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  1. Declining English standards will damage Hong Kong's economy

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am writing to express my concern over Hong Kong students' declining standard of English. The implementation of the mother-tongue policy has contributed to this alarming problem. ... lessons should be increased. With the imminent implementation of senior secondary school curriculum reforms, it is high time schools in Hong Kong emphasised the importance of English learning. ...

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    Scholarships for overseas study are an investment in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Cynthia Ip

    ... beyond Hong Kong is a wealth of top programmes to explore. The key is that overseas graduates will eventually bring their experiences and expertise back to Hong Kong and diversify our economy and workforce. For those who detest the idea of money leaving Hong Kong, into the pockets of foreigners, look at the scholarship scheme as an investment- in our economy and governance, but most of all, ...

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    John Tsang lacks budgetary vision for better education in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... the former is axiomatic. For Hong Kong policymakers, the yoke of "keeping the expenditure within the limits of revenue in drawing up its budget, and striving to achieve a fiscal balance, avoid ... These principles of public finance management inherited from the colonial days have no doubt served Hong Kong well. Year after year, our financial secretary tries to dispose of embarrassingly large budget ...

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    Hong Kong trails rival Singapore in students' English skills

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... at the University of Hong Kong. As its economy grew in recent decades, the government of the Lion City made a conscious effort to popularise the use of English. In 1980, the proportion of Singaporean ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com While Hong Kong has stressed bilingualism as a key goal, the city falls far behind Singapore in English literacy, with no remedy in sight A city of broken ...

  5. No university cuts if economy good

    Posted Jan 18th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... and a maximum of 5 per cent in the final year. A much higher cut of 33 per cent is proposed for the Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd) in 2007. But Professor Li was forced to postpone the proposal ... for the next three years instead of 0-0-X. And we will then accept that the budget would be reviewed and adjusted in 2006 based on the economic situation in Hong Kong.' Legislator Cheung ...

  6. HKU graduates enjoy fruits of strong economy with HK$15,000 a month

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Zoe Mak and Lilian Goh Last year's graduates from the University of Hong Kong are benefiting from the healthy economy, with average monthly earnings up 6.9 per cent to more than ... in general needed people with strong backgrounds in mathematics. 'The results from the survey shows the economy in Hong Kong is booming, which creates more opportunities for students to choose ...

  7. Extending services to boost China economy

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Caitlin Wong

    ... Caitlin Wong ONE OF Polytechnic University's missions is to contribute to the closely related economies of Hong Kong and the mainland. The university sees a huge need for quality ... the university's deputy president, said PolyU played a leading role in servicing the mainland's manpower development needs. 'We were the first Hong Kong university to set up training centres ...

  8. Economy and education top HK concerns

    Posted Nov 07th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Hong Kong people have identified education and a healthy economy as the most important factors for the city's continued growth. The findings have emerged in the first ... of 100, will serve as a baseline for future annual studies. The figure was reached after 2,501 people were interviewed for their views on the development of 10 important areas in Hong Kong ...

  9. Artists can drive economy

    Posted Mar 26th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ginn Fung To pursue an artistic career in Hong Kong is no longer a romantic dream. The government has been striving to develop cultural and creative industries as one of the six pillars ... for development of the arts and creative industries in Hong Kong, and more employment opportunities for practitioners,' says John Williams, dean of the school of theatre and entertainment arts ...

  10. Changing economy plays role in choice of degree

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Hiram To

    ... interested in. In four or five years' time, degrees that will lead to jobs now may not necessarily be in demand. Students should think about how Hong Kong's economy is changing and what ... it is always useful to speak to an education consultant to gain details and advice before deciding. The British Council in Hong Kong has a year-round resource centre offering information on 260-plus ...




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