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  1. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Introduce a voucher system to settle the ESF funding debate

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... to the South China Morning Post to set out his position on government subsidies to the English Schools Foundation. In a nutshell, he argued that: "ESF schools offer a non-local curriculum. ... School or the English stream of the French International School. It would also mean a sharp rise in capital levies and a proliferation of non-refundable up-front debentures. Many families would ...

  2. Business - Comment - MONITOR

    Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain for the public purse?

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... column in yesterday's Sunday Morning Post about the English Schools Foundation (ESF). In a nutshell, Jake argued that the ESF should be no more entitled to government subsidies than any ... Tom Holland It would appear that government funding in its schools is HK$50,000 per pupil, against a subsidy of HK$21,000 per child in ESF schools Unjust sense of entitlement, or a bargain ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Occupy has shown us a car-free Central

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Howard Winn

    ... from a Western background. This is possibly why the MC used English for the occasion. However, the speeches by HKTDC chairman Jack So and Lam were in Cantonese, but there was no English ... it was considered a tad disrespectful not to have some English translations on hand since it is the language of trade and the event, paid for out of taxpayer's money, was supposed to be more than just ...

  4. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Hong Kong: one city, two narratives

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 04:18am by Richard Wong

    ... ideals are rooted in the theory that political liberty is the foundation of the rule of law and other economic and civil liberties. Adherents regard a diversity of minority interests as the pluralistic foundation of a democratic polity, and majority rule as the democratic expression of society's preferences and its general will. However, such a system can be held hostage to all ...

  5. Business - Companies - COURTS

    Shanghai Zhenhua sued by UK firm Fluor for £250m

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 01:57pm by JING YANG

    ... contractor, lost an arbitration case in November 2012 over defects in 52 of the 140 monopile foundations and failed to recoup US$400 million it demanded from the project company, jointly owned ...

  6. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Guangdong eyes SOE reform

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 03:58am by Enoch Yiu, Sophie Yu

    ... dean of the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, said Guangdong was developing fast and the central government had granted Qianhai- an economic zone in Shenzhen- favourable policies. ...

  7. Business - Companies - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Yelp launches Hong Kong service

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 11:05am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... that the decision by Yelp to support both English and traditional Chinese languages in its Hong Kong site “should help it attract more local users and reviewers”. “Having mobile access ...

  8. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Lula's China tilt leaves Brazil paying for trade dependence

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 06:13am by Bloomberg

    ... per cent for Mexico. "Chinese exports to the US displaced a lot of Brazilian exports because they are more competitive," said Lia Valls, an economist at the Getulio Vargas Foundation ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance

    Bitcoin breaking into mainstream with companies and consumers

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 05:09am by Bloomberg

    ... patio furniture on Overstock.com; in July, a Dell gaming computer for the kids. "I have a PhD in English lit," she said. "Neither of us has a technical background. I just like ...

  10. Business - Companies

    Alibaba partner ZTO Express launches Europe delivery service

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:28am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... an English website for its popular customer-to-customer platform Taobao, it has an English business-to-customer platform AliExpress targeting consumers worldwide. AliExpress has been using China Post ...




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