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  1. A giant in the Cantonese opera canon

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But the 1950s was his golden period. Tong took his plots from Chinese history, Western films and other forms of Chinese opera, which he adapted to the Cantonese language and environment. 'Many were ... I will be dead but no one will forget the plays I wrote. That makes life worth living.' These prophetic words were spoken by Tong Tik-sang, the man fondly remembered as one of Cantonese opera's ...

  2. letters

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Putonghua lessons Although Putonghua is becoming an international language, it is not necessary to use it as the medium of instruction in Chinese classes in Hong Kong's schools. ... will use Cantonese to communicate with our colleagues. But we may not be very fluent in Cantonese if we were taught in Putonghua at school. It is necessary for all Chinese students to learn ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jun 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The competence of the Hong Kong doctors themselves (both male and female) is impressive, as is their handling of today's international language, English. If I have one gripe, it is about something ...

  4. Top civil servant shouldered huge challenges for HK

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

    ... were spent on Cheung Chau and his Cantonese was perfected as he played with other children. It was the language in which he and his brother spoke to each other. He was educated at Cambridge ... 1926 and spent most of his life in Hong Kong. During his 35 years in the civil service, he was closely involved in some of the greatest challenges Hong Kong has faced. His fluent Cantonese ...

  5. Students help break language barrier

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the first few days after the quake, we were having tremendous difficulties in understanding each other- between doctors and patients- and they helped us overcome the language barrier.' Suoang ... they do not speak the Tibetan language and there was not much they could not do back then,' Xu said. Suoang Qiuzhan and her sister are among seven Tibetan student volunteers who have worked ...

  6. English-language papers report on activist's trial

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok In a break from their usual silence on contentious human rights issues, two state-run English-language newspapers published detailed reports on a rights activist who ... in the pair's hotel rooms. The reporters were later released but missed the trial. Sensitive cases such as those involving activists are often not reported by mainland media. No Chinese-language ...

  7. University pushed over Sun statue

    Posted Jun 27th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Sun Yat-sen's granddaughter is stepping up her campaign to get Chinese University to erect a statue of her illustrious forebear she donated to it. Lily Sun Sui-fong, the granddaughter of modern China's founding father, has written to the ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... English-medium-of-instruction schools - primary-age children can easily adapt to Cantonese. It would be normal in other developed countries that children who do not speak the language are still catered for. ... intention that the ESF should first serve native English-speakers. It certainly doesn't imply, as the ESF's admission policy perversely presumes, that those who 'speak Cantonese ...

  9. Resume

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... selection test and an interview Requirements to join the police force: (a) Grade E or above in three subjects, including Chinese and English Language (Syllabus B), in the HKCEE (b) ability to speak fluent Cantonese (c) minimum physical standards for male: height 163cm, weight 50kg; for female: height 152cm, weight 42kg Police constable (Starting salary around $14,000) Sergeant (Starting ...

  10. Language may be barrier to China bonanza

    Posted Mar 17th 2004, 12:00am by Alonzo Emery

    ... Alonzo Emery 'What do I do for a living?' says Shannon Li, with a smile. 'I sell people.' More specifically, the IBM tele/web services sales specialist spends her days sending technicians to large and mid-sized multinational companies ...




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