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  1. Heritage debate brings out the best

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Stewards Pooi Kei College knocked out defending champions TWGHs Kap Yan Directors' College after a tough battle in the sixth round of the Nesta-SCMP Inter-school Debating Competition. The debate was held at Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School on December 1. The motion was: Hong Kong is taking care of its tangible cultural heritage. Both schools used government ...

  2. Questions overwhelm the debate

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the proceedings. In the end, it was the chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, Tam Yiu-chung, who unwittingly opened up a new debate unrelated to the express ... However, as the debate entered the third session with two hours remaining, Tam suggested to chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing to 'draw a line', even if there were lawmakers remaining who ...

  3. Debating improves language skills

    Posted Dec 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When I hear people complaining that the English language skills of Hong Kong teenagers are declining due to lack of practice, I think about debating. Debating is a good way of enhancing language skills. The education system is exam-focused and separates our language learning into reading, writing, listening and oral. I think debating is the perfect way to bring them together. When ...

  4. And now for a debate about those TV debates

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Are chief executive debates just a show for TV viewers or a milestone in Hong Kong's democracy? The chief executive agreed with both views when he reflected on the second historic debate held last week. 'We have demonstrated to the world how we conduct a democratic race. It [the debate] has never happened before in Hong Kong. It's also rare in Asia,' ...

  5. Bullseye on Chan in debates, say academics

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung Anson Chan Fang On-sang will become the main target of attack in election debates being organised by the media, academics say. Broadcasters including Cable TV, Now TV and RTHK have approached the candidates about televised debates this month. But a source said some were reconsidering their plans given the logistics of organising a debate between the nine registered ...

  6. Man of the people?

    Posted Feb 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Even as the chief executive pledges to connect with the people, his campaign office is refusing to budge on his rival's demand that a live TV debate between them take questions from the public. Do you believe his promise? Write to us ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Tibetan exiles gather to debate future of their land

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dharamshala, India Hundreds from around the world meet in northern India to discuss their homeland's future amid a wave of self-immolation protests Exiled Tibetans debate way to end 'sufferings' Tibetan exiles began their biggest gathering in four years yesterday, eyeing a change of leadership in China and seeking ways to end a gruesome ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - IMMIGRATION

    Row over cross-border parallel traders in Hong Kong sparks online debate

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Cross-border traders row sparks online debate Protests by residents in North District to drive mainland parallel traders away have triggered heated debate on the internet. Cultural critic and academic Chin Wan urged support for a Sheung Shui group that last week staged several protests at the area's MTR station against the cross-border carriers. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    White noise surrounds Legco election debates

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu blames an ill-prepared and uncaring media for the shouting matches that have thus far passed for Legco election debates White noise Never has the need for a quality news ... these candidates in person- have failed us miserably. The media must be free and rigorous. But when this year's candidate debates turn into shouting matches, we don't end up with a more informed ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Super lawmakers aspirants clash on quick-fire TV debate with new strategies

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Peter.so@scmp.com Hopefuls use new tactics in quick-fire TV debate Candidates vying to become the city's first "super lawmakers" clashed on live television last night, using new strategies to impress the audience at a quick-fire debate that had echoes of those seen before March's chief executive election. Instead of aggressively questioning his ...




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