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  1. Secondary schools could pay off for Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ..., as a Chinese society close to home and a provider of bilingual education, could prove an attractive alternative. Hong Kong has a history of reinventing itself. There is no harm in the government ... The weakness of Hong Kong's economic structure has been exposed by the global financial crisis. We have been served well by being a regional hub for financial services, but it is now ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Hong Kong hunts for IT boss

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... although bilingual applicants who were permanent residents would be preferred in the final selection. Non-permanent Hong Kong residents would be considered for the appointment only if no suitable, ... BIEN PEREZ The worldwide hunt for candidates to the position of Hong Kong government chief information officer (GCIO) has started, with international executive search firm Spencer Stuart ...

  4. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to successive bosses of Hong Kong's official tourism body that they produce a small but handy bilingual booklet with the names and addresses of hotels and famous landmarks for issuing to taxi drivers. For that quarter century I have been ignored. Three months ago I made the same suggestion to the new executive director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, Anthony Lau Chun-hon. The booklets ...

  5. The Empress of China

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Vanessa Yung

    ... Vanessa Yung Hong Kong Repertory Theatre Hong Kong City Hall Theatre Jan 15, 19-22, 25-29, 7.45pm; Jan 16, 22-23, 29-30, 2.45pm This bilingual period drama penned by Hong Kong Repertory ... the international cast of 20, featuring HKRep actors Wang Wei and Chow Chi-fai plus guest actors Gregory Rivers, Paul Sheehan and Jeffrey Glaser. 'I've been staging [bilingual plays] for several ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... be an embarrassing white elephant and an unnecessary eyesore. Richard Tunbridge, North Point Encourage bilingual signs, menus Hong Kong is an international city, and we must bridge any divide caused ... not understand, it can make things difficult. You do not know what to order in a restaurant or how much to pay in a shop. I believe a lot has been done to have a bilingual system in Hong Kong, but more ...

  8. Reputation for tight regulation and tough standards attracts new listings

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Cremer As in any aspect of international business, attracting new listings to an exchange is a highly competitive endeavour. Hong Kong can, therefore, take justifiable pride in being ... member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, notes that the listing process in the United States 'asks fewer questions' of candidate companies. He suggests ...

  9. We need better local education system rather than more international schools

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Everyone in Hong Kong deserves the opportunity to have a bilingual or dual-language education in English and Chinese. Harrow, in Britain, is not an international school but a prestigious British ... Once again you have drawn the attention of the public to the educational needs in Hong Kong with the editorial ('Harrow school deal too generous', June 15). As the Education ...

  10. Fear factor

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kelly Yang In all my years teaching and raising children in Hong Kong, I've hardly met a parent who, on first meeting, didn't rave about how amazing their children are. ... for president, change the world and win a Nobel Prize. Is Hong Kong really a city of geniuses? At the risk of sounding jaded and cynical, my answer is 'no'. I have met many Hong Kong children ...




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