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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    China's disabled get limited schooling, Human Rights Watch says

    Posted Jul 16th 2013, 08:57am by AP

    ... from attending mainstream institutions or taught by untrained teachers, a rights group said. A report by New York-based Human Rights Watch said students with disabilities are denied access ... the Human Rights Watch report was released, theEducation Ministry issued its own report on the same topic. The ministry's report said that 28 per cent of children with disabilities ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    UN raps HK education system's lack of focus on ethnic minorities

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Chinese language curriculum is not suitable for ethnic minorities, says human rights team UN raps lack of focus on minorities Education chiefs are under growing pressure to address the Chinese-language learning needs of minorities after a member of the United Nations team scrutinising Hong Kong's human-rights performance criticised the local ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong group says its civic education scheme will nurture 'critical patriots'

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... of civic education; students should be taught more about Hong Kong's core values, including the pursuit of democracy, human rights and freedoms," co-convener Cheung Yui-fai said. Cheung, ... brief school-sponsoring bodies, to seek their support in adoption of its proposals. Human Rights Monitor director Law Yuk-kai said the next step for the group, after half a year of consultation, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Suu Kyi keen to visit Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 11:26am

    ... in recognition of her commitment to non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights. She was also appointed Honorary Professor in the HKU Faculty of Social Sciences as well as the first Honorary ... the past two and a half decades, we have been greatly strengthened and helped by those who believe, as we do, that human rights should be the foundation of every civilised society ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong, Macau academics seek meeting over firing of Eric Sautede

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Raquel Carvalho

    ... global organisations, including the Institute of International Education, Human Rights in China, Amnesty International and Scholars at Risk Network. Rocky Chan Lok-kei hopes the letter will draw attention to the issue of freedom of expression in Macau. Human Rights in China, an NGO based in New York, has replied, saying it will publish a special issue of its online journal, China Rights ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Release submissions for national-education consultation, says NGO

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... or the government will be accused of hiding facts about it, a human rights watchdog says. The government claims most respondents to last year's consultation backed the introduction of the subject ... for modern government," Chong Yiu-kwong, vice-chairman of the NGO Human Rights Monitor, said yesterday. "If the government is not holding back the figures, it should get permission from ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Oxford dreams of teaching China's leader

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 06:29am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the US college admissions test might be exposed to Western values on freedom and human rights, which are generally not welcomed by Chinese officials. Hamilton countered: "All of the Chinese ...

  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    People's Daily spars with New York Times over reported 'meddling' of Chinese language institute

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:30pm by Angela Meng

    ... and of meddling in the university’s research and curriculum. They also said the institute does not encourage free inquiry on sensitive issues like human rights or religious freedom. CI officials argued ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Exam authorities accused of self-censorship for removing CY Leung cartoon from DSE paper

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by Johnny Tam

    ... Leung," said Johnson Yeung Ching-yin, convenor of the Civil Human Rights Front, which organised the New Year's Day rally for democracy. Both pictures appeared in a question ... images, taken at the January 1 pro-democracy and pro-government marches last year, had been modified to sharpen the focus of the question in the exam paper. A rights advocate described ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - EDUCATION

    Book review: Minority Education in China, by James Leibold and Chen Yangbin

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 06:41pm by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Minority Education in China by James Leibold and Chen Yangbin HKU Press 4 stars Linda Yeung Like other human rights issues on the mainland, the protection of equal access to education is fraught with problems. It was dealt a blow recently with the jailing of Xu Zhiyong, a lawyer and campaigner for the rights of migrant workers' children to go to school or take ...




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