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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1134695/french-book-tells-only-part-story
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/742336/confident-delivery-gives-winning-school-edge
  3. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731984/debates-heat-semi-finals
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/713606/rebuttals-give-school-edge
  5. News - China

    Chinese vet boss chosen to be city's education chief sparks 'suitability' debate

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:14pm by Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Weibo bloggers say appointment of Qin Deliang, who worked as a secondary school teacher 30 years ago, highlights practice of officials being given jobs despite little or no experience. The controversial appointment of Harbin's veterinary boss as the city's new education chief has sparked heated social media debate among bloggers about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581104/chinese-vet-boss-chosen-be-citys-new-education-chief-sparks-suitability
  6. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Salmond wins final TV debate before Scottish independence referendum

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 05:20pm by Reuters in Glasgow

    ... Reuters in Glasgow Snap poll showed nationalist leader easily won TV debate seen as last chance to reach wide audience Scotland’s pro-independence leader Alex Salmond easily won a final TV debate on Monday night just over three weeks before a breakaway referendum, but it wasn’t clear if this would help him catch up in the polls. In a bruising debate before the September 18 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580823/salmond-steamrollers-final-tv-debate-scottish-referendum
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/691415/learning-art-persuasion
  8. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Deng Xiaoping's legacy felt in Hong Kong's debate on political reform

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Late paramount leader saw city as integral part of China, and Xi Jinping is of the same mind Deng's legacy felt in reform debate At midnight on June 30, 1997, the Union flag ... a close look at Hong Kong during his historic Southern Tour to Shenzhen in 1992, during which he reaffirmed China's open-door policy amid the then-heated debate on whether reforms would take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580440/deng-xiaopings-legacy-felt-hong-kongs-debate-political-reform
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong's political reform debate casts NPC standing committee into spotlight

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com City holds its breath as political overhaul is discussed in Beijing meeting this week Debate shines spotlight on NPC committee The role of the National People's Congress Standing Committee in Hong Kong's political reform has recently been cast back into the spotlight, as it deliberates the reform framework in a week-long meeting that opens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1580437/hong-kongs-political-reform-debate-casts-npc-standing-committee
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Debate on a universal pension highlights need for tax reform

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... on government subsidies. A fast-ageing population adds a further burden on taxpayers in the long run. A debate on the way forward is just a matter of time. There are some who object fundamentally ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579597/debate-universal-pension-highlights-need-tax-reform

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