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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Shaw Prize winners say Hong Kong system to 'succeed' does not feel right

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... too?" The Vietnamese-American astrophysicist, the first woman to win a Shaw Prize, is shocked to learn about the education of Hong Kong students. The tests, the idea that children must learn two ... decibels. In town to collect the Shaw Prize, which awards US$1 million to "rare individuals who leave their mark on history", Luu is learning about the Hong Kong system and its "path ...

  2. Honour for education chief comes under fire

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Staff and students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) are protesting over a plan to award an honorary doctorate to the education chief next month. Arthur Li Kwok-cheung was the university's vice-chancellor before taking up his ministerial post last year. Shum Kar-ping, chairman of the Federation of Higher Education Staff Associations ...

  3. Is Hong Kong taking care of animal rights?

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... For instance, many of these organisations demand legislation to control pet shops, where the space set aside for animals is too small. I think the main problem in Hong Kong is a lack of education about ... Charmain Li, Melody Cheung Charmain Li, 17, Sha Tin College The sight of pampered pooches being carried around by their owners is common in Hong Kong. Yet, how many of us care ...

  4. Windsurfing provides blueprint for Hong Kong's struggling sports

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Ten years ago when he was nine, Andy Leung Ho-tsun decided to follow in the footsteps of Lee Lai-shan and joined the Hong Kong Windsurfing Association's development ... by Hong Kong since San San stormed to Olympic gold at the 1996 Atlanta Games. The previous five are Ho Chi-ho (1999), Chan King-yin (2001), Yu Wing-ho (2003), Ma Kwok-po (2006) and the only girl, ...

  5. Mr Hong Kong reveals the secret of success

    Posted Jul 29th 2005, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... with Flora Wu 'Everything that I do, I work hard for, therefore I have a lot of confidence,' Matthew Ko Kwan-yin, TVB's first Mr Hong Kong, tells CitySeen in explaining why he deserves the title. 'There's a fine line between confidence and cockiness and if I don't pretend to be something I'm not, then I don't come across ...

  6. Donald Tsang rewards top educators

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Awards committee chairman Pang Yiu-kai said: 'Teachers tend to keep a low profile, but they are really the frontline people educating future generations of Hong Kong people. Their work ... at 11.15am at the Jockey Club Auditorium of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. A live webcast of the proceedings will be available at www.ate.gov.hk ...

  7. Kumon Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'I am more confident after studying Kumon. Before I had to do exercises a few times to check if my answers were right. Now I'm more confident of my answers.' Catherine Chow Ching-man, 11, English and maths student 'If I learn maths, I& ...

  8. Hong Kong Sports Institute chief executive Chung calls it a day

    Posted May 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa Chung Pak-kwong, chief executive of the Hong Kong Sports Institute, has resigned from his post. His departure was announced at a board meeting this week. Chung is to step down once a replacement has been found. It was also disclosed that Chung had received an offer from the physical education department of the Baptist University. Chung left the university in 1998 ...

  9. Education, laws the answer to stray dog crisis

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong has too many dogs. The numbers speak for themselves: Of the 15,000 or so strays caught by government officers each year, 85 per cent have to be put to death because no home can ... fall by 35 per cent. A ban is a drastic response, but one that cannot be ignored in the face of a rising problem. Hong Kong authorities have to consider every option. Killing animals whose only ...

  10. Models, drivers in top F1 gear to raise funds for educational charity

    Posted Jun 28th 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... wine, raffle draws and an auction of getaways and signed sporting gear. Celebrities such as host Rosemary Vandenbroucke (left), one of Hong Kong's best-known models, and funnyman Simon Yin, ... of outdoor sport'. Hong Kong's top racing car driver, Marchy Lee Ying-kin (centre), was also in attendance. The nighttime racing atmosphere at the Singapore games gets him going. 'The ...




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