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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 27, 2013

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Sam to bail it out in times of trouble. Isabel Escoda, Lantau   America's lax gun laws put lives at risk I was disappointed that recent efforts to get tougher gun control legislation ... be tighter gun control in the country. It is so easy for people, including criminals, to get hold of firearms. President Barack Obama's proposals to expand background checks to gun buyers [not ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1246913/letters-editor-may-27-2013
  2. letters

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Think twice before you post online Recently, naughty photos of Hong Kong policewomen appeared online. These pictures show them pulling up their skirts and pointing their guns at each other. I am really shocked by this. As police officers, they should have self-discipline. This scandal has damaged the force's reputation. I think all police officers should behave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976445/letters
  3. Comment - Letters

    Anti-national education movement in Hong Kong labelled a farce

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... National education will allow students to question its relevance The anti-national education movement is a farce. It rather resembles a self-fulfilling prophecy which, according to Wikipedia, is "a delusion declared as truth when it is actually false ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1037187/anti-national-education-movement-hong-kong-labelled-farce
  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... the population of America, there is clearly a safety issue. The country should be trying to think of ways to prevent shooting tragedies. Greater gun control is one possible solution, as is education. ... be fewer "underprivileged", as they would have the opportunity to rise, like Li and others who did well in decades past. Jennifer Eagleton, Tai Po   Education can help cut gun crimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1227107/letters-editor-may-1-2013
  5. Schools say no to class control

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Fraught with controversy from the day it was proposed, national education is still facing many hurdles in Hong Kong. With one-third of primary schools refusing to implement it in September, it is not uncommon to hear calls ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007522/schools-say-no-class-control
  6. Thought control called for at universities

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vice-President Xi Jinping has ordered universities to step up ideological control of students and young lecturers ahead of the keynote 18th party congress this autumn, CCTV reported ... to remove threats to its political control. 'University party organs must adopt firmer and stronger measures to maintain harmony and stability in universities. Daily management ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/989244/thought-control-called-universities
  7. Worlds to explore at their fingertips

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Hazel Parry It's a common misconception that a child needs to be able to read to love books. Primary teacher Lorna Banfield would argue it is not the case, and you only have to watch a toddler exploring a pop-up book or the textures of a cloth book t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972413/worlds-explore-their-fingertips
  8. Fight escalates for control of elite school

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alex Lo and Chris Ip A battle for control of one of the city's most exclusive schools is about to escalate after foundation members who were dismissed in a boardroom coup threatened to make their grievances public. The row at the Chinese International School began in October when its board of governors removed 26 of more than 40 members of the school's foundation, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978781/fight-escalates-control-elite-school
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    HK-based journalists from mainland label national education 'brainwashing'

    Posted Aug 19th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Two Hong Kong-based journalists from mainland say national education lessons are a bid to stifle freedom of thought and will lead to 'brainwashing' Mainland pairwarn city of indoctrination Hong Kong-based journ ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1018140/hk-based-journalists-mainland-label-national-education-brainwashing
  10. Tighter controls on fee increases for 73 schools

    Posted Jul 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Liz Heron liz.heron@scmp.com The government has announced tough new controls on fee increases and financial aid programmes for schools under the Direct Subsidy Scheme. The schools will have to provide parents with financial information on their reserves and spending plans, including details of any capital works, before applying for fee increases. And they will have to submit ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973170/tighter-controls-fee-increases-73-schools

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