French exchange students at HKU among hundreds who gathered to #prayforparis

French exchange students at HKU among hundreds who gathered to #prayforparis

Hundreds stood together on the night of November 14 in Hong Kong following the catastrophic terror attacks in Paris earlier that day, for which ISIS has claimed responsibility, in response to French airstrikes in Syria and insults to Islam’s prophet. The gathering, held at the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park, was titled ‘Not Afraid’, echoing […]

HKU hosts its second Start-up Weekend

HKU hosts its second Start-up Weekend

For the second installment of The Lion Post’s HKU tech start-up series, instead of profiling a company, we’ll be looking a slightly different but entirely relevant event. Start-up Weekend Hong Kong (SWHK) began in November 2011, and has since been introduced to various universities across the city. The event brings together amateurs and experts in […]

New leak aired amidst concerns about media freedom arising from HKU injunction

New leak aired amidst concerns about media freedom arising from HKU injunction

Two days after HKU slapped an injunction on Commercial Radio following leaked recordings of closed-door meetings on the pro-vice-chancellor appointment, another recording from reportedly the same meeting was leaked, this time on a Taiwanese Internet forum. In the tape leaked on late on November 8 by PTT, Johannes Chan’s former classmate at LSE Rosanna Wong […]

Tech Startup: Digitizing tutoring and learning in Hong Kong

Tech Startup: Digitizing tutoring and learning in Hong Kong

In today’s digital age, technology startups has become a staple of sort as more and more entrepreneurs capitalize on mushrooming smartphone and Internet use. This is particularly the case in Hong Kong. Forrester, a prominent research firm, estimates the smartphone penetration rate in this city at 73 per cent for 2015, as opposed to 28 […]