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  1. New team nationality row 'underestimated'

    Posted Jun 06th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, said it was appropriate for the government to admit its failure in handling the escalating row, even though it responded too slowly. Undersecretary ... Ambrose Leung, Albert Wong and Eva Wu Government says it could have handled the issue better The government yesterday admitted it had underestimated the nationality row surrounding new ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing concerned about national identity in Hong Kong youth

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Gary Cheung

    ... to be "gravely concerned" that Hong Kong youth lack a sense of national identity. A Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress, Michael Tien Puk-sun, said yesterday that the issue ... themselves as Hongkongers instead of Chinese. Some have even waved the old Hong Kong flag, and there was strong opposition to the introduction of national education." Tien said that after ...

  3. Civil service hopefuls will have to brush up on national identity

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... such as classroom teaching, teachers' education, extra-curricular activities and exchanges among young people from the mainland. It will encourage schools to form flag teams to stage national ... of the Basic Law and the sense of national identity. But Lee Cheuk-yan, lawmaker and chief of the Confederation of Trade Unions, accused Mr Tsang of trying to 'brainwash' civil servants ...

  4. Union body looks for clean politicians

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong has set up a committee headed by National People's Congress deputy Maria Tam Wai-chu to select candidates for chief-executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's ... Colleen Lee and Tanna Chong Rising political stars in the Federation of Trade Unions have been warned to avoid scandals like those that plagued the chief executive election. If they had ...

  5. No stopping 'national' classes

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yiu-chung, a Beijing loyalist and a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress. The Professional Teachers' Union says the government is trying to force through the implementation of national education and recent events have confirmed the union's fears that the curriculum is politically motivated. It believes the plan should be withdrawn and put up for another round ...

  6. Teachers seek to scrap moral, national classes

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo The city's biggest teachers' union has called on the government to scrap its plan to introduce mandatory morality and national education classes. A survey of more than 2,000 union members of the pro-democracy Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union- which claims a membership of 80,000, or 90 per cent, of all the city's teaching professionals- ...

  7. The good, bad and ugly side of national pride

    Posted Oct 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the nation's flag and animals such as koala bears and kangaroos. In the United States, the eagle, the colours red, white and blue and green bank notes are on display everywhere. In Hong Kong, the flag ... to inhabitants that they had new rulers. Japan's invading soldiers were intent on extending their country's empire. To help change Hong Kong into a Japanese city, the use of Hong Kong dollars ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong schools can keep national education funds for use elsewhere

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... a parents' concern group held a protest outside Po Leung Kuk Hong Kong Taoist Association Yuen Yuen Primary School. The group fears that the school's moral-education course planned ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Schools 'can keep funds' for national classes Schools will keep HK$530,000 in extra government funding allocated earlier to prepare for the launch ...

  9. Fang's exile was nation's loss, say Hongkongers

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the United States. 'He was the representative of intellectuals of his generation who strove for democracy in China,' said Lee Cheuk-yan, chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support ... met Fang when he visited the United States, and said he had kept a low profile in recent years. 'Professor Fang might have wanted to visit Hong Kong, but it was likely his entry would ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    A history of how national education was introduced in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... when President Hu Jintao said at a banquet organised by Hong Kong to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the handover that importance should be placed on national education in the city. Hu ... of national identity among the young people in Hong Kong … so that they will carry forward the Hong Kong people's great tradition of 'loving the motherland and loving Hong Kong ...




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