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  1. Parents losing faith in local system, survey says

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... group Education First, said the results were expected. 'Parents want their children to have wider exposure. They lack confidence in the DSE,' he said, referring to the diploma ... in Hong Kong and 1,737 on the mainland and in Taiwan. Only 8 per cent said they chose extra activities to cater to their children's interests. Thirty-seven per cent wanted to develop hobbies ...

  2. Art and culture on the agenda

    Posted Dec 20th 2007, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups randomly interviewed 513 people aged 15 to 34 about their participation in artistic and cultural activities. More than half had not taken part in any performances or competitions in the past year. Thirty per cent of respondents had never visited cultural facilities or attended cultural performances. The survey revealed that high ticket prices, ...

  3. National lessons 'pose difficulties for ethnic groups'

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Ethnic minority and special-needs groups joined yesterday's march against the proposed national education curriculum. There are roughly 14,000 ethnic ... group Hong Kong Unison, said the new policy may increase racial harassment. 'If Chinese Hongkongers are being told how great their country is, they could look down on classmates from other ...

  4. Nationalist youth group under fire

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... national education, said it was an independent group not subsidised by the Hong Kong or central governments. However, an online post that went viral yesterday pointed out a webpage run by authorities in Luohu, Shenzhen, which said the Young Vanguard was under the Communist Party. The webpage quoted an unnamed student's nationalistic remarks, including that the group could turn ...

  5. Autonomy group raises profile, faults UK failings

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com A group advocating autonomy for Hong Kong wants to cap the number of mainland visitors to the city. Hong Kong City-State Autonomy Movement (HKAM) also accuses ... such as the chief executive election.' HKAM was founded last June by Chin Wan, who published a book, Hong Kong As a City State, in December. HKAM currently has a core group of 20 members and about ...

  6. Punchy presentation wins group title of best team

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... by Group Two that they awarded it the title of best team, an award that acknowledges the importance of teamwork. 'The content of Group Two's presentation was punchy,' says Teresa ... Their analysis was to the point, concise and clear.' Denny Chen, an audit partner at KPMG, agrees. 'Group Two's presentation, from agenda-setting to the analysis and recommendations, ...

  7. 48pc of people back reform, survey shows

    Posted May 04th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... per cent said lawmakers should pass the proposal. This was a rise of 2 percentage points from a similar poll taken last month. Thirty-three per cent said it should be vetoed. Under ... and the creation of five functional constituency seats- from 37 to 39 per cent. Respondents were also asked about the by-elections on May 16 that a group of pan-democrats are casting as a de facto ...

  8. 18 groups share HK$39m fund to foster creativity

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com The government yesterday announced the names of 18 arts groups that will receive money from a HK$39 million fund, but warned them not to rely solely on official funding Secretary for Home Affairs Raymond Young Lap-moon said the scheme hoped to foster medium-sized arts groups to make them self-sufficient when the grants ended in two to five ...

  9. Closing down is a great excuse to have a party for Scandinavian luxury lifestyle group Georg Jensen

    Posted Jan 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen When the Scandinavian luxury lifestyle brand Georg Jensen hosted a cocktail event at its first Asia pop-up store in Kowloon's Elements mall, just for a change, it was a closing party. Chief executive Ulrik Garde Due flew in from Denmark t ...

  10. Most arts groups looking further afield for talent

    Posted Jan 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow Of the nine taxpayer-funded performing arts groups, just three of them- theatre groups which mostly stage shows in Cantonese- hire mainly local artists. Eleven out of Hong ... are locals. Over at experimental theatre group Zuni, 10 of its 11 artists are from Hong Kong. But in areas where language is less important, performing arts groups have to turn to foreign talents ...




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