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  1. Lifestyle - Books - SOCIETY

    Book review: The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong, by Sophia Law Suk-mun

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by Amy Russell

    ... Amy Russell The Invisible Citizens of Hong Kong: Art and Stories of Vietnamese Boatpeople by Sophia Law Suk-mun Chinese University Press The power of collective memory has long provided ... art, the unspeakable is given voice. In Sophia Law's new book, the history of the Vietnamese boatpeople who migrated to Hong Kong in the 1970s is brought to life. It balances historical ...

  2. When school becomes a lesson in survival

    Posted Sep 01st 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Peter So

    ... the Certificate of Education Examination, expected the scramble for Form Six places would be fiercer than ever - as those retaking HKCEE next year would not be able to continue into Form Six, given ... compulsory education is free, a miscellany of school-related expenses, such as books, uniforms, leather and sports shoes, stationery, school internet and air-conditioning fees, amount to an average ...

  3. Price of school textbooks increases

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... or nine subjects' for the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, Mr Shek said. 'In the future, they just need to take six or seven subjects. 'The decrease... entails ... to qualify for the future Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination, which will replace the HKCEE, meant longer lesson times per subject, which would translate into thicker textbooks, ...

  4. Boy 13 becomes youngest to take HKCEE

    Posted Aug 04th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... father had asked for him to be accelerated through the grades because he had already covered the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination syllabus through home study. 'We accelerated ... HKCEEs one or more years early was 'almost negligible'. William Yip Kam-yuen, chairman of the Hong Kong Association of Heads of Secondary Schools, said: 'I don't think ...

  5. Sport - SOCCER

    Inaugural Hong Kong Premier League receives HK$1.2 million cash boost

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 09:49pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Premier League The inaugural Hong Kong Premier League will put a hefty HK$1.2 million in prize money up for grabs for its nine teams, with the champions taking home almost half a million dollars, ... can earn HK$24,000. The new league has also secured a title sponsor in BOCG Life, a subsidiary of a prominent bank. The Hong Kong Football Association has signed a one-year contract ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-Occupy movement to blame for polarisation in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 02:16pm by EVAN FOWLER

    ... Evan Fowler Evan Fowler says organisation of its petition and rally shows it seeks neither to engage nor educate Forget common purpose, anti-Occupy movement wants Hong Kong to take sides I recently caught up with an old friend who has spent the past four years in Shanghai. He and his family have relocated back to Hong Kong for work. "Hong Kong is not the same city we left," ...

  7. Thousands take last shot at further study

    Posted Aug 11th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... at the Hong Kong International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Kowloon Bay received about 7,580 applications over the weekend, the organiser said. The number of visitors had increased by 62 per cent, year on year, to 23,160, it said. Completing the Project Yi Jin programme, launched in 2000, is the equivalent of getting five passes in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce says no to payments for retirement scheme

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by Phila Siu

    ... Kong's most influential business chambers says it opposes any retirement protection scheme that would require employers to inject money. Shirley Yuen, chief executive of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, said the government should be responsible for funding such schemes. "You can imagine that people have reservations about it [asking employers to pay]. In Hong Kong ...

  9. Students halt three-year slide in English scores

    Posted Jun 30th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... this year is that it is statistically no different from last year,' said Francis Cheung Wing-ming, secretary general of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority. 'We cannot ... Certificate of Education examinations last year. Dr Cheung said the system had allowed the authority to improve security and speed up marking. There were no cases of cheating reported this year, ...

  10. Education authorities concerned about missing exams

    Posted Aug 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CARRIE NG Updated at 6.25pm: The Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority is investigating three cases involving six missing papers for the HKCEE examinations, local news media reported on Thursday. The Hong Kong Certificate Education Examinations are Form 5 exams which are sat by most pupils at secondary schools in the territory. One of these cases involved an exam ...




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