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  1. Travelers Get Educated Abroad

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 11:48am by Jeannie Mark

    ... and skyscrapers, but many also seek out educational or cultural experiences. Tourism in is on the rise every year in Asia’s World City. In 2013, the Tourism Commission reported that over 54 million ... aspect that travelers can explore are the many cultural classes that Hong Kong has to offer. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Hong Kong Tourism have teamed up to bring awareness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1539476/travelers-get-educated-abroad
  2. News - Hong Kong - SCHOOLS

    Departing exam chief George Pook's plea to parents on education reforms

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Departing head of exams authority says parents and students must have realistic expectations Education reforms 'will need time' Parents and students must stop seeing a university place as the only route to success if reforms to the city's education system are to succeed, a key architect of the new Diploma of Secondary Education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1018708/departing-exam-chief-george-pooks-plea-parents-education-reforms
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LITERATURE

    UK education revamp leaves US authors on the shelf

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:15am by AP

    ... Telegraph. "All we are doing is asking exam boards to broaden- not narrow- the books young people study for GCSE." The education department says the guidelines represent the minimum ... Jill Lawless No foreign authors please- we're British Britain's education minister says he has not killed a mockingbird, but many literature-lovers don't believe him. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1526801/uk-education-revamp-leaves-us-authors-shelf
  4. News - World - FINANCE: ANALYSIS

    US Justice Department has others in its sights after BNP Paribas fine

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by Reuters

    ... to come BNP Paribas' guilty plea and agreement to pay a record fine of nearly US$9 billion for violating US sanctions is part of a larger US Justice Department shift in strategy ... by the Justice Department and the largest penalty in any criminal case involving a bank. Prosecutors say the penalty was necessary not only because of the sheer volume of the illicit transactions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1544428/us-justice-department-has-others-its-sights-after-bnp-paribas-fine
  5. Education Department should control textbook publishing

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is to take away the middleman. The Education Department should handle the production of textbooks. Costs could be lowered, because the department would aim, not to make a profit, but to balance ... As education is both a human right and a cornerstone of society, it is not surprising that the government mandates that children attend primary and secondary school. However, given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965488/education-department-should-control-textbook-publishing
  6. Higher Education Meets Art With a Higher Diploma in Film at HKBU

    Posted May 20th 2014, 12:51pm by P Savetmalanond

    ... to pursue careers in film and television. HKBU began with a few courses in film and television in the 1970s, eventually establishing a Department of Cinema and Television in 1991. The Academy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1516119/higher-education-meets-art-higher-diploma-film-hkbu
  7. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Department uses 6.5 tonnes of ivory to test best method of its disposal

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 10:39am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to see if it could be used in cement. The information, released by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department on Wednesday, explains the shortfall in figures when the government announced last month that it would be burning 28 tonnes of stockpiled ivory but withholding 1.6 tonnes of tusks for science and educational purposes. The department said that it had also donated 1.7 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426968/department-uses-65-tonnes-ivory-test-best-method-its-disposal
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan exploiting Asian guest workers, US State Department report says

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:22pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo US State Department calls training scheme for young foreigners a form of forced labour Japan accused ofexploiting Asian guest workers The United States has issued ... day of the month. Jiang's family received 57.5 million yen in compensation from the company. Abiko welcomed the US condemnation of the system, but noted that the State Department had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1540535/japan-exploiting-asian-guest-workers-us-state-department-report-says
  9. Business - Economy - US ECONOMY

    US commerce department revises first-quarter GDP decline to 2.9pc

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:33pm by Reuters

    ... performance in five years, but there are indications growth has since rebounded strongly. The Department of Commerce said yesterday that gross domestic product fell at a 2.9 per cent annual rate ... and services sectors point to a sharp acceleration in growth early in the second quarter of this year. In a second report, the department said orders for long-lasting US manufactured goods fell 1 per ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1540559/us-economy-contracts-sharply-gdp-shrinks-29pc-first-quarter
  10. Comment - Letters

    Education Bureau is increasing support for non-Chinese-speaking students

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by LETTERS

    ... Education Bureau working to support non-Chinese speakers I wish to clear up some erroneous claims made in the letters by Eddie Lei (" School is vital for ethnic minorities ", ... facilitating their early adaptation to the local education system and mastery of the Chinese language. Over 500 public sector and Direct Subsidy Scheme (DSS) schools offering the local curriculum have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1551422/education-bureau-increasing-support-non-chinese-speaking-students

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