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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Kindergartens will remain at mercy of free market while they are privately run

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... or being priced out of the market. But when an established kindergarten suffers the same fate, it says volumes about the oddities of our education system. The preschool inside Kingswood Villas ... become fully funded and regulated, the problems will persist. A committee was appointed last year to take forward the chief executive's pledge of free kindergarten education ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Schools or homes, city planners must strike a balance

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:43am by SCMP Editorial

    ... competing social needs. After withdrawing the former Institute of Vocational Education site from the land sales list, the government did not drop an application for residential rezoning. In the end the Town Planning Board retained the zoning for educational purposes in a six-day closed hearing. Meanwhile, the Education Bureau had revealed interest in building a 24-classroom special-needs ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    We cannot afford to spurn economic dividend from inclusive education

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... the Education Bureau said it would work with the commission to offer more support to non-Chinese students. But an EOC report last year that students from these minorities accounted for 3.2 per cent ... SCMP Editorial Make education more inclusive The appointment of a retired government stalwart as Equal Opportunities Commissioner raised a few eyebrows. Former health minister Dr York Chow ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must banish tourism rogues

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 02:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... underlines the need for better law enforcement and education on the mainland. Local travel agencies should also refrain from collaborating with such tour operators. It takes more than rules ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education vital to cut cancer rates

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 03:54am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Education vital to cut cancer rates The global rise of cancer to rival cardiovascular disease as a killer has prompted World Health Organisation director-general Dr Margaret ... billion people, it has a duty to lead through education and example. Beijing has taken steps in the right direction, by signing up most provinces, including major-city clusters, to air-pollution ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Michelle Obama's China trip a success

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 04:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... there would be a focus on education and "people-to-people" exchanges. An endearing dose of family values was thrown in by her taking her mother and two teenage daughters with her. ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The devil is in the detail of China's urbanisation blueprint

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by SCMP Editorial

    ... such as housing, water, sanitation, education, social welfare and health care. They call for nothing less than a new urbanisation model based on land and financing reform. The country's leaders have ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong must stop dodging issue of an archives law

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Commission, which will not be ready until 2016. Records today are history tomorrow. Only through proper archives and open access can government be effectively monitored and history truthfully ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Regulator made the right call in spurning Alibaba

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 03:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Stock Exchange and Nasdaq have said all along that they are ready to meet Alibaba's demand. The Hong Kong exchange and its regulator, the Securities and Futures Commission, made the right ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Education is key to closing Hong Kong's wealth gap

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Education key to close wealth gap Officials now accept it is wrong to assume that the benefits of economic growth filter down to the poor. Positive action is needed to ensure a decent standard of social equity. Hence the revival of the Poverty Commission and plans to establish a poverty line. One example of inequity is the Council of Social Service's ...




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