What the local media says

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 10 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 10 November, 2012, 2:25am

Sunday, Ming Pao Daily

CityU plan to switch courses to online forum is criticised

City University is criticised for its plan to turn five popular subjects into online courses, from next year, after excessive numbers of students had signed up for seven compulsory general education courses. Some lessons were packed with up to 70 students rather than the intended 50. Some lawmakers and a university trade union worried that this might erode the quality of education - even the exams will be conducted online.

Monday, The Sun

Shenzhen agency helps pregnant women divorce, give birth in HK

Mainland agencies are providing services for women who want to give birth in Hong Kong, even though they have no links to the city. A reporter visited an agency in Shenzhen, posing as such a woman. The agency advised her to get divorced and become "the mainland wife of a Hong Kong man" through a fake marriage, to gain the right to give birth in Hong Kong. The agency said it would arrange everything for her until her baby was born for a fee of 260,000 yuan (HK$320,000).

Tuesday, Oriental Daily

Tube left in stomach after surgery gives patient two months of agony

A 59-year-old man was alarmed to discover he had a 20cm surgical tube inside his abdomen. He had suffered acute pain for two months before consulting his doctor. The tube had been left inside him during colon cancer surgery he received at North District Hospital in mid-August. He went to the hospital and had it removed.

Wednesday, HK Economic Times

Tsing Yi My Home Purchase scheme flat price cut 5pc

The Hong Kong Housing Society begins accepting applications next month for almost 1,000 flats in the first My Home Purchase Plan in Tsing Yi. A source said prices would be lowered by as much as 5 per cent, in step with the trend in property prices since the introduction of the new stamp duty.

Thursday, The Sun

Driver posts illegal racing videos on YouTube to flaunt skills

A driver has uploaded 11 clips of his illegal road racing activities to YouTube, captured through four in-car cameras. In one video, the speedometer shows 237km/h, three or four times the limit for vehicles on urban roads. Police said they were investigating.

Friday, Oriental Daily

Man with police force fixation caught trying to steal uniform

A 35-year-old man with a strong desire to become a policeman was arrested at the Hong Kong Police Training School in Wong Chuk Hang trying to steal uniforms from lockers. The man was found to have records of burglary and posing as a policeman. In 2007, he was fined HK$2,000 for masquerading as a chief inspector at the Police Tactical Unit Base in Fanling.