International Baccalaureate cancels May exams worldwide
Education

International Baccalaureate cancels May exams worldwide

A letter sent out to the IB Examiner community announces the cancellation of its final exams. Photo: Exam by Alberto G. Attribution license.

Legal change protects women breastfeeding in the workplace
Health

Legal change protects women breastfeeding in the workplace

An addition to Hong Kong’s Sex Discrimination Ordinance addresses the mistreatment breastfeeding women have long suffered from in the workplace. Photo: Phyllis breastfeeding by Thomas…

Shipping Out: Week in Review – WHO disappoints as COVID-19 spreads
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Shipping Out: Week in Review – WHO disappoints as COVID-19 spreads

Non-essential travel to many countries in Asia is advised against, as the COVID-19 outbreak and social unrest continues.

Preparing for the next outbreak
Health

Preparing for the next outbreak

Smart city technology has the potential to save Hong Kong from the complications of a future pandemic. Photo: Latest Situation of Novel Coronavirus Infection in…

Amendment bill to ban heated tobacco products may go up in smoke
Health

Amendment bill to ban heated tobacco products may go up in smoke

Podcast: Heated tobacco products may offer a less harmful alternative to traditional cigarettes, but Hong Kong isn’t ready to embrace them just yet. Podcast host…

Total closure of the HK-mainland border may not be enough to keep out the deadly coronavirus
Health

Total closure of the HK-mainland border may not be enough to keep out the deadly coronavirus

Even if the government fully sealed shut its borders from the mainland, human trafficking and smuggling activities still run the risk of bringing more coronavirus…

Who decides how you die: ‘Advance directives’ have yet to give patients legal autonomy over end of life care
Health

Who decides how you die: ‘Advance directives’ have yet to give patients legal autonomy over end of life care

Often overlooked, advance directives are a means for individuals to control their end of life care. Photo by Jimmy Chan.

Can Hong Kong become Asia’s hub for medical cannabis and hemp?: Part III
Health

Can Hong Kong become Asia’s hub for medical cannabis and hemp?: Part III

The last part of the Cannabis Fund series discusses investment routes and publicity before wrapping up on the topic.

Can Hong Kong become Asia’s hub for medical cannabis and hemp?: Part II
Health

Can Hong Kong become Asia’s hub for medical cannabis and hemp?: Part II

Part II of the Cannabis Fund series covers quality control, security concerns, and opening up Hong Kong to new ventures in the cannabis and hemp…

Can Hong Kong become Asia’s hub for medical cannabis and hemp?: Part I
Health

Can Hong Kong become Asia’s hub for medical cannabis and hemp?: Part I

This three-part series by the Cannabis Fund explores the opportunity Hong Kong has to become a main-players in the medical cannabis and hemp industry in…