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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Asian universities are set to improve in world rankings, says expert

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:13am by Liz Heron

    ... But on this measure, it is in 13th place in Asia. Chinese University is 18th, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology does not appear; Polytechnic University and City University occupy the bottom ... Liz Heron life@scmp.com Asian universities continue to improve in world rankings, but Hong Kong's mid-sized institutions are at a disadvantage, writes Liz Heron Higher ground In just ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    It's time to set idealistic pieties aside over Hong Kong's universal suffrage

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:50am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com It's time to set idealistic pieties aside A survey finds 54 per cent of Hong Kong people want "one person, one vote" even if the candidate ... for long. Not necessarily. Good enough democracy is good enough for most people in Hong Kong. "One person, one vote" will help bolster our governance and attractiveness. The key is that we ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong universities tumble down the world rankings

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by Agence France Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai HK institutions tumble down the world rankings Hong Kong's universities have taken a tumble in an annual ranking of the world's top 500 tertiary institutions. The University of Hong Kong slipped out of the top 200 into the 201-300 quintile and City University and Polytechnic University fell out of the top 300 into the 301-400 quintile. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong sending unprecedented 12 deputies to NPC committee meeting

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung and Peter So

    ... universal suffrage that is up to "international standards". "Hong Kong is ready to adopt universal suffrage in public elections, given its mature economy and residents' high ... 12 local deputies to attend NPC reform talk An unprecedented number of Hong Kong deputies to the National People's Congress have been invited to sit in on next week's talks to set ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To achieve political reform, Hong Kong must converse in a civilised manner

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 01:25pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... for Hong Kong is about people being able to vote for those who govern them. Simple enough: it's been tried and tested in countless elections. Yet the nature of our discussion is bad tempered, ... from the push for Scottish independence. Pan-democrats aren't seeking an independent Hong Kong; they want free and fair elections. But Beijing and the democracy movement should nonetheless ...

  6. 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

    ..., the cost of running a business is not low," she said yesterday. A long-awaited study on retirement protection schemes by University of Hong Kong academic Nelson Chow Wing-sun, commissioned ... for Universal Pension, the Federation of Trade Unions and the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong. The alliance suggested companies that make an annual profit of more than ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Hong Kong universities offer courses tailored to the schedules of athletes

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 10:06am by CHRIS LAU

    ... admitted to the University of Hong Kong, Chinese University and Polytechnic University alone, an increase from 33 last year and 11 in 2011. The Hong Kong Sport Institute where the athletes ... universities some 20 to 30 years ago. But now we have eight universities. Why can't we work on enhancing the diversity?" asks Cheung. Hong Kong has seen an increasing number of top athletes, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Five of six Hong Kong universities see fall in global ranking

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Five of six universities see fall in global ranking Five of Hong Kong's top six universities have dropped down a list of global university rankings because of the switch to the four-year degree system, the list's publisher says. The best performer, the University of Hong Kong, is in 26th place, three places down from last year, according ...

  9. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Spoilt child or not, Hong Kong merits attention

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:01am by George Chen

    ... and future of Hong Kong. Most students in the West may recognise Hong Kong simply as one of the world's leading financial centres. As you read this column, I'm actually at Yale University ... drew criticism from many when he warned in an interview earlier this year that Hong Kong is behaving like " a spoilt child ". Some Hongkongers felt that Asia's richest man ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing seeks to soften blow of Hong Kong white paper

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Staff Reporters

    ... messages. Zou Pingxue, a law professor at Shenzhen University, said the central government should find a better way to gauge Hong Kong public sentiment than just sending officials to Guangdong   ... Beijing is studying ways to soften the blow that its controversial white paper had on Hong Kong, sources close to the central government said. The sources said that while central government ...




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