Letters to the editor

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Many teenagers are addicted to celebrities, such as musicians, actors, sports stars ... the list goes on. There are both pros and cons, but I’d like to discuss two disadvantages to this trend.
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Hong Kong’s education system is mostly about results rather than experience and exploration. Local students have to memorise a lot of things.
Recently, France became the only country to introduce a law to ban plastic dishware. The law will come into effect in 2020, after which all disposable utensils must be made of biological materials.
I am writing to express my views on your article, “Tear into your art” (Young Post, August 25). It’s about Lee Sing-man, or “Uncle man”, the King of Paper-craft.
A recent news article says researchers believe that your problem solving skills aren’t really related to how “intelligent” you are.
Hong Kong is an international city, and having a good education is essential. So students seem to be glued to their books all the time.
There’s a saying: As long as there is a dream, there is hope. To make my dream come true, I have to strive for excellence.
When Zhang Dejiang came to Hong Kong last month, 5,000 policemen were on standby because there were “potential risks of riots”. This is ridiculous!
Bullying is a serious problem, no matter which country you live in. That’s where a programme called KiVa comes in. It’s an anti-bullying programme from Finland, and it seems to really work.
Nowadays many teenagers have difficulties making new friends. They are probably too shy and introverted. In fact, it’s not difficult to make new friends.