Often seen as a rite of passage for university students, orientation camps have come under criticism before, with accusations that they involve older students humiliating and bullying younger students.
Weak consumption has marred Hong Kong’s post-pandemic recovery, with the government launching a campaign designed to boost the evening economy. But those involved in the nightlife industry remain unconvinced.
A mainland Chinese graduate student was jailed for sedition over plans to display a banner commemorating victims of the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown, and further education providers ware asked to safeguard national security.
Friends of the Earth said that while the Environmental Protection Department was “more prepared” than it was when Super Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong five years ago, the government’s recycling efforts still had a long way to go.
The new heatstroke warning system has been in effect for more than three months, but unionists and experts question its scientific basis and effectiveness in protecting outdoor workers as extreme heat is predicted to increase.