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  1. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Care workers condemn time wasted waiting for special education places

    Posted Nov 28th 2013, 03:50am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Care workers condemn special education delays Autistic five-year-old Janny can now express herself through singing, as her family could afford to take her to private therapy before subsidised government help arrived. But other children are not so fortunate. "Children with special educational needs all require help, even if their family backgrounds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1367284/care-workers-condemn-time-wasted-waiting-special-education-places
  2. News - Hong Kong - OPERATION SANTA CLAUS

    Education project gives kids the chance to break the cycle of poverty

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 04:33am by DARREN WEE

    ... Darren Wee darren.wee@scmp.com Project provides children from low-income families with resources and the opportunity to get the education they'll need to prosper later Lessons offer children an escape from cycle of poverty Scores of children from low- income families have improved their school grades, thanks to a project that aims to use education to break the brutal cycle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1371266/education-project-gives-kids-chance-break-cycle-poverty
  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Tin Shui Wai kindergarten's ousting shows market failure, lobby group says

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:08am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shui Wai preschool which was ousted from its campus by a rival shows the market-driven system is detrimental to early childhood education, an advocacy group for free kindergartens says. "Early childhood education is often seen by the government as a private-sector responsibility," Gail Yuen Wai-kwan, convenor of the Alliance on the Fight for 15-year Free Education, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1479392/tin-shui-wai-kindergartens-ousting-shows-market-failure-lobby-group
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 15, 2014

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:18am by LETTERS

    ... waters. The Marine Department will soon commission a review on berthing and sheltered spaces for local vessels. A consultant firm will be engaged for the first part of the review by tender, which ... Kwok, principal information officer, Marine Department   Grants can help recycling companies The environment secretary has announced a plan in which waste recyclers will be offered up to HK$5 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1482504/letters-editor-april-15-2014
  5. News - China

    The man who questioned Mao: Hu Yaobang's colleagues look back

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Verna Yu

    ... the communist regime seized control of China in 1949, the government's various political campaigns purged tens of millions of people through executions, prison terms and so-called re-education ... to re-education camps where hard labour would supposedly reform their minds. Next, during the Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1976, millions of Chinese were beaten, tortured and executed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1482583/man-who-questioned-mao-hu-yaobangs-colleagues-look-back
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Asylum seeker group says defamation case a chance to probe welfare contractor

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... Branch (ISS-HK) holds a contract from the Social Welfare Department to fulfil the government's legal responsibility of providing basic food and housing support to asylum seekers. Vision ... the overwhelming evidence supporting the suspicion that since 2006 International Social Service failed to lawfully meet its tender obligations with the Social Welfare Department." ISS-HK says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1489965/asylum-seeker-group-says-defamation-case-chance-probe-welfare
  7. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Taking lessons from Chinese classics in a modern world

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by Andrea Chen

    ... one's vanity, it's not what I define and value as academic freedom. I've heard you are not allowed to issue a degree in Chinese classics, as the Ministry of Education hasn't recognised the subject. Is there any ministry in China more conservative than the Education Ministry? Chinese classics do not fall into any existing subject category recognised by the ministry. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1479368/taking-lessons-chinese-classics-modern-world
  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 14, 2014

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by LETTERS

    ... to close because it has been priced out of its premises by a rival, Zenith International Education Foundation. Topkids is a well-established school; it has been serving the districts of Yuen Long ... rights, however, we stand firm. They are innocent and are entitled to receive a good education at Topkids." Carol Chan Yuk-shan, the headmistress at Topkids' Tin Shui Wai branch, said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1481346/letters-editor-april-14-2014
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Asylum seekers protest as rights group sued for defamation

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by Ernest Kao

    ... Department had a well-established regulatory mechanism to closely monitor its service quality. The Social Welfare Department last month said it had found no irregularities with the contractor's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1492044/asylum-seekers-protest-rights-group-sued-defamation
  10. Business - Economy - LABOUR

    Chinese graduates deepen hi-tech inroads

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:17am by BLOOM

    ... million Chinese this year will graduate from college, up from 1.1 million in 2001. By 2020, China's college-educated talent pool is expected to number 195 million people, more than the entire ... made elsewhere- to making a larger share of more sophisticated products. To be sure, the emergence of tens of millions of additional college-educated workers will challenge China and its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1486330/chinese-graduates-deepen-hi-tech-inroads

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