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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. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Myth of the bilingual Hongkonger

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 01:34pm by RICHARD SHEUNG

    ... simultaneous interpretation services can be usefully tapped for public events. It may make more sense for Hong Kong to be bilingual to the world through competent translation than continue with the myth of everyone being happily bilingual when, in reality, there is widespread reluctance to use our adopted language. But the Hong Kong "international face" as we know it will wither ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Canvassing materials should be in English and Chinese

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... about whether they will keep a close watch on the government in defending a bilingual environment, upon which Hong Kong's continued success is built. ... away from the ballot box if they feel alienated. At stake is more than just the voter turnout and the right to information. Hong Kong prides itself on being an international city well versed ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 20, 2012

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... the "destructive" plan to evict Montessori from Tin Hau to make way for a youth hostel. It is one of the few English and Putonghua bilingual international schools in Hong Kong and it should be supported ... bilingual education? There are plenty of empty school sites the hostel could use instead. Michelle Leung, Siu Sai Wan   Baffling school snub sure to alienate expats As a long-time Hong Kong resident ...

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    Native English teacher scheme supports local language needs

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:57am by LETTERS

    ... and must be taken as part of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education. Mr Rapatahana then goes on to claim that "we should allow local teachers to teach English bilingually". Go into any school across Hong Kong, including English medium-of-instruction ones, and you will find teachers using the students' first language to teach English. Moreover, there is no wish from ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Relax civil service language policy to attract best talent

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:59pm by RICHARD SHEUNG

    ... bars even our local ethnic minorities, let alone the white expatriates who used to be the international face of Hong Kong. To serve in the SAR government is to be Chinese, or at least ... Kong government before the handover. He teaches in the Department of Linguistics and Translation at City University of Hong Kong ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Hong Kong really dislikes Philippines, according to 'ugly' football fans and new poll

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 04:02pm by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... Eldes Tran eldes.tran@scmp.com Azkals football fans were shocked by the behaviour of Hong Kong supporters at a match on Tuesday night, said Philippine new site ABS-CBN News.  Headlined “ Azkals players, fans abused in Hong Kong ”, the report painted some Hongkongers at Mong Kok Stadium acting as hooligans after Hong Kong lost, citing tweets from witnesses. Traumatic experience ...

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    British and Irish Lions can't stand the Hong Kong heat

    Posted May 31st 2013, 10:31am by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... Eldes Tran eldes.tran@scmp.com As Hong Kong gears up for a scorching weekend, the sun (and blue sky!) is on our minds. For the visiting British and Irish Lions, the weather is also ... to reach a high of 33 degrees Celsius. The run-up to the match has already been followed closely by foreign media after Hong Kong’s rugby sevens captain Rowan Varty was dropped then reinstated ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Love thy neighbour? Hong Kong ranks low on racial tolerance

    Posted May 16th 2013, 04:04pm by Hong Kong Around the World

    ... was mistranslated. In fact, Hong Kong may be one of the most racially tolerant places because of inverted results. The Reddit user writes: The correct result should be: In Hong Kong 78.1% found it acceptable ... as neighbours? Apparently, 71.8 per cent of Hongkongers said they would not want a neighbour of a different race, said a World Values Survey, cited in The Washington Post on Wednesday. So Hong Kong ...




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