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  1. News - China - MILITARY

    Students' brawl and suicide cast harsh light on China's school military training

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:37pm by Kathy Gao

    ... training has many problems and fell into the spell of serious formalism,” said Xiong Bingqi, deputy director of the 21st Century Education Research Institute in Beijing, told the South China ... teacher refused to let her join further training in the afternoon, the uncle said. In 2007, the Ministry of Education and military authorities published a provision on student military training ...

  2. News - China Insider - CORRUPTION

    Beijing cracks down on its 'naked officials'

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 08:23pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... restrictions as part of a nation-wide crackdown on corruption. According to a May decree by the Organisation Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, officials above the level ... are found or suspected of flight must be reported to the Organisation Department’s supervision bureau within 48 hours.” Beijing Youth Daily cited the example of a government worker surnamed Liu who ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students and staff free to join Occupy Central, says HKU head

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:51pm by Ernest Kao

    ... educational opportunities and there may be consequences of that.” He said it was understood that some instructors were negotiating with students about the possible rescheduling of classes. On Tuesday, ... University, University of Science and Technology, Lingnan University and the Institute of Education expressed similar views on boycotts. Baptist University said it would operate normally but if ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - FIRE

    Fire in Kwun Tong housing estate, killing a woman and two children

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:31am by Staff Reporter

    ... firefighters were mobilised and the fire was extinguished in about 20 minutes. Fire Services Department estimated the fire to have originated from the sitting room of the flat, its cause unsuspicious ... the incident. About 120 residents from the building had been evacuated. Fire Services Department said the fire safety system of the building was fuctioning normally. ...

  6. News - Asia - AVIATION

    Malaysia Airlines jet bound for Tokyo turns back due to pressure problems

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:35pm by AFP

    ... Department of Civil Aviation, said that the plane returned to Kuala Lumpur because it was unable to maintain the correct pressure inside the aircraft. "It was not able to maintain the right ... when it was forced to return to Kuala Lumpur after taking off at 10.50am Malaysia time. Passengers were transferred to another plane which departed in the afternoon, the Star reported. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Contest invites designs for new Kai Tak river

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 06:02am by Ernest Kao

    ... as part of efforts to revamp the neighbourhood. The Civil Engineering and Development Department hopes to draw on the creativity of ordinary Hongkongers for ideas on how to transform eight ... from East Kowloon, is to be turned into a green river corridor as part of the government's Kai Tak Development project. Architect Ivan Ho Man-yiu, an adviser to the department, said ...

  8. News - China - SINO-US RELATIONS

    Sunnylands II: Xi Jinping and Barack Obama to meet informally after Apec

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:07am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Xi and Obama set to hold talks in November President Xi Jinping will hold talks with Barack Obama after an Apec summit in China in November. Robert Wang, a senior US State Department official responsible for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation grouping, said they would discuss a wide range of issues including tensions over the South China ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Airport Authority must take lead setting up reserves for dolphins

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:54am by LETTERS

    ... and Conservation Department in its tracks for the past decade from putting these parks in place. The word "parks" should be in quotation marks because Hong Kong's definition of marine parks does not match those of other countries', with even the department admitting that fishing with nets is allowed in parks here. What the dolphins need is dedicated breathing space ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - Public safety

    No vacancies: guest houses not welcome in our blocks

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:22am by Amy Nip

    ... Department wants to tighten the 23-year-old Hotel and Guest House Accommodation Ordinance. It seeks to phase out about 200 guest houses in residential buildings where the deed of mutual covenant bans ... of Hotel Owners supported tighter regulations over guest houses. It suggested the department should issue different types of licences to hotels and guest houses to give tourists clearer ...




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