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  1. Russia comes close second to United States in skilled labour

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... are actively at work. Unsurprisingly, the United States is at the top of the league table with 35 million skilled people out of a population of about 300 million. Surprisingly, Russia is close behind, ... Enoch Yiu With the world heading towards a knowledge-based economy, countries are becoming more reliant on their pool of well-educated talent. Pension and human resources consultancy ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Critical reflection needed on national education

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... "Time and again, our values have been our best national security asset … The United States supports the expansion of democracy and human rights abroad because … their success abroad fosters ... C.K. Yeung says opponents of national education should see past their fear of brainwashing to give Hong Kong's youth a chance to know more about China's history- so they may ...

  3. Give children an education

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... According to the United Nations, nearly 70 million children are not getting an education. That is higher than the number of primary pupils in the United State and Europe. I think this shows the wide gap between the rich and the poor. American academic John Dewey said 'education is not preparation for life. Education is life itself'. Education plays an important role ...

  4. Graduate education goes global

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... for bright graduates planning research careers to go to the United States or Britain for postgraduate study. But today more than 75 per cent of Hong Kong graduates who go on to higher degrees opt ... Liz Heron Education Editor Hong Kong's development as a learning society is advancing rapidly. The government is supporting the process and many people are eager to gain additional ...

  5. Civic education must be integral part of West Kowloon arts hub

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... funding for research institutions, civic education and forums for public exchange, modelled after the National Endowment for the Arts in the United States and the European Union's European ...

  6. Interest rates will have to catch up with United states

    Posted Mar 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Hong Kong's interest rates will eventually have to catch up with those of the United States, but any rise should be gradual, Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Joseph Yam Chi-kwong said yesterday. He said the local currency peg to the US dollar meant local rates should really be around the same level as those in the US. But there was still a significant ...

  7. Open-up call to raise level of education

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... chairman of United International College in Zhuhai, said that opening up the higher education sector involved international co-operation, inter- cultural education and internationalisation ... of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, told educators in Macau on Monday. Professor Xu was keynote speaker at a forum on international co-operation and innovation in higher ...

  8. Education, our new export?

    Posted Jun 24th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... estimate, Hong Kong parents spend about $20 billion a year sending their children abroad. The United States and Canada are also popular destinations for local students. This week, the government ... C.K. Lau Treating education as a money-spinner is very much frowned on here. As Hong Kong pushes to become an education hub, however, it is time we abandoned that outdated mindset and came ...

  9. A poor state of affairs

    Posted Oct 26th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... in most countries, governments determine the eligibility of individuals to participate in poverty-alleviation programmes by referring to the official poverty line. In the United States ... departments are involved in meeting the needs of the poor, such as housing, education, health care and so on, there should at the very least be a cross-department strategy for fighting poverty, ...

  10. Hong Kong risks losing the global education race

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... among all possibilities, the vision of turning the city into Asia's tertiary education hub is a win-win aspiration. Drawing respected global institutions here to provide self-financing tertiary education will help to develop Hong Kong's own workforce, to better support its international status. The move will also provide a great opportunity to add to our current degree ...




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