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  1. Deadly serious child's play

    Posted Dec 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... everyone react? Last week, the Foreign Ministry kindergarten- where Frederick goes- practised exactly such a scenario, although the guinea pig class of five- and six-year olds was not his. ... with their hands. What if it had been for real? 'Then we'll do what we did in the exercise, but we won't talk,' said one. They seemed to understand. There is, of course, a deadly serious ...

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    A lesson for the pig-headed bureaucrats

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... has tweaked a Chinese-language programme enough to teach expat kids effectively. Why won't the bureau do more? My guess is that it's just pig-headedness with these bloody-minded ...

  3. The King of Pigs

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... into the proceedings. The King of Pigs is much more uncompromising and unforgiving. Yeon Sang-ho's animated film is about childhood bullying and how it shapes the minds of its victims. The film, revolving ... to violence by classmates whose misdeeds went unpunished because they were the scions of powerful clans. Dubbed 'pigs' by their tormentors, the pair turn to Kim Chul for help- and Kim deals ...

  4. When bats, monkeys and pigs are all in a day's work

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... What does the job involve? I specialise in the conservation of mammals, especially wild pigs, monkeys and bats. The other day I released two monkeys which had been causing a nuisance ...

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    Hong Kong's deadly exam culture

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by ALASTAIR SHARP

    ... Alastair Sharp Alastair Sharp sounds a warning over unhealthy fixation with results Hong Kong's exam hothouse can be unhealthy for children Hong Kong is not alone in having a strong exam culture. The rise of "managerialism"- the application ...

  6. All about a pig's life

    Posted Aug 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... YP intern Jessica So Hong Kong's favourite pig- McDull- hit the city's screens earlier this month. And close on the heels of McDull Kung Fu Ding Ding Dong, a real pig is coming to town this week. Directed by Japanese filmmaker Tetse Maeda, School Days with a Pig is a thought-provoking film that explores day-to-day issues like the quality of life, consumerism and personal ...

  7. Children must not be guinea pigs for drug test

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if their parents consent to it. They must not be turned into guinea pigs for government consultants- who will use their experience as a guide to designing a city-wide scheme for all the other schools. ...

  8. Parents fear their children could be 2008 guinea pigs

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... pigs while local schools undergo major reforms are expected to opt out by turning to international ones. Yew Chung International School is among those receiving increasing enquiries from ... Kwok-wah, chairman of the Home-School Co-operation Committee, said: 'There are bound to be parents who feel they don't want their children to be the guinea pigs.' But not many would ...

  9. Mini-war starts in classroom

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Pig City Aka Sixth Grade Secrets Louis Sachar Published by Bloomsbury ISBN 978 0 7475 9924 1 Only a very imaginative writer like Louis Sachar could make a sparkling novel out of a paper-thin plot. Pig City wittily captures what goes on in a Grade Six class at an American school. But you don't have to be in Grade Six or be American to enjoy it. It all begins ...

  10. Mother demands justice for dead

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao Zhou Xingrong believes her tenacity against hardship and persecution in the quest for justice for her dead son will one day pay off. The boy, Lu Qianliang, was buried alive ... buried in the rubble and at least 300 confirmed dead later. The exact number of dead children at this school or at hundreds of others across the quake zone remains unclear. The government only ...




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