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
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
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
EU: Food waste to be halved by 2030 Stakeholders do not agree on whether or not the EU’s goal of reducing food waste by 50 percent is enough, or if concrete and legally binding legislation is needed to diminish the growing amount of food waste. By Ellen He, Emma Tram and Ida Maria Westermann The … More Project: Food waste problem in EU
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
By Ellen He Computer games are a popular entertainment, but very few see it as a serious lifelong career. Ryan Chow Kai-hung, 28, has a tight connection with the E-sports industry for 16 years, first as a player and now as an organiser of the main E-sports events in Hong Kong. E-sports, also known … More E-sports as a lifelong career
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
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?
“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?
TSA is a territory-wise assessment exam for Hong Kong primary school students which has become controversial due to its difficulty and the heavy burden it brings to students. Here is a video we make on this issue: