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  1. Hong Kong must press for clean, alternative energy

    Posted May 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Without input from stakeholders, the reform process is doomed. Now you know why we need institutional democracy. Disband the Education Commission. The through-train concept is derailed ... stakeholders from the decision-making process, nor top-down arbitrary interference. It means responsible autonomy. Our educational woes are a result of prolonged neglect of parents and teachers. Within ...

  2. Deny Disney pollution limit to hold fireworks

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

    ... in an extra English-rich environment, whereas the Working Group of the Education Commission endeavours to further limit, if not totally eradicate, the limited English environment of students in local ... and a sound education, rather than a privileged family, are essential for nurturing community leaders. Mr Yuen also said, 'How ironic that these community leaders [in Hong Kong] send ...

  3. Poverty to top Tung's policy priorities

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung, Jimmy Cheung

    ... decision.' The commission will be an inter-departmental body comprising key officials in charge of welfare, education, home affairs, economic development, legislators, academics and representatives ... said. The cornerstone of this policy will be the setting up of a top-level commission on poverty to be headed by Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen. The commission will adopt ...

  4. Time for HK to see the light

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... be about 100 secondary schools in Hong Kong offering astronomy as an elective module under the new physics senior secondary curriculum. Recently, he was commissioned by the Education Bureau to run ... for the 19-year-old. Mr Chan, now 21 and a graduating physics student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, is a keen advocate of astronomy education and his interest began as a Form Four student when he ...

  5. Air pollution may cause brain drain, study finds

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Poor air quality could lead to an 'alarming' exodus of highly-educated and highly-paid Hongkongers, a survey showed yesterday. More than a quarter polled in a study commissioned by public policy think tank Civic Exchange said they were seriously considering leaving the city because they found the air quality unbearable. This was up from a fifth ...

  6. Firm sees big environmental picture

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... earthquake victims, raising HK$31 million. It donated HK$36 million to 250 community organisations last year. It commissioned global conservation body WWF to design and implement the sustainable lifestyle target education programmes to educate children about climate change. It became a major sponsor of the Green Long March, a student-led programme designed to create greater awareness ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mike Geraghty, Mid-Levels Timely call for child agency The recent calls for a local child commission are both welcome and timely. I am from New South Wales where the Commission for Children ... The views of children and young people are taken seriously, and their interests receive priority. I join with my colleague at the bar, Cheng Huan SC ('Time for child commission well ...

  8. Letters

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Commission recognises moral obligation I refer to H. MacSwain's letter ('Casual denial of people's rights', February 27). Your correspondent asked how the Equal Opportunities Commission combated suspected discrimination issues such as wheelchair athletes being excluded from the Hong Kong Marathon, local pilots being paid less than overseas hires and Filipino ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Small classes cater to needs of today's youth Why is the Education Bureau delaying the implementation of small-class teaching in secondary schools? Bureau officials must have learned ... Po ICAC should be scaled down I read with approval the article by Neville Sarony ('Eyes on the watchmen', December 16). Mr Sarony depicted the Independent Commission Against ...

  10. Bold as brass

    Posted Feb 06th 2005, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... with the Fresh Air Brass Quintet's Hong Kong Arts Festival concert on February 22- which includes the world premiere of a locally commissioned work. Most of Fresh Air's concerts have been educational, although they've also performed at functions for companies brave enough to allow a tuba into a cocktail party. There have been a few other successful engagements, notably one ...




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