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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Introduce a voucher system to settle the ESF funding debate

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to the South China Morning Post to set out his position on government subsidies to the English Schools Foundation. In a nutshell, he argued that: "ESF schools offer a non-local curriculum. ... School or the English stream of the French International School. It would also mean a sharp rise in capital levies and a proliferation of non-refundable up-front debentures. Many families would ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain for the public purse?

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... column in yesterday's Sunday Morning Post about the English Schools Foundation (ESF). In a nutshell, Jake argued that the ESF should be no more entitled to government subsidies than any ... Tom Holland It would appear that government funding in its schools is HK$50,000 per pupil, against a subsidy of HK$21,000 per child in ESF schools Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain ...

  3. Business - Comment - MONITOR TOM HOLLAND

    Four more ways officials break the spirit of Hong Kong's Basic Law

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... of Article 119. Then another reader notes Eddie Ng's letter to the Post earlier this week about government funding for the English Schools Foundation. In his letter, the education secretary ... Tom Holland From the new discriminatory homebuyer's stamp duty to schools funding, the government is not living up to the city's constitution Four more ways officials break ...

  4. Business - Banking & Finance - APPOINTMENT

    Carlson Tong Ka-shing to take over at SFC

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... KPMG's China chairman in 2007 and Asia-Pacific chairman in 2009. After retiring last year, he has kept busy in public roles including non-executive director of the SFC and chairman of the English Schools Foundation. Hong Kong Investment Funds Association chief executive Sally Wong said the funds industry would like to meet regularly with the new chairman. "We look forward ...

  5. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    International school model works fine

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... the money and you call the tune. Mr Ip's comments, of course, were apropos of the English Schools Foundation's decision to accept a phasing out of government subsidies. I didn't know ... Jake van der Kamp Expatriate parents finding education fees too high should ask employers for better pay International school model works fine "The government should really review ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - MONDAY FACE

    Finding it hard to retire

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... he said. As well as his new role as a grandfather and chairman of the SFC, he also has been kept busy as chairman of the Hong Kong Sports Institute and the English Schools Foundation ... post into two- a non-executive chairman and a chief executive- to add checks and balances to the regulator. Tong is a home-grown success story. Born in Hong Kong, after finishing school he went ...

  7. Business - Comment - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong tycoons form another foundation 'to do what exactly?'

    Posted Nov 06th 2014, 06:08am by Stephen Vines

    ... clustered around ex-chief executive Tung Chee-hwa embarking on the establishment of a foundation with a mission to bridge the divide revealed by these protests. The Our Hong Kong Foundation ... these think tanks/foundations/institutes have form. The much better established One Country Two Systems Research Institute did indeed serve as a platform for the ambitions of Chief Executive Leung ...

  8. Business - Companies - MAKING MILLIONS

    Success beyond the classroom for language school founder

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 05:47am by Benjamin Robertson

    ... Oriental now has more than 700 schools and English language centres in 50 mainland cities teaching over 2.5 million high-school and university students. Net revenues hit US$1.1 billion last year, ... for university graduates with good English language skills ensured there was no shortage of students willing to spend money for after-school crammers and Yu's firm took off. Yu puts some ...

  9. Business - Companies - MAKING MILLIONS

    Billionaire profile: Pan Sutong

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 05:21am by James Griffiths

    ... high school or picked up much English. In 1984, he returned to China, using a loan from his family to set up a business in Hong Kong, Matsunichi Colour Display Monitor, specialising in selling ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com From his first foray into electronics, Pan Sutong has moved on from being an underachiever at school to greater success in real estate and wine Man ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Weibo: Zuckerberg charms China at Tsinghua, Xiaomi events

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 04:29pm by Doug Young

    ... winds. His latest trip was quite high-profile compared to previous ones, as he attended an event where he was also nominated as an advisory member of Tsinghua’s School of Economics ... and co-founder Lei Jun. In his microblog post, Lei complimented Zuckerberg's Chinese, saying it was better than his own English, and said they spent much of their time discussing his own ...




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