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  1. Address ignored big issues, say critics

    Posted Oct 18th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Will Clem

    ... issues. 'It is even worse than under Tung Chee-hwa,' said education legislator Cheung Man-kwong of the Democratic Party. 'The chief executive is using the financial tsunami ... the sector for it to tackle issues including falling student enrolment and secondary school closures, the plight of associate degree graduates and teachers' stress. However, the 90-minute speech ...

  2. Hopes for speech to confront big issues

    Posted Oct 11th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Will Clem

    ... Yiu-chung, of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, agreed that action was needed to halt secondary school closures, but stopped short of calling for small-class ... are among the issues educators and lawmakers hope will be included in next week's policy address. And many remain confident that government cash will be available to fund the schemes- despite ...

  3. China tour focuses on enhancing trade links

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Danyll Wills, Richard Warren, Will Clem

    ... Will Clem, Richard Warren and Danyll Wills VISITING HONG KONG last month, Finnish Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Paula Lehtomaki urged local business leaders to pay attention to the growing environmental problems emerging in the mainland. Ms Lehtomaki's visit to Hong Kong brought to a close an eight-day tour of China to launch a three-year trade promotion initiative ...

  4. Shanghai first to offer social net to expatriates

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... a notice on its website. Overseas Chinese and people from Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau are also eligible to be covered by the scheme. Workers from overseas will also qualify for the city's ... statistics, there are about 68,000 expatriate workers in Shanghai, plus 25,000 from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. The figure is considerably higher when dependents are included- a total of 147,826 ...

  5. Hunt launched for 142 airline passengers and two cab drivers

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Kong's first confirmed case of human swine flu. Health officials in particular want to trace passengers who were sitting three rows in front of and three rows behind the man as he flew to Hong ... that night. The drivers and passengers who sat near to the man needed to be quarantined, health chief York Chow Yat-ngok said. The man sat in seat 23A on the flight to Hong Kong, meaning officials ...

  6. Legco 'misled' on ethnic issue

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... of Hong Kong Institute of Education, said that although there had been talk about accepting more non-Chinese-speaking students, the finer details had not been discussed. 'The GCSE ... senior assistant academic secretary for Hong Kong Polytechnic University, said the university 'would be open' to accepting the GCSE as an entry requirement, but still had some ...

  7. UN rights invoked in access issue

    Posted Oct 08th 2005, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... information. The groups said a lack of information in languages other than Chinese leaves ethnic minorities at a disadvantage when seeking school places. In an open letter, Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor and Unison Hong Kong urged the Committee on Home-School Co-operation to produce an English-language version of school profiles available on its website. 'We spoke to the Education ...

  8. Consul-general hopes to help Hong Kong clean up its act

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Danyll Wills, Richard Warren, Will Clem

    ... of Europe, Finland is often easy to overlook. But Consul-General Pauli Makela said his nation's design traditions and its environmental expertise meant it still had a lot to offer Hong Kong. Although the country has an area of nearly 340,000 sqkm, it has a population that is considerably smaller than Hong Kong's. The consul-general said that his country's small population ...

  9. Fair to promote more in-depth sex education in all local schools

    Posted Nov 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... its organisers said this week. 'The state of sex education in Hong Kong is really bad,' said Ng Man-lun, vice-president of the Hong Kong Sex Education Association. 'We believe sex education should be a dedicated subject with class time set aside in every level of schooling for all students in Hong Kong but realistically we realise that society is not ready ...

  10. Officials in Shanghai defend flu safeguards

    Posted May 05th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Shanghai officials have defended their flu-control efforts in the face of criticism that they failed to prevent a Mexican traveller carrying the disease to Hong Kong ... flight on which the Mexican patient bound for Hong Kong travelled when it landed on Thursday. They checked all passengers before allowing them to disembark but failed to catch the carrier. Wu ...




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