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  1. PLA to recruit yet more graduates

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan, Raymond Li

    ... year. Military analysts said the massive recruitment exercise was aimed at upgrading the army's educational base, and more graduates would be recruited in the years ahead. University ... of current personnel- 2.3 million- will be kept even though the defence budget did not grow as much this year.' Military spending will rise by 7.5 per cent this year, the smallest increase ...

  2. Military targets tech-savvy recruits for modern force

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mimi Lau mimi.lau@scmp.com The top legislature has reviewed the first draft amendment to the country's military conscription law in 13 years in the hope of recruiting more tech-savvy graduates to master upgraded weapons and modern warfare techniques, Xinhua reported yesterday. In the draft amendment to the Military Service Law submitted to the National People's Congress ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 21, 2013

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... surprised by the tolerance for this kind of behaviour by the authorities in the Philippines. Markus Shaw, Central   End Buddha's birthday as public holiday The government should reform its ... the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has come to the conclusion that the Apex Horizon sales scheme was a collective investment ("Cheung Kong loses out over Apex", May 14). From what ...

  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Gillard declares A$14.5b plan to boost funding for Australian schools

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Prime minister announces biggest reforms in decades as she plans to make education a central issue in her party's bid for re-election Australia yesterday announced a A$14.5 billion ... and secure a high-wage, high-skilled job." Gillard plans to make education a central pitch in her bid to be re-elected to government in September, with her ruling Labor Party currently badly ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Shan want language taught in schools

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Taunggyi

    ... the curriculum by a regime intent on stamping out cultural diversity. Shan activists this year finally felt able to print a new edition as the country emerges from decades of military rule. The SLCA runs ... seeking to persuade the government to add their mother tongues to the official curriculum. "The ethnic issue is absolutely central to Burma's future," said Benedict Rogers, author ...

  6. 'Perfect' student showed she has nerves of steel

    Posted Jun 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... accidents and near misses, the most famous of which occurred at a military airport in Guangzhou about 10 years ago. According to the People's Liberation Army Daily, the cargo plane she piloted ... in the military and fell in love without our interference,' she said. 'The biggest thing for my daughter-in-law now is to finish the Shenzhou-IX mission. The next step, I hope, is that they can ...

  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    Peking University to sue ex-professor Zou Hengfu over sex allegations

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... he wanted to speak about the issue only with the Communist Party's top disciplinary watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection. On August 27, Beida said it had ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    International education

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by HANNAH XU

    ... General Liang Guanglie stopped over in Laos on a trip from India to discuss bilateral military ties and inspect the construction site of a Chinesebuilt commercial centre. “There is nothing to do ... about the project, says Wen: “National leaders want to realise this project, but lower-level officials are hesitant.” In December 2007, the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission ...

  9. Politics is corroding Chinese love of learning

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... for bribery, was found to have bought a law degree in Beijing and proudly called himself a Peking University graduate. Politics influences education decisions at all levels. In late 2008, the Central ... be to quicken the pace of advances in military technology. Yet such projects cannot improve Chinese educational quality and the learning environment. For China, the key problem is the fact that politics ...

  10. Professor strikes at party's heart and suffers

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of a university teacher. Soon after it was published, leaders of my university told me it had drawn the attention of some ranking central government officials. The university, backed by authorities, asked ... of military in a country', which angered them and was deleted one day later. I said there were basically three roles that militaries play in countries across the globe, and on the mainland, ...




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