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HK residents’ perception on haunted house keeps conservative

Housing price of Hong Kong stands high, increasing by near 20% compared with five years ago.

Hong Kong housing price stands high all around the world in the past several years. There’s a trend reported by some news report showing that more and more people choose to buy or invest in haunted houses to solve the living problem.

(Source: data.gov.hk database)

Haunted houses refer to those that violent or tragic events, such as murder, accidental death or suicide have ever happened in the houses. As a result, the housing price of haunted houses always offers a big discount compared with other similar apartments.

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紙本書的年代過去了嗎?關於港人閱讀的四個疑問

「人讀等身書,如將兵十萬。」近年,地鐵、馬路等公眾場合,隨處都能看見港人機不離手。有不少聲音說,手機的便利與普及令大眾大幅減少閱讀紙質出版物。香港人還願意捧起書本嗎?手機能否逐漸取代它們?

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 Imperfect strategies in tackling overheated housing market

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“I guess I cannot buy my own room in Hong Kong in my life. Impossible,” said Gina, a university student. She is near graduation this year and has to do part-time jobs while studying. In addition to facing the pressure of her studies, she also felt deeply impotent in the face of high housing prices.

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食環街市買餸越來越貴,原因何在?

 

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媽媽常說我們「食米不知米貴」,我們也總不明白主婦們為什麼要為那「一個幾毫」而跨區買菜。事實上今時今日要在街市買一頓飯菜的材料貴了多少?不同地區的食材價格差異,又真的只有「一個幾毫」嗎?

比較2016年發表的街市食品價格統計及全港地區入息中位數,當中我們發現有收入與物價不衡現象,以沙田、大埔、元朗三區情況最為嚴重,物價升幅持續上漲,高於工資升幅。有街市檔主認為問題歸咎於休漁期及內地直銷菜,亦發現食環街市於十八區分佈與人口數量不均,以沙田及西貢區最嚴重。

記者:鄧綺婷   李慧盈   王嘉琛

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Coming Clean, what employers really want from domestic helpers

By: Celia Lai, Winnie Ngai, James Allen, Ellen He

Domestic helpers are an integral part in Hong Kong. Since 1973, the Hong Kong government has allowed foreign nationals to come to Hong Kong to work as domestic helpers. With over 350,000 helpers in Hong Kong, many households choose to employ foreign domestic helpers to help with a number of tasks. This is beneficial for helpers from low-income countries or regions, who can work for a higher wage than they would normally get in their home country, and send money back to help their family live more comfortably.

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How does the England National Team fail to impress?

By Morris Chan

With one of the biggest leagues in the world, and the outstanding youth system that produced the likes of David Beckham and Michael Owen, how do the Three Lions manage to flunk every international tournament? We try to break the story down statistically and look at it in a more scientific way.

In the recent 2016 summer transfer window, the 20 Premier League clubs managed to spend over 1.4 billion Euros on new players, and each club averaged 70 million of investment in one single transfer window. With this absurd amount of spending, England manages to place third in the current UEFA coefficient ranking, securing 4 spots for the European Championship League. Sitting on the top of the table is Spain, and the 20 clubs that currently play in the top flight league of Spain only spend around 500 million Euros in the last transfer window. So we have the investment, and we also have a solid top flight league with high level of competition – then where is the missing piece of the recipe?

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Buying a House in Hong Kong — Mission Impossible?

Reported by Charlotte Lam, Ruby Sin and Suki Sin

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According to Demographia in 2015, Hong Kong has ranked as the least affordable city to buy a home globally, the average property price is 19 times of the median household income. Flats in Hong Kong are defined as “severely unaffordable”.

Let’s go deep into the data story and see how insane the Hong Kong property market is. 

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Despite conditions, a strong demand for residential care homes

By Mimmy Chow, Emily Wong and Sing Chak Lee

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(Click to see how the issues are uncovered by a disputed court case.)

A court case which caused outrage in the city reveals severe problems in the welfare of citizens residing in care homes.

In spite of issues including lack of staff and care, bad hygiene, high charges and even fatal accidents, relatives of the residents say they are unable to leave. Why do these happen?

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The International Fur Trade: Data and Measurements

By Alvin Kor, Natalie Wong & Rainie Lam

The current situation and development of the fur trade

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Fur is probably one the most commonly used farbics in fashion: more than 50 million animals are killed for use in fashion every year. The origin of fur trade was established in the early modern period. It was stimulated in Siberia, North America and South Shetland. Until now, even though animal rights organizations oppose the fur trade, the international fur trade profits are still increasing every year. Furthermore, there is recent news about popular rabbit charms made of real rabbit fur. The way animals are farmed for fur is problematic and the general public is not aware.  

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Surge in China’s Maternal Mortality Rate Spurs Questions

By Sharon Shi, Janet Sun & Kiko Lee

The number of mothers who died due to complications linked with pregnancy or childbirth shows a marked drop for the past decades.

But half year since the end of the one-child policy on January 1, 2016, the maternal mortality rate increased drastically by 30.6 per cent in mainland China compared with the same period in 2015, according to a Chinese government official.

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