Until Residency Do us Part: Fake Marriages in Hong Kong

By Charlotte Yuting Yang, Catherine Xu Zhun, Ann Li Tianning, Tracy Zhang Lingyu, Susan Gao Siqi, Anna Tang Ziyuan For the Hong Kong grooms and brides, marrying a total stranger, promises easy money. Tens of thousands of dollars put in their pockets by people eager to get Hong Kong residency through a marriage on paper…

Beware of the risks behind eyelash extensions

Consumers should think twice the risks before trying the increasingly popular eyelash extensions service, warns the Consumer Council. Eyelash extension services offered by some beauty salons are not professional and have remained largely unregulated, according to the Council. The watchdog received 10 complaints last year, including customers suffering eye infections and unsatisfactory service quality. In…

More Checks and Balances needed in District Councils

District Councils need a better internal accountability system, scholars suggest amid multiple malfunctioning scandals under the Signature Project Scheme (SPS). A Facebook page Kwai Tsing district councilors spent HK$630,000 on for promoting the council’s health care services for elderly residents were found to be promoting local scenery instead. In Tai Po district, furious residents took…

New propaganda style helps Xi Jinping become more popular

Wearing an imperial robe of Qian Long while holding a glass of champagne, this is how The Economist once depicted Xi Jinping, the most powerful man in China, on its magazine cover. While Xi’s absolute leadership is no different from his predecessors’, his popularity is something that Hu Jingtao or Jiang Zeming could only dream…

The licensing dilemma

The police raided the Hong Kong office of the online car-hire giant Uber last month in a crackdown on unlicensed transport services. Seven Uber drivers were arrested for allegedly using a car for hire without a permit and driving without suitable insurance. Under the Road Traffic (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations, Cap. 374D, the Commissioner for…

His battle with Aids

He started to measure life with the scope of every single year since he was twenty. At 1996, his goal was to witness Hong Kong’s returning to China. By 1998, he wished to live the second millennium. For Kenneth Cheung Kam Hung, an HIV Positive, the past twenty years of life has been a battle…

Valentine’s day for singles or not?

Valentine’s day is not just for those who are already in love, but also for those who are looking for, bar owners say. Local bars are working with dating Agencies and social apps to let bachelors and ladies meet up on this holiday of love.