How it is to be an asylum seeker in Finland

by Jiaxin He (Ellen) Being a refugee is always harder than most people’s expectation, even after their arrival in a safe and well-developed country. When an asylum seeker, leaving everything he or she had in the war zone, comes to a Scandinavian country which was only seen on the Internet and newspaper before, life gets … More How it is to be an asylum seeker in Finland

NGOs face difficulties in helping refugees – not a money issue

As one of the most northern countries receiving refugees in the European Union, Finland is still exploring a way to help these people coming with misery and completely different culture backgrounds. NGOs here share a heavy responsibility for receiving and integrating refugees. Even when NGOs get enough finance support from the Finnish government, they meet … More NGOs face difficulties in helping refugees – not a money issue

Support at the frontline: Why young people become soldiers

War zones are never like play yards, every moment there can be bullets and bombs devitalising people’s life, yet young men and women still attend the war on their initiatives. By Jiaxin He (Ellen) Jacob Palmer Bjerborg’s wife was pregnant with their son, waiting for him to come back and hug the baby as a … More Support at the frontline: Why young people become soldiers

License to Thrill

by Isabella Lo & Ellen He A boy sustained head injury when playing on an indoor trampoline recently, according to the Consumer Council’s latest report. Unlike in the U.K., no license is required in Hong Kong for the operation of amusement park facilities. Trampolines are not a regulated “entertainment” activity under the Places of Public … More License to Thrill

Time to proof if small business survives under competition law

By Isabella Lo and Ellen He Small businesses in Hong Kong are facing challenges caused by price-cut promotions by large firms, following the implementation of the Competition Ordinance. The Competition Ordinance (the “Ordinance”), passed by the Legislative Council in June 2012, has come into full implementation since December 14, 2015. The Competition Commission, an independent statutory … More Time to proof if small business survives under competition law

What is the Most Significant Change in your life?

Pu Yushuang, 20, is a mainland student studying at Hong Kong Baptist University, majoring in Chinese Language and Literature. She comes from Chongqing, a city more than 1,000 km away from Hong Kong. Being the external secretary of Hong Kong Baptist University Student Union The 11th Mountaineering Association, Ms Pu goes to explore a different … More What is the Most Significant Change in your life?

Same, Different?

  “You have to be different.” The Siu Twinz said.    The Siu Twinz, Jason Siu and Philip Siu are identical twins. They were born in Hong Kong, but raised in New Zealand. Unlike most of the teenagers, they left their parents when they were 19, and began their dancing journey.   “We have stopped … More Same, Different?