Social Impact—How Celebrities Earn A lot in Greater China?

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China’s highest-paid actress Fan Bingbing disappeared for a while this summer following accusations of tax evasion. An apology for breaking the law appeared on her social media account, and Fan has been ordered to pay 884 million yuan (786 million HKD) to avoid criminal prosecution.  

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Hong Kong’s Open Secret

By Jay Raju Ganglani, Mathew Wong, Akane Nakasuji         

It’s no secret that the environment and pollution are two of the most important, but neglected areas of Hong Kong’s society today.

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Overuse of Plastic Disposable Tableware in Hong Kong

A video of a sea turtle with a plastic straw lodged in its nostril went viral last year and it shows that plastic waste will cause serious pollution problems to our environment.

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Total Ban to E-Cigarettes and Other New Tobacco Products in Hong Kong – Data explained

Reported by Kwok Yau Wai, Chan Man Yi and Fung Chi Man

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According to the Policy Address 2018 (published in October 2018), Carrie Lam , the Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government, has made a total ban to e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products. However, as claimed by the proposal from the Hong Kong government in June 2018, e-cigarettes and other new tobacco alternatives would be regulated in the same way as conventional smoking products.

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Project Assistant Search

I am looking for a Project Assistant (PA) starting January 2019 to assist in a data journalism project at HKBU. The PA is required to have a strong sense of responsibility and be passionate about data journalism. Good work ethics and learning ability, proficiency in both Chinese and English writing, aptitude in time management, and attention to details are expected. No one is perfect, and everyone makes mistakes, but I do mind whether you bring your heart to work. The appointment can be full-time or half-time, depending on your availability. Initial appointment will be made for six months and is renewable subject to funding availability. Both undergraduate and graduate students will be considered. Please send CV to with the subject line as “PA Application” and include a brief statement of interest of up to 300 words. If you are interested but not available, please help spread the words to your friends.

The Spreadsheet Guy in “Spotlight”


Hong Kong Baptist University journalism students interviewing Pulitzer Prize winner Matt Carroll in Hong Kong. Read the The Young Reporter short story here:



Data Journalism Open Lecture

Time: Nov. 2, 2018 (Fri.), 11:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.

Venue: CVA 506, HKBU

Speaker: Andy Shu

Language: English

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Data Journalism Online Open Lecture

Time: Oct. 12, 2018 (Fri.), 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Venue: CVA 506, HKBU

Speaker: Aaron Mendelson

Language: English


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Open call for portal “general site” operation student helpers


This post is an open call for 5 student helpers to join the portal operation team. Interested students please send your CV to: . Please use title “[Application] Portal General Site Operation Student Helper” also include the following information in email for quick reference:

Name; sID; year of study; concentration (a.k.a “J”, if available); prior experience to WordPress (if available); expected length of commitment.

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Symposium|Fall Symposium on Digital Scholarship 2018


Time: October 25, 2018 (Thursday)

Venue: AAB 201, Academic & Administration Building, Hong Kong Baptist University

Language: English

Online Registration: here

Welcome to join us!



Guest Speakers


Senior Program Officer, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


Assistant Professor, English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore


Consultant, Radica Systems Limited

Internal Speakers


Head, Department of History, Hong Kong Baptist University


Research Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University


Professor, Department of Music, Hong Kong Baptist University


Lecturer, Department of Journalism, Hong Kong Baptist University