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Nature's Answer to the Rain Drain

Nature's Answer to the Rain Drain

Feasibility study reveals the advantages of introducing environmentally-friendly and sustainable drainage systems for stormwater

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Fighting the Resistance

Fighting the Resistance

As more and more infections grow resistant to existing antibiotics, an HKU team led by Dr Xuechen Li, Department of Chemistry, is at the forefront of developing the next generation of antibiotics

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Net Losses

Net Losses

The adage ‘there’s plenty more fish in the sea’ has become a misnomer as marine life continues to decline in our oceans. Despite appearances, many marine fish that gather and spawn in massive and often spectacular numbers have undergone serious declines in their populations

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China's Coloured Revolution

China's Coloured Revolution

Having autopsied the early years of Communist Party rule and the Great Leap Forward to much acclaim, historian Frank Dikötter has now turned his sights on the Cultural Revolution – a period he divides into ‘red’, ‘black’ and ‘grey’ years and where, surprisingly, he finds the seeds of China’s economic reforms

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State of the Union

State of the Union

The economic and political changes experienced by China, Hong Kong and to a wider extent Asia in recent decades have had an impact on intimate affairs, too. While traditions remain strong, marriage is starting to take on new forms and divorce is on the increase. HKU scholars have been tracking the changes and examining the repercussions from sociological, anthropological, economic and legal perspectives

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