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  1. News - World - IMMIGRATION

    Dead body and 34 stowaways found crammed in container at British port

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 10:01pm by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in London Police suspect homicide in death of one person in a group of stowaways believed to have come from India A dead man and at least 34 survivors, including women and children, have been found inside a shipping container in Britain, emergenc ...

  2. Property - Hong Kong & China - DEVELOPMENT

    Hong Kong government considers plan to cram in more people

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 05:10am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito peggy.sito@scmp.com Proposal involves raising density levels by 20pc in some areas, which would be above the maximum allowed in many major world cities Planners look to cram in even more people The population density in Hong Kong, already the highest in the world in some districts, is set to go even higher. Under a proposal before the government, the plot ratio- ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Misery for poor as Hong Kong landlords cram more families into tiny subdivided flats

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang, Stuart Lau

    ... Emily Tsang and Stuart Lau The city's poorest are forced to cram into worse conditions than four years ago and pay more Rent of tiny flats jumps 20pc and they get smaller Poor people who live in subdivided flats are paying higher rents for smaller rooms than four years ago, a study has found. The survey conducted by the Society for Community Organisation (Soco) found ...

  4. News - Asia - EDUCATION

    South Korean education board probes cram schools after exam leaks

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Revelations of cheating had led to cancellation of US entrance tests in score-obsessed nation SAT board probes cram schools after exam leaks Follow @SCMP_News South Korean officials yesterday launched an investigation into cram schools after a cheating scandal that led to the nationwide cancellation of US university entrance exams this month. ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Cramming culture hurts students

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Leung, wrote to these columns in January asking why we could not learn from Finland's education system where they get results without cramming. I think she deserves a response from ...

  6. Looking forward to less cramming

    Posted Oct 21st 2004, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... Judy Ngao Jao Tsz-chun is only 11 years old, but he already likes the look of the curriculum he'll be studying in four years. 'I would be more interested in liberal studies because compared to the old subjects, there's less cramming involved,' he said yesterday. His father, Raymond Jao Ming, chairman of the Federation of Parent Teacher Associations of Hong ...

  7. News - China

    Taiwan’s cram schools warm up in puppy-love tale

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 03:18pm by Associated Press in Taipei, Taiwan

    ... Associated Press in Taipei, Taiwan Attending a full day of school then spending hours more in tutoring is a must in Taiwan, where students start ‘cram schools’ as early as elementary ... adolescence on Nanyang Street- the Taipei street home to many cram schools. He has such vivid memories and imagination about the place, it became the backdrop to his new film, When a Wolf Falls ...

  8. Cram schools should be accepted as part of daily life

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and education reforms have led to a surge of students joining cram schools which mainly cater to senior secondary students who are tackling public exams. This has helped private tutoring schools like ... has seen students increasingly turn to cram schools and mock papers. Last June, Britain's The Independent newspaper published an article, 'Exam-obsessed Hong Kong makes celebrity ...

  9. Laughs from the cram factory

    Posted Sep 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... It is a powerful indictment of India's education system where students cram for exams in a mad competition while stifling their dreams. In this race, initiative suffers. Flashbacks provide a nice ...




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