Hong Kong

Leave, Stay and Return

Leave, Stay and Return

(Photo credit: Flickr – redlegsfan21) When Shiony Pepe’s daughter heard that her mother was going to leave home for work, she was excited that her mother would be able to start sending her money and dresses soon. At that time, this…
Stumbling Blocks for Love

Stumbling Blocks for Love

(Image credit: Steve Webel – Flickr) Another Friday night, at 9:30pm, the bustling Sichuan restaurant located on Ho Fuk Street closes its doors. Waiters move tables away, turning the outdoor terrace on the 5th floor into a spacious club. Shrouded in…
Press freedom down in Hong Kong

Press freedom down in Hong Kong

On February 12th Reporters Without Borders, a France-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting press freedom, released its 2014 Press Freedom Index, surveying 180 countries and regions. Hong Kong’s press freedom slid three places, from last year’s 58th to this year’s…