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  1. Comment - Letters

    Bilingual council websites feasible

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... for each district in Hong Kong, or HK$1.8 billion in total for all districts, to be earmarked for district councils this year to "carry out signature projects in the current term". With significant additional resources, these councils can no longer use the excuse that they do not have enough money to provide bilingual content on their websites. Making such a provision would require ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1160561/bilingual-council-websites-feasible
  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong trails rival Singapore in students' English skills

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

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com While Hong Kong has stressed bilingualism as a key goal, the city falls far behind Singapore in English literacy, with no remedy in sight A city of broken ... The French consul said last year that French had become Hong Kong's fourth language. But while it has long been a key goal of the government to foster bilingualism in Hong Kong, the language ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1142100/hong-kong-trails-rival-singapore-students-english-skills
  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Hard labour for lawyers who speak only English

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... has to be a place for English-speaking lawyers for criminal law in Hong Kong to cater for the people who don't speak and read Chinese at all and those who, for various reasons, wish ... to promote a bilingual legal system. Since then, the use of Chinese in courts has taken off. Judiciary figures show the proportion of criminal cases heard in Chinese has risen in recent years at all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1204277/hard-labour-lawyers-who-speak-only-english
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Chinese picture book award sparks hope for genre

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... From my perspective as a mother raising bilingual children in Hong Kong, I also appreciate this ready-made book list. Knowing that this selection comes from a panel of experts means ... be found at fengzikaibookaward.org Annie Ho is board chairwoman of Bring Me a Book Hong Kong, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving children's literacy by reading aloud to them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1307012/chinese-picture-book-award-sparks-hope-genre
  5. Comment - Letters

    How Chinese words can aid in English learning

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by JOHN AW CALDWELL

    ... "understanding" in Hong Kong schools that using anything other than English in an English-teaching/learning classroom is forbidden. The time is ripe for the education authorities to dispel the "ban ... Chinese on occasion where a language knowledge breakdown occurs, allowing the teacher or class to help out. It may be time that we in Hong Kong took notice of this paradigm shift. We may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1154933/how-chinese-words-can-aid-english-learning
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Bilingual students more China-ready

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Kong last year. "The school has given her a lot of exposure and leadership development opportunities. I had always wanted my children to receive a bilingual education; China is the future of the world's economy. Students in Hong Kong are not immersed in a real Putonghua environment," he says. Year 10 is when adolescents are most...adaptable and responsive to positive influence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1150957/bilingual-students-more-china-ready
  7. News - Hong Kong

    White Storm opens HK Asian Film Festival

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 02:44pm by Associated Press in Hong Kong

    ... Associated Press in Hong Kong The White Storm, a crime thriller starring three of Hong Kong’s most prolific actors, has opened the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival. Lau Ching-wan, Louis Koo and Nicholas Cheung star in the action film about a clash between an undercover cop and a drug lord that director Benny Chan called his most defining work to date. The three actors said at the opening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1340434/white-storm-opens-hk-asian-film-festival
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong film fest features John Woo-style cop thriller

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00pm by Associated Press in Hong Kong

    ... Associated Press in Hong Kong The 10th annual Hong Kong Asia Film Festival opens later this month with the world premiere of Benny Chan’s "The White Storm" The lineup at the Hong ... The 10th annual Hong Kong Asia Film Festival opens later this month with the world premiere of Benny Chan’s “The White Storm,” a classic cop thriller reminiscent of the days of John Woo’s “A Better ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1330152/hong-kong-film-fest-features-john-woo-style-cop-thriller
  9. Business - Economy

    Got a question about the dollar peg? We have the answers

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 02:30pm by Hong Kong Monetary Authority

    ... Hong Kong Monetary Authority 1. What is the Linked Exchange Rate System (LERS)? The LERS was adopted in Hong Kong in October 1983. The objective of the LERS is to maintain currency stability, defined as a stable external exchange value of the currency of Hong Kong – in terms of its exchange rate in the foreign exchange market against the US dollar (USD) – at around HK$7.80 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1331435/got-question-about-dollar-peg-we-have-answers
  10. News - World - CANADA

    A taste of Hong Kong amid language row in Canada

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by Ian Young

    ... are on offer. The mall offers a distinctly Hong Kong experience in one other subtle respect, putting it at the heart of a controversy about Chinese-language signage this week: its bilinguality ... but that does not capture the extent to which it uncannily replicates a middle-class Hong Kong shopping mall. There are stores for Swarovski crystal, massage chairs, expensive Japanese jeans ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1195557/taste-hong-kong-sparks-language-row-canada

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