With protests in Hong Kong crossing 100 days, “one country, two systems” has undergone a trial by fire. On September 19th at 6pm, the accumulation of anger toward the inaction of the Hong Kong government and police brutality propelled students in and near the Shatin district to congregate around the Shing Mun River.
London is a city that is represented by Big Ben, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace…. However, if you have only a few days, where should you go? This travel review includes three of the places that are a must-see.
As June 1st edges closer and closer, designers and organisers alike are whirling-about in preparation of RCHK’s 8th ever Trashion event. Whether they are securing delicate papier-mâchés to the back of dresses or finalising hundreds of ticket sales, there is no question of the Trashion team’s hard work and dedication.
Year 10 RCHK student, Markandeya Karthik was recently crowned world champion after delivering a stunning After-Dinner Speech at the 31st World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Champion (WIDPSC) event in Toronto this April.
“Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 32nd Hong Kong Model United Nations, a torch to carry forward!” A cheer rings out throughout the Science Park Amphitheatre, celebrating the opening ceremony of the event.
“aRtCHK” has never been more of a competitive event. The annual competition took place last month, prelude to the ever-tense upcoming RCHK House events such as Athletics Carnival, Football Games, Arm Wrestling and Idol. Students with an interest in visual arts were given a chance to win House points through fun, collaborative drawing, rather than physical activities.
On Thursday, September 19, the annual Renaissance College Swim Gala took place at the Ma On Shan Swimming Pool. As Sports Day’s watery counterpart and the first major event of the year, Swim Gala was a high-energy, high-stakes competition.
Both the boys’ and girls’ Black Kites basketball teams were crowned champions at the Red Division Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS) Basketball Tournament held at Dulwich College in Pudong, Shanghai from January 24-26.
“We should always be wanting to win - to win as much as possible, but it is also important to get people involved and enjoying sports,” he said. “I am looking forward to seeing Black Kites compete the best we can in everything this year.”
The Kashmir situation is a predicament with no clear solution. The latest happenings have intensified the rhetoric on all sides and created a situation where the least provocation could lead to a cascade of escalating retaliations and, eventually, global nuclear war.
Mangkhut. Europe’s heat waves. Australia’s ‘Day Zero’. All evidence that we are reaching critical mass when it comes to climate change. Despite rising temperatures, we are left cold when we look to those in power to make real, tangible, impactful change.
With the housing crisis sprawling across Hong Kong, more than 3.3 million people are living in cramped public housing with only 100 to 300 square feet of space. For those who cannot afford a public unit, their only remaining option is to rent illegal subdivided housing.
50 years ago, President Nixon stepped into China, breaking 25 years of mutual hostility. The prevailing hope was that the country, hosting a considerable portion of the world’s population, would develop into a benevolent, freedom-loving partner in lasting peace and prosperity. 50 years later, these hopes seemed to be rooted in naivety, as China’s authoritarianism begs to differ.