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  1. HK ranks second in attracting foreign funds

    Posted Oct 01st 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Hong Kong held its position as the second-most preferred destination for foreign direct investment in Asia last year, the fourth straight year, a United Nations survey has ... rising corruption and intellectual property rights. 'There is theory and there is fact, and the fact is that Hong Kong got US$34 billion of foreign direct investment last year,' ...

  2. Second move for Tsang threatens HK's green dreams

    Posted May 26th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... foreigners fail to learn Cantonese ('Subtle but insidious', May 23). There is one important reason he has failed to highlight. Foreigners don't learn Cantonese not only because ... either by way of formal academic courses or funding from its Continuing Education Fund. A simple internet search for academic institutions in Hong Kong offering Cantonese-language courses ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Schools Foundation. Having read the comments on the issue from other correspondents, one might be misled into thinking these are publicly funded English-language schools and that they supposedly ... English- language education. Of course, there are alternatives to the ESF, and I appreciate that this is a Chinese city, albeit the only one with an education system built around the Cantonese ...

  4. University faces court action for teaching in English

    Posted Jan 19th 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... English rather than Chinese. He is seeking an order to quash the policy regarding the language of instruction. Mr Li said that if the application for a judicial review failed, he would seek other ... in Chinese with occasional lapses into English, while a few were taught in other languages. A university spokeswoman said bilingualism had been practised for 45 years at the university, since its ...

  5. Lost in the translation of one speech, two languages

    Posted Jun 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cantonese and English. Fortunately, he had no need to use Putonghua, the language of the motherland that he has not had much time to perfect during his four decades of public service. ... his candidacy for the chief executive. Far from one being a translation of the other version, his inaugural campaign statements in Chinese and English contained key differences that displayed ...

  6. Ex-education chief has coalition doubts

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... greater flexibility to set language policy, such as streaming students by ability or teaching certain subjects in English and Chinese. Law said teaching subjects such as science and mathematics in English might not be effective in improving students' English proficiency. 'Academic research findings have found that unless students' proficiency in a foreign language has reached ...

  7. Mailbag

    Posted Jul 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the tough education system in Hong Kong. It provided me with a good English foundation to gain further degrees and professional qualifications in the UK. The English language training at school has ... is to serve the public. He should have given the government and Legco the chance to determine for themselves whether a conflict of interest exists. Secondly, he seems to think he is doing a good ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Parenthood suits family lawyer

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am by Daleena Samara

    ... the English law firm's first Chinese partner and only the seventh partner in Asia. The appointment is her second milestone for the global firm. In 2010 she worked on the landmark divorce case ML ... is now her senior partner at Withers. The firm was looking for a lawyer with Chinese language skills and Ku, fluent in Cantonese, Putonghua and English, fit the bill. She has made two big ...

  9. Major news for foreign media

    Posted Jul 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... to the streets because they think they deserve a better government. They want Mr Tung's resignation.' Parallels were drawn with the 1989 pro-democracy march. CNN reported that about 20 seconds ...

  10. Fault lines

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... is a case in point. The way the controversy over government funding for the ESF has morphed into debates about the importance- or unimportance- of the English language, and the city's colonial ... are what we claim to be or what people say we are. The foreign domestic helpers' judicial review may have grabbed headlines, but look no further than the 'Letters' section ...




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