Victor Ting

Victor Ting

Victor is a contributor to Inkstone and a reporter at the South China Morning Post.

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One in three Hongkongers are traumatized amid unrest, study says
More than 2 million, or almost one in three, adults in Hong Kong have shown symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder during the prolonged civil unrest in the city, a study published in a leading medical journal has found. The number was six times higher than four years ago, just after the pro-democracy Umbrella Revolution protests had ended. Researchers urged the government to step up its mental health provisions. The research, conducted by the University of Hong Kong, also suggested that up to 11% of the city’s adult population was affected by probable depression last year, five times higher than the figure collected from 2009 to 2014, when it was just 2%. The research, published in an ar
One in three Hongkongers are traumatized amid unrest, study says
Can Hong Kong make female urinals a reality?
Women around the world will know the frustration of standing in seemingly interminable lines for the restroom, while watching men waltz in and out of urinals with no wait. The Hong Kong Toilet Association says it has a solution to this age-old problem. It is calling for female urinals to be built in the city’s public toilets. The association says such facilities would cut peeing time to just 90 seconds, compared with the usual two to three minutes, and help to shorten lines outside women’s washrooms. Urinals would also take up only half the space of a full cubicle, the group said, adding that the facilities could include disposable paper urine funnels to help women aim accurately. They could
Can Hong Kong make female urinals a reality?
Hong Kong’s hotel workers hit by anti-government protests
Hong Kong’s tourism industry is paying the price for three months of anti-government protests calling for political reforms.  With fewer tourists traveling to Hong Kong, many hotel workers have had to take paid or unpaid leave due to a drop in occupancy rates.  For example, the 492-room Mira Hong Kong, situated in the bustling tourist district of Tsim Sha Tsui, has put scores of housekeeping staff for an unwanted break, the South China Morning Post has learned.  A few streets away, the luxury waterfront InterContinental Hong Kong hotel has asked staff to take annual leave and unpaid leave to save money. Ten hotels operated by tycoon Li Ka-shing’s CK Asset Holdings have reportedly made a simi
Hong Kong’s hotel workers hit by anti-government protests
3 young Hongkongers stabbed after revealing their political views
In what appeared to be an attack targeting supporters of continuing anti-government protests in Hong Kong, a man stabbed three people, leaving one of them in critical condition. The assault took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning at a so-called Lennon Wall, surfaces plastered with sticky-note messages of support for the recent demonstrations, in the residential neighborhood of Tseung Kwan O.  Police said on Tuesday afternoon they arrested a 50-year-old man in connection with the attack at a border crossing near the mainland Chinese city of Shenzhen. The stabbing evokes the mob beating of anti-government protesters and passengers at a train station in northern Hong Kong last month. I
3 young Hongkongers stabbed after revealing their political views
Married gay couples in Hong Kong now equal in the eyes of the taxman
Hong Kong’s tax authority will now treat married gay couples the same as married opposite-sex couples. The rule change by the Inland Revenue Department came one month after a major legal victory for the LGBT community over spousal rights. In a written reply to an inquiry by the South China Morning Post, a spokeswoman for the department said same-sex married couples could now submit joint tax assessments, giving them access to tax benefits previously available only to married straight couples. In a landmark decision in June, Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal ruled in favor of senior immigration officer Angus Leung Chun-kwong, who had taken the government to court after being treated unequall
Married gay couples in Hong Kong now equal in the eyes of the taxman
Calories be damned. These are snacks that Hongkongers swear by
Are you a nutritionist? Good. You can skip this article. Hongkongers consume the equivalent length of the Earth’s circumference in French toast annually, a survey has found. The finding has prompted a nutritionist to warn of health risks caused by the city’s snacking habits. “Hong Kong’s favorite foods are deep-fried with a lot of oil, and usually served with butter and syrup. Excessive consumption could lead to obesity, high blood pressure and heart disease,” said Cynthia Wong Oi-se, a senior nutritionist at NutraCare Consultancy. But fans of the greasy, sweet – or both – snacks on offer in Hong Kong-style diners are not ignorant of those risks. They just don’t care. Despite an overwhelmin
Calories be damned. These are snacks that Hongkongers swear by