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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Expats in Singapore arm children for Chinese century

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:04pm by AFP

    ... Simin Wang As far back as 25 years ago, US investor Jim Rogers already believed China would be the next economic superpower and  young people the world over should prepare for the future by learning Mandarin. Now 69, the billionaire had a chance to practi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1026870/expats-singapore-arm-children-chinese-century
  2. Union deal on school site rankles

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau A charity arm of the Beijing-linked Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions has been granted a prime school site by the government at a nominal rent, a move criticised as unfair ... specifically ask for the Tin Hau site,' he said. 'We just needed a centre for running training courses after we set up the charity arm in 2007.' A senior pastor with North Point Baptist ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/707767/union-deal-school-site-rankles
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Educate public about lethal nature of ivory trade

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Educate public about lethal trade How many slaughtered African elephants does 1.3 tonnes of ivory tusks represent? It is hard to tell when they are cut into 779 pieces and hidden amid other container cargo. This is the latest ruse employed by smugglers to try to fool Hong Kong customs inspectors on the lookout for an illegal and lethal trade. More than 100 would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1126491/educate-public-about-lethal-nature-ivory-trade
  4. News - Hong Kong

    Donated elephant tusks teach schoolchildren reality of a cruel trade

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Elephant tusks teach children reality of a cruel trade Pupils at the Belilios Public School in North Point received an unusual gift from the government last ... were but a minute portion of the total amount of ivory being stored, a spokeswoman said. Under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, confiscated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1126683/donated-elephant-tusks-teach-schoolchildren-reality-cruel-trade
  5. Cornell gives CityU veterinary school a shot in the arm

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau City University's plan to set up the first veterinary medicine programme in Hong Kong has been given a boost by a top US school's pledge to help it fight for recognition from the American Veterinary Medical Association. The College of ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/708939/cornell-gives-cityu-veterinary-school-shot-arm
  6. Teachers' union says it's hard to recruit young blood

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Gary Cheung The leaders of Hong Kong's largest teachers' union say it is hard to recruit young people, sparking concerns about future succession problems. The issue of an ageing leadership in the Professional Teachers' Union ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007734/teachers-union-says-its-hard-recruit-young-blood
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Legco education candidates trade barbs

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 02:08pm by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Legislative candidate for the education sector Ho Hon-kuen has dubbed his rival Ip Kin-yuen as a “chameleon” and accused him of not being a stalwart democracy fighter. Ho was speaking in a debate in which Ip rejected the accusations, maintaini ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1023404/legco-education-candidates-trade-barbs
  8. ESF up in arms over Disco Bay adverts

    Posted Sep 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch The English Schools Foundation claims the developer behind the Chianti residential development in Discovery Bay has used its newest school in its advertisements without seeking permission. The advertisements, which allegedly contained inaccurate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/608818/esf-arms-over-disco-bay-adverts
  9. News - China - ABUSE

    Angry teachers take discipline too far on China's Children's Day

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... a five-year-old boy was nearly smothered with a quilt, while in the other seven kindergarten children had their arms cut with scissors. The offender in both cases was their teacher. A teacher at Xinyi kindergarten in Shanghai's Jiading district was put under detention for 10 days and fined 500 yuan (HK$627) for cutting the arms of the children on Thursday. The teacher joined the private ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1252280/angry-teachers-take-discipline-bit-too-far
  10. NT school steals the show at robotic arm design contest

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... JESSIE HUI Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee Kung Yik She Secondary School dominated the Hong Kong Inter-school Straw Robotic Arm Design and Construction Competition. They swept the top three ... the competition, organised by City University's Students' Union Physics and Materials' Science Society. Each team was given 180 straws and a roll of string to design and build a robotic arm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/453061/nt-school-steals-show-robotic-arm-design-contest

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