The Young Reporter

Kids in red for charity walk to support OSC

  • 2015-12-03

By Herbert Cheung and Sharon Tang.   Kids dressing in red from Discovery Mind International Kindergarten raise cash for OSC through a charity walk. This video is also published on SCMP at http://on.fb.me/1SxYBdR. Operation Santa Claus, the city's annual fund-raising campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post SCMP and RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong.  

Four-legged friends help disabled teen to run deep and feel liberating

  • 2015-11-30

By ShanShan Kao, Tanya McGovern and Crystal Tse. Eighteen-year-old Paralympic dressage star Natasha Tse Pui-ting gets the feeling of running on a horse. This video is also published on SCMP at http://bit.ly/1TnL1dC. Check full story at http://bit.ly/1IvBScv. Operation Santa Claus, the city's annual fund-raising campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post SCMP and RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong.

Christmas tunes cheer children from silent families as they sing

  • 2015-11-29

By ShanShan Kao and Viola Zhou.   From a hearing impaired family without speech, these children with full hearing or impaired sing their Christmas wishes using both verbal and sign languages. This video is also published on SCMP at http://bit.ly/1Q7nr4T. Check full story at http://bit.ly/1XqvAHu. Operation Santa Claus, the city's annual fund-raising campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post SCMP and RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong.    

Disabled on land, free at the sea: Sailing over disabilities

  • 2015-11-25

By Christy Leung and Viola Zhou.   Sailability offers people with disabilities the opportunity to face new ocean-borne challenges, and sportswoman eyes Paralympics. This video is also published on SCMP at http://bit.ly/1lTQTQK. Check full story at http://bit.ly/1XCAImp. Operation Santa Claus, the city's annual fund-raising campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post SCMP and RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong.  

Cardboard sleigh ride as a team-building challenge

  • 2015-11-23

By Tsui-see Au Yeung and Joanna Wong Ho-yan. Participants build and drag homemade cardboard sleighs at first Operation Santa Claus Sleigh Ride Challenge. This video is also published on SCMP at http://bit.ly/1NiDdVn. Operation Santa Claus, the city's annual fund-raising campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post SCMP and RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong.  

Squash players dress up and keep running for charity campaign

  • 2015-11-22

By Catherine Chen and Sharon Shi.   Wing Ding participants dress up for the tournament playing 11 non-stop squash games in a bid to raise HK$1 million for the Operation Santa Claus charity campaign. This video is also published on SCMP at http://bit.ly/1HDdI5a. Read full story at http://bit.ly/1NFPxVX. Operation Santa Claus, the city's annual fund-raising campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post SCMP and RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong.  

Operation Santa Claus Opening Ceremony

  • 2015-11-05

OSC has been around Hong Kong since 1988 and is jointly organised by South China Morning Post and Radio Television Hong Kong Radio 3 . The 2015 campaign was launched on 4 November in Central. Discover more about The Young Reporter's special collaboration with SCMP at http://bit.ly/1NtMoa8  

Hong Kong NGO helps families in poverty improve living environment

  • 2015-11-04

By Fred Lai and Candice Tang    Lan, a middle-aged new immigrant from Chongqing, China, lives in a subdivided flat with her husband and second-grade daughter. Having been sharing a broken bed for years, Lan and her family were given a new bunk bed in 2014 by Project Space, a local non-governmental organisation with a mission to improve the living condition of 120 poor families by December, 2016. Project Space, an organisation which carries out home-improvement projects for households living under the poverty line, is one of the 26 beneficiaries of Operation Santa Claus. The annual charitable campaign is jointly organised by South China Morning Post and Radio Television Hong Kong. This video is also published on SCMP at http://bit.ly/1OyKrK1. Discover more of Project Space on Operation Santa Claus: still poor, but family sleep easier in new bed provided by charity. Operation Santa Claus, the city's annual fund-raising campaign jointly organised by South China Morning Post SCMP and RTHK Radio 3 Hong Kong.   (Edited by Viola Zhou and Crystal Tse.)  

"Rats in Central" overcome challenges and raise fund

  • 2015-10-28

By Tsui-see Au Yeung It is the tenth year that "rats" were running around the skyscrapers in Central, this time joined by savage, minions and muscular supermen. Yesterday's Central Rat Race was a fun run held annually to raise money for mental health causes. About 500 participants dressed up in costumes ran through obstacle courses, which symbolised the challenges faced by those working in the business centre. The highlight was a tough team relay with eight legs joined by members of various companies. Participants said this charity event reflected what happened inside the tall buildings in Central: corporate employees work hand-in-hand to tackle the enormous pressure of Hong Kong's business world. Children and representatives from mental-health-focused organisations competed in alternative races. The money raised would go to Mindset, a registered charity with goals to promote mental health and help people suffering from mental illness.   (Edited by Viola Zhou. Copy-edited by Joey Hung.)  

Judicial review a controversial next step for supporters of Johannes Chan

  • 2015-10-05

By Joanne Lee   As various groups seek to overturn the decision preventing Johannes Chan from becoming the deputy head of the University of Hong Kong, judicial review remains an option under debate. After Johannes Chan's appointment of pro-vice-chancellor was rejected in a 12-8 vote by HKU's governing council, the Student Union president Billy Fung Jing-en said the group was considering judicial review to resolve the case. However, most of Professor Chan's supporters are not enthusiastic about this proposal. Kevin Yam Kin-fung, convenor of Progressive Lawyers Group, said the student union has the autonomy to apply for judicial review and he respects their decision, but the group will not provide any legal assistance. HKU Alumni Concern Group member Patrick Wong Chun-sing said whether to apply for a judicial review depends on Professor Chan's will. "As far as I know, Professor Chan has expressed that he does not have the intention of doing it in a RTHK radio programme," Mr Wong said. Nevertheless, some are open to the suggestion. Carmen Chan Wai-men, a HKU alumnus who co-organised a protest against the council's decision on Sunday, shows support for the Student Union. "I don't know much about the legal system, so I can't tell if a judicial review would be plausible," Ms Chan said at the protest. "But I support the student union's decision." HKU's governing council stays silent towards the plan. Council member Lo Chung-mau said he had expressed his view in his statement and declined to comment further. However, he restated that Mr Fung's action would bring major impact to Professor Chan. HKUST Professor Francis Lui Ting-ming, who once publicly advised Professor Chan to withdraw from the selection process because of Chan's clear political stance, wrote in a recent column that a judicial review would not alter the council's decision. The …