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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF makes public plea for Island School site

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com Board has dropped plans to rebuild the ageing school in Quarry Bay because of the strong opposition from community and neighbours ESF makes public plea for Island School site The English Schools Foundation has made a public appeal for a "solution" to redevelop its ageing Island School after the board decided to drop a plan to rebuild ...

  2. Comment - Blogs - NORTH KOREA

    The assassination of Kim Jong-un is now the subject of an upcoming American comedy

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 09:11am by Jeremy Blum

    ... basis, as well as Kim’s bizarre relationship with American basketball player Dennis Rodman, this is understandable. But while North Korea might sometimes seem like a crazed communist country ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - SCHOOLS

    Leung's free education plan may prove tricky to get going

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Educators say working out how to subsidise kindergartens could be a stumbling block Free education plan may prove tricky to get going Leung Chun-ying faces an uphill battle trying to roll out his free education plan before his term ends in 2017 because of the complexity of subsidising kindergartens, educators say. The chief executive pledged ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Four reprimanded for Lingnan enrolment saga

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Lingnan University investigation shames but does not name associate vice-president after enrolment of 2,000 too many students COLLEGE CHAOS INQUIRY POINTS FINGER The blame for an enrolment fiasco at two of Lingnan University's colleges which saw 5,800 places given to 8,000 students was laid at the feet of one of its associate ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LAW AND ORDER

    Ban on protest stalls remains

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com Police claim that Tuesday's march against the chief executive poses a higher risk to public safety than the annual July 1 demonstration Ban on protest stalls remains Police yesterday said a surprise ban on roadside political stalls along the route of a protest against Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying on New Year's Day was the result ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Japanese tourist arrivals in Hong Kong plunge after Diaoyus dispute

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Arrivals drop 24 per cent after island sovereignty dispute sparks violence Fresh fall in Japanese visitors to Hong Kong The number of Japanese tourists coming to Hong Kong dropped for the second consecutive month in October, with industry executives blaming the dispute between Beijing and Tokyo over sovereignty of a group of islands. Arrivals ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Filibuster of old-age allowance plan leaves minority test-takers in limbo

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com Group says subsidy for test fees is in limbo as lawmakers stall old-age allowance plan Filibuster blocks aid for minority exam takers A pressure group has accused the Education Bureau of creating panic among ethnic minority students by not spelling out how or when an examination subsidy stalled by a Legislative Council filibuster ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Developer that bought Union Hospital site wanted to build flats

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Trail of ownership involving city's two richest men raises more questions about land transfer Developernever wantedto build hospital A plot of government land in Sha Tin that was slated for private hospital development landed in the hands of a group of merchants and bankers in 1982 and control was later transferred to tycoon Li Ka-shing ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    ESF must provide local curriculum, Eddie Ng says

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com Foundation will not get funding if it does not provide HK diploma, minister tells lawmakers Switch to local curriculum, ESF told The English Schools Foundation must introduce a local rather than international curriculum if it wants to keep its subvention, Education Secretary Eddie Ng Hak-kim told Legco yesterday. Ng's statement ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Exclusive: ESF warns school fees may rise from next year

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... The consequences of phasing out government's HK$284 million subvention may be felt in the next academic year, says foundation chairman The English Schools Foundation warned yesterday of big fee rises for new pupils as early as September after the gov ...




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