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  1. New mindset needed to reach education goals

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier Wen Jiabao has made clear that developing a medium- to long-term plan for education reform on the mainland is a priority for his government. China can only become a first-class ... to other areas. Attitudes towards vocational education have to change. Universities continue to be seen as the be-all and end-all of learning. But China's industrial and urban development ...

  2. PhD fellowship scheme an investment in education

    Posted Oct 28th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... them. In recent years, many countries have come to realise that international education is a powerful form of cultural diplomacy that can further national interests and promote trade. China has ... to supporting the four traditional economic pillars, the government has added six new pillar industries to bolster our economic foundation. The six new areas are education services, medical services, ...

  3. Thousands of HK students favour British education

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Thousands of Hong Kong students, pursuing postgraduate study, are enrolling with overseas universities. Figures recently released by Britain's Higher Education Statistical Agency reveal that as many as 5,160 Hong Kong students were studying British postgraduate courses delivered in Hong Kong in 2007-8, while the Education Bureau's Non-Local Courses Registry shows ...

  4. Academic calls for a central agency to boost educational hub concept

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Academics are calling on the government to learn from Australia and Singapore when devising policies to turn Hong Kong into an education hub. A Hong Kong Institute of Education report, released this week, said that Hong Kong was lagging behind the two countries when it came to exporting education services overseas. Written by researchers led by the Institute's ...

  5. Education City website to have payment gateway for e-textbooks

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron A trading platform with a payment gateway for e-learning materials will be set up on the website Education City under the government's drive to switch schools over to e-textbooks. The move is one of seven measures announced yesterday in a paper for legislators prepared by the Education Bureau in response to the report of the working group on development ...

  6. Education: right product, wrong market

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

    ... Victor Fung When people talk about 'exporting' education, the meaning should be twofold: first, to attract quality professors and students from overseas, including the West; and, second, to use our expertise to train others outside Hong Kong, mainly our mainland compatriots. So far, Hong Kong government officials and educators have been barking up the wrong tree. They have ...

  7. Educated investment

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... foreign investments. It is also well-known that South China has a crying need for world-class universities. Partnering with Hong Kong in providing a quality college education to students from ... and creative industries; environmental industries; and, educational services- the centrepiece of his policy address next month. From the point of view of shedding more light on the government's ...

  8. Civic education must be integral part of West Kowloon arts hub

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... funding for research institutions, civic education and forums for public exchange, modelled after the National Endowment for the Arts in the United States and the European Union's European ...

  9. Protester sentenced to 're-education through labour', US human rights group says

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

    ... Will Clem A petitioner in Shandong has been sentenced to 21 months of 're-education through labour' for taking part in a peaceful demonstration, a rights group claims. Zhang Jinfeng had been arrested on March 5 during a rally in Jinan and sentenced 12 days later, Human Rights in China said from its New York headquarters. It said several hundred protesters had taken ...

  10. Open-up call to raise level of education

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... legislator has said. Thousands of 'inter-cultural students' were needed to help bridge the 'psychological barriers' between China and other countries, Xu Jialu, a member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, told educators in Macau on Monday. Professor Xu was keynote speaker at a forum on international co-operation and innovation in higher ...




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