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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Schools near border in Hong Kong struggle to cope with surge in pupils

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong, Dennis Chong

    ... Kristie Wong and Dennis Chong Numbers surge with influx of children born in Hong Kong to mainland parents Schools at border struggle to cope Schools in North District say they have been ... in Tai Po," Liu said. Liu said parents tended to blame cross-border pupils but it was important to remember that many were Hong Kong residents by birth, regardless of whether both parents ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Only 1 in 10 Hong Kong pupils are born to mainland Chinese parents, says state mouthpiece

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 03:58pm by Ernest Kao

    ... A state newspaper on Monday rejected claims that children born to mainland parents were putting a strain on educational resources in Hong Kong. Only 10 per cent of cross-border students ... since 2006 when the figure stood at 16,000. Other cross-border pupils in Hong Kong, the article said, had at least one Hong Kong parent, or had parents that were living across the border ...

  3. Cross-border schools draw Hong Kong students

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Kenneth Ko

    ... Kenneth Ko The number of Hong Kong students pursuing higher education in mainland China looks set to grow thanks to the increasing pace of social and economic integration. To speed things up, education centres and agencies, specialising in enrolling Hong Kong students in cross-border institutions, have sprung up over the past few years. Even secondary schools on the mainland ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Locals-only in Hong Kong schools will send the wrong message

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... maternity wards to primary schools near the border. As more parents living in Shenzhen choose to send their Hong Kong-born children to study in the Northern District, it creates mounting competition ... SCMP Editorial HK schools must open doors to all Hong Kong parents can heave a sigh of relief after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying announced that the policy of no delivery bookings ...

  5. HK sets cap on cross-border pupils at 13,000

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee and Dennis Chong Hong Kong will limit the number of mainland children crossing the border to attend school to 13,000 from next year, the chief secretary says. This was to prevent children born to mainland parents in Hong Kong from swarming schools, Stephen Lam Sui-lung said yesterday. The city now receives several thousand cross-border pupils, who pass through restricted ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Public schools may give families in Hong Kong priority

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... of 1,000 Primary One places because of its proximity to Shenzhen. The demand for school places is coming from local families, Hong Kong families living across the border and children born ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Education chief says giving preference to families in Hong Kong is one of the options being considered amid mounting competition for places Schools may ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Cross-border study scheme criticised

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 05:56pm by Dennis Chong

    ... degree is treated differently from a local one by many prospective employers. The programme was launched last year by Premier Li Keqiang, on a visit to Hong Kong, as one of Beijing’s many “support measures” for the city. About 900 Hong Kong students were enrolled at 63 mainland universities this year under the programme. It allows the city’s secondary school graduates to enter ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Teaching pupils about benefits of rest has no effect on their sleeping habits: study

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 06:15pm by JENNFER NGO

    ... University of Hong Kong’s faculty of medicine. “[Previous] studies had shown that because teenagers’ biological clock is two hours slower than adults, it is actually slightly harder for them to sleep ... obesity,” he said. According to various scientific studies conducted both in Hong Kong and overseas, insufficient sleep may increase the likelihood of obesity – especially among teenagers, said ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - PRESCHOOL EDUCATION

    Thousands apply for schools as mainland kids born in Hong Kong return

    Posted Oct 10th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... for schools Thousands of applications from mainland parents are expected by Sheung Shui kindergartens as children born in Hong Kong to parents from across the border in recent years return ... hundreds of parents, many speaking Putonghua, formed a queue that stretched across the road outside. "It is scary," said a Hong Kong parent who waited four hours to get an application ...

  10. Minister attacked over cross-border pupils

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this September, about 1,400 of the 3,600 Primary One places in North District have been allocated to children not living in Hong Kong, up from about 1,000 last year. Another 210 cross-border pupils have ... in other districts as more Hong Kong-born mainland children enrol in the area's schools. Legislators told Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung yesterday that parents had been ...




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