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  1. Striving to protect children's rights

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... children's rights. On November 20, 1989, member countries of the United Nations unanimously adopted the convention. So far, 193 countries - including every UN member except the United States ... draw up policies in the best interest of children, but also urges community groups and parents to uphold its values. It obliges them to provide people under the age of 18 with nutrition, clean ...

  2. Pork of the town

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... of Bruce Lee and Yuen Woo-ping among its participants. 'If this was a Hollywood story, McDull would become this unbeatable hero and defeat all the other children, and everybody would have left ... dreads having this film and her two previous films, My Life as McDull and McDull, Prince de la Bun, misunderstood as entertainment for children. '[The film's publicists] want to stress ...

  3. Donating packages of sympathy

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Chris Huang

    ... such as towels and water bottles were packaged and sent to a child in areas hit by the quake. The aim was to send gifts to children for Children's Day, which was yesterday. On the first day 3,449 ...

  4. Drawn to the city

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... setting for fairy tales, but for one picture-book author it's an ideal backdrop against which to encourage children to read. Foon Foon the Owl's Umbrella, by Alex Ho Tat-hing, a lecturer ... engrossed in his new hairstyle. Foon Foon is among nine bilingual picture books published last month by Enlighten & Fish. Written for local children, each book in its Story Kingdom series holds ...

  5. Police investigate mass student brawl shown in YouTube clip

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But A huge gang brawl involving 50 students from different schools at a Ho Man Tin estate is the subject of an official investigation after the fight was featured in a YouTube clip. The 21/2-minute clip had attracted 43,000 hits by last night. It w ...

  6. Uniform debate

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Written by John Millen This week Discussing the pros and cons of an issue 'This house believes school uniforms should not be compulsory' School uniform is an essential part of school life. Like it or hate it, most secondary students have to wear ...

  7. Balancing family values and children's privacy

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... treaty in the world. But there is a debate about where to draw the line between children's rights and the rights and responsibilities of parents. Lawmakers in Hubei have added fuel to it with a provincial juvenile protection law that forbids parents checking their children's mobile phone text messages, e-mails or online chat records without permission. This goes further than a national ...

  8. Help is at hand for children of mental health patients

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Dan Kadison

    ... Dan Kadison Behind her pink plastic glasses, Carrie Lau's eyes are smiling. The eight-year-old is no longer shy. Her grades are up. She is cheerful. Carrie is one of 500 children who ... with a parent suffering from a mental illness. Children can be paired up with a mentor or learn coping skills in two of the group's centres around Hong Kong. 'Mental illness' is a blanket ...

  9. Stalin's Children

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Stalin's Children by Owen Matthews Bloomsbury HK$128 Stalin's Children has taken half of Owen Matthews' life to complete. It's worth it. A biography that mixes personal and Soviet history, it delves into the past by recreating what happened to his maternal grandfather, commissar Boris Bibikov, a party stalwart executed by Stalin's secret police in 1937. ...

  10. Integrated approach gives children a wider global view

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as future citizens of the world. This is supported by the teaching and learning environment, where a Western and Chinese teacher work as equal partners with each group of children and provide ... in its early childhood education system? The children develop trust and a feeling of security in the care of both Chinese and Western teachers. They become comfortable with listening and speaking ...




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