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  1. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... offers young education on foreign policy US first lady Michelle Obama is absolutely right about the importance of overseas education, and that is exactly what the sons and daughters of many ... institution on Saturday, Obama said overseas education would allow students from the United States and China to gain a better understanding of the host country and could help convince them ...

  2. News - China - EDUCATION

    Non-elite universities are in a bind over red tape, educator warns

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com Local governments are hurting the quality of education at universities that need more funding Colleges in a knot over red tape, educator says Huang Dekuan, Anhui University's president for a decade before becoming its Communist Party secretary three years ago, is probably more qualified than anyone to comment on the state of higher education ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ending re-education through labour must lead to curbs on police powers

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... Hu Shuli Hu Shuli says whatever changes are made to the system,they must go hand in hand with efforts to ensure officers operate under the rule of law Ending re-education through labour must lead to curbs on police powers The detested administrative punishment of "re-education through labour" may finally end this year. A proposal for reform tabled at a law and order ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Is this really the end of re-education through labour?

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Jerome Cohen Jerome A. Cohen says whatever form the proposed end of re-education through labour takes, even if it fails to fully comply with China's constitution or its laws, ... of "re-education through labour" would, by the end of the year, "cease to be used". The newly appointed head of the Communist Party's all-powerful political-legal commission, Meng ...

  5. News - China - RIGHTS

    No love lost for 're-education through labour' system

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com 'Re-education through labour' has long been seen as abusive by rights groups, but system instituted in 1950s had plenty of staying power Little love lost for camp regime Although the mainland's "re-education through labour" system has long been criticised by scholars and rights groups, it was not until last year that hope ...

  6. News - Asia - KOREA

    South Korea says Japan must educate its people about war crimes

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:17pm by Associated Press in New York

    ... Associated Press in New York South Korea’s foreign minister said Japan’s wartime past will overshadow relations between the two staunch US allies until Japan educates its people about ... to convince South Korea it is truly contrite. Kim accused Japanese politicians of denying war crimes and said Japan’s failure to educate its people properly about the past was the root cause of its ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Critical reflection needed on national education

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 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 question and debate it Critical reflection The "brainwashing" tag and the almost sinister overtone that has been attached to national education show just how badly Hong Kong needs ...

  8. A proper telling-off over a vision of national education

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tom Holland I learnt a valuable lesson about national and moral education yesterday: empty your e-mail inbox before you criticise the China model. In yesterday's paper I imagined what ... the e-mail messages started to pour in. One reader noted that my imaginary lesson bore no relation to the national education classes taught in mainland schools, which tend to involve singing ...

  9. Education chief fails his first Tiananmen 'test'

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com New education minister Eddie Ng Hak-kim yesterday recalled how he shed tears while watching the Tiananmen Square crackdown, but shrugged off questions ... were sincere but what you have said today is hypocritical. How can you be qualified to be the education minister? How can you tell teachers to sincerely teach their students.' Ng, whose ...

  10. National education needs impartiality

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The need for younger generations to understand more about their country is universal. Some of our neighbouring countries have long included national education in their curriculums. ... a different system, many have yet to develop a true sense of identity with the rest of the country. When national education is to become compulsory in schools, it raises concerns whether ...




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