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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - NEWS

    Education news: British Council's UK Summer School Competition 2014 open for entries

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:04am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Summer school Applications for the British Council's UK Summer School Competition 2014 are open until May 19. Students are required to submit an essay in English ... can be sent to competition @britishcouncil.org.hk. Visit educationuk.org/hongkong for more information. IELTS mock exams The British Council is offering a full IELTS (International English ...

  2. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    James Foley beheading: executioner with a London accent prompts British soul searching

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:59pm by WASHPOST

    ... radicalised, and carry out attacks in Britain. British Muslim leaders urged people to contact police if they knew the identity of the executioner. The Muslim Council of Britain, the largest Muslim ... The Washington Post in London Executioner with a London accent focuses concern on the hundreds of British jihadists who could return to wreak havoc at home Beheading prompts UK soul ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    British security council unanimously backs action on Syria

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:16am by Reuters and Agence France-Presse

    ... Reuters in London, Amman and Agence France-Presse in The Hague Ban says UN inspectors need ‘four days’ in Syria Britain’s National Security Council unanimously backed action against Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday, a day after he set out the case for a targeted military strike. “The NSC (National Security Council ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    British Council removes 'GREAT' ads after colonial flags debate

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com British Council exhibition posters removed early in response to heated discussion online Ads torn down after GREAT debate The British Council has removed ... widespread discussion on the Facebook sites of both private users and the British consulate, with some posters glorifying colonial rule. Asked why the ads had been taken down, the British Council ...

  5. News - World - EUROPE

    Juncker named to top EU job in bitter blow for British PM Cameron

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 02:31pm by AFP, GUARDIAN

    ... increases the risk of Brexit (a British exit from the EU)," said Mats Persson, director of the London-based think-tank Open Europe. "However, it is far from the end of the story for sweeping European reform." British newspapers were unanimous yesterday that Cameron's defeat had increased the risk of the country leaving the 28-nation bloc, with The Times warning ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - C-SUITE

    Green Development Council chairman on a mission to save planet

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:33am by Peggy Sito

    ... Development Council says Q & A Hong Kong Green Development Council chairman Conrad Wong Tin-cheung has a mission: save the planet. With more than 20 years of construction project management ... has the council done so far? What do you want to achieve during your second term as its chairman? We have made a number of plans, such as targeting a reduction in energy usage in buildings ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - white paper

    Full text: Chinese State Council white paper on ‘One Country, Two Systems’ policy in Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 12:25pm

    ... The Information Office of the State Council issued a white paper on the practice of the "one country, two systems" policy in Hong Kong on Tuesday.   Following is the full text: ... through diplomatic negotiations with the British government, and resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong on July 1, 1997, fulfilling the common aspiration of the Chinese people ...

  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council urges end to speculation over official’s alleged China leaks

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 07:32pm by Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Call comes after council's vice-chairman resigns pending inquiry and main opposition party demands prosecutors subpoena President Ma Ying-jeou for questioning over his role in case Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) called on local media today to stop speculating about an ongoing inquiry into alleged leaks of classified ...

  9. News - World - KIDNAPPING

    Tumour-stricken British boy kidnapped by parents 'may be in Spain'

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 08:39pm by AFP

    ... search for a five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital by his parents without doctors’ consent, as fears for his life intensified with every passing hour. In a new lead, the British police said on Saturday that the family could now be in Spain. The police said they had “positive information” to suggest that Ashya King and his family could be in Spain where ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PROTEST

    Anti-Beijing protesters rally outside British Consulate-General, urging UK to take back Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 08:14pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Ten activists from the pro-independence group Hongkongers Come First rallied on Sunday outside the British Consulate-General in Admiralty, urging London to take back Hong Kong and help make the city an independent state. They raised the Union Jack, waving placards and chanting slogans “Declare Sino-British Joint Declaration Void” and “Hong Kong ...




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