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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Banning foreign words is crazy in anyone's language

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by PERRY LAM

    ... Perry Lam Using them is a valid means of expression, not a contamination of the mother tongue Banning foreign words is crazy in anyone's language What is it about the English language that makes usually sensible people stop making sense? A former spokesman for the Education Ministry suggested China should abolish English classes in primary schools as a means to "free ...

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    Criticism of a cash award for Chinese art critics misses the point

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 12:00am by PERRY LAM

    ... I don't think so. According to the Post story, established writers make just HK$1 per word writing for Chinese-language publications. The truth is, most art critics writing in Chinese make no more than 40 cents a word, while the going rate for their counterparts writing in English is HK$1 to HK$2.50 per word. The HK$50,000 cash award to the top-prize winner, therefore, will certainly ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Secret to writing well lies in learning to think and feel

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by PERRY LAM

    ... Perry Lam The secret to writing well in English lies beyond rote memorisation of grammar rules, Perry Lam writes To write, one must first think and feel Why can't Hong Kong students write well in English? I've been asked this question so many times that I've long given up trying to come up with an answer and have learnt instead to look at the issue from ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Stargazers' camp puts blindness in a new light

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by LAM WOON-KWONG

    ... Skills Centre of the Vocational Council. Narratives on the various stars were provided in Cantonese, with interpretation in sign language and English available. So with some ingenuity ... be tapping another pool of talent if we make available to them fair opportunities for training and jobs. The government must remove barriers to education, employment and key services such as public ...



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