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  1. Acclaimed performer and academic spreads the word on her beloved Kunqu opera

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Ever since kindergarten, Liu Jing has appeared destined to be a bridge between the public and Kunqu opera, the art she loves. An employee at her school chose her to sing a folk song with a male classmate at a community performance. But when th ...

  2. Lack of funds hinders education reform

    Posted Oct 16th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... of resources, Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung said yesterday. He told legislators the estimated $3.8 billion extra the scheme would cost every year, and the $11 billion ... situation. Democratic Party legislator Cheung Man-kwong, who represents the education sector, said government cuts to the education budget were the reason for the 'vague' timetable ...

  3. A lesson in hope as devastated school reopens

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Zhihong, who was unscathed in the quake as his class was having physical education, agrees. 'I hope that I can equip myself,' he says, 'so that if anything happens in the future, ...

  4. Teachers in quake zone try to deal with shaken students

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... 'Grateful Day' yesterday, a special activity jointly organised by the schools and the city's education bureau. At Wanchuan school, a collection of makeshift shelters in Dujiangyan, 7,000 ... be regularly reminded about safety procedures. Like other makeshift schools, Wanchuan is expected to last a year. Education officials have pledged to complete the construction of permanent buildings ...

  5. First school lesson: surviving natural disasters

    Posted Sep 01st 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... for all mainland school students. The Ministry of Education has also ordered all primary and secondary schools to implement each safety measure presented in the programme and to plan for any contingency. 'After the school term opens, [schools] have to focus on carrying out safety education and safety drills,' the ministry said. Schools have been told to notify parents ...

  6. Wen pours out his heart, vows school safety

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... to show his concern for the welfare of the country's education and children. More than 1,300 students of the school died in the disaster. Recalling Monday's school- opening ceremony, ...

  7. 'Grandpa Wen' returns to Beichuan

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee in Mianyang Premier Wen Jiabao returned yesterday to Beichuan No 1 Middle School- where 1,300 students died in the Sichuan earthquake- for the third time since the May 12 disaster to mark the opening of the new term. Few tears were shed, but a ...

  8. Beichuan parents to petition Beijing over 'tofu' schools

    Posted Jul 09th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee in Beichuan Parents whose children were killed when a secondary school in Beichuan collapsed during the earthquake in Sichuan nearly two months ago have decided to petition the nation's top leaders after their calls for a thorough investi ...

  9. Parents still fighting for justice

    Posted Sep 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The beginning of a new school term yesterday was a grim reminder to bereaved parents still fighting for justice for their children killed by the collapse of shoddily built schools during the Sichuan earthquake. Although 31/2 months have passed ...

  10. 258m yuan lost to graft

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... at the ministerial level and 368 sub-units, he said. Auditors also found that education and financial departments as well as secondary and primary schools from 46 counties had embezzled public funds, boarding fees and other miscellaneous expenses totalling 115 million yuan. Education officials and schools from 33 counties also pocketed 51.1 million yuan by charging students unreasonable ...




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