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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Civil service test stirs up India's language anxieties

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 05:08am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in New Delhi Civil service test stirs up India's language anxiety Lokpati Tripathi, a thin, 23-year-old Hindi literature graduate, has dreamed of joining India's civil service for the past eight years. He has studied non-stop for the intensely competitive entrance tests for the past 18 months. But now, Tripathi and thousands like him who studied ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Thousands take part in reform protest as student class boycott starts

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:12am by STAFF

    ... on the wrong side." The strike is seen as a precursor to Occupy Central, the civil disobedience exercise in which thousands are expected to blockade roads to demand democracy. Occupy co-organiser ...

  3. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    3 in 10 Chinese citizens do not speak Putonghua, says Education Ministry

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:54pm by Chris Luo

    ... diverse cultures and their different dialects. Since that time it has effectively driven the use of Putonghua in classrooms and the civil service, but many citizens still use their local tone ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    One in five Hongkongers 'considering emigration' as pessimism hangs over city

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 06:32am by NG KANG-CHUNG, JEFFIE LAM

    ... the legislature should approve such proposals. Some 46.3 per cent did not support the Occupy Central protests, while 31.1 per cent indicated their backing for the civil disobedience movement. The survey ...

  5. News - Asia - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghanistan poll rivals seal power-sharing deal

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 05:09am by AP

    ... including political, religious, and civil society leaders- to support this agreement and to come together in calling for cooperation and calm." The deal is a victory for US Secretary of State ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Have National Day rally the next day, officials suggest; organisers demur

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:14am by Peter So, FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Peter So and Fanny W. Y. Fung Officials suggest a Not The National Day Rally The government has come up with an alternative plan for the National Day rally against Beijing's plans for electoral reform in the city after refusing to allow marchers to set off from Victoria Park: hold it the next day instead. Leaders of the Civil Human Rights Front immediately rejected the idea ...

  7. News - China - ECONOMY

    Premier Li Keqiang points to six barriers to rural progress

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:16am by MANDY ZUO

    ... The administration vowed to connect these households to the grid by the end of next year. And the Ministry of Civil Affairs said that about 800 of the more than 40,000 towns across the nation had no cement ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: forcing the issue

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:52pm by Jason Wordie

    ... As the public mood deteriorates, PLA deployment in the face of civil unrest is looking ever more probable, writes Jason Wordie Forcing the issue As predicted, Hong Kong’s longheralded ... beyond breaking point. Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang recently wrote about the possibility of “serious social unrest”, and Wang Guangya, director of the Hong Kong and Macau ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats should vote, not risk jail with Occupy Central, ex-politician says

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Joyce Ng

    ... the planned reforms, and to take part in the civil disobedience movement. But Ng, in an interview with the South China Morning Post, urged them not to "seek the limelight" of Occupy Central. ... duty of pan-democratic legislators is to veto the unconscionable package. Leave Occupy Central to civil society." Ng disagreed with Occupy co-founder Benny Tai Yiu-ting's view ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    From college activism to the democracy front line

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by Joyce Ng

    ... else would want. Civil Human Rights Front convenor Johnson Yeung Ching-yin's latest battle is to get the police and government departments to agree to a starting venue for an October ... Yiu-chung- were on board for the event. "I see this as an achievement," he said, half jokingly. "Thank God we were able to convince them that it was the best time to show people civil ...




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