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  1. Editor's picks: Fun watches

    Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... Forget jelly shoes, this jelly watch made from silicone comes in an eye-popping shade of red. The strap is interchangeable so you can experiment with different colours. Time Only watch (HK$1,778) by Toywatch from Sogo, Causeway Bay, tel: 2831 8982 Get you ...

  2. 5 great: Watches

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... This style immediately stands out for its bright colour and cool design. The transparent watch face reveals its inner mechanisms, while a rectangular piece of plastic fastens on top with four large Swarovski crystals. Adesso watch (HK$6,190) by VaBene fro ...

  3. Britain calls for progressive proposals on universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 10th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... universal suffrage. In its latest six-monthly report to parliament, the British government welcomed the Hong Kong administration's commitment to ensuring that methods used to form the legislature in 2020 complied with the principles of universal and equal suffrage. 'Hong Kong should move to a system of full universal suffrage to underpin its rights and freedoms, and therefore ...

  4. University of Hong Kong to introduce 'experiential learning' scheme

    Posted Sep 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The University of Hong Kong will launch a new programme aimed at promoting family values through having students engage in volunteer work for the needy. The scheme will be the first stage of a plan to incorporate community service into the university's curriculum, which will be part of the new four-year undergraduate academic structure starting in 2012. ...

  5. Party tonight will raise funds for the family of late University of Hong Kong academic

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... a family going through the ultimate tragedy. Six years ago Briton Jon Maxwell was living in Hong Kong and met and married a beautiful Swede named Marie-Claire. Soon enough they had two children- Samuel, now three, and Theo, one. Maxwell was working as an assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong earlier this year when the couple discovered they were to have a third child, some ...

  6. Elite institute may not be the best academic model for Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Having studied at Princeton University, I read with interest Jack Teh's article on the proposed idea to create a research centre in Hong Kong on a par with Princeton's Institute ... in other words, that we in Hong Kong are not especially well known for. Note, moreover, that two of its four schools are in the social sciences and the humanities, the school of historical studies ...

  7. Government aims to attract more overseas students to Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau More private universities and closer collaboration with overseas universities are to be encouraged to develop Hong Kong into an education hub. Undersecretary for education ... we, after analysis, think joint offering of programmes is a better way. For example, Northwestern University [in the US] is good at marketing and the Hong Kong University of Science ...

  8. Universities cast net overseas

    Posted Sep 19th 2009, 12:00am by Wilson Lau

    ... Wilson Lau Universities in Hong Kong have embarked on an international recruitment drive to prepare for the new four-year undergraduate curriculum, starting in 2012. Although the Hong Kong ... 'Because of the prevailing challenging economic conditions, it's a buyer's market this year.' Most universities in Hong Kong look overseas for academic staff. Most teaching staff ...

  9. Universal suffrage an elusive goal

    Posted Nov 14th 2009, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... from their fears that Hong Kong would get 'fake' universal suffrage in 2017, the earliest date for full democracy given by the National People's Congress Standing Committee in 2007. But Beijing insisted it was serious about its timetable for universal suffrage and pan-democrats should first support the Hong Kong government's proposal for the 2012 elections before ...

  10. Study the map on road to universal suffrage

    Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... if the development of Hong Kong's political system 'comes to a halt in 2012', the conditions for implementing universal suffrage for the chief executive election would not have been met. ... for implementing universal suffrage, for taking forward democracy in 2012, these issues have been left for Hong Kong to determine on its own.' Since a road map is for Hong Kong to determine, ...




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