Young Wang
Young Wang
SCMP contributor
Young is a freelance writer for People & Culture at the Post, and was previously senior reporter at Young Post. She grew up in Shenzhen and graduated from the University of Hong Kong. Young spends her life savings on travel, photography, and raising her kid.

As China seeks to rein in its hyper-competitive education system with bans on private after-school tutoring and more emphasis on physical activity, alternative schools that prioritise individual achievement and happiness over exams and test scores are flourishing.


Marvin Chan Yuk-lun and Macy Lai Man-sze suffer from rare neurological diseases, but they won’t let it get in the way of their goals.

If you’ve ever felt moved or awed by the dazzling displays at the Olympic ceremonies, then it has probably been down to the work of Marco Balich.

In the eyes of the judges, all 12 finalists of the Community Contributor award deserve to be lauded for their efforts to making the world a better place.

Hannah Tam Wan-ching isn’t discriminate in her love of music. The St. Paul’s Co-educational College student loves everything, from classical to pop – but it’s classical music where her talents lie.

Though her culture disapproves of girls dancing in public, one student in Hong Kong loves it so much, she is willing to pretend to be a boy to do it onstage.

Having a good command of English, Cantonese, or Putonghua isn’t enough to become a finalist for the Student of the Year (SOTY) – Linguist award; candidates have to prove they have completely mastered a way of expressing their language skills.

Defeating nine other contestants in gruelling rounds that tested the limits of their creativity, Nina wins a one-night stay at Disneyland with three friends.

Home economics might not be Hong Kong’s most popular subject, but it has helped five girls from Shau Kei Wan East Government Secondary School learn the skills needed to win The Mills Summer Programme grand prize.

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