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To wear or not to wear? It’s women’s choice

2020-08-03

Inspired by feminism, there is an increasing trend of ‘bralessness’ among many women. Even for those who wear bras, they hold a new attitude in making choices. This phenomenon has changed public perception of women and brought challenges to the business of the underwear industry.


Lessons from #BlackLivesMatter: A CEO Prepares

2020-07-24

The death of George Floyd due to police brutality has sparked management of many large corporations in the United States (U.S.) to speak out against racial discrimination and even donate money to pro-black organisations in their own names. Society nowadays expects business leaders to take stands on political and social issues which are unrelated to their companies’ businesses. How should the leaders respond to this expectation?


Fitness beyond Instagram

2020-07-15

Sharing photos and videos of healthy eating and exercise on social media has tied in some people’s everyday lives. This habit has turned the influential ones into key opinion leaders (KOLs). Whilst some of their followers benefit from their sharing, others are found taking diet and exercise to an extreme, which is counterproductive to achieve their fitness goals, or even worse, may develop into mental illnesses. How do social media platforms shape this phenomenon?


Well-being of animals in zoos and aquariums affected by coronavirus outbreak

2020-07-06

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of zoos and aquariums around the globe have temporarily closed and suffered financial difficulties, arousing concern about the well-being of captive animals in these facilities. In Hong Kong, some leisure farms which allow human-animal interactions have become popular in recent years. How should they prevent the cross transmission of coronavirus?


How to protect outdoor workers from extremely hot weather?

2020-06-29

Over the past two decades, Hong Kong has experienced extreme heat more frequently, which in turn exposed outdoor workers to an increasing risk of heat exhaustion. Can the existing labour regulations fully protect the rights of these workers?


Can Hong Kong take inspiration from #BlackLivesMatter in promoting racial harmony?

2020-06-26

George Floyd, an African American, died after a police officer pressed a knee to his neck during an arrest. The tragic death has sparked a wave of demonstrations against racism and police brutality in some countries. A series of incidents shows that prolonged social unrests may occur if racial conflicts are not effectively resolved. Hong Kong is a home for hundreds of thousands of ethnic minorities. However, some of them are being discriminated because of their race. What should we do to create an inclusive environment?


Is urban cycling feasible in Hong Kong?

2020-06-08

Some cities encourage people to use bicycle as an alternative to public transport after the coronavirus outbreak. Although there are many cyclists in Hong Kong, their right to use the road remains controversial among the public. Can cycling become a means of transportation in Hong Kong?


#FreePeriods: A movement to end period poverty

2020-05-28

Women need to use sanitary products during menstruation every month. However, a pad that costs a few dollars has become a burden on some underprivileged women. A worldwide campaign named #FreePeriods has been initiated to fight against ‘period poverty’ in recent years. Can it bring any changes?

 


Is ‘No kids zone’ a good practice to maintain social distancing?

2020-05-11

Under the epidemic situation of COVID‐19, dining out can make people feel anxious. What’s more, if there are children screaming or running around the restaurant without masks, not only does it increase the risk of infection but also causes disturbance to other diners. With the consideration of better management, kids are banned from some public places in certain foreign countries. Should this measure be applied to Hong Kong?


Reducing the psychological impact during coronavirus quarantine

2020-05-04

Amid the fight against the epidemic, some Hong Kong people have let their guard down on precautions due to the psychological impact of the extended quarantine period. To avoid all efforts going in vain, the society should strive to win the prolonged battle by paying attention to mental health of people living in quarantine.