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  1. Schools celebrate record A-level haul

    Posted Aug 15th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem English Schools Foundation schools and one international school were yesterday celebrating another clutch of 'best ever' British A-level results, in a year when more A grades were awarded than ever. Nearly 600 students at four ESF secondary schools and 51 students at the German Swiss International School were among hundreds of thousands of university hopefuls ...

  2. Blast off

    Posted Oct 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Pint-sized 'astronaut' Huibenhoa Huang Jiming, 11, is held high by fellow Independent Schools Foundation Academy students (from left) Emily Tsui Ngai-kai, 10, Michael Lim Limsing-yiu, 11, Alexander Lam Chun-yiu, 12, and Jenny Yeung Wing-yee, 11. The pupils were taking part in a special segment of their Chinese studies class to celebrate China's second ...

  3. State-of-the-art effects give show a Hollywood touch

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... 'light cube' stage, top celebrities from the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong vied for a spot in the limelight. Artists Lu Wei and Li Danyang were the first to take to the stage, followed ... as 10 years ago when the nation celebrated its 50th anniversary, issues such as environmental protection and a manned space shuttle were still far-fetched notions. The environmental-protection ...

  4. Record number of marriages due on 'most lucky' day of the century

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... economic reforms of the 1980s, but today celebrations, especially in the major cities, are increasingly lavish. Last year on August 8, the final total of couples in Shanghai who exchanged vows ...

  5. Celtic goodwill flows at Irish national day parade in Shanghai

    Posted Mar 15th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... 'What we have been trying to achieve is a celebration of Irish culture in Shanghai with our Shanghainese and Chinese friends,' he said. That inclusive atmosphere was demonstrated during ... The parade was part of a weeklong series of Irish events in Shanghai to celebrate St Patrick's Day, which is on Tuesday. Similar events are being held in Beijing, including an outdoor display ...

  6. Faulty mobiles, bad service top gripe list

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... gold-coloured'. Lengthy direct-marketing adverts are now common on mainland television channels, particularly late at night. World Consumer Rights Day has been celebrated since 1983, and is championed ...

  7. Confucian virtues on parade for festival

    Posted Oct 27th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... in the Jiangbei district of Ningbo, Zhejiang, held to coincide with yesterday's Double Nine Festival. The festival is a celebration of the twin Confucian concepts of ci (mercy/charity) and xiao ... by a host of Zhejiang's favourite local celebrities. The programme of events elevates the traditional Chung Yeung Festival to a new level on the mainland. Though not an official holiday, ...

  8. Option for foreign language exams

    Posted Sep 06th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem An association or French teachers is celebrating what it sees as a partial victory in its protracted battle to secure 'equitable' treatment for foreign languages exams under the new senior secondary curriculum. Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority announced at a meeting with teachers, parents and principals last week that schools teaching French ...

  9. The road to independence

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Reports by Will Clem TODAY, THE ISLAND of Mauritius celebrates its 37th anniversary of independence from Britain. The once French colony emerged from more than 150 years of British rule to formally establish its self-governing parliament on March 12, 1968. The declaration followed elections the previous year and was the culmination of more than two decades of political struggle ...

  10. Shanghainese flock to the races as nation marks Dragon Boat Festival

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... at promoting traditional culture in the face of modern influences. The Shanghai competition- which was finished in a little more than 90 minutes- was just one of a series of celebrations taking place. ...




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