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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Public opinion to be sought on city's ageing population crisis

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... who say they are discouraged from having children. Nearly 60 per cent of mainland parents with Hong Kong babies had attained post-secondary education, department surveys from 2007 to 2011 ... said. They did not elaborate, but some parents are frustrated their children must compete with those from the mainland for kindergarten education. Anthony Wong Kin-wai, chief research officer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1329873/public-opinion-be-sought-citys-ageing-population-crisis
  2. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    Government bureaus must cut growth in spending by 1pc for two years

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 03:38am by Olga Wong

    ... departments and bureaus that are spending mostly on manpower and giving out subsidises to others, like education and social welfare departments, there will be room for further discussion on how ... in 2013/14* Social Welfare Department HK$51 billion Food and Health Bureau HK$46 billion Education Bureau HK$44 billion Police force HK$15 billion Water Supplies Department HK$6.8 billion   Biggest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1564591/government-bureaus-must-cut-growth-spending-1pc-two-years
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Hongkongers keen to work longer

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 04:58am by Phila Siu, Olga Wong

    ... by the Institute of Education between July and August. In the survey, 56.7 per cent of respondents said the retirement age at their companies should be extended, while 31.6 per cent said otherwise. ... cent said it should be one to four years. The survey did not ask respondents about the retirement age at their companies, but Professor Chou Kee-lee, head of the institute's department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1639147/hongkongers-keen-work-longer
  4. Slice of city named national geopark

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Olga Wong

    ... at the Lions Nature Education Centre in Tsiu Hang, Sai Kung. Department director Alan Wong Chi-kong said 20 staff would be hired to manage the park and prepare for world geopark status next year. ... No new law was required as the geopark areas would be protected by the Country and Marine Parks Ordinance by next year, Yeung said. The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697317/slice-city-named-national-geopark
  5. News - Hong Kong - POPULATION

    Satellite towns face struggle to cope with elderly populations

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:53am by Olga Wong

    ... The figures emerged from a South China Morning Post analysis of the latest projections by the Census and Statistics Department. Despite the likely growth indicated by the government’s own figures, ... and Sheung Shui. Also, little is known about the economic background of those turning 60 or 65 by 2018. The Post approached the Labour and Welfare Bureau, Development Bureau, Education Bureau, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1353993/satellite-towns-face-struggle-cope-elderly-populations
  6. Clean, green and friendly- new towns won't be modelled on the past

    Posted Nov 13th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng, Olga Wong

    ... shelved in 2003 as population growth and housing demand slowed. The paper highlighted potential uses like mixed-residential developments, tertiary educational facilities and special industries. The Planning Department said the new towns would be no more than a quarter of the size of present similar towns and a low-carbon economy would be promoted. Consideration would be given to treating ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/659972/clean-green-and-friendly-new-towns-wont-be-modelled-past
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Avoid schools panic with better tracking of mainland babies: expert

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong, SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... for a comprehensive tracking study of babies born in Hong Kong to mainland parents so that schools can prepare to meet their education needs. Paul Yip Siu-fai said a lack of data on how many such children ... The government's rough projection might have overestimated those who will return for education," Yip said after assisting in a South China Morning Post study that found a surplus of kindergarten ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1328857/avoid-schools-panic-better-tracking-mainland-babies-expert
  8. 'Heretic of Kanazawa' has flair for unusual

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Vivienne Chow

    ... arts department at Chinese University. She was said to have a good standing in art education circles and has published widely in Hong Kong, the mainland, the United States and Europe. She ... with her networks in mainland and museum education, the bureau said. Former director of the Urban Renewal Authority Andrew Lam Siu-lo and David Lung Ping-yee, associate dean of the University ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/657452/heretic-kanazawa-has-flair-unusual
  9. News - Hong Kong - PLANNING

    Pier pressure over PLA takeover of HK harbourfront site forces record public hearing

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 04:29am by Olga Wong

    ... starts on Monday and the last session will take place on December 11, a Planning Department spokeswoman said. About 1,000 people have said they wish to speak on the contentious plan, one tenth ... Campus in Kowloon Tong for housing drew more than 28,000 comments, many from Baptist University staff and students, who want the site used for education. No date has been set for the hearing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1344786/pier-pressure-over-pla-takeover-hk-harbourfront-site-forces-record
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibustering lawmakers say fiscal crisis is government bogeyman

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Olga Wong

    ... and new funding fails to reach departments. The origin of the filibustering is in Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's warning in his budget speech in February that the city should ... should stress the government's investments in health and education," he said. He criticised the government for not committing to family-friendly policies: "Even a little tax ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515023/filibustering-lawmakers-say-fiscal-crisis-government-bogeyman

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