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  • Each week, two of our readers debate a hot topic in a showdown that doesn’t necessarily reflect their personal viewpoints
  • This round, they debate whether the rise in minimum wage after a four-year freeze will be enough to help the city’s lowest-paid workers
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  • Our writing competition starts with 10 students who are eliminated one at a time based on your votes and YP Editors’ picks – who will you choose?
  • This week, contestants design a mascot for Hong Kong, from a cartoon ‘milk tea’ Chinese dolphin to a hybrid rabbit and panda
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  • Hong Kong NGO Greeners Action aims to collect 8 million used red packets by February 27 for its Lai See Reuse and Recycle Programme
  • Every week, Talking Points gives you a worksheet to practise your reading comprehension with questions and exercises about the story we’ve written
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  • This week, one student writes about the recent mass shootings in California and the need for stronger gun laws in the United States
  • Another teen talks about how wearing a mask can make it difficult to read a person’s emotions and harm interpersonal relationships
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  • Many children in developing countries do the dangerous work of mining mica, the mineral that adds a natural shine to cosmetics, writes one student
  • Another reader discusses how we can repair connections with friends, classmates and family members after years of Covid-19 restrictions
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  • Students share the coolest and most interesting things they bought at the shop, from a superhero umbrella to Japanese rice balls
  • This week’s question: How do you get a good night’s sleep?
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  • PCR tests dropped for cross-border travellers with no history to overseas places in past week
  • Chief Executive John Lee announced details at press conference following HKMAO statement, says he has ‘fulfilled election promise’
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  • Each week, we respond to a question from our readers and give advice and resources they can turn to
  • This week, we help a student being pressured by their family to be more like their friends
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  • While many substances came from the Mediterranean, archaeologists were surprised to find gum from the dammar tree, which grows only in tropical Southeast Asia
  • Need for mummification materials may have been an early driver of globalisation and trade
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  • MrBeast is famous for his charitable endeavours and recently paid for eye surgery for 1,000 people, on top of gifting them cars and money for university
  • While many have praised his actions, they question the ethics behind filming his good acts to have content for his channel, calling it ‘dehumanising’
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  • Some students chose to begin class ahead of government’s schedule, which would exempt them from travel quotas, opting instead to return on first day of term
  • PCR tests every 48 hours remain headache for families who hope authorities will soon announce exemptions
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  • Number of people seeking treatment for Covid-19 at major hospitals fell by over 40 per cent between January 23 and 29 compared to the previous week, newspaper reports
  • Authorities said the number of daily Covid deaths nationwide had fallen by nearly 80 per cent since the start of January
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  • Analysis counted 1.1 million tweets or retweets using strong climate-sceptic terms in 2022, nearly twice the figure for 2021
  • US-based campaign group blamed Musk, who reinstated numerous banned Twitter accounts and allowed users to pay for a blue tick
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  • Education Bureau had set up special centre at Penny’s Bay quarantine facility last year for students who were infected with Covid-19 or close contacts of patients
  • Sources say arrangement will be scrapped for exams in April, but bureau yet to announce whether students who test positive for Covid will sit alongside their peers
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// Music
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// News
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// Asia
As Chinese tourists hit the road, here’s how countries are responding
// Lifestyle
Collector’s 4,000 items from old Hong Kong tells the city’s story
// Your Voice
Will the Hong Kong government’s new minimum wage increase be enough?
// Competitions
Brain Game: What mascot would you create for Hong Kong? (Round 8)
// Lifestyle
Green group says to reuse Lunar New Year red packets, send e-lai-see
// Letters to the Editors
Your Voice: Stop gun violence in the US (short letters)
// Letters to the Editors
Your Voice: Mica and the exploitation behind shiny make-up (long letters)
// Hong Kong
Ying Wa Girls’ School documentary ‘To My Nineteen-year-old Self’ pulled from cinemas
// Music
Hong Kong indie artist Serrini on why independence is key to her music
// News
Myanmar’s junta extends state of emergency as people protest on anniversary of military coup
// Asia
As Chinese tourists hit the road, here’s how countries are responding
// Lifestyle
Collector’s 4,000 items from old Hong Kong tells the city’s story
// Your Voice
Will the Hong Kong government’s new minimum wage increase be enough?
// Competitions
Brain Game: What mascot would you create for Hong Kong? (Round 8)
// Lifestyle
Green group says to reuse Lunar New Year red packets, send e-lai-see
// Letters to the Editors
Your Voice: Stop gun violence in the US (short letters)
// Letters to the Editors
Your Voice: Mica and the exploitation behind shiny make-up (long letters)
// Your Voice
Top 10: What’s the best thing you ever bought in a convenience store?
// Hong Kong
Coronavirus: all borders between mainland China, Hong Kong to reopen from Monday
// Living
Help! How do I get my parents to stop comparing me to other people?
// Global
Ancient Egyptians made mummies using ingredients from as far as Southeast Asia
// Lifestyle
A YouTuber cured 1,000 blind people for a video. But is it performative altruism?
// Hong Kong
Cross-border students return to in-person classes in Hong Kong after 3-year hiatus
// Asia
Coronavirus: Beijing has hit ‘temporary herd immunity’, health official says
// Environment
Climate change conspiracies surge on social media, reports say
// Hong Kong
Infected Hong Kong students no longer required to sit for DSE in special centres
// Global
Jewish heirs sue museum over Picasso painting sold to flee Nazis
// Your Voice
Top 10: What’s the best thing you ever bought in a convenience store?
// Hong Kong
Coronavirus: all borders between mainland China, Hong Kong to reopen from Monday
// Living
Help! How do I get my parents to stop comparing me to other people?
// Global
Ancient Egyptians made mummies using ingredients from as far as Southeast Asia
// Lifestyle
A YouTuber cured 1,000 blind people for a video. But is it performative altruism?
// Hong Kong
Cross-border students return to in-person classes in Hong Kong after 3-year hiatus
// Asia
Coronavirus: Beijing has hit ‘temporary herd immunity’, health official says
// Environment
Climate change conspiracies surge on social media, reports say
// Hong Kong
Infected Hong Kong students no longer required to sit for DSE in special centres
// Global
Jewish heirs sue museum over Picasso painting sold to flee Nazis
// Global
White House says US Covid emergency status to end May 11
// News
Netflix reveals first poster for live-action ‘One Piece’ coming this year
// Environment
Hot tech: how bitcoin mining servers are helping tulips grow
// Lifestyle
Hong Kong Shifts tells stories of city’s overlooked workers to build community
// Discover
Mass shootings in California kill 19, casting shadow over Lunar New Year
// Asia
Hot Topics: How China’s lowest birth rate ever could affect the economy
// Lifestyle
In Sheffield, Hongkongers hold onto love for their hometown and culture
// Your Voice
Is the HK$1 plastic bag fee an effective way to reduce waste in Hong Kong?
// Competitions
Brain Game: What should be deleted from the internet? (Round 7)
// Lifestyle
Teen artist Nomkakaii showcases Hong Kong food culture on Instagram
// Global
White House says US Covid emergency status to end May 11
// News
Netflix reveals first poster for live-action ‘One Piece’ coming this year
// Environment
Hot tech: how bitcoin mining servers are helping tulips grow
// Lifestyle
Hong Kong Shifts tells stories of city’s overlooked workers to build community
// Discover
Mass shootings in California kill 19, casting shadow over Lunar New Year
// Asia
Hot Topics: How China’s lowest birth rate ever could affect the economy
// Lifestyle
In Sheffield, Hongkongers hold onto love for their hometown and culture
// Your Voice
Is the HK$1 plastic bag fee an effective way to reduce waste in Hong Kong?
// Competitions
Brain Game: What should be deleted from the internet? (Round 7)
// Lifestyle
Teen artist Nomkakaii showcases Hong Kong food culture on Instagram
// Letters to the Editors
Your Voice: LGBTQ students have the right to be themselves (short letters)
// Letters to the Editors
Your Voice: Hong Kong youth should watch Cantonese opera (long letters)
// Your Voice
Top 10: What’s your strangest hidden talent?
// Competitions
Young Post’s Best of the Month Awards for December
// Hong Kong
2 rushed to hospital, 77 evacuated due to fire in Hong Kong village
// Environment
One third of Amazon rainforest ‘degraded’ by human activity and drought, study finds
// Personal development
Help! I did not achieve most of my goals last year. How can I improve in 2023?
// Global
Unesco lists centre of Ukraine port city Odesa as World Heritage site
// Global
Meta says Donald Trump to be allowed back on Facebook, Instagram
// Lifestyle
10 rabbit idioms to help your writing improve by leaps and bounds
// Letters to the Editors
Your Voice: LGBTQ students have the right to be themselves (short letters)
// Letters to the Editors
Your Voice: Hong Kong youth should watch Cantonese opera (long letters)
// Your Voice
Top 10: What’s your strangest hidden talent?
// Competitions
Young Post’s Best of the Month Awards for December
// Hong Kong
2 rushed to hospital, 77 evacuated due to fire in Hong Kong village
// Environment
One third of Amazon rainforest ‘degraded’ by human activity and drought, study finds
// Personal development
Help! I did not achieve most of my goals last year. How can I improve in 2023?
// Global
Unesco lists centre of Ukraine port city Odesa as World Heritage site
// Global
Meta says Donald Trump to be allowed back on Facebook, Instagram
// Lifestyle
10 rabbit idioms to help your writing improve by leaps and bounds
// Environment
Climate change increases human trafficking risks, UN says
// Hong Kong
Parents and teachers fear back-to-school culture shock for mainland students
// Hong Kong
Why fewer Hongkongers are receiving Covid shots
// Environment
Study finds sea spiders can regrow body parts, not just limbs
// Hong Kong
Hong Kong issues weather warning, expecting temperatures of 10 degrees Celsius
// Lifestyle
9 famous rabbits from pop culture, from iconic candy to Bugs Bunny and Miffy
// News
How long can a healthy human live? Scientists debate as medical technology advances
// News
Hong Kong’s pet rabbits enjoy luxury bunny resort while owners head on holiday
// TV
Netflix gives ‘Cobra Kai’ a 6th and final season
// Lifestyle
Celebrities, politicians and scientists born in the Year of the Rabbit
// Environment
Climate change increases human trafficking risks, UN says
// Hong Kong
Parents and teachers fear back-to-school culture shock for mainland students
// Hong Kong
Why fewer Hongkongers are receiving Covid shots
// Environment
Study finds sea spiders can regrow body parts, not just limbs
// Hong Kong
Hong Kong issues weather warning, expecting temperatures of 10 degrees Celsius
// Lifestyle
9 famous rabbits from pop culture, from iconic candy to Bugs Bunny and Miffy
// News
How long can a healthy human live? Scientists debate as medical technology advances
// News
Hong Kong’s pet rabbits enjoy luxury bunny resort while owners head on holiday
// TV
Netflix gives ‘Cobra Kai’ a 6th and final season
// Lifestyle
Celebrities, politicians and scientists born in the Year of the Rabbit
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