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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 2, 2013

    Posted Feb 02nd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... priority, then cross-border pupils will have to go to schools beyond North District and they could end up with travelling times of around two hours from home to school and back. These children have ... parallel traders Hong Kong is taking the wrong approach to so many issues. It grew and excelled through being a supplier of goods and services to and from China and the world. ...

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    Cross-border study scheme criticised

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 05:56pm by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Cross-border study scheme described by lawmakers as an education 'trap' The government was criticised for a pilot scheme that encourages Hongkongers to attend mainland universities to earn degrees which may not help their career prospects. It was as if the government had “lured someone into a trap” by introducing a scheme that may not lead to a proper ...

  3. HK sets cap on cross-border pupils at 13,000

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... children born to mainland parents in Hong Kong from swarming schools, Stephen Lam Sui-lung said yesterday. The city now receives several thousand cross-border pupils, who pass through restricted ... to get special permits and tried to enter in other ways. Mable Chan, deputy secretary for education, said it was because of safety issues that the government discouraged cross-border schooling. ...

  4. Minister attacked over cross-border pupils

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this September, about 1,400 of the 3,600 Primary One places in North District have been allocated to children not living in Hong Kong, up from about 1,000 last year. Another 210 cross-border pupils have ... to cross-border students next year would be capped at 13,000. Meanwhile, a private member's bill submitted by Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung to amend the Immigration Ordinance was formally rejected ...

  5. More cross-border pupils test logistics

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Hong Kong authorities expect the number of cross-border students to rise more than 40 per cent in September and are discussing transport arrangements ... in September, handling 28 buses. Lai said the government now provided three cross-border buses for pupils, but they were not popular with parents because children needed to get off the bus twice so ...

  6. Up to 100 cross-border students lack permits

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the students secured places at local schools only in July- after the June deadline for permits. At least 23 out of the 300 cross-border students attending Fung Kai No 1 Primary School, in Sheung Shui, ... children to travel alone, he says. Hong Kong police have already issued a record 2,600 permits to cross-border students this year. 'The Lo Wu Control Point has reached its maximum ...

  7. Cross-border study rivals

    Posted Feb 21st 2011, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Michael Taylor With the booming mainland economy, a small but growing number of aspiring high-fliers are considering careers in the world's most populous country. Is it better for them to get an MBA at home, where teaching standards might be higher? ...

  8. Cross-border study of hi-tech expertise

    Posted Mar 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Fifty technology buffs visited research centres in Shenzhen to get a closer look at the mainland's latest developments in top-notch technologies. The secondary school students spent three days last week at technology institutes, research ...

  9. Top national legislator pushes cross-border education links

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron and Elaine Yau Universities in Hong Kong should build more links with their mainland counterparts as a prelude to merging the two education systems, a leading national legislator has said. Xu Jialu, a member of the standing committee of the Nati ...

  10. Cross-border learning opportunities

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... advantage of the cross-border relationship between Lingnan University and Shanghai's Donghua University. The Strategic Marketing Management course, for example, splits the Lingnan and Donghua ... Jacqueline Tsang Local education crosses borders as students participating in Lingnan University's EMBA programme venture to the mainland for learning opportunities in the business ...




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