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  1. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    For many, having an extra child just brings on labour

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:25am by George Chen

    ... choose to go across the border- not just to Hong Kong, but as far afield as Germany, Britain, Australia and Canada. W, who is a professional and comes from a middle-class family in Shanghai, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... cent from the HK$19,535 in 2011. Similarly, the number of Postgraduate Diploma of Education graduates who had landed jobs or pursued further studies was 95.2 per cent.   Australia scholarships opened Australia has opened applications for the 2014 Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, which offer support for research and professional development. These include the Australia ...

  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Gillard declares A$14.5b plan to boost funding for Australian schools

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Prime minister announces biggest reforms in decades as she plans to make education a central issue in her party's bid for re-election Australia yesterday announced a A$14.5 billion ... said. The announcement follows the most comprehensive investigation of the way schools are funded in Australia in almost 40 years - headed by Australian Future Fund chairman David Gonski - which ...

  4. Helping students find the right study pathway

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Edward Miu (left), senior education consultant at IDP, an international-education specialist, sought help from the company when he was preparing to further his education in Australia. In the process, Miu tells Wong Yat-hei, he became fascinated with the work that the organisation did. After graduating, he joined IDP as an education consultant. How do you start your day? ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it- Australia's 'Asian Century' plan

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... HOW THEY SEE IT 1. The Sydney Morning Herald Back in 1989, Professor Ross Garnaut handed Bob Hawke's government a far-sighted vision of Australia's future in Asia, one predicated ... The same goes for the latest report on Australia's future in Asia, which has some admirable goals, but lacks a pulse … the report is festooned with notions of forging "stronger", ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 9, 2013

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Mortgage squeeze hits wrong target Runaway prices of Hong Kong properties are making things increasingly difficult for people living and working in the city. However, it is not just prices ... with this money. A high capital gains tax on short-term property flipping should be the target of any controls, not long-term mortgages. The government's policy is affecting the very people who need ...

  7. Education consultants give parents, students matching lessons

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Calvin Chan, senior manager at Australia-based IDP Education consultancy, says his job is about finding the right match for clients. Based on inquiries received at IDP Hong Kong branch, the most popular destinations for students are Australia, the United States and Britain, Chan says. The student's ability, interest, and visa issues are the main things ...

  8. Australia set to relax rules on student visas

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Australia will relax entry requirements for foreign students who wish to apply for universities there, and it will offer them short-term visas after they graduate. The changes were made after a review of the student visa scheme led by former New South Wales politician Michael Knight. Australia hopes to raise its competitiveness against the backdrop of a sharp decline ...

  9. Hard work opens Australia's door

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Geoff Maslen Jeff Fung Man-chiu arrived in Australia in 2003 as a fresh-faced school-leaver from Hong Kong to start an advanced diploma in engineering technology at RMIT University in Melbourne. Seven years later, he is still there and close to finishing his doctorate in mechanical engineering. Australia's leading universities have yet to match those in the United States ...

  10. Australian spirit of learning

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Kremmer For a country with a relatively small population, Australia boasts an impressive list of innovations that have made a positive contribution to the welfare of people around ... Australian universities are renowned around the world for the quality of their teaching and research. 'Australia is a home of innovative thinkers. Australian universities are educating ...




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