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Filipino’s cancer ordeal underlines the precarious status of domestic helpers in Hong Kong

Baby Jane Allas was fired by her employer after being diagnosed with stage-three cervical cancer, denying her access to affordable medical treatment.

23 Mar 2019 - 1:20PM

Baby Jane Allas was fired by her employer after being diagnosed with stage-three cervical cancer, denying her access to affordable medical treatment.

Filipino’s cancer ordeal underlines the precarious status of domestic helpers in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s lowly paid elderly toilet cleaners suffer in silence (and stench) as city struggles with dirty public loos

Tender system for lowest bidder in cleaning contracts and lack of public education clog up efforts to improve embarrassing situation for city, even with government’s HK$600 million bid to flush away issue.

9 Mar 2019 - 11:36AM

Tender system for lowest bidder in cleaning contracts and lack of public education clog up efforts to improve embarrassing situation for city, even with government’s HK$600 million bid to flush away issue.

Hong Kong’s lowly paid elderly toilet cleaners suffer in silence (and stench) as city struggles with dirty public loos
Why more young people are opting for co-living spaces in Hong Kong – and it’s not just for cheap housing

An increasing number of youngsters keen to escape home and enjoy a taste of freedom are opting for shared housing – and the attraction is far more than just cheap rent.

23 Feb 2019 - 8:17AM

An increasing number of youngsters keen to escape home and enjoy a taste of freedom are opting for shared housing – and the attraction is far more than just cheap rent.

Why more young people are opting for co-living spaces in Hong Kong – and it’s not just for cheap housing
Japanese soccer player Yuto Nakamura hopes to bring his adopted city Hong Kong to the highest stage in the sport

Yuto Nakamura recently got his Hong Kong passport after nearly 10 years living in the city, paving the way for him to represent Hong Kong in international soccer. The 32-year-old says a love of food helped him settle in the city.

16 Feb 2019 - 12:00PM

Yuto Nakamura recently got his Hong Kong passport after nearly 10 years living in the city, paving the way for him to represent Hong Kong in international soccer. The 32-year-old says a love of food helped him settle in the city.

Japanese soccer player Yuto Nakamura hopes to bring his adopted city Hong Kong to the highest stage in the sport
E-cigarettes, facing Hong Kong ban: a healthy way to quit tobacco or a risk in themselves?

Some people say vaping helps smokers kick a tobacco habit. But local doctors say the products are too new to properly understand their harms and benefits.

16 Feb 2019 - 2:51PM

Some people say vaping helps smokers kick a tobacco habit. But local doctors say the products are too new to properly understand their harms and benefits.

E-cigarettes, facing Hong Kong ban: a healthy way to quit tobacco or a risk in themselves?
To mainland Chinese ‘Hong Kong drifters’, the allure of becoming a permanent resident in the city is fading

Many mainland Chinese in the 20th century aspired to permanent residency in the safe and prosperous enclave. But in the 21st, changes north and south of the border mean some are less keen to put down roots.

9 Feb 2019 - 12:30PM

Many mainland Chinese in the 20th century aspired to permanent residency in the safe and prosperous enclave. But in the 21st, changes north and south of the border mean some are less keen to put down roots.

To mainland Chinese ‘Hong Kong drifters’, the allure of becoming a permanent resident in the city is fading
Disabled Hong Kong tour guides get creative in building careers by making education about their conditions a major attraction

Vincent Li introduces tourists to the characteristics and history of districts across the city, while also shining a spotlight on cerebral palsy.

9 Feb 2019 - 11:03AM

Vincent Li introduces tourists to the characteristics and history of districts across the city, while also shining a spotlight on cerebral palsy.

Disabled Hong Kong tour guides get creative in building careers by making education about their conditions a major attraction
For this Hong Kong undertaker, every working day is a matter of life and death

Ogden Chan puts his best into making sure bereaved families are taken care of but admits being detached is a necessary part of the job.

26 Jan 2019 - 11:04AM

Ogden Chan puts his best into making sure bereaved families are taken care of but admits being detached is a necessary part of the job.

For this Hong Kong undertaker, every working day is a matter of life and death
With Hong Kong’s low number of registered organ donors, is it time to adopt an opt-out system for donation?

City lags behind others in the number of registered donors, and lack of awareness contributes to misconceptions. Hong Kong only has six donors per million people, compared with 23 in Britain, 32 in the US and 47 in Spain.

26 Jan 2019 - 10:10AM

City lags behind others in the number of registered donors, and lack of awareness contributes to misconceptions. Hong Kong only has six donors per million people, compared with 23 in Britain, 32 in the US and 47 in Spain.

With Hong Kong’s low number of registered organ donors, is it time  to adopt an opt-out system for donation?
Hong Kong filmmaker Victor Leung overcomes troubled childhood to release first micro movie

Victor Leung Man-kit has battled anxiety, delinquency and a strained relationship with his parents, all of which almost cost him his dream.

19 Jan 2019 - 10:21AM

Victor Leung Man-kit has battled anxiety, delinquency and a strained relationship with his parents, all of which almost cost him his dream.

Hong Kong filmmaker Victor Leung overcomes troubled childhood to release first micro movie
Frustrated with the government’s recycling services, Hongkongers are taking matters into their own hands

Initiatives such as ‘Waste-no-mall’ offer greater recycling choices and let users see what happens to their recycled waste. The rate of waste recovered for recycling stands at 32 per cent of the total collected, a 10-year low for Hong Kong.

14 Jan 2019 - 4:16PM

Initiatives such as ‘Waste-no-mall’ offer greater recycling choices and let users see what happens to their recycled waste. The rate of waste recovered for recycling stands at 32 per cent of the total collected, a 10-year low for Hong Kong.

Frustrated with the government’s recycling services, Hongkongers are taking matters into their own hands
Game enough to try something new: e-sports give Hong Kong retirees fresh take on life and connection with young

Senior Citizen Home Safety Association helps members take up unlikely hobby, which has given them a new take on life and keeps their minds active.

5 Jan 2019 - 11:03AM

Senior Citizen Home Safety Association helps members take up unlikely hobby, which has given them a new take on life and keeps their minds active.

Game enough to try something new: e-sports give Hong Kong retirees fresh take on life and connection with young
Is Hong Kong doing enough to stem alcoholism among city’s youth?

Wellness worker who used to be teen addict details her struggles and dark tales of going ‘off the rails’, as well as accessibility of booze to young.

5 Jan 2019 - 10:20AM

Wellness worker who used to be teen addict details her struggles and dark tales of going ‘off the rails’, as well as accessibility of booze to young.

Is Hong Kong doing enough to stem alcoholism among city’s youth?
For HK$55 a night, Hong Kong’s ‘invisible homeless’ or working poor turn to cybercafes, amid unaffordable rents and with nowhere to go

Air conditioning and desktops for internet are better options than squalid, bug-infested subdivided flats or 24-hour fast-food chains.

22 Dec 2018 - 4:19PM

Air conditioning and desktops for internet are better options than squalid, bug-infested subdivided flats or 24-hour fast-food chains.

For HK$55 a night, Hong Kong’s ‘invisible homeless’ or working poor turn to cybercafes, amid unaffordable rents and with nowhere to go
Hong Kong bodybuilding champ Len Chui out to prove the mighty don’t need meat

Fresh off his victory at the International Natural Bodybuilding Association’s Natural Olympia in Las Vegas, Chui says strength and well-being don’t have to come at the expense of the environment.

22 Dec 2018 - 11:00AM

Fresh off his victory at the International Natural Bodybuilding Association’s Natural Olympia in Las Vegas, Chui says strength and well-being don’t have to come at the expense of the environment.

Hong Kong bodybuilding champ Len Chui out to prove the mighty don’t need meat
Long hours, difficult customers, unequal pay and few toilet breaks. Why work could be killing Hong Kong bus drivers – and their passengers

A number of serious traffic accidents in recent years has put the working conditions and well-being of bus drivers in focus.

15 Dec 2018 - 1:38PM

A number of serious traffic accidents in recent years has put the working conditions and well-being of bus drivers in focus.

Long hours, difficult customers, unequal pay and few toilet breaks. Why work could be killing Hong Kong bus drivers – and their passengers
WWF Hong Kong’s mission to ensure visit to Mai Po nature reserve is walk in the park for all, including less able-bodied

Conservation body has improved ramps and trails for easier access for wheelchair users and included Braille and 3D-printed props for those with visual impairments.

8 Dec 2018 - 11:13AM

Conservation body has improved ramps and trails for easier access for wheelchair users and included Braille and 3D-printed props for those with visual impairments.

WWF Hong Kong’s mission to ensure visit to Mai Po nature reserve is walk in the park for all, including less able-bodied
Counselling cafe out to beat ‘self-imposed constraints’ of Chinese culture, says founder ‘Mrs Wong’

With no prices on the menu, SecreTalk in Ma On Shan is not about the money, but making a positive impact on people’s lives, says cutthroat executive turned counsellor Nicole Ip.

8 Dec 2018 - 11:06AM

With no prices on the menu, SecreTalk in Ma On Shan is not about the money, but making a positive impact on people’s lives, says cutthroat executive turned counsellor Nicole Ip.

Counselling cafe out to beat ‘self-imposed constraints’ of Chinese culture, says founder ‘Mrs Wong’
Meet the 63-year-old fitness guru thousands of Hongkongers swear by – and her classes are free

Mona Chan Man-lai uses 26 simple signature moves to keep both the young and old in shape. Hongkongers are flocking to city parks to learn her secrets.

1 Dec 2018 - 12:33PM

Mona Chan Man-lai uses 26 simple signature moves to keep both the young and old in shape. Hongkongers are flocking to city parks to learn her secrets.

Meet the 63-year-old fitness guru thousands of Hongkongers swear by – and her classes are free
How the emotional toll on HIV and Aids patients is largely overlooked in Hong Kong society

Views of family and peers, as well as the act of having to be on medication, lead to self-stigmatisation for many carriers.

1 Dec 2018 - 8:53AM

Views of family and peers, as well as the act of having to be on medication, lead to self-stigmatisation for many carriers.

How the emotional toll on HIV and Aids patients is largely overlooked in Hong Kong society
Hong Kong’s ambulance services are busier than ever, but abuse of the facility can prove costly to people in genuine need

Fire Services Department Ambulance expects to receive 744,600 calls this year, up 22 per cent from a decade ago. Statistics show 2 per cent of calls are for non-emergency cases but paramedics say the real number is much higher.

25 Nov 2018 - 3:56PM

Fire Services Department Ambulance expects to receive 744,600 calls this year, up 22 per cent from a decade ago. Statistics show 2 per cent of calls are for non-emergency cases but paramedics say the real number is much higher.

Hong Kong’s ambulance services are busier than ever, but abuse of the facility can prove costly to people in genuine need
Stay optimistic despite US-China trade war and nurture talent, Alibaba executive Joe Tsai tells fresh grads at Education University of Hong Kong

Executive vice-chairman Joe Tsai pays tribute to the teaching profession and explains why good teachers also make great business leaders.

17 Nov 2018 - 10:15AM

Executive vice-chairman Joe Tsai pays tribute to the teaching profession and explains why good teachers also make great business leaders.

Stay optimistic despite US-China trade war and nurture talent, Alibaba executive Joe Tsai tells fresh grads at Education University of Hong Kong
‘Muscles are genderless’: how bodybuilding has helped shape this Hongkonger’s fluid identity

Siufung Law, who uses her sport to explore self-expression, was born a woman, but is often perceived as a man, even though she does not identify as transgender.

10 Nov 2018 - 2:19PM

Siufung Law, who uses her sport to explore self-expression, was born a woman, but is often perceived as a man, even though she does not identify as transgender.

‘Muscles are genderless’: how bodybuilding has helped shape this Hongkonger’s fluid identity
Don’t silence sign language: call for dying medium to be revived and used as teaching tool for deaf in Hong Kong

Some 155,000 people in city have hearing disabilities, but only about 5 per cent of them know sign language, which has been sidelined in education policies.

10 Nov 2018 - 8:38AM

Some 155,000 people in city have hearing disabilities, but only about 5 per cent of them know sign language, which has been sidelined in education policies.

Don’t silence sign language: call for dying medium to be revived and used as teaching tool for deaf in Hong Kong
A third of Hong Kong children have special educational needs – and the city is failing them

One in three Hong Kong children have special educational needs, but a lack of understanding condemns them to a future of low-level jobs.

9 Nov 2018 - 6:17AM

One in three Hong Kong children have special educational needs, but a lack of understanding condemns them to a future of low-level jobs.

A third of Hong Kong children have special educational needs – and the city is failing them
Would you give them money to travel? The rise and fall of Hong Kong’s ‘begpackers’

Some busk but others simply stand with signs asking for money or smile to ‘give back positive emotions’, while cold shoulder from locals towards street acts in general have driven most out of city.

27 Oct 2018 - 3:44PM

Some busk but others simply stand with signs asking for money or smile to ‘give back positive emotions’, while cold shoulder from locals towards street acts in general have driven most out of city.

Would you give them money to travel? The rise and fall of Hong Kong’s ‘begpackers’
Can Hong Kong embrace a new way to fight cancer? Try the multidisciplinary approach, experts say

Multidisciplinary approach (MDT) is uncommon locally but may be more cost-effective and beneficial for both patients and doctors

27 Oct 2018 - 9:33AM

Multidisciplinary approach (MDT) is uncommon locally but may be more cost-effective and beneficial for both patients and doctors

Can Hong Kong embrace a new way to fight cancer? Try the multidisciplinary approach, experts say
140,000 visitors expected for biggest Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival, with many from mainland China

Organisers hope newly opened links to mainland will draw more crowds for 10th anniversary of festival

25 Oct 2018 - 10:10PM

Organisers hope newly opened links to mainland will draw more crowds for 10th anniversary of festival

140,000 visitors expected for biggest Hong Kong Wine and Dine Festival, with many from mainland China
Cantonese opera script based on a video game? Hong Kong charity out to get children learning an ancient art

Cha Duk Chang Children’s Cantonese Opera Association is dedicated to promoting the craft among the city’s youth, and is the first organisation in China to pen scripts exclusively for children.

20 Oct 2018 - 12:17PM

Cha Duk Chang Children’s Cantonese Opera Association is dedicated to promoting the craft among the city’s youth, and is the first organisation in China to pen scripts exclusively for children.

Cantonese opera script based on a video game? Hong Kong charity out to get children learning an ancient art
Despite coming changes, Hong Kong mothers still face uphill battle in workplace

The raft of family-friendly measures announced in the chief executive’s policy address may not be enough to deal with entrenched attitudes and practices.

20 Oct 2018 - 10:20AM

The raft of family-friendly measures announced in the chief executive’s policy address may not be enough to deal with entrenched attitudes and practices.

Despite coming changes, Hong Kong mothers still face uphill battle in workplace