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  1. Hong Kong's officials must inhabit a parallel universe

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... in Britain, where government ministers actually have to stand for popular election and where civil servants are routinely held to public account, then Hong Kong must be in a really desperate plight. ... but by the arcane procedural imperatives of a paper-shuffling bureaucracy. If you don't believe it's a problem, just consider a small selection of the minor lunacies Hong Kong's government ...

  2. Hong Kong luring mainland's brightest

    Posted Jul 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Beijing's top performers in the national college entrance examination chose universities in Hong Kong over Baida. Three picked the University of Hong Kong and one the University of Science ... impossible for most mainland students to go to a Hong Kong university. Now they can choose from a much wider list. This gives our city a great opportunity to help shape the nation's future. ...

  3. Musings: Reading Hong Kong, China, and the World

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Louis Lee Musings: Reading Hong Kong, China, and the World by Leo Lee Ou-fan East Slope Publishing This interesting book comprises book reviews and opinion pieces on local culture ... fit loosely into four categories, which the author has adopted as chapter titles: 'In Search of a Hong Kong Mythology', 'Chinese Cosmopolitans', 'Reading ...

  4. Troubling American Women- Narratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Victoria Burrows Troubling American Women- Narratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong by Stacilee Ford HKU Press Troubling American Women is a well-chosen title for this interesting and enjoyable book on the American women who have come to Hong Kong since the early 1800s: it plays with the stereotype of these women as trouble-makers- because of their outspoken views, provocative ...

  5. Poet sings Hong Kong's praises as a literary hub

    Posted Nov 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an assistant professor in comparative literature at the University of Hong Kong who has translated Chinese works by authors such as Lu Xun into French, said Hong Kong's freedom of speech ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Hong Kong is ideally suited to be the 'poetry hub' of China but is being held back by a shortage of good translators and poor support from ...

  6. Clash of cultures in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... student at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). 'On my trip to Myanmar, I saw students spitting everywhere in their school. I didn't find it annoying because I know it's a part ... to shout to communicate as they lived on separate floors. I think it's a habit from how they grew up. 'In my university hall, Hong Kong girls like to shout loudly after midnight ...

  7. University chief vows truth on police action

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com A top University of Hong Kong official yesterday appealed for patience from the public, saying a special meeting to be convened by lawmakers next week would find ... to attend the panel meeting, but had not replied. He is considering taking legal action against the police. Zoe Hung, vice-chairwoman of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, called on reporters ...

  8. HK universities fear losing their life at the top

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the chiefs of Hong Kong's top tertiary institutions say. Their warnings came as officials drew up the funding allocation for public universities over the next three years, based on the proposals ... next year, significantly increasing the number of undergraduate students as the duration of undergraduate study goes up from three years currently. University of Hong Kong vice-chancellor ...

  9. Universities go all-out to win over best brains

    Posted Jun 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... centre of learning. The University of Hong Kong hosted the second round of its 'Taster Days' last week, inviting 70 students from top secondary schools in 10 Asian countries to tour its ... the United States, Britain, Canada and Australia. 'Hong Kong has not done any brand-building in education,' said Euphemia Chow, from Hong Kong Science and Technology University ...

  10. Scramble for university places

    Posted Nov 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Universities face an uphill task to vet applications for next year in time as the largest number of students yet vie for tertiary places in Hong Kong ... university official. Under the reforms, students taking A-level exams and those taking the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) under the new 3-3-4 system will both enter university next ...




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