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  1. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    A history of how national education was introduced in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... when President Hu Jintao said at a banquet organised by Hong Kong to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the handover that importance should be placed on national education in the city. Hu said: "I have something special to say about young people in Hong Kong because they represent the future of Hong Kong, indeed, the future of China … We should foster a strong sense ...

  2. Testing times for national education

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... For a subject that is supposed to foster a patriotic sense of identity, compulsory national education has proved difficult and divisive before Hong Kong's schools have even begun ... remarks by President Hu Jintao on the importance of giving Hong Kong children a better understanding of the country's development and identity. The proposal ran into opposition from critics ...

  3. More heat on national education

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... teachers have raised objections during the four-month public consultation which ends today. The plan to require all primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong to include national education ... the pro-Beijing camp in Hong Kong have been critical of schools' lack of efforts to instil a sense of national identity in students, and feared it would alienate them from the rest of the country. ...

  4. Ageing Hong Kong is coming up short

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... in Hong Kong to mainland parents who might settle in the city. About 30,000 children are born in Hong Kong to mainland mothers annually. Yip suggested the Education Bureau set up a monitoring ... and London. Four years on, Hong Kong's population stands at 7.1 million and the city is struggling to cope with both an ageing population and low fertility rate. University of Hong Kong ...

  5. Tsang is the X-factor in the education equation

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... IT could be more cost-effective for Hong Kong to pay for its students to study overseas than to educate them in its own universities. The comment sparked uproar from legislators and academics when it was uttered in the winter of 2001. And since then, chief executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen has said little that indicates he has a strong vision for the development of Hong Kong education. He is seen ...

  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. Education chief denies forcing change on HKIEd

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 7.42pm: Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung told an inquiry on Wednesday that the Hong Kong Institute of Education needed some changes ... college with Chinese University. Professor Li said HKIEd should do something to respond to the falling demand for teachers in Hong Kong as the pupil population declined. He said it was up ...

  8. Question of the week: Who has had the most positive impact on Hong Kong's development?

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... education scheme. Children from poor families now have the chance to go to school. Hong Kong citizens'education level has increased. Sir MacLehose's tremendous contributions were crucial ... Janet Tang Man-wai, 17 SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School Sir David Wilson. He was the governor of Hong Kong from 1987 to 1992. During his governorship, he proposed the Port ...

  9. Parties urge more cash for education, welfare

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... education, given the windfall from stamp duty and land sales. Tsang is scheduled to begin consultation sessions on his October policy address tomorrow when he meets Hong Kong deputies to the National ... Gary Cheung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen is facing calls from major political parties for hefty spending on education, social welfare and a buy-back of the Western Harbour Tunnel. ...

  10. Hong Kong lowers the bar on racial equality

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Margaret Ng

    ... Margaret Ng As a civilised and open society, we have every right to expect the Hong Kong government to be fully committed to the promotion of racial equality. We rightly expect ... for the past 14 months, I and my colleagues have the gravest doubts. And so do the Hong Kong Bar Association, legal academics and the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial ...




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