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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. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Hong Kong doesn't need Morlocks from the Delta to fix labour woes

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:51pm by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Importing labour is a very outdated concept, especially for Hong Kong. It should look at it as talent flow across the Pearl River Delta region. Paul Cheung, Singapore director of population ... But Singapore's circumstances are different from Hong Kong's. The Singapore government made a decision years ago to maintain a sizeable proportion of the economy in manufacturing. It was worried ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. Countering the jewellery copycats in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... exhibitors' comments at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show about protecting their intellectual property rights. In Hong Kong, jewellery designs can be protected as registered designs and as copyright works. Some jurisdictions (including the mainland but not Hong Kong) protect industrial designs through the patent system. Registering your design at the Intellectual Property Department ...

  6. Hong Kong must press for clean, alternative energy

    Posted May 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the fool's suggestion that 85 per cent of students accepted must be among the top 40 per cent in Hong Kong. Our children become drill robots. It is a half-baked idea. How can a school live ... to make quality education accessible to all? What kind of society do we want? Hong Kong is the only place where English is an official language which fails to function as an auxiliary language- ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Fears of tainted rice turn delta shoppers to Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com Excessive levels of a dangerous heavy metal in staple grain adds possible new irritant to mainland-Hong Kong relationship Fears of tainted rice turn delta ... spurs rapid economic development, and it leads to horrible pollution. Now they just let the common people pay the bill." Many in the delta have long admired the Hong Kong government's ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Delta air quality improves, but roadside pollution worse in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... quality in the Pearl River Delta improved last year, according to the latest regional air quality report, but concerns are mounting about the deterioration of roadside air in Hong Kong ... the lungs- fell 13 per cent year on year, while ozone dropped by 7 per cent and nitrogen dioxide by 5 per cent. Environment officials in Hong Kong attributed the decrease to "favourable ...




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