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  1. Hong Kong scores well in language abilities

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and a Cantonese-learning environment, meaning he has all the language skills this community likes to see. Most countries do not make this kind of demand of their citizens, least of all the English-speaking ones, ... Well done, Jake van der Kamp, for pointing out the truth regarding businesspeople's fixation with the English language ('Market has last word in debate on English standards. Full ...

  2. The art of making play work

    Posted Feb 28th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The joke is that when 'delay no more' is said out loud, the English words sound very much like a slang expression in Cantonese. The founder of GOD enjoys playing with words, or more exactly having fun with phonetics. When you spell out the letters of the company name GOD, a Cantonese speaker will hear those sounds as something like ju ho di, which is Cantonese for 'to ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Oct 01st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Priority for Putonghua A recent trip to Guangdong brought home to me the widespread use of Putonghua. I believe that Hong Kong's reversion to 'mother tongue' (Cantonese) teaching will not only erode international competitiveness but hinder Hong Kong's ambition of becoming a world-class city in China. I understand the current education policy in Hong Kong ...

  4. Visa row over teachers at US Confucius Institutes

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'soft power'- were surprised by the move. An official at the Office of Chinese Language Council International, known as Hanban that sponsors the institutes around the world, told the Global ... for their Chinese language programmes. An unnamed State Department official tried to play down the issue as 'simply a regulatory matter' and denied it had targeted the Confucius Institutes, which ...

  5. Local filmmakers out of frame

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... too wishy-washy? Discovery Channel wouldn't say. They only said Hongkongers tried very hard to impress by using different languages like Cantonese, Russian, German and Greek. Apparently ...

  6. Tao Heung cooks up growth plan

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com Cantonese restaurant group Tao Heung says it is poised to double in size to 200 restaurants and bakeries by 2017, banking on the growth ... Kong and 17 restaurants in Guangdong. 'Cantonese food is considered an upmarket cuisine in the provinces outside of Guangdong,' said Eric Leung, Tao Heung's chief executive. ...

  7. Class Notes

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mind your language, be a role model for students: educators tell legislators The Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers has launched a campaign to collect signatures from schools in protest against the recent use of foul language by legislators. The federation said it would hand the signatures to Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing and appeal to legislators ...

  8. Whole-child teaching

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The language of teaching is English, but the ability to speak Cantonese and Putonghua is a great advantage. Applicants should have a friendly, approachable nature and strong organisational skills. ...

  9. The Peregrinations of Confucius

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yuen Siu-fai stars in The Confucian Academy's Cantonese opera production on Confucius and his wanderings from one state to another in search of a worthy ruler and position. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Feb 13, 7.15pm, Feb 14, 1.30pm, also 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$90-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2735 5556 ...

  10. Sikhs in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 05th 2010, 12:00am

    ... 'There are about 10,000 Sikhs in Hong Kong,' Bhagat Singh says. Sikhs have adapted well to Hong Kong. They can speak Cantonese, their children go to local schools and sometimes marry locals. Hong Kong Sikhs eat Chinese food and north Indian food, but they don't eat beef. 'It is very strange to see them speaking Cantonese rather than their own language among ...




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