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  1. Options slip as elite schools join subsidy scheme

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by May Chan, Polly Hui

    ... and impose a ceiling on tuition fees. But Ms Chan argued that DSS schooling could break the uniformity that has plagued Hong Kong education since the 1960s. 'If schools needed chairs, the government would go and buy the same chairs for every single school. Everything needed to be the same - the same standard, same curriculum, and even the same thinking among all the pupils. ...

  2. Henry Tang to consider drawing poverty line

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... commission, which he will chair. Other commission members include health chief York Chow Yat-ngok, Economic Development and Labour Minister Stephen Ip Shu-kwan, Education Minister Arthur Li ... Lau Wai-hing urged him not to allow the commission to become a talking shop, which she said had happened to the Economic and Employment Council, another taskforce chaired by Mr Tang. Ms Lau ...

  3. Three-band allocation 'is likely to stay after 2005'

    Posted Jul 19th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... to review the mechanism and determine long-term policy. Tai Hay-lap, who chairs the Education Commission's working group on school places allocation, which will oversee the review, said three ...

  4. Tsang backing for Margaret Chan's WHO bid

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Polly Hui

    ... years with the WHO. Dr Chan said she was confident her 28 years of experience in public health had prepared her for the job. Royal Society fellow Malik Peiris, the chair professor ...

  5. ICAC lied about key meeting, court told

    Posted Apr 20th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... it was only then that ICAC director of investigations Gilbert Chan Tak-shing signed his approval, as legally required. Mr Yang testified yesterday that he had attended the meeting chaired by Gilbert ...

  6. Moviemakers' favourite a monument to status and power

    Posted Sep 21st 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... the same. 'Each and every table and chair has been the same for decades. This entrances people.' The atmosphere also enticed a new generation of movie stars, including Jackie Chan, Andy ...

  7. Taskforce weighs ideas for future of Lantau

    Posted Nov 19th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... place in Hong Kong's economy was recognised in the public consultation process. The taskforce is chaired by Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, who is in charge of the plan's ...

  8. Lack of awareness on hypertension

    Posted Nov 15th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... the interview. Releasing the findings yesterday, Lam Tai-hing, chair professor of community medicine at HKU, said young people and the middle-aged were especially lacking in awareness of the chronic ...

  9. Single-parent welfare plan 'will fail'

    Posted May 25th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... She said the conditions were reasonable as they only required a single parent to work for an average of about 90 minutes a day. But legislator Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung, who chaired ...

  10. Schools consultation to be extended

    Posted Apr 07th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The consultation on education policies will be extended because parents 'have many misconceptions' about the existing system, officials said yesterday. The three-month consultation on language of instruction and secondary school allocations would be extended to five months, Michael Tien Puk-sun, who chairs the working group responsible for drafting the policies, told ...




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