What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost
On Beijing's anger at a White House meeting between the Dalai Lama and Barack Obama:
Letitia Wong - They were meeting at the Map Room not the Oval Office. Really don't understand why my country keeps barking on over frivolous issues. Better make use of their time and resources to improve the livelihood of many poor people in the western region.
Philip Lam - To China, warming up to the Dalai Lama by President Obama, or any other senior US officials for that matter, is a pain. It always triggers irrational knee-jerk reactions like this. The Chinese should stay absolutely silent as Tibet is no more than a non-Chinese territory annexed by the Manchus in the 1600s. It has never been a holy and inalienable part of ancient China, as incorrectly claimed by the Chinese Communist Party.
Manufacturers have found overall use of plastic has gone up since the introduction of the bag levy two years ago:
Kelvin Ng - Environment chief Edward Yau has used the levy as a smart gimmick for PR; the same for the stop-idling-engines policy. He never has any intention of improving our environment. The plastic manufacturers are just pointing out the obvious ludicrousness of the levy policy. Don't expect any improvement from him though.
Students sitting a liberal studies mock exam achieved an average pass rate of 42 per cent:
Patrick Shu Wing-lee - If our teachers are not well trained to teach the subject of liberal studies, how can we expect the students to really learn and benefit?
Herman Lam - Students being weak doesn't mean a lower requirement for university. Facing the problem of students' levels going down, we must make the requirement for university higher in order to educate the elite, but not lower it. It is not reasonable. Liberal studies is a subject that can help students analyse things.
Dave Se - The concepts covered in liberal studies are too broad. It is hard for students to study.