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  1. Tang vows to build more cheap homes

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Chief executive hopeful Henry Tang Ying-yen says if he wins next month's election his administration would build an extra 40,000 cheap homes in the next five years and send more students to university. Tang says 30,000 of the subsidised homes would be public rental flats, while 10,000 would be built under the Home Ownership Scheme. They would ...

  2. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... President Xi Jinping's daughter, who is believed to be studying at Harvard, goes home to visit her parents, of course she will tell them what she saw, felt and understood about the US. Maybe ...

  3. Race for homes near top schools drives up prices

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... house transactions accounted for 40 per cent of total sales at certain times this year. And the demand for such homes continues to increase because of the limited supply of quality primary ... the family's hukou. In Shanghai, homebuyers and real estate consultancies have coined a new term for such homes- school-district houses. A dilapidated, 30-year-old house in the right district works ...

  4. School could raise HK$585m from site sale

    Posted Jul 15th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... The Ebenezer School and Home for the Visually Impaired has struck a deal with Hang Lung Properties to buy its 6,500 sq metre site in Pok Fu Lam- worth an estimated HK$585 million. Estate agents said ... and the teachers are too busy to look at it anyway. But it would provide a lovely site for some good quality homes. That would be a great trade-off for a major expansion of services for blind and visually ...

  5. Overseas students come home to empty dream

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 3,000 yuan a month wage for a sales job or 4,500 yuan for a technology position, he is not finding any takers. 'I am extremely depressed,' the 25-year-old Jiangxi native said. ... home, according to the Ministry of Personnel. Most of those returning worked in developed areas, with the number of returnees heading for Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Liaoning growing ...

  6. Should cooking be taught at school?

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vanessa Wong Man-chi, Cathy Chan Vanessa Wong Man-chi, 16, Diocesan Girls' School While I do agree that the home economics curriculum equips young students with life skills that will prepare them for an independent life, I think it should not be made compulsory. First, the development of technology and globalisation has rendered the skills taught in home economics- including ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    'Local' ESF more at home in international system

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Peter Craughwell

    ... Peter Craughwell Peter Craughwell says the ESF should have lobbied to be part of the Direct Subsidy Scheme for local schools but has instead chosen to behave more like its well-heeled international rivals In or out? After an unforgivably long period of di ...

  8. Training helping hands

    Posted Dec 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Domestic helpers provide a valuable service to many families in Hong Kong. By taking responsibility for cooking and housekeeping, they enable parents to spend quality time with their children. There are a range of courses for helpers to acquire the skills ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Home-schooling on the mainland

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... Hannah Xu donguan.xu@scmp.com Home schoolingis an antidote to the mainland's rigid education system, but it may not suit all young minds, writesHannah Xu Homeand away One week after Zhang Qiaofeng launches the school that he runs from home, he hosts an open day. A dozen families turn up with their children at his rented flat in Beijing's northern suburbs. The visitors ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hostel delay sees HKU foreign students looking for a home

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com HKU forced to subsidise off-campus lodging for 300 after delay in finishing halls of residence Wanted: homes for foreign students The University of Hong Kong will have to subsidise more than 300 foreign students' off-campus lodgings until its new halls of residence are finished. HKU is looking for short-term hostel accommodation in Chai Wan, Sai ...




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