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Rise of the geeks: Hong Kong's young entrepreneurs plot a tech revolution

Rise of the geeks: Hong Kong's young entrepreneurs plot a tech revolution "In Hong Kong, entrepreneurship is part of the culture," said Vernée Ho, co-founder of Playto, an 18 month old video game development company with a product that can help children improve their concentration skills, and in which Nest invested in March. Full News […]

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Wine tax ‘won’t stop young binge drinkers’

You’re not thinking straight if you believe a tax on wine will reduce alcohol consumption among young people, bars and restaurants say. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Young industrialists to share experience

Three young industrialists will share their experiences in brand building and developing business in the Mainland market in a seminar presented by the Trade & Industry Department’s Support & Consultation Centre for SMEs.   Speakers include German Pool (HK) Vice President Karen Chan, Far East of Mainetti (HK) Regional Director Paul Tai, and Man Yue […]

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New HIV patients have trebled among young Hongkongers in last decade, says health report

The number of new HIV patients among young people in Hong Kong has more than trebled over the last decade, the Department of Health says. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Training scheme benefits young and old

With the goal of becoming a registered nurse, 18-year-old Abby Poon joined a novel training programme last September that allows her to earn as she learns. She takes care of seniors in a nursing home – a job she had not previously considered – while studying towards a diploma in health.   The Youth Career […]

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Concert series to showcase young talent

More than 900 young musicians from 14 bands and orchestras will perform a selection of favourites at four concerts in April and May.   The first concert, featuring the Music Office Youth Brass Band, the Kowloon Youth Symphonic Band and the New Territories Youth Symphonic Band, will take place at 7.30pm on April 12 at […]

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Fake policeman arrested over mobile phone thefts from young people

A con artist who allegedly posed as a plain-clothed policeman to steal four mobile phones from four younger people was arrested on Friday morning. According to police, one of the victims was a 12-year-old boy and the four phones were worth a total of HK$ 19,000. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Fake cop arrested over mobile phone thefts from young people

A con artist who allegedly posed as a plain-clothed policeman to steal four mobile phones from four younger people was arrested on Friday morning. According to police, one of the victims was a 12-year-old boy and the four phones were worth a total of HK$ 19,000. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Young opera actors to perform

The Sunny Cantonese Opera Troupe will stage two shows in March – The Iron Bow as Matchmaker and Merciless Sword Under Merciful Heaven, with leading young actors including Hong Wah, Song Hong-bo and Johnson Yuen.   The Iron Bow as Matchmaker is set for 7.30pm on March 6 at Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, and […]

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Young democracy firebrands stars of documentary

Two teenagers who found themselves at the forefront of Hong Kong politics are at the heart of a new documentary charting the key moments of 2012, one of the city’s most tumultuous years. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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University of Hong Kong introduces Whatsapp service to help young smokers quit

The University of Hong Kong has expanded its popular Youth Quitline hotline service to help young smokers kick the habit by introducing a Whatsapp counselling service on Tuesday.  Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Young woman donates bone marrow to total stranger

Ariel Lam Yi-tak, 23, had almost forgotten that she signed on to the bone-marrow registry when she was told last year that her sample was a potential match for a total stranger. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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School a precious gift for young cancer patient James Lin Cheuk-ho

For most 13-year-olds, going to school can be a bit of a chore. But for James Lin Cheuk-ho, there is nothing he wants to do more. The plucky Primary Five pupil was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer of the connective tissues two years ago. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Hong Kong's Chang'e-3 hero tells young people to reach for the stars

Hong Kong's Chang'e-3 hero tells young people to reach for the stars "There is no shortage of scientific talent in Hong Kong, but our society seems to have focused too much on finance and investment," said Professor Yung. "I hope our participation in our country's space mission can arouse young people's interest in … Full […]

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Young Hongkongers get chance to work for two years in Britain

Young Hongkongers will have the chance to work in Britain for up to two years after the two governments struck a deal. The bilateral programme, which starts on January 1, will allow 1,000 Hong Kong passport holders aged between 18 and 30 to apply to work in Britain every year. Full News here – Hong Kong […]

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