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  1. Spreading the word in Cantonese

    Posted Dec 12th 2010, 12:00am by Guy Haydon

    ... for studying Cantonese that did not list only the usual phrases and words, but offered explanations about grammar. That is essential if people want to understand the language and build their knowledge ... Guy Haydon The efforts of the Guangzhou authorities to marginalise Cantonese this past summer- and thus promote Putonghua- and the angry response they generated have highlighted ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Pressure builds within US Federal Reserve to signal new policy course

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:54am by Reuters

    ... in mid-September to scrap key parts of the language they have been using to keep rate-increase expectations at bay, but if they do not, October looks like a good bet. "Some shift of language is on the table, and should be on the table in the coming meetings," Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank president Dennis Lockhart, a policy centrist, said. The language puts us in a box that I think ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    I Know A Place: Stephanie Chai, founder of TheLuxeNomad.com

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:55pm by Andrew Sun

    ... Cantonese cuisine with a sprinkling of MSG. I also quite like the bar Fu Lu Shou (L7, 31 Hollywood Road, Central, tel: 2336 8812). Located on a rooftop, one needs to find out the password ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OBITUARY

    Educator stuck to his guns on language ideals

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... on language ideals Reverend David Cheung Chi-kong 1936-2013 Reverend David Cheung Chi-kong, a staunch advocate of mother-tongue education in Hong Kong, a well-respected educator, and a former lawmaker ... in Cantonese. He later became a missionary in Europe and after retiring moved to the United States. He had been suffering from undisclosed chronic illness, and died on September 16 with his family ...

  5. Life of a banker in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 03:17pm

    ... to speak Cantonese or Mandarin, in addition to English. Previous experience is important as well, and if you don’t have any, it’s best to simultaneously gain experience working in corporate banking and begin learning the language. Although the traditional roles of corporate banking exist, such as commercial relationship manager jobs, in some shape or form in Hong Kong, including investment ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Adopted daughter left stateless thanks to inefficient bureaucrats

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by LETTERS

    ... there, or to dump her on the other side of the world and leave without her. The fact is, I adamantly do not want her to attend school in Canada at this time. My spoken Cantonese is poor and my ... example is the 165 parents' notices written in Chinese (though entirely justified on the part of the school). I want her to retain her language and her culture. She sees herself as Chinese, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong institutions develop databases of sign language

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:56pm by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Some signs of improvement The deaf have fought to preserve sign language in the past. Fifty deaf students protested a ban on sign language with a strike in 1973 at the Hong Kong ... Shanghai, and introduced Shanghainese-style sign language to Hong Kong. The school closed in 1976. In 2004, the Hong Kong School for the Deaf became a school for able-bodied children, ...

  8. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Scandal-hit Li Yang announces plan to combine kung fu with ‘Crazy English’

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:56pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com “Crazy English” founder Li Yang has announced plans to combine kung fu with language classes as he aims to make a comeback from a series of well-publicised ... is considering offering Chinese-language classes to foreigners and would charge a tuition fee of 30 yuan for every Chinese character learned, the paper added. The unorthodox educator announced last month ...

  9. News - Asia - sino-australian relations

    Australian tycoon Clive Palmer apologises for calling Chinese ‘mongrels’

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:39am

    ... insult to Chinese people caused by any of the language I used during my appearance on the ABC television programme Q&A,” Palmer said in a letter to China’s ambassador to Australia, Ma Zhaoxu. ...

  10. News - World

    Critics come down hard on fatally flawed happiness study

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:37pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Critics tear apart fatally flawed happiness study A high-profile 2013 study that concluded that different kinds of happiness are associated with dramatically different patterns of gene activity is fatally flawed, according to an analysis which tore into its target with language rarely seen in science journals. The paper, published like the first in Proceedings ...




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