Mong Kok’s pedestrian zone: the antagonism between street performers, residents and vendors

Video: Elly Wu, Melanie Japson     Photos and captions:  Melanie Japson Text: Erin Chan From daytime weekdays to night time weekends, the pedestrian zone of Mongkok has been taken over by the bustling crowd of curious people, coming to catch a glimpse of the multi-talented street performers. Performers ranging from musicians singing upbeat songs, … More Mong Kok’s pedestrian zone: the antagonism between street performers, residents and vendors

Is new technology or new media changing the nature or role of international news?

In 2006, the prophecy of the end of printed press already existed. The Economist sums up its grim future in one sentence: Who Killed Newspaper? International news has evolved sweepingly over the years, and people are blending in with different avant-garde media platforms unconsciously. From Starbucks’ and McDonald’s, pavements to anywhere humans belong, people can … More Is new technology or new media changing the nature or role of international news?

Is it really sad to be a hot person in the wheelchair?

See how wheelchair users use a hashtag to fight against backlashes on their appearance on social media Sometimes, the level of hotness that a person embodies is more dependent on the mentality than physical appearance. Therefore, many of wheelchair users have started posting selfies of themselves boldly in chic outfits with the #HotPersonInAWheelchair hashtag on … More Is it really sad to be a hot person in the wheelchair?

Lack of ingredient transparency on labeling of detergent

(Old news: November 2017) The Consumer Council has found that only a small portion of laundry detergent in the market provided relatively comprehensive ingredient content on the product labeling. Among the 34 laundry detergents, including washing powder, detergents and capsules put to test by the council, only 20 of them detailed most ingredient content for … More Lack of ingredient transparency on labeling of detergent

Fixing the native-speaking English teacher scheme is a must for better English standard of Hong Kong

Erin Chan says the plummet in English proficiency among Hongkongers is a wake-up call to fix Hong Kong’s English education. Hong Kong slumps critically in English. According to Education First, a Swiss language teaching firm, the English proficiency index of Hong Kong ranks 30th in 2016 with the score of 54.3- it is a dramatic … More Fixing the native-speaking English teacher scheme is a must for better English standard of Hong Kong

Cat volunteers have left bad impressions in Hong Kong?

From alleged cat mistreatments to strict cat adoption arrangement, the animal association lacks monitoring on cat volunteers. Reported by Erin Chan and Michael Shum  Edited by Tiffany Lui    It is seven o’clock in the evening. A mere glimpse of the sandy yellow sky fades into a pitch-black curtain. The warming, tangerine glow of street … More Cat volunteers have left bad impressions in Hong Kong?