Thematic Exhibitions

Providing Homes for 75 Years

Housing has always been an important issue on Hong Kong’s agenda. With a high population density, what measures can be taken to increase the supply of public housing in the city? Additionally, how can the general public be provided with the opportunity to live in comfortable homes?
Founded in 1948, the Hong Kong Housing Society (HKHS) is the first non-governmental housing organisation serving as a“housing laboratory”with an important social mission. Throughout the 75 years since its founding, HKHS has been creatively implementing various housing schemes to provide homes for the public. To date, 100 projects have been completed, delivering a total of 74,000 residential units.

Our Women Warriors

Hong Kong families started to employ foreign domestic helpers since the 70’s in the last century. There are more than 300,000 foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong at present, over half of them from the Philippines. During COVID-19, many of these foreign domestic workers are separated from their families for almost 3 years due to lockdown and other stringent travel restrictions imposed in various places. They are the Women Warriors who continue to work in Hong Kong families and sacrifice for their loved ones at home.
Since more than half of the domestic helpers in Hong Kong are from the Philippines, this exhibition displays the stories and cultures of Filipino domestic helpers in Hong Kong. Now let us walk through what they have faced, so that we can co-design Hong Kong as a global metropolis that celebrates cultural diversity, embraces ethnic minorities and cares for those who are vulnerable.

Media ⦁ Hong Kong ⦁ 25 Years

On 1 July 1997, China resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong and adopted the concepts of“one country, two systems”,“Hong Kong people administering Hong Kong”and“high degree of autonomy”. Hong Kong went through its ups and downs in the past quarter-century. News is described as “the first rough draft of history”. How did the media record the history of Hong Kong during these 25 years? What changes had the news industry itself undergone during this period?

Wars Against Epidemics in Hong Kong

In December 2019, Mainland authorities notified Hong Kong of an unknown strain of pneumonia detected in Wuhan. The city soon found itself catapulted into its most severe infectious disease crisis since the 2003 SARS epidemic. Looking back over history, Hong Kong people have been no strangers to epidemics. More than a hundred years ago, the city was gripped by the bubonic plague, then measles and tuberculosis in the 1950s and 1960s, the avian flu in the 1990s, followed by SARS in 2003.
Since the end of 2019, the COVID-19 epidemic has induced far-reaching effects on Hong Kong’s public health system, society and economy. The media’s coverage of the development of this pandemic has been an important testimony of history.
Hong Kong News-Expo has produced this exhibition to enhance public understanding of the pandemic’s impact on the community.
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