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  1. Ronnie Chan to be co-chairman of Asia Society

    Posted May 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung waiyee.fung@scmp.com Property tycoon Ronnie Chan Chi-chung has been named as the first Asian to lead the Asia Society, the influential New York-based institution promoting ties between Asia and the United States. He will share the leadership with Henrietta Holsman Fore, a former US government official, as co-chairmen. It is the first time the society has ...

  2. Condemned to life in society's margin

    Posted Jan 20th 2007, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... how this approach goes horribly wrong. Non-Chinese-speaking pupils from a number of ethnic backgrounds suffer from a range of serious problems. Many are denied the chance to develop because ... to the controversy over Deputy Secretary Bernadette Linn Hon-ho's comments to Legco. Has the Education and Manpower Bureau established that students who study GCSE Chinese can gain acceptance to Hong ...

  3. I'll keep out of politics, says Law Society chief

    Posted May 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... in the solicitors' indemnity fund. Mr Lintern-Smith, the society's first non- Chinese president in more than a decade, told the South China Morning Post it was not his business to talk about politics. ... Ambrose Leung The new Law Society president says he will talk more about business and less about politics. Michael Lintern-Smith, elected on Thursday to succeed Simon Ip Shing-hing, also ...

  4. Law Society seeks officer to co-ordinate exams

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for the Law Society said. Applicants must also have excellent communication skills in both English and Chinese as the S&D officer needs to be in constant contact with qualified legal ... Vicki Willliams The Law Society of Hong Kong, a non-profit regulatory body for solicitors in Hong Kong, is looking for an organised person with an interest in legal education to fill its ...

  5. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTES

    US says Chinese fishing rules for South China Sea 'provocative'

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 08:57am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Washington The US says new restrictions by Chinese authorities on other countries’ fishermen in the disputed South China Sea are “provocative and potentially dangerous.” The regulations, which took effect this month, require foreign fishermen to ask China’s permission to operate within most of the vast, strategic waterway. US State Department spokeswoman ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong art critics prize restrict to Chinese language entries

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by VIVIENNECHOW

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Council's language policy attacked after English entries excluded from HK$50,000 award Art critics prize is restricted to Chinese entries Aspiring arts critics are being given the chance to get their hands on a HK$50,000 prize funded by taxpayers- but only if they can write in Chinese. The first ADC Critics Prize, organised by the Arts ...

  7. Universities could place city at the forefront of Chinese art

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or the museum societies. However, we should have more ambitious goals. The way in which Chinese art is taught in universities in Hong Kong is minor, compared to the place this body of knowledge ... and that is in the field of Chinese art. It has already been playing a central role in the study of Chinese art for many years. It is home to some of the greatest collectors of bronzes, jades, ceramics ...

  8. Face up to the realities of non-Chinese in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bernard Chan Some commentators say the recent scare about hundreds of thousands of Filipinos possibly being granted right of abode in Hong Kong displayed underlying racism in our society ... doubts about the place of non-Chinese in this community- especially the poorer and darker-skinned. We see this especially clearly in the area of education, where the government seems unable ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... of Chinese culture and its diaspora- and the respect for, and fear of, China. Many Southeast Asian countries take the long-term view: China will always be there. Their valid concern is that US influence may eventually recede like the outgoing tide, to be replaced by a Chinese storm surge. Asean was already divided on the South China Sea issues. Non-claimants Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar ...

  10. Hall of rites needed for Chinese festivals and ceremonies

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Your leader is absolutely right in breathing a sigh of relief at the recognition by the Ministry of Culture of a number of traditional Chinese festivals ('Drawing on past will keep our culture fresh', July 21). I have always thought it one of the saddest aspects of Hong Kong culture that not more of such Chinese traditions are celebrated. Indeed, for the best part ...




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