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  1. Higher salaries fail to fill all empty seats

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... environment here is not as good as it is in the Yangtze River Delta (YRD). 'The crime rate here is higher than it is in the YRD, and many workers said they worried about safety. Professionals ... and training centres,' she said. 'They have a strong tradition of education. Workers feel they can learn more by going there than coming to the PRD.' The labour shortage has driven up ...

  2. Radical university reformer forced to take a step back

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com The Shenzhen-based educator who was pushing radical reform of the tertiary education system a year ago now admits he has had to adopt a more moderate ... of Education, which could damage their career prospects. This year, Zhu said SUSTC was waiting for the ministry to approve its request for full accreditation before deciding how to go ahead with its ...

  3. Choice of four institutions

    Posted Jul 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LIKE THEIR MAINLAND counterparts, Hong Kong students are required to sit China's national college entrance examination for admission into mainland universities, except Jinan and Huaqiao universities, which cater for overseas Chinese students. The ent ...

  4. Shanghai port profit falls amid higher sales

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Despite retaining its position as the world's busiest port for the second straight year, Shanghai International Port's earnings fell 13.7 per cent last year, and failed to meet market expectations. Net profit fe ...


    It's a battle of wills over national education

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani How much longer will it take before the administration of Leung Chun-ying realises that national education is belly-up - at least in its current form? We're now seeing ... that the silent majority supports national education. If that's true, they're awfully silent. Officials are betting that the issue will eventually die, especially after the Legislative Council ...

  6. Approval fails to free up university

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... will be regulated in accordance with the country's Education Law and the law governing higher-learning institutions on the mainland. Professor Chu Zhaohui, from the National Institute of Education ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com The Ministry of Education's long-awaited approval of full accreditation for the South University of Science and Technology (SUSTC) in Shenzhen has been ...

  7. Obsession with credentials fans fake-degree industry

    Posted Aug 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ironically, the spread of education has played a role by helping fuel a demand for diplomas and degrees with which it now cannot keep up. As employers demand ever higher qualifications, operators ... the maturity of Hong Kong's education market, they are also to be found here alongside genuine institutions at higher education fairs and in education advertisements. Reports of Hong Kong people ...

  8. letters

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their higher prices, they do not make huge profits because their expenses are also high. If people keep shopping over the border, these shops may have to close. Those that stay open might charge even ... the money. The above statistics are based on data only from the first year of the grant. That means the Education Bureau has not considered the situation in depth. Many schools have been using ...

  9. Bargain hunters drive prices higher

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito Homebuyers returned to the market in Shenzhen in the first three months of the year, driving property prices higher and prompting developers to consider putting new projects back on the market. 'Home prices are now 20 to 30 per cent higher from the market's trough in the fourth quarter of last year,' said Andy Lee Yiu-chi, the managing director ...

  10. College at Loop looks likely

    Posted Nov 14th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng A higher education centre is the most likely development at Lok Ma Chau Loop, a 96-hectare piece of no man's land formed by straightening of the Shenzhen River more than ... spokesman said the institution was ready to contribute expertise to develop higher education in the Loop, adding that it had been collaborating with the Shenzhen Research Institute on research. ...




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