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    Officials need more time before releasing national education data

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... to the introduction of the national education subject. The South China Morning Post and a reader filed requests this month for details of the consultation, including how many of the 1,000 submissions agreed the subject should be made compulsory following a three-year preparation period. The Education Bureau said the requests "require tracing back various sets of records" so the information ...

  2. Education should meet needs of job market: delegate

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A major problem with education on the mainland is that the system is not churning out graduates the job market needs, education experts have told CPPCC meetings. 'Employment - and the environment - are the two biggest problems China faces,' said CPPCC member Zhang Baoqing , a former vice-minister of education. '[Employment] has already become a social problem.' ...

  3. China rules!

    Posted Feb 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland not only contributes cheap 'Made in China' products to the world, but also a lot of job opportunities. After the economic turmoil, job markets in the United States, Europe and some Asian countries have been getting worse. China offers an alternative for foreigners. According to 'Hit by crisis, young foreigners find China a land of opportunity' ...

  4. What are your views on labour exploitation in China?

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... songs I heard that child labour is a big problem on the mainland. Many teenagers work long hours in sweatshops and are denied an education. They have to put their studies on hold to feed ... villagers have to work in the cities to support their families. They are poorly paid and work long hours. The labour laws in China are not enforced properly. Compared to Hong Kong, mainlanders have ...

  5. Education chief says old teachers should step aside

    Posted May 10th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Fanny Law's suggestion is attacked as an insult to the profession The education chief triggered another controversy yesterday by calling on veteran teachers to consider ... Chiu-fun, the Permanent Secretary for Education and Manpower, during an interview on Commercial Radio's Beautiful Sunday. 'Long-serving teachers can consider early retirement, which helps ...

  6. Education and careers expo

    Posted Feb 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Arm yourself with information at the Education & Careers Expo 2004, which takes place from tomorrow until Sunday in Hall 5 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai. Organised by the Labour Department and Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the exhibition provides the most updated career and education information for young people. It includes careers ...

  7. Leisure and educational activities help employees strike the right balance

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Rosheen Rodwell

    ... are a library, online courses, and financial support for employees taking outside courses under a continuing education programme. Senior employees are often sent overseas to complete further studies ...

  8. Critics hit at migrant workers education barrier

    Posted Oct 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang New regulations that will make it impossible for migrant workers with less than nine years of education to work in Guangzhou are both unconstitutional and discriminatory, experts said yesterday. Under the rules, due to be brought into force in the 'near future', migrant workers who do not have nine years' education will not be given employment ...

  9. Survey finds students warm to mainland jobs

    Posted Jun 29th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of nearly 50,000 students from 656 universities by leading mainland recruitment website ChinaHR.com. There were seven mainland companies among the top 10, up from four when the survey began in 2003. ... Zhang, vice-president of ChinaHR.com. 'Over the past few years domestic companies have been paying a great deal of attention to their own image as an employer,' Mr Zhang said yesterday ...

  10. China pushes voluntary pension schemes

    Posted Dec 28th 2006, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... according to international pension experts. China is undergoing pension reform to cope with its ageing population. To eliminate the pay-as-you-go system- where state-owned enterprises continue ... introduced the Mandatory Provident Fund in 2000, there were many companies that voluntarily set up retirement plans as part of the incentives they offered the staff. As China continues to develop its ...




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