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  1. 'Running Fan' case leads to tighter code of ethics for teachers

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Draft revisions to a code of ethics will hold teachers responsible for the safety of their students. They follow the case of a teacher in Sichuan who abandoned his students when the May 12 earthquake struck. The Ministry of Education has published draft revisions to the code, the first in 11 years. The changes also urge educators to be good teachers ...

  2. Ethics in profit? The test is how we spend it

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yet again Simon Patkin confuses money with morality and self-interest with economics ('Be selfish, businessmen', January 7). The 'ethical foundation of capitalism' is certainly not 'that man must be free... to produce things based on his own thinking'. Are land mines ethical, or poison gas? The idea that ethics involve 'protecting the right ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Feb 25th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Suspect held over quake rumour that caused thousands to flee Shanxi police have detained one person believed to have started the earthquake rumour that prompted thousands of residents to flee their homes over the weekend. A Taiyuan resident who posted a r ...

  4. 258m yuan lost to graft

    Posted Aug 28th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Some 258 million yuan (HK$295 million) worth of disaster relief funds were embezzled last year, an investigation by the National Audit Office of how such money was used in 13 provinces has revealed. The revelation, in a report on the auditors& ...

  5. Sichuan charity trail a cause for concern

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nothing dampens the spirit of giving more than the feeling of being short-changed. For that reason global aid agencies have striven to combat perceptions that money donated to relieve suffering and poverty in far away places is at risk of being bled dry b ...

  6. Recycling tainted cadres not way to clean government

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Flourishing official corruption and incompetence is the downside of China's remarkable success. The public is powerless to do much about it, but top leaders have warned that unless corruption is reined in it could undermine the Communist Party's ...

  7. Grace Gabriel

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai MIGRATION PATTERN I was born in China and grew up in different places - Nanjing, Beijing, Shanghai and Harbin. My parents were university professors; one of them was teaching in the south, one of them was working in the north, so I travelled a ...

  8. Audit links 53 ministries to embezzlement of 30b yuan

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam At least 53 ministries and central government agencies were linked to a National Audit Office audit which exposed misappropriation of nearly 30 billion yuan (HK$34 billion) in public money in 2007. The sum includes funds allocated for disaster r ...

  9. Work together to beat the crisis

    Posted Dec 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The global financial crisis is causing considerable problems in Hong Kong. People have become anxious and distrustful. They don't trust the banks, and are worried that living standards will fall. All of this makes people suspicious of each other, and ...

  10. Journalists' association warns on nationalism

    Posted Jul 07th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Growing nationalism could stifle press freedom in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Journalists Association warns in its annual report. Nationalism and patriotism have been on the rise, fuelled in part by the Olympic torch relay, the Sichuan earthquake ...




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