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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's liberal studies exams are for probing minds

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Since Hong Kong introduced liberal studies in secondary school curriculums, quite a few students have been asking to interview journalists from this newspaper about the most topical issues ... exam, the Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education, has included such previously taboo topics as the June 4, 1989 crackdown and the filibuster campaign in the legislature by some pan-democrats ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    National education and the quest for a Hong Kong identity

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip Regina Ip says the divisive debate on the introduction of national education reflects a larger issue at hand- our continuing quest for a Hong Kong identity that most can agree ... for those who want to strengthen the sense of national identity among Hong Kong's youth, national education is now a lost cause, just like the national security legislation that the government ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    John Tsang lacks budgetary vision for better education in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... the former is axiomatic. For Hong Kong policymakers, the yoke of "keeping the expenditure within the limits of revenue in drawing up its budget, and striving to achieve a fiscal balance, avoid ... These principles of public finance management inherited from the colonial days have no doubt served Hong Kong well. Year after year, our financial secretary tries to dispose of embarrassingly large budget ...

  5. Did I merit my pay, ex-political assistant muses

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... national education a compulsory subject. Asked if he would allow his children to study in Hong Kong and study national education, Young said: 'I will not decide whether I should let them study in Hong Kong based on the provision of the national education course.' $163,960 Political assistants in Donald Tsang's administration were paid as much as this amount, in HK dollars, per ...

  6. Political tomes fair game

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip and Johnny Tam The Hong Kong Book Fair is an echo of what is happening in society, according to many publishers and booksellers attending this year's event Wan Chai. ... affairs, publishers report, have soared in popularity at this year's fair, which began yesterday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Carmen Kwong Wing-suen, editor-in-chief ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Hong Kong national education policy enlivens mainland web forums

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... want Hong Kong to keep its unique characteristics," it said. The paper reiterated that stance yesterday, adding that Hong Kong policymakers had shown low political sensitivity in pressing ... academic Bloggers abuzz on HK national education row Mainland internet forums have been abuzz with debate over the national education controversy in Hong Kong, despite censors' efforts to curb ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION: ANALYSIS

    Hong Kong needs an alternative to national education

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... not happen. But why waste time on such efforts when there is no real need for the subject in the first place? Anyone living in a free society like Hong Kong has easy access to information about China, ... Words of caution also come from a leading historian at the University of Hong Kong. Professor Frank Dikötter, chair professor of humanities, is the author of the award-winning book Mao's ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Political questions can give insight into young minds

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Liberal studies exam questions have opened the way for discussion of sensitive topics in schools Spring is never the best season for Hong Kong, with its unbearable humidity and fluctuating temperatures. But for some 70,000 secondary school six pupils, the weather will be just one more thing for them to bear. Last week was the start of the university entrance exam, the Hong Kong Diploma ...

  10. Our textbooks are politically biased

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Thank you for your letter, Tommy. It seems the subject of national education has united students across Hong Kong- in that they are against it. From the day we are born we are subjected to influences that go towards shaping our opinion of the world around us. We can hardly say that Hong Kong is not influenced by Western ideals. Often we don't realise that most of the media ...




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