, 1979-1989' by Paul Gladston
Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures

Last week, Narcotics Commissioner Erika Hui Lam Yin-ming relayed the results from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse survey of local and international school students. Rather predictably, the number of reported and new drug users aged under 21 last year dropped by 20 per cent and 21 per cent, respectively, in comparison to 2011.

28 Mar 2013 - 8:49AM

Last week, Narcotics Commissioner Erika Hui Lam Yin-ming relayed the results from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse survey of local and international school students. Rather predictably, the number of reported and new drug users aged under 21 last year dropped by 20 per cent and 21 per cent, respectively, in comparison to 2011.

Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures
No better time for Hong Kong to honour the simple craft of filmmaking