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  1. Hong Kong still playing catch-up in talent quest

    Posted Jun 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong is preparing to launch a new scheme intended to attract quality migrants, which is a sensible step. But it is also time to take a critical look at how much appeal our city has, compared with others competing in the global battle for talent. This is important, as Hong Kong is losing much of its homegrown talent to places overseas. Faced with a choice between going ...

  2. Religious centres taking over job of teaching minority languages

    Posted Apr 26th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... in local schools, a conference at University of Hong Kong has heard. The situation often reinforced underlying racial prejudices and could cause conflict between communities and the authorities, said Wang Ge, a postgraduate student with HKU's faculty of education who has been researching the situation in rural village schools in the province. 'Bilingual education is not only ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... which it says is a crucial factor in development of a bilingual legal system in Hong Kong. In its latest annual report, the Standing Committee on Legal Education and Training noted ... to development of a bilingual legal system in Hong Kong. Population reaches 7.06 million A baby boom has helped push Hong Kong's population past 7.06 million, the Census and Statistics Department ...

  4. Candidates find it hard to get their message across in English

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... candidates' names and slogans in English. Some candidates maintain bilingual election websites but distribute Chinese pamphlets. On Hong Kong Island, which has the highest non-Chinese population, five ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Peter So English may be one of Hong Kong's two official languages, but voters who do not speak or read Chinese will have a tough time finding out where ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Help Hong Kong's hidden youths come out of their shell

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Yip, MELISSA CHAN

    ... Paul Yip and Melissa Chan Paul Yip and Melissa Chan say Hong Kong must find better ways to help the growing number of young people who opt out of society, before their isolation and lack of hope lead them to hurt themselves and others Lost in cyberspace The recent murder cases involving Hong Kong youths have undoubtedly left people shaken and caused many to question just what has ...

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    Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 12:00am by JINGAN YOUNG

    ... Jingan Young Jingan Young says the finding of falling drug use among Hong Kong youth does not reflect the full extent of the danger of abuse they face Hidden depths Last week, Narcotics ... nickname, "down in Hong Kong, down the K-Hole". Cannabis, it seems, has taken its place as the drug of choice. The overall drop may be good news, but what about the large number ...

  7. Comment - Blogs - SOCIETY

    Spate of murder cases shocks Hong Kong: 'What has the world come to?'

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 01:18pm by Ernest Kao

    ... allegedly killed and attempted to behead her partner, police say. The deaths have sparked widespread social media debate on topics including Hong Kong's social dislocation, inequality, poverty, ... SCMP.com poll, a majority of readers believed the recent spate of murder cases within families signalled a crisis in Hong Kong family values. Here's what's being said on social media: ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong can lead East Asia in meeting ageing population challenge

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring Philip Bowring says if Hong Kong is to stay ahead, it must lead Asia, if not the world, to rise to the challenges of our time- and population ageing is an issue ripe ... and enlightenment of the people educated to large commercial transactions …" Those words about the role of Hong Kong were uttered in 1858 by Rutherford Alcock, who had just ended 10 years as British ...

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    Falling crime rate a Hong Kong success to celebrate

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Bernard Chan

    ... Bernard Chan Bernard Chan hails statistics that show the city is remarkably safe Hong Kong's falling crime rate asuccess to celebrate Last week, US president Barack Obama visited Chicago to discuss gun crime. There were 443 murders by firearms in that one city last year, and 506 murders in all. This is a city with 2.8 million people- fewer than half of Hong Kong ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Dogs help 'hidden youths' regain their confidence in Hong Kong

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Dogs help bedroom hermits regain confidence They lock themselves away in their bedrooms, afraid to face society, and their numbers are growing in Hong Kong ... a decade ago. In recent years, the problem has surfaced across the globe. In Hong Kong, cheap, fast internet makes it easier to stay isolated for a longer period of time. In 2007, there were ...




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