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  1. Campaign aims to take sting out of red ant fears

    Posted Apr 25th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... ants. Thirty species are covered in the bilingual book Hong Kong Insects Story, aimed at both young and adult readers. 'People will be amazed to find that the colourful ladybirds [also ... two books and will launch a new website and run exhibitions about ants and other insects in Hong Kong. The move aims to dispel myths surrounding the ants, which have been discovered in Hong ...

  2. Hong Kong deficit falls to $25.3b

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The government deficit in Hong Kong has fallen to $25.3 billion- well below the $42.6 billion predicted for the full financial year. The news prompted speculation yesterday that the budget might be balanced before the target date of 2008-09. Spending between April and October was $139.2 billion and revenue $113.9 billion, resulting in the shortfall of $25.3 billion, ...

  3. Hong Kong's pupils achieve more for less

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... A global study reflects well on local education spending Hong Kong students cost far less to educate than those in other high-achieving countries, according to detailed results of a global education study. The Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) report earlier this week ranked Hong Kong first in maths, third in science and sixth in reading literacy among 43 other ...

  4. Make data leak crime, privacy chief urges

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Polly Hui, Vivienne Chow

    ... the repercussions on society,' she said. She added that a similar law to protect privacy and personal data had been enacted in 1998 in Britain. University of Hong Kong assistant professor Eric Cheung ...

  5. 'Lessons learned' from clock saga

    Posted Dec 21st 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Bell of Westminster Palace, better known as Big Ben, for 30 years. Alex Hui Yat-chuen, a curator at the University of Hong Kong's University Museum and Art Gallery, one of the people who funded Mr Wright's trip to Hong Kong, said they had invited the expert with the aim of injecting some common sense into the debate. Mr Hui said he hoped the events of recent weeks would ...

  6. College made first private university

    Posted Dec 20th 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Polly Hui

    ... it became Hong Kong's first private university. Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung made the announcement after an Executive Council meeting- and pronounced himself pleased the institution, based in Braemar Hill, would now be called Hong Kong Shue Yan University. Professor Li said the new title was recognition of Shue Yan's success, and praised the staff ...

  7. I did not use the word 'fire', says Fanny Law

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch, Polly Hui

    ... told a long-time friend to fire a Hong Kong Institute of Education lecturer. Benjamin Yu SC, counsel for the commission of inquiry into alleged government interference in the institute's ... vice-president Bernard Luk Hung-kay has testified Mrs Law told him at the lunch Hong Kong teachers were 'all so stupid'. Mrs Law said: 'I would strongly deny it.' But yesterday she ...

  8. Keep backing reform, retiring commission head urges teachers

    Posted Apr 15th 2007, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... to be undertaken step by step,' she wrote for the Letter to Hong Kong programme on RTHK yesterday. 'Many times, we held differences in views. Consensus was difficult to achieve. We had disputes ...

  9. Part-time judges' political ties backed

    Posted Jul 25th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... a four-week appointment as a deputy district judge in April. Li Kwok-ying, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, argued that all judges should stay away from ... of the legal profession, as well as Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor had already indicated that they saw no problem in the existing Guide to Judicial Conduct. The guide states that full-time judges ...

  10. Green dream for Central unveiled by academics

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui A scheme aimed at transforming the Central piers into a vibrant and sustainable world-class waterfront has been released by a team of academics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Under the proposal, the 12.5-hectare plot would be turned into a 'rain forest' area of greenery to balance the intense urban character of the city's business centre. A 40 ...




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