Veta Chan

Veta Chan

Veta is a summer intern on the Hong Kong desk. She graduated with a degree in Asian and International Studies from City University of Hong Kong, and will be pursuing a Master of Journalism at the University of Hong Kong.

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Meet Hong Kong’s replantation specialists, who have given hope to hundreds of patients with severed limbs

Team of surgeons, nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists gave a young man who had lost most of his hand a new lease of life by attaching one of his toes onto his damaged limb.

Team of surgeons, nurses, occupational therapists and physiotherapists gave a young man who had lost most of his hand a new lease of life by attaching one of his toes onto his damaged limb.

Meet Hong Kong’s replantation specialists, who have given hope to hundreds of patients with severed limbs
20 Aug 2018 - 7:03AM
HK$1,500 government fine on Hong Kong ‘cardboard granny’ waived after appeal and petition from scavengers concern group

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department says it will no longer prosecute the woman, 63, for putting a bag of rubbish on the ground in July.

The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department says it will no longer prosecute the woman, 63, for putting a bag of rubbish on the ground in July.

HK$1,500 government fine on Hong Kong ‘cardboard granny’ waived after appeal and petition from scavengers concern group
15 Aug 2018 - 11:25PM
Residents fear for their safety as buildings shake and cracks appear in walls during MTR construction

Construction work leaves flats without running water and homeowners asking why they were kept in the dark as buildings were sinking.

Construction work leaves flats without running water and homeowners asking why they were kept in the dark as buildings were sinking.

Residents fear for their safety as buildings shake and cracks appear in walls during MTR construction
10 Aug 2018 - 2:38PM
Hong Kong’s domestic helpers reveal hunger horror stories in appeal to increase food allowance

Helper representatives ask for food allowance to double along with a 24.7 per cent increase in their monthly wage during annual meeting with Labour Department.

Helper representatives ask for food allowance to double along with a 24.7 per cent increase in their monthly wage during annual meeting with Labour Department.

Hong Kong’s domestic helpers reveal hunger horror stories in appeal to increase food allowance
14 Aug 2018 - 12:03PM
HKU to announce DSE exam score requirements for medical degree before students sit tests

Hong Kong students will be told the minimum grades needed for admission three to four months in advance.

Hong Kong students will be told the minimum grades needed for admission three to four months in advance.

HKU to announce DSE exam score requirements for medical degree before students sit tests
7 Aug 2018 - 3:17PM
The expert tips that could save your life if a Hong Kong hike takes a turn for the worse

Adventure and risk mitigation veteran Mike Armstrong shares his advice for staying alive in a tricky situation outdoors.

Adventure and risk mitigation veteran Mike Armstrong shares his advice for staying alive in a tricky situation outdoors.

The expert tips that could save your life if a Hong Kong hike takes a turn for the worse
4 Aug 2018 - 11:33AM
Paragliding association launches safety review and investigation into death of Hong Kong pilot Patrick Chung

HKPA, the city’s licensing body for the sport, looks to review and improve safety measures.

HKPA, the city’s licensing body for the sport, looks to review and improve safety measures.

Paragliding association launches safety review and investigation into death of Hong Kong pilot Patrick Chung
3 Aug 2018 - 11:04PM
Higher prices for electronic appliances on the cards, as Hong Kong rolls out recycling and disposal plan to combat dumping

Sellers must now provide free, government-approved removal services for old and unwanted appliances to customers who buy new products of the same type, in a bid to combat dumping

Sellers must now provide free, government-approved removal services for old and unwanted appliances to customers who buy new products of the same type, in a bid to combat dumping

Higher prices for electronic appliances on the cards, as Hong Kong rolls out recycling and disposal plan to combat dumping
14 Aug 2018 - 12:25PM
Search for missing Hong Kong paraglider enters fourth day as low visibility hampers rescuers

Patrick Chung has been missing since Sunday, but those looking for him promise to remain vigilant despite no longer receiving signals from his mobile phone.

Patrick Chung has been missing since Sunday, but those looking for him promise to remain vigilant despite no longer receiving signals from his mobile phone.

Search for missing Hong Kong paraglider enters fourth day as low visibility hampers rescuers
25 Jul 2018 - 11:28AM
Search continues for missing Hong Kong paraglider blown off course over Lantau Island

Patrick Chung, 44, could not be reached after sudden gusts, known as ‘shi hu feng’, dispersed group.

Patrick Chung, 44, could not be reached after sudden gusts, known as ‘shi hu feng’, dispersed group.

Search continues for missing Hong Kong paraglider blown off course over Lantau Island
24 Jul 2018 - 11:08AM
International schools in Hong Kong to cost 8.5 per cent more, a family could spend HK$2.7 million – yet it still ranks as only tenth most expensive in world

ExpatFinder survey found mainland China was most expensive, followed by Switzerland, Belgium, Britain and Singapore.

ExpatFinder survey found mainland China was most expensive, followed by Switzerland, Belgium, Britain and Singapore.

International schools in Hong Kong to cost 8.5 per cent more, a family could spend HK$2.7 million – yet it still ranks as only tenth most expensive in world
19 Jul 2018 - 11:12PM
Taxi drivers put on notice as Hong Kong government brings in stiffer penalties to combat city’s notoriously bad service

List of offences that could get cabbies in trouble ranges from taking a longer route than necessary to overcharging or refusing a fare.

List of offences that could get cabbies in trouble ranges from taking a longer route than necessary to overcharging or refusing a fare.

Taxi drivers put on notice as Hong Kong government brings in stiffer penalties to combat city’s notoriously bad service
19 Jul 2018 - 6:24AM
Uniforms in two Hong Kong secondary schools found to contain cancer-causing chemicals that were banned in Japan and Europe years ago

Girls’ uniforms for Lingnan and Fung Kai No 1 secondary schools found to contain more than eight times the level of amino azobenzene permitted in mainland China.

Girls’ uniforms for Lingnan and Fung Kai No 1 secondary schools found to contain more than eight times the level of amino azobenzene permitted in mainland China.

Uniforms in two Hong Kong secondary schools found to contain cancer-causing chemicals that were banned in Japan and Europe years ago
17 Jul 2018 - 8:00AM
Fifa World Cup: France and Croatia fans gear up to watch Moscow final in Hong Kong, communities coming together for a ‘common dream’

House parties and get-togethers for city’s large French contingent, while dozens of its fewer than 50 Croatians expected at screening of match which has ‘equal significance to declaring independence’.

House parties and get-togethers for city’s large French contingent, while dozens of its fewer than 50 Croatians expected at screening of match which has ‘equal significance to declaring independence’.

Fifa World Cup: France and Croatia fans gear up to watch Moscow final in Hong Kong, communities coming together for a ‘common dream’
15 Jul 2018 - 11:43AM
Hong Kong pupils given harsh life lesson on value of hard work as cheers and tears greet allocation of secondary school spots

Education Bureau says number of Hong Kong children and parents happy with outcome is down on last year, while competition for places remains as intense as ever.

Education Bureau says number of Hong Kong children and parents happy with outcome is down on last year, while competition for places remains as intense as ever.

Hong Kong pupils given harsh life lesson on value of hard work as cheers and tears greet allocation of secondary school spots
11 Jul 2018 - 9:54AM
Hong Kong teen’s dreams of being a doctor dashed by education system’s failure to teach Chinese to ethnic minority students

Education group Unison says schools aren’t getting the proper guidance to teach pupils who grew up in a non-Chinese speaking environment, as 19-year-old who wanted to be a doctor seeks out new career path.

Education group Unison says schools aren’t getting the proper guidance to teach pupils who grew up in a non-Chinese speaking environment, as 19-year-old who wanted to be a doctor seeks out new career path.

Hong Kong teen’s dreams of being a doctor dashed by education system’s failure to teach Chinese to ethnic minority students
11 Jul 2018 - 9:57PM
More Hongkongers opting for burial sites in mainland China and the US as a lack of local cemetery space drives up prices

Funeral companies reveal that many of their clients have been looking further afield for their final resting places, as securing an affordable space in Hong Kong can take years.

Funeral companies reveal that many of their clients have been looking further afield for their final resting places, as securing an affordable space in Hong Kong can take years.

More Hongkongers opting for burial sites in mainland China and the US as a lack of local cemetery space drives up prices
6 Jul 2018 - 11:06PM
Exhibition highlights dangers of Hong Kong weather, a day after student, 18, dies from lightning strike

Photo capturing lightning bolts tucked inside cloud amid sunset is winning entrant in competition organised by Observatory and Airport Authority.

Photo capturing lightning bolts tucked inside cloud amid sunset is winning entrant in competition organised by Observatory and Airport Authority.

Exhibition highlights dangers of Hong Kong weather, a day after student, 18, dies from lightning strike
4 Jul 2018 - 9:33AM
Why watching the World Cup could kill you – late nights, beer, bad food and the roller coaster excitement could trigger a heart attack

It is especially risky for men with an existing or hidden heart problem when watching their favourite teams, studies suggest – but winning ways could have an unexpected bonus for society.

It is especially risky for men with an existing or hidden heart problem when watching their favourite teams, studies suggest – but winning ways could have an unexpected bonus for society.

Why watching the World Cup could kill you – late nights, beer, bad food and the roller coaster excitement could trigger a heart attack
30 Jun 2018 - 2:16PM
Hong Kong shooting: one killed, three wounded as female bodyguard allegedly guns down relatives in inheritance feud

Victims’ niece, 44-year-old Ada Tsim Sum-kit, arrested at nearby shopping centre after incident in Quarry Bay Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Victims’ niece, 44-year-old Ada Tsim Sum-kit, arrested at nearby shopping centre after incident in Quarry Bay Park on Tuesday afternoon.

Hong Kong shooting: one killed, three wounded as female bodyguard allegedly guns down relatives in inheritance feud
27 Jun 2018 - 3:46PM
Plan to cut off-peak ferry services between Hong Kong Island and Ma Wan raises hackles among Park Island residents

Transport operator cites HK$600 million in losses and low passenger numbers, but proposal is rejected by owners committee.

Transport operator cites HK$600 million in losses and low passenger numbers, but proposal is rejected by owners committee.

Plan to cut off-peak ferry services between Hong Kong Island and Ma Wan raises hackles among Park Island residents
26 Jun 2018 - 12:02PM
Hong Kong street sleepers plead for more time as officials plan site clearance of footbridge home

About 13 homeless people sleep under Yen Chow Street footbridge in Sham Shui Po but government has told them to move out by July 12.

About 13 homeless people sleep under Yen Chow Street footbridge in Sham Shui Po but government has told them to move out by July 12.

Hong Kong street sleepers plead for more time as officials plan site clearance of footbridge home
21 Jun 2018 - 8:43PM
Only Hooters restaurant in Hong Kong closed as questions linger after two lawsuits

A notice on its boarded-up entrance in Central indicates a relocation, but the chain, which had been involved in unpaid rent disputes, is not elaborating.

A notice on its boarded-up entrance in Central indicates a relocation, but the chain, which had been involved in unpaid rent disputes, is not elaborating.

Only Hooters restaurant in Hong Kong closed as questions linger after two lawsuits
20 Jun 2018 - 10:35PM
Climate change leading to spike in allergies among city dwellers – and Hongkongers won’t be spared

A team of six doctors from Hong Kong says leading a low-carbon life can lessen environmental damage and slow the spread of allergic diseases

A team of six doctors from Hong Kong says leading a low-carbon life can lessen environmental damage and slow the spread of allergic diseases

Climate change leading to spike in allergies among city dwellers – and Hongkongers won’t be spared
20 Jun 2018 - 9:03AM
Hong Kong celebrates Dragon Boat festival with rowing rituals, family and fancy dress

Racers and spectators turn out at locations around the city for a day of competition and community.

Racers and spectators turn out at locations around the city for a day of competition and community.

Hong Kong celebrates Dragon Boat festival with rowing rituals, family and fancy dress
14 May 2019 - 12:57PM
Breaking the fast: Muslims of Hong Kong, many far from home, celebrate Eid ul-Fitr

City’s Islamic community, including tens of thousands of Indonesian domestic helpers, come together for the end of Ramadan.

City’s Islamic community, including tens of thousands of Indonesian domestic helpers, come together for the end of Ramadan.

Breaking the fast: Muslims of Hong Kong, many far from home, celebrate Eid ul-Fitr
15 Jun 2018 - 9:22PM
Why is private tutoring such a big deal in Hong Kong?
30 Jul 2018 - 1:53PM