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  1. Rights focus with Asian characteristics

    Posted Oct 15th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem HKU course targets corruption, democracy, child labour and women trafficking Activists, government officials and rights lawyers from around Asia assembled at University of Hong ... around Asia simply would not have been able to study in Hong Kong,' she said. 'He really, really rescued us.' One recipient, Usaia Ratuvili, a Fijian lawyer specialising in human ...

  2. Activists 'under house arrest' during congress

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... on Thursday for the second time this week to stop him taking part in a press conference in Hong Kong. The apparent clampdowns come as the National People's Congress and Chinese People's ... the people.' A spokesman for the organisation said no one at its Hong Kong office was available to comment. The lawyers' concern group said Shanghai rights lawyer Zheng Enchong was detained for 10 ...

  3. Consul-general hopes to help Hong Kong clean up its act

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Danyll Wills, Richard Warren, Will Clem

    ... of Europe, Finland is often easy to overlook. But Consul-General Pauli Makela said his nation's design traditions and its environmental expertise meant it still had a lot to offer Hong Kong. Although the country has an area of nearly 340,000 sqkm, it has a population that is considerably smaller than Hong Kong's. The consul-general said that his country's small population ...

  4. Hunt launched for 142 airline passengers and two cab drivers

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Kong's first confirmed case of human swine flu. Health officials in particular want to trace passengers who were sitting three rows in front of and three rows behind the man as he flew to Hong ... that night. The drivers and passengers who sat near to the man needed to be quarantined, health chief York Chow Yat-ngok said. The man sat in seat 23A on the flight to Hong Kong, meaning officials ...

  5. Endowment fund may be tapped if returns miss target

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau, Will Clem

    ... speech in February. The expected HK$900 million annual return would be a roughly 50 per cent increase on current government funding for research. However, it would still leave Hong Kong far below ... is no point in a sudden huge increase in research funding,' he said. 'It will take time to build up [universities'] research capacity.' Kwok Sun, University of Hong Kong ...

  6. Address ignored big issues, say critics

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Will Clem

    ... Will Clem and Elaine Yau Financial tsunami 'at the expense of education' Leading principals and lawmakers condemned this week's policy address for ignoring major education issues. 'It is even worse than under Tung Chee-hwa,' said ...

  7. Panel slams 'fine-tuning' of language policy plan

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... between classes and produce twice the teaching material. 'This would further undermine the policy of mother-tongue education,' said Yip Chee-tim, chairman of the Association of Hong Kong ...

  8. Kowloon districts 'too crowded for smaller classes'

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Head suggests reopening campuses Empty campuses in Kowloon should be resurrected as new primary schools to ease the pressure on classroom space and allow the introduction of small-class teaching, a leading principal has said. 'Parents are v ...

  9. HK teens up with the world's best at reading and maths

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem Hong Kong teenagers, who learned last week that a major international study has ranked them second in the world in science, can now add maths and reading to the list. The third Programme of International Student Assessment (Pisa) ranks Hong Kong 15-year-olds third in reading and equal third in mathematics out of 57 countries and regions surveyed. The study, ...

  10. HK officials criticised

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem A local academic this week criticised Hong Kong education officials and academics for being too insular following a low turnout at the Beijing conference. Wu Siu-wai, assistant professor of education at Hong Kong Institute of Education, said that if Hong Kong was to be a real international city it needed 'to look outside more'. 'We don't just have ...




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