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  1. George Bush. Position held: president of the United States

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin, Sunny Tse

    ... about how much the mainland's growth relies on the United States. grade: C+ War George invaded Iraq after terrorists destroyed New York's Twin Towers. A popular decision in the US ... hesitate to spend a further r US$10 billion on crises such as the tsunami in Indonesia or the Sichuan earthquake. grade: A- Education George began his term on a high note, spending billions ...

  2. 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 ... The report has been picked up by news portals and chat rooms, sparking outrage among netizens that the department failed to mention the shoddy state of buildings. The May 12 earthquake killed more ...

  3. State Council orders end to theft of public funds

    Posted Jul 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... that should 'arouse serious concern'. The State Council executive meeting also discussed and approved a development blueprint for coastal regions in the northeastern province of Liaoning. ... departments also misused funds earmarked for education in 2007 and last year, although the amount was not given. The office has carried out regular audit work on selected government departments ...

  4. State of denial

    Posted Jun 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... still keep Ms Suu Kyi under house arrest in her Yangon villa. They also soak up an estimated half of the nation's budget, far outstripping the few per cent spent on health or education ... For many observers, his state of mind is reflected in his decision to pull the leadership out of Yangon, moving to a new capital cut from the jungle in Naypyidaw, 400km to the north. There, General ...

  5. State of union

    Posted Nov 19th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... the dozens of government bureaus, units and committees involved in bringing the Special Administrative Region and the mainland to an eventual union, the process is not going entirely smoothly. ... on the health care, social service and education systems,' said Mr Poon, the secretary of the Association of Hong Kong Nursing Staff. 'Babies born in Hong Kong become residents by law ...

  6. Pen pals finally unite

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei In the aftermath of the May 2008 Sichuan earthquake, one Hong Kong primary school took action to show its pupils cared. In January this year, recipients of that care came to Hong Kong to express their gratitude. Since December 2008, Church of ...

  7. Patriotic education plans to boost enthusiasm for 1949 anniversary

    Posted Jun 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be another tool for the state to limit ideological freedom, noting that modern patriotic education had been significantly beefed up since 1989, when the central government cracked down forcefully ... Kristine Kwok Beijing is set to launch a round of 'unprecedented patriotic education' as the centrepiece of official celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the founding ...

  8. Education again takes a back seat to flashy showcases

    Posted May 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... again fail to receive enough attention. China's inadequate spending on education and failure to protect schools from natural disasters or barbaric knife attacks on children contrast sharply ... the mainland leadership has not applied the same intensity, energy and resources to boost education. Every year, mainland leaders say education is the top priority for government spending. But despite ...

  9. US checks to prevent surge of China textiles

    Posted Nov 04th 2008, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Denise Tsang The United States will scrutinise mainland-made textiles and apparel imports in the lead-up to the end of a quota regime on December 31, a move dubbed paranoid by Chinese manufacturers. The US International Trade Commission has said it will compile statistical reports every two weeks from December 1 on the volume, value, unit value and import market share of textiles ...

  10. Community united in tragedy

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Donovan

    ... Martin Donovan Pakistanis in Hong Kong are uniting to help survivors of devastating floods in their homeland, as relief efforts focus on ensuring disease does not spread among millions ... measures to protect their property. Chinese companies, with links to Pakistan, are continuing to donate, as the United Nations launched a worldwide appeal for emergency aid. The flooding ...




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