Month: April, 2020

Covid-19 Deepens Divides Between Local Hongkongers and Expats
Policy

Covid-19 Deepens Divides Between Local Hongkongers and Expats

Chloe Tse When COVID-19 initially affected Hong Kong, many wealthy expats who had the means to travel escaped to the United States and Europe to avoid the epidemic. However, as COVID-19 continued to transmit between borders, countries, and continents, the virus became a pandemic that also affected the Western hemisphere as well.  In the past…

Dispose of your face masks properly: the environmental dangers of the coronavirus situation
Opinion

Dispose of your face masks properly: the environmental dangers of the coronavirus situation

Yoonjung Choi Over 100 countries are facing a major health crisis on an unprecedented scale. As the current coronavirus epidemic lingers, schools are shutting down, businesses are losing money, and employees are losing jobs, while Hong Kong residents are protecting themselves against COVID-19 by wearing surgical face masks. However, there are extra challenges that come with…

Policy

Exco Elections 2020: Student Life Candidates

With ExCo elections on the horizon, Junto asked the candidates for each position to tell us about how they would respond to a pressing HKIS issue, as well as describe their biggest policy initiative for next year. Below are the responses from the Senator of Student Life candidates, Katelyn Liu (11), Juan Lucas Umali (10),…

Policy

ExCo Elections 2020: Service Candidates

With the ExCo elections looming on the horizon, Junto interviewed this year’s Service candidates to learn about their plans for next year. Below are the responses of Elanna Mak (10) and Kezia Leung (11). Tell us about your biggest potential policy initiative. Elanna Mak My biggest policy is to redefine service as inclusive, innovative, and…

Policy

ExCo Elections 2020: Presiding Officer Candidate

Ron Akaishi (11) is the only candidate running for Presiding Officer this election cycle. Junto asked Ron about both his general plans for next year and specific plan for keeping Senators accountable. Tell us about your biggest potential policy initiative. Regarding plans for next year, I have some items on the agenda that have carried…

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