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  1. Comment - Letters

    Our schools can teach English better

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:46am by LETTERS

    ... like "commission" from my bosses, I would yell back "c-o-m-m-i-s-s-i-o-n, double s". I realised that Canadians cannot spell, not even professional accountants. Poor spelling ... by the Education Bureau as Category B (suitable to study at a secondary school that uses the mother tongue as the teaching medium). Yet that summer in a suburban middle school in California, he ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Education system ignores needs of ethnic minorities

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by MOSES MUI

    ... Moses Mui Moses Mui says Hong Kong's lack of an education policy that is fair and open to non-Chinese families demonstrates prejudice that's unbecoming in an international city On the same page? Where do ethnic minority students fit in under the government's moral and national education curriculum? There were many uncertainties surrounding the government's ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Invest Land Fund to create more higher education places for students

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:47am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Invest Land Fund to create more higher education places According to the budget address, (recurrent) expenditure on education will be HK$67.1 billion. The revised estimate ... estimate in real terms is HK$66.6 billion (HK$63.7 billion x 104.6 per cent). The education expenditure will actually increase by HK$0.5 billion, that is 0.8 per cent. The rate is much lower than ...

  4. Talking to the top: LBS stresses importance of partnerships in Asia

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 11:58am

    ... JOHN CREMER Talking to the top (via Education Post) Business education must meet demand and adapt to the times, and in the current environment that means turning the spotlight more than ever on Asia. Students being trained as future corporate leaders need an understanding of everything from China’s…   ...

  5. News - China

    Next generation needs education and 'free flow of ideas', says Michelle Obama

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:56am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Obama stresses education and 'the free flow of ideas' The free flow of information and ideas was important for young Chinese and Americans ... that good education- her chosen focus of the trip- to was vital to equip the next generation in both countries to face the challenges of the environment, economy and proliferation of nuclear ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    HKEx must not tamper with its sound listing rules

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by Albert Cheng

    ... 10, both HKEx and the Securities and Futures Commission were apparently caught off guard. HKEx had to suspend its trading in-mid morning. This is highly unusual, as market-sensitive ... education, Li can be rather paternalistic and does not seem to understand what underpins Hong Kong's success as a global financial hub. On April 7, he released a blog piece titled, "Are we ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Poverty commission must make most vulnerable their priority

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Fisher

    ... Stephen Fisher Stephen Fisher says Hong Kong must address the structural causes of poverty, and identifies five key groups that will require particular attention from the new Commission on Poverty Burden to ease The preparatory task force for a Commission on Poverty has been working since July on the terms of reference and composition of the revived commission. Oxfam Hong Kong hopes ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Special-needs students deprived of an integrated education

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 12:50am

    ... Students with special needs deprived of an integrated education Equal Opportunities Commission chairperson Dr York Chow Yat-ngok's pledge to make the government improve its unfair ... A study for the commission showed that only 1 to 2 per cent of school principals and teachers had a professional diploma or degree in special education. The assessment of special-needs students ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CINEMA

    Documentary director Matthew Torne says Hong Kong is 'still a colony'

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 05:46am by Lana Lam

    ... does,'' Torne said at a post-screening question-and-answer session. Wong, the outspoken leader of the Scholarism movement against national education, and Ma, a more understated social activist, ... of national education such as the nine-day occupation of the government headquarters. "The response has been overwhelmingly positive," Torne said outside the cinema last night. Wong was 14 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Businesses urged to join poverty commission

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Commission’s first meeting calls for more involvement but fails to draw a poverty line Business urged to join poverty commission Members of the Commission on Poverty have called for business to be more involved in its work to, as one put it, help "teach people how to fish". The view was expressed at the commission's first meeting ...




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