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  1. Education the key to breaking poverty cycle

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Millions of rural migrants flood China's cities each year and the move involves the toughest of economic bargains. They leave behind poverty and stagnation for factory, construction ... prosperity to rural areas and to enfranchise the migrant labourers who have played a crucial role in China's urban growth, should be welcomed. With the release this week of a comprehensive ...

  2. Students may pay price for education cuts

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Agatha Ngai

    ... at the moment, we simply lack the information to make an informed decision. Every sector has the obligation to help Hong Kong out of the financial deficit and education is in no way an exception. Look at it under a microscope: pre-school education needs funding; special education wants money; primary and secondary schools ask for resources. When the cake is getting smaller, everyone gets a smaller ...

  3. A Hong Kong education for all

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Many thanks to Philip Yeung and his article headlined 'Why civil servants are sitting pretty' (December 4) and to Nigel Huckstep for the letter 'Examining educational subsidies' (December 6). When one looks at the $900 million spent this year on educating the sons and daughters of our civil servants, and providing the travel expenses around the world ...

  4. The gift of an education for children orphaned by Aids

    Posted Nov 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a Hong Kong-based former investment banker who set up the Chi Heng Foundation- a charity aimed at funding education for Aids orphans in central China and one of the 12 chosen beneficiaries ... Dikky Sinn Aids not only takes people's lives, in many rural areas in China it also denies children the opportunity to go to school. When 13-year-old Rui Hong's father died ...

  5. Labour cost, education attract Intel

    Posted Aug 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chipmaker picks Chengdu site for assembly and test plant China's trump cards in attracting a new US$200 million Intel chip assembly and test plant were its low-cost labour and good educational standards, according to Intel chief executive Craig Barrett. While the head of the world's largest semiconductor company would not say whether China offered tax and other benefits, he ...

  6. Space mission gets educational website

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Felix Chan

    ... of astronomy is quoted as an example. 'Moral and civic education should make reference to life experience and that teachers may use China's successful space mission and the arduous training ... Agnes Lam and Felix Chan A website featuring the nation's first man in space and his successful mission has been launched by the Education Manpower Bureau. Teachers and parents can ...

  7. Lessons to be learned on language education

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it necessary to switch tongues at work to converse in Putonghua with clients, customers and colleagues from across the border, since Hong Kong is part of China and the mainland has become the driving ... of the world. The issue of how best to teach and learn English has long taxed the minds of educators. Five years after the government forced most secondary schools to teach in Cantonese on the grounds ...

  8. Short-sighted educators

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... close a department that will allow it and the country the ability to forge important links with fast-growing China and its neighbours. If the university insists that the closing ... of reducing short-term rewards. If there is a lack of government funding, it is Sir Kenneth's responsibility, as vice-chancellor of one of England's most respectable universities, to educate ...

  9. Report seen as global education benchmark

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... The Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) has become the benchmark for comparing how countries fare in education. It began with OECD countries in 2000, but as other ... become the benchmark study of performance of education systems,' he said. Reports since 2000 have sparked major policy reviews, most notably in Germany. The assessment is repeated every ...

  10. Education campaign aims to stop software piracy

    Posted Nov 17th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Intellectual Property Department, the Customs and Excise Department and the Business Software Alliance (BSA) plan to mount a new series of education campaigns to stamp out the use ... and companies that break the law put their business at risk,' he said. 'That is why we will push for more education programmes over the next few months to increase public awareness regarding ...




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