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  1. Hong Kong's translation skills useful on mainland, say academics

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Seven local universities offer studies in the field, with about 200 graduates a year Hong Kong is in a position to export its expertise in translation services to the mainland, academics have said. Liu Ching-chih, president of the Hong Kong Translation Society and a researcher at the University of Hong Kong's centre of Asian studies, said Hong Kong had a lot to offer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426131/hong-kongs-translation-skills-useful-mainland-say-academics
  2. Hong Kong predicted to keep its free-port edge over Shenzhen

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Annette Chiu Hong Kong will keep its competitive edge as a free port in the Pearl River Delta despite Shenzhen's surging market share in container throughput, according to logistics executives. But they said shippers were pushing for lower costs and improved cross-border traffic. Hong Kong's status will not be challenged due to its efficiency and bilingual workers, said Zhou ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431492/hong-kong-predicted-keep-its-free-port-edge-over-shenzhen
  3. Hong Kong predicted to keep its free-port edge over Shenzhen

    Posted Oct 18th 2003, 12:00am by Annette Chiu

    ... Annette Chiu But it faces increasing pressure to lower costs and improve cross-border traffic Hong Kong will keep its competitive edge as a free port in the Pearl River Delta despite Shenzhen's surging market share in container throughput, according to logistics executives. But they said shippers were pushing for lower costs and improved cross-border traffic. Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/431486/hong-kong-predicted-keep-its-free-port-edge-over-shenzhen
  4. Calling all parents

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... Hong Kong's bilingual parenting magazine will be hosting an exhibition next weekend for those interested in finding out more about educational services here. The Parents' Journal ... Journal Education Expo 2003 will be held at the Hong Kong Exhibition Centre, China Resources Building, Wan Chai, next Saturday and Sunday. For more details, visit www.3c-ltd.com/pj ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429956/calling-all-parents
  5. Early education a tale of two tongues

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Gibb

    ... Local institutions are adopting a variety of methods to advance bilingual schooling Many Hong Kong parents are anxious for their children to receive a bilingual education, from pre-school ... of the Department of Psychology at the University of Hong Kong. The reason could be based on instincts of survival. Lisa Belfry, head of the Kingston International Primary School, Kowloon Tong, says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429215/early-education-tale-two-tongues
  6. POET to visit London, Berlin

    Posted Oct 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese poet Zheng Danyi has been invited to give poetry readings and lectures in London and Berlin at the end of this month. This will be the first European trip for Zheng after the publishing of his latest bilingual poetry collection, Wings of Summer. Mainland-born Zheng is considered one of the best Chinese poets of his era. He moved to Hong Kong in 1999. He will give a poetry ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432190/poet-visit-london-berlin
  7. Teacher discrimination

    Posted Dec 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... educated returnees find themselves 'occupational refugees' in their own country- shunned, spurned and shooed away by job recruiters. Unlike China, Hong Kong is indifferent to the fate of its overseas-educated elite. A hotbed for snobs, Hong Kong loves labels- those on goods and on people. The 'native speaker' label is one more bandied about by insecure ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439034/teacher-discrimination
  8. Putonghua harmony

    Posted Nov 10th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letters headlined 'Cantophilia' (November 5) and 'Why we should switch languages' (November 3). Many people in Hong Kong see Putonghua and Cantonese as adversaries. In fact, they can co-exist peacefully, as do Putonghua and many other Chinese dialects. From Hong Kong, I served as a volunteer English teacher in Xiamen and Dalian. People in both places ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434135/putonghua-harmony
  9. From drab to fab- gays show straight guys how to be cool

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... they educate the hetero-slobs on food and wine, fashion, culture and interior design- in short, taking them from drab to fab. TVB is making the show bilingual by installing Cantonese-speaking commentators Eric Kot and Annabelle Liew to keep viewers tuned in. TVB has also picked a Hong Kong Fab 5- Craig Au Yeung (food and wine), Winifred Lai (fashion), Peter Wong (culture), Eunice Wong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/433810/drab-fab-gays-show-straight-guys-how-be-cool
  10. Based on merit

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong, I challenge the article's lopsided portrayal of qualified foreign teachers in Hong Kong who seek to be employed on local terms. Specifically, I take issue with the generalisations ... Professor Dhirendra K Srivastava of the Law Department of the City University of Hong Kong, Dr Nirmala Rao of the University of Hong Kong's Faculty of Education and numerous teachers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/426178/based-merit

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