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  1. Our textbooks are politically biased

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hardly be beneficial to developing students' critical thinking skills. The China shown in the textbooks is only the tip of the iceberg. It is depicted as too ideal a place. The texts seek ... mindset. How can we learn to relate to the mainland if we are not allowed to know its political system, warts and all? Tommy Chan Chuen-hin, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School From the Editor ...

  2. You can't pull the political wool over Hongkongers' eyes

    Posted Jun 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... contrast to the relatively low level of participation in political parties and elections. This is partly explained by a traditional suspicion of party politics emanating from China's modern ... by knowing that the people have an astounding collective record for being right on the big issues. Further evidence for this claim was supplied in an opinion poll commissioned by the South China ...

  3. Political tomes fair game

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Consensus. The 'Beijing consensus' is the theory that government-driven national enterprises- rather than a free economy- are the key to China's success. It has become a hot topic ... returning from pro-China national education tours, the other is a critical look at the city's ever-changing education system since the handover. Leung Kam-hung, a Baptist University student ...

  4. Political figures dismiss Foreign Ministry stance

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Gary Cheung, Greg Torode and Stuart Lau Local political figures ensnared in the WikiLeaks saga after talking to American diplomats have vowed to continue dialogue with the US Consulate ... the 'basic fodder' of diplomats' lives. According to a report by the semi-official China News Service on Monday and carried on the front-page of the official China Daily yesterday, ...

  5. PLA training helps builder read political landscape

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Having served in the People's Liberation Army for 17 years, Shi Jian understands the value of following political direction. Applying this philosophy to business, the chairman of China New Town Development founded the company, which focuses on developing new towns in the suburbs of mainland cities. 'I have learnt a lot during my service in the PLA, ...

  6. A royal pointer for Hong Kong's hybrid politics

    Posted Jun 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mandate. If, like the successful royal heads of state, China's president were to show considerable restraint in exercising his power, and if the chief executive really worked at winning over ...

  7. Putting a price on 'yes' votes for political reform

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Paul G. Harris

    ... for the democrats among their core followers. If the package fails to pass, the government will blame the democrats for the lack of political progress. Hong Kong's democrats are trying hard to win ... pollution or the minimum wage. If the government concedes in these or similar areas, it would still be important not to give it any more votes than it needs to win passage of the political reform ...

  8. Lack of autonomy shackles museum to political correctness

    Posted Feb 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Museum of History. Since the handover, it has been devoid of autonomy and there is no public accountability. The museum is government-run, and was probably under unprecedented political pressure when it came to devising its permanent exhibition, 'The Hong Kong Story'. It appears that this exhibition has shunned politically sensitive issues for fear of enraging the Beijing ...

  9. Political party

    Posted Sep 25th 2008, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... A group of Hong Kong students will go to the US in November for the presidential election, writes Sara Yin Politics might not seem much of a spectator sport, but some young people from ... at the University of Hong Kong. Although she cannot vote in the election, she is willing to pay to see 'history in the making'- about HK$20,000 for the 10-day political tour of Washington DC ...

  10. Bulb saga shows Tsang is politically in the dark

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has, understandably, come under fire from lawmakers across the political spectrum over a potential conflict of interest arising from his energy-saving ... political instincts- which is more than can be said for the chief executive. In his policy address on Wednesday Tsang unveiled plans for a HK$100 cash coupon scheme to encourage people to buy ...




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