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  1. Vice-premier attacks loose monetary policies

    Posted Nov 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ed Zhang

    ... Vice-Premier Li Keqiang sounded a warning to mainlanders about economic dangers in the world today, in Beijing's latest swipe at US economic pump-priming. Without specifying any ... candidate to succeed Premier Wen Jiabao in 2013. He is rumoured to be the project leader of the 12th Five-Year Plan. 'The general rule is, whoever is the project leader will be the next ...

  2. 'Climate champions' top league

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Despite the physically demanding fieldwork that entails trekking through forests to measure the growth of tree trunks and leaves, HSBC employee Jean Qan appreciates the experience of volunteering at the China Climate Centre in Zhejiang. The man ...

  3. Even Premier Wen does not deny reality of climate change

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is odd to see letters from born-again climate change denier Jason Ali ('We must focus on pollution', December 30). He rails against 'ideological nonsense', yet his latest letter ('We must focus on pollution') indicates it is Mr Ali who has become blinded by ideology, albeit of a right-wing kind. Mr Ali suggests Premier Wen Jiabao 'deserves 10 ...

  4. Premier rejects EU calls to let yuan rise

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Nanjing Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday sternly rejected European calls to allow the yuan to rise against the euro, describing the request from EU leaders as an attempt to contain Chinese growth. 'At present, some countries are calling on the one hand for the renminbi to increase in value, while on the other hand practising all kinds of trade protectionism ...

  5. Government use of English will halt language's decline

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

    ... Since July 1, 1997, it has been the policy of the Hong Kong government to discourage the use of English in all sectors of the administration. It is no surprise that all government departments communicate primarily in Chinese. An English translation is provided only if requested. Legislative Council proceedings are conducted in Chinese. Policy secretaries, though fluent ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New curriculum bad news for Chinese schools Primary students have always faced keen competition to get into English-language secondary schools. For example, in Yuen Long it was the case that for every nine Primary Six pupils there was only one English secondary place. Pupils were obviously put under intense pressure and stretched to the limit. As a consequence, the health of some ...

  7. Talkback

    Posted Apr 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... soccer? Local soccer was very popular about 20 years ago. This was because in those days, people could not get live broadcasts of matches from the top leagues in Europe. Therefore, soccer fans ... it is just a misunderstanding. We need to look at ways of improving soccer in the city. I do not think there should be a Hong Kong league with its own competition and cups. We are just a city inside ...

  8. Directory of courses- Local tertiary institutions

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the faculties. Faculty of Arts Anthropology, Chinese language and literature, cultural studies, English, fine arts, history, Japanese studies, linguistics, music, philosophy, religious studies, theology, ... language education, curriculum development and teaching of liberal studies, early childhood education, English language teaching, parent education, Putonghua education, school guidance ...

  9. Bangladesh 'most violent place in Asia to be a journalist'

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am

    ... Journalism and Communication, press freedom was also trampled upon during former premier Sheikh Hasina Wajed's Awami League government. Mr Khan said some journalists who choose to openly toe ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It is a shame that India cannot host the Indian Premier League cricket tournament starting next month, because of security concerns ('IPL to be held outside India', March 23). It is events ... commercial-services traders in the world league, ahead of many far larger economies. Not only do we practise free trade, but we also promote trade liberalisation vigorously through the General Agreement ...




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