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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tighten dentistry school rules

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tighten rules for dentistry school Teaching hospitals lie at the heart our public health system. They not only train our future doctors and dentists, but they provide ... of Hong Kong and home of the city's only dentistry school. Unfortunately it has been in the news for reasons that do nothing for public confidence. As we reported this week, internal ...

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    Government must ensure equal opportunities for all in our schools

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 03:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to join schools under the English Schools Foundation. But such families tended to be rich, well-connected and come mostly from English-speaking and European countries. Those from South Asia, many ... SCMP Editorial Equality for all in our schools The government has taken a crucial step to end its shameful de facto school segregation for students of ethnic minorities. For the first ...

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    Beijing's new advertising law offers consumer protection

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 03:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... schools. There are even male idols promoting sanitary napkins and other female-oriented products. It is tempting to argue that there is nothing wrong with such tactics. As long as the product ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Libraries still play a vital role

    Posted May 19th 2014, 02:32am by SCMP Editorial

    ... but for school assignments as they have to fit in with the exam-oriented education system". He may have a point, going by the most borrowed English and Chinese-language adult non-fiction books last ... in democratising information, but a love of reading acquired early in life remains the traditional- and many believe the soundest- foundation for a fulfilling life of literary enjoyment and learning, ...

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    Erdogan must steer towards the middle as Turkey's president

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 04:29am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and Europe are strained. His vision of transforming and modernising Turkey's economy laid the foundations for his victory. It includes the country's first high-speed train network, a third bridge over the Bosphorous and a huge new airport in Istanbul. It is called Target 2023 after the centenary of the foundation of a secular modern Turkey by the great Ataturk. Erdogan repeatedly ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Put patients first in medical staffing crisis

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... into account an increase from next year in the number of graduates from our medical schools. This has prompted the Medical Council to consider easing licensing requirements for foreign specialists ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Room for improvement in education

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for which they are ill prepared. Looked at that way, the demand from thousands of Hong Kong school graduates for sub-degree and vocational education programmes this week is positive for the city. Most of them attained scores in the Diploma of Secondary Education exams that failed to meet or barely met university requirements. But they have a chance of emerging from post-school education ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Traditional Chinese medicine doesn't have to be cruel to animals

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Robinson of Animal Asia Foundation, public health also stands to benefit because bile taken from sick and dying bears often contains impurities and biological contaminants. State support follows the foundation's lobbying of the government since the 1990s and collaboration with the Ministry for Science and Technology. Hong Kong Chinese Herbalists Association president Kwan Chi-yee says bear bile ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Direct-subsidy schools' fee rises a worrying sign of inequality

    Posted May 04th 2014, 04:15am by SCMP Editorial

    ... teach lessons in English rather than Chinese, after the Tung administration imposed mother-tongue teaching on most government-funded schools. But the funding scheme expanded under his successor, ... SCMP Editorial School fee rises a worrying sign The Direct Subsidy Scheme allows more leeway for government-funded schools to run their own affairs and introduce innovations in education. ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Seize opportunity for Legco reform

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by SCMP Editorial

    ... It is important that we seize the opportunity to reform Legco and lay a good foundation for full democracy in 2020. An overhaul of the electoral system is a good way to start. At present, the 35 directly ...




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