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  1. Does Hong Kong need a child commission?

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Kevin Kung

    ... under the age of 18 live in the city. There are many issues related to children, including medical care, education, social welfare and safety. We need a child commission to examine and study ... authorities to make a theoretical commitment of the UNCRC into a reality by putting children's needs at the heart of policy and practice. The role and power of a child commission for Hong Kong ...

  2. Commission accomplished: young guns enjoy a brush with the law

    Posted Aug 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Victoria Burrows

    ... Kong Youth Arts Festival (HKYAF). Under the guidance of local artist Gerard Bookle, the high school students are taken through the process of creating commissioned art from start to finish: ... Pringle. 'And also that they were genuine and committed to doing it.' With a corporate sponsor, the students would have to take the commission seriously. Bookle, whose art adorns ...

  3. New study affirms the value of HK?s higher education services

    Posted May 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... STAFF REPORTER Updated at 6.50pm: An independent consultant study? commissioned by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC)? has affirmed the huge export potential of the territory?s higher education services. The new study was released on Friday. A spokesman for the Education and Manpower Bureau said it had emphasised the need to?internationalise? Hong Kong?s higher ...

  4. HK should promote diversity in education

    Posted Apr 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to settle and raise families here. This is a worthy idea. But as newly arrived expatriates with children can attest, there is a flaw to such thinking in that the education system is not adequately ... found for their children. There are complaints that schools are not in favourable locations, the numbers of students in classrooms are too high and certain types of education are not adequately ...

  5. Time for child commission well overdue in Asia's most caring city

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this week of a revival of interest in the setting up of a child commission in Hong Kong. Such a body is long overdue and would be a great credit to the government if it could give the utmost priority to its establishment without delay. I cannot think of a single reason why Hong Kong should not have a child commission and every reason why Hong Kong must have one. More than 16 years have ...

  6. Criminal commission

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... group' as it charged 1,700 yuan per head. But after they reaped big profits on top of outsourcing charges and commissions, there was not much left for the Hong Kong agent. Even worse, some local tour companies reportedly pay to 'buy' tour groups from their mainland agents, aiming to make money from shop commissions. Some of them even own or operate retail shops selling ...

  7. Founding member's rise to the top

    Posted Feb 21st 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Sophia Kao Ching-chi, who retired as the Airport Authority's human resources director, has been a member of the Women's Commission since its inception in 2001. She was closely involved with such commission programmes as the continuing education initiative, and was convenor of a committee co-ordinating a forum that brought together mainland and Hong ...

  8. Court threat over ethnic schooling

    Posted Aug 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... after the Education Bureau was criticised by the Equal Opportunities Commission for failing to help ethnic minorities integrate into society and achieve the Chinese-language standards necessary to succeed in education. The bureau said in response that it would work with the commission to offer more support to non-Chinese students. But Wong said: 'It is very rare for a government bureau ...

  9. Keep classroom battle out of court

    Posted Jan 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... A lobby group for ethnic minorities' rights has shelved for the time being plans to take the Education Bureau to court in its fight to get Chinese language teaching for their children. Hong Kong Unison has an argument, at least, on equality grounds. Educational disadvantage can translate into life-long inequality of opportunity. But legal action under the anti-racial ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Porn site urges users to fight against national education in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Erotic website urges users to campaign against national education Zip up, stand up, and be counted Online porn surfers aren't easily stunned, but those ... national education. The ThisAV website, which markets itself as "the world leader of Chinese porn" replaced its usual erotic content with a picture of three fully-clothed 18-year-olds ...




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