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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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  5. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Vice-mayor of Guangzhou Cao Jianliao investigated over ‘discipline’

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 03:28pm by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong A top official in Guangdong is being investigated for “serious discipline violations”, which is often a euphemism for corruption, state media said on Friday. The official, Cao Jianliao, is vice-mayor of Guangzhou and Communist Party chief of Zengcheng, a built-up district on the southern fringes of Guangdong’s provincial capital, Xinhua news agency said. ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Strong expansion in Hong Kong's private sector shown by HSBC PMI

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 10:51am by Reuters in Hong Kong

    ... Reuters in Hong Kong The HSBC purchasing managers index (PMI) for last month, released on Wednesday, signalled the strongest improvement in business conditions in Hong Kong’s private ... and at the weakest pace since August. “Hong Kong’s November PMI posted the strongest gain since January 2013, led by sharp gains in output and new orders. New business from China also expanded for the first ...

  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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    A matter of priority: educate travellers on seats for most needy

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 03:20am by LETTERS

    ... resident of Taiwan, and a frequent visitor to Hong Kong, I support your correspondent's comment that "Taiwanese citizens leave priority seats empty so that people who need them can sit ... I was quite astonished to see a young man occupying a priority seat on the MTR in Hong Kong, while a mother with a child was standing close by. At a personal level and in the universities that I have ...




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