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Past Events: 2013

Media coverage and speaking engagements in 2013


Featured author at "Meet the Authors on a Tram" event by DETOUR Classroom
Venue: Repurposed tram departing from North Point
Date: 7 December

Roll-out of "I'm FINished with FINS" campaign
Date: 28 November

Book signing event at Bookazine
New Book: No City for Slow Men
Venue: Bookazine, 3/F, Prince's Building
Date: 28 November

Author-panelist at Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2013
Venue: City University, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre
Date: 10 November 2013

Spokesperson for "I'm FINished with FINS" campaign
Date: October 2013

MANIFESTO and Jason's  column "The Urban Confessional" gone international
Hong Kong's only unisex lifestyle magazine is being stocked in bookstores around the world, including the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Australia
Date: 1 September

Media launch for Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2013
Venue: Fringe Club
Date: 24 September

Guest spea…

Kong vs. Hong Kong 移民對居民

The Court of Final Appeal, the city’s highest court, handed down an unpopular judgment two weeks ago. Five justices unanimously ruled that the government’s seven-year residency requirement for welfare application is unconstitutional. In Hong Kong, “welfare” is formally known as Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA), which averages around HK$3,000 (less than US$400) per month per applicant. The meager assistance is meant to be a bare minimum to give the unemployed or the unemployable a subsistence living.

Reactions to the court’s landmark decision poured in almost immediately. Social advocacy groups hailed the ruling as a victory in welfare rights for not only the immigrant community but all of Hong Kong. The rest of the city was not as thrilled. Many Hong Kongers see the lowering of the residency threshold as a threat to their existence, their tax dollars now robbed by newcomers. Netizens on Facebook and Golden Forum (高登), an online chat room and a windsock of public opinio…