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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    French book tells only part of the story

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... discussed. There is an extremely vibrant intellectual debate on the mainland about its future and its role in the world. The de Tocqueville discussion is simply part of that. As Martin Jacques, author of the best-selling When China Rules the World, puts it: "This belies the widely-held view in the West that because China is not a Western-style democracy, serious argument and debate ...

  2. Debates heat up for semi-finals

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Stewards Pooi Kei College's hoped-for return to the final of the Nesta-SCMP Inter-school Debating Competition was cut short after they fell to Pui Tak Canossian College in the sixth round. The debate was held last Wednesday at Pui Tak Canossian College. It was adjudicated by Karen Margetts, a native English teacher from Aberdeen Baptist Lui Ming Choi College, ...

  3. Confident delivery gives winning school the edge

    Posted Mar 29th 2011, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Kong'. This was a first-round match in the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition. It was adjudicated by Jeff Bell, a NET from HKFEW Wong Cho Bau Secondary School. Islamic argued ... some advice for the debaters. 'In a debate, it's important to give a good first impression. Debaters tend to be less confident with rebuttals. So it's easier to warm up ...

  4. Rebuttals give school the edge

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College defeated Yu Chun Keung Memorial College No 2 in the second round of the 11th Nesta-SCMP Inter-School Debating competition. The winner took the negative side of the motion: 'Hong Kong is protecting children's rights.' The debate took place at Islamic Kasim Tuet on Monday. The contest, jointly organised by the Native English ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 59

    British lawmakers’ trip to China cancelled amid row over Hong Kong protests debate

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 12:25pm by DANNY LEE

    ... officials withheld the travel visa of a Conservative MP who orchestrated a recent debate on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Richard Graham was to due to join the trip, part of a UK-China ... that the parliamentarians, flying to Shanghai via Hong Kong, could visit the Occupy Central protest camps. Graham spearheaded a recent Westminster debate in which he called for Britain to maintain its commitments ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    How Scottish independence debate can help solve Occupy deadlock

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 05:11am by Cliff Buddle

    ... Cliff Buddle cliff.buddle@scmp.com Scotland's independence debate seems a world away from Occupy Central, but it may offer lessons on how to end the deadlock facing Hong Kong ... of the UK and played a leading role in the debate about Scotland's independence referendum. Many students at the University of Edinburgh come from Hong Kong and the mainland. Jeffery was here ...

  7. Learning the art of persuasion

    Posted Sep 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Timothy Chui Whining may have worked when you were a child, but not any more. If teenagers want to get what they want, they need to learn the art of persuasion, and debating can help them develop this skill. According to Nesta-SCMP Inter-School Debating Competition co-ordinator Stan Dyer, the trick to getting your allowance raised or negotiating your 'curfew' is to make ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Amid rapid advances in science, we need wider debate on ethical issues involved

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 05:17am by EDGAR CHENG

    ... Edgar Cheng Edgar Cheng says new centre for bioethics will ensure Hong Kong becomes a platform for discussion As science advances rapidly, we need wider debate on ethical issues involved ... will seek to begin a debate on how the new technologies will affect the future of our city. These two steps together- educating our undergraduates in bioethics and inviting wide participation ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Real radicals in constitutional debate are those who want to cast aside Hong Kong's core values

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 01:56pm by Stephen Vines

    ... rights and freedoms of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region". It is quite extraordinary how the portrayal of the two main parties to the constitutional debate has been turned on its ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - INTEREST RATES

    US Fed debates communicating pace of future US interest rate increases

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 07:21am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Fed debates pace of future rate increases United States central bankers are weighing whether they should communicate more of their views about the probable pace of interest-rate increases after they lift off zero next year. "A number of participants thought that it could soon be helpful to clarify the committee's likely approach" to the pace ...




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