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  1. Travelers Get Educated Abroad

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 11:48am by Jeannie Mark

    ... and skyscrapers, but many also seek out educational or cultural experiences. Tourism in is on the rise every year in Asia’s World City. In 2013, the Tourism Commission reported that over 54 million ... aspect that travelers can explore are the many cultural classes that Hong Kong has to offer. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department and Hong Kong Tourism have teamed up to bring awareness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1539476/travelers-get-educated-abroad
  2. News - Hong Kong - SCHOOLS

    Departing exam chief George Pook's plea to parents on education reforms

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Departing head of exams authority says parents and students must have realistic expectations Education reforms 'will need time' Parents and students must stop seeing a university place as the only route to success if reforms to the city's education system are to succeed, a key architect of the new Diploma of Secondary Education ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1018708/departing-exam-chief-george-pooks-plea-parents-education-reforms
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE HOWARD WINN

    The Luziyao pickled fish express is about to depart

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:20am by Howard Winn

    ... it had to bus passengers to the terminal, and it was refused permission by the Civil Aviation Department from increasing flights. We recall one airline executive describing these issues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1555481/luziyao-pickled-fish-express-about-depart
  4. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LITERATURE

    UK education revamp leaves US authors on the shelf

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 10:15am by AP

    ... Telegraph. "All we are doing is asking exam boards to broaden- not narrow- the books young people study for GCSE." The education department says the guidelines represent the minimum ... Jill Lawless No foreign authors please- we're British Britain's education minister says he has not killed a mockingbird, but many literature-lovers don't believe him. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1526801/uk-education-revamp-leaves-us-authors-shelf
  5. News - China - ECONOMY

    Xi Jinping departs for South America tour

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 11:15am by AFP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Beijing and Brasilia President to meet friends old and new for BRICS talks and to keep the resources pipeline flowing Xi off to do business in America's backyard President Xi Jinping has departed for a visit to four South American countries, including Brazil, to build ties in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States. Xi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553212/chinas-leader-xi-jinping-departs-south-america-tour
  6. News - China - POLLUTION

    Make 30pc of vehicles 'new energy' models by 2016, Chinese cities and government departments told

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:25am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Cities given 30pc quota for 'new energy' vehicles At least 30 per cent of annual vehicle purchases must be of "new energy" models by 2016, all central government departments and mainland city administrations have been told. The move is part of efforts to combat air pollution. A circular issued yesterday by the ministries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553626/make-30pc-vehicles-new-energy-models-2016-chinese-cities-and-government
  7. Education Department should control textbook publishing

    Posted Apr 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is to take away the middleman. The Education Department should handle the production of textbooks. Costs could be lowered, because the department would aim, not to make a profit, but to balance ... As education is both a human right and a cornerstone of society, it is not surprising that the government mandates that children attend primary and secondary school. However, given ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965488/education-department-should-control-textbook-publishing
  8. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Department uses 6.5 tonnes of ivory to test best method of its disposal

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 10:39am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... to see if it could be used in cement. The information, released by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department on Wednesday, explains the shortfall in figures when the government announced last month that it would be burning 28 tonnes of stockpiled ivory but withholding 1.6 tonnes of tusks for science and educational purposes. The department said that it had also donated 1.7 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1426968/department-uses-65-tonnes-ivory-test-best-method-its-disposal
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Education Bureau effectively killing off St Margaret's Girls' College

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Heartless bureaucrats killing a school The Education Bureau would rather kill a successful school than take extra steps to save it. In doing so, they have insisted ... education officer Li Mei-fun said the relocation meant the secondary school is opting out of the direct subsidy scheme (DSS), will voluntarily stop admitting new secondary one students, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1556744/education-bureau-effectively-killing-st-margarets-girls
  10. Education department rejects reports of shoddy building probe

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui The Sichuan Education Department has denied media reports that an investigation revealed that the strength of the quake, building age and design flaws were responsible for the collapse of schools. Department spokesman Zeng Zhongliang said the department had not started such an investigation and had not released any reports, and media reports suggesting otherwise were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/639482/education-department-rejects-reports-shoddy-building-probe

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