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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Fewer Hong Kong teens expect to complete university

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... of 15-year-olds in Hong Kong expect to complete a university education, compared with more than 80 per cent of their peers in South Korea, a study shows. The city also trails rival Singapore, where more ... their career choices are affected. The study found that 47.2 per cent of Hong Kong pupils thought they would finish a university education, compared with 80.9 per cent in South Korea and 70.1 per cent ...

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    Hong Kong universities ranked highly but lack international students

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Hong Kong's universities are ranked highly but they lack international students. A chronic shortage of hostel beds is a major drawback Why Hong Kong universities are a foreign concept Hong Kong's elite universities are basking in global recognition. But despite high rankings for outstanding teaching and research, one thing is lacking ...

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    Lower tuition fees at Hong Kong universities may tempt UK students

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... to study law and literature at the University of Hong Kong. While Hong Kong students who turn down a subsidised local university place to study abroad face bills 10 times higher than in the city, ... the UK, I face starting my [post-university] life with a debt of about £50,000 [HK$583,000] in tuition fees and living costs." In Hong Kong she will face a tuition fee of about £12,000 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Surge in first-year entrants on first day of university term in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by KRISITE WONG, JOLIE HO, JOHNNY WONG, HELEN YU

    ... Chinese University, Baptist University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and City University of Hong Kong. Under the 3+3+4 system, pupils go through three years of junior ... this year saw the last batch of students take the A-level exams and the introduction of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education test, resulting in two groups of university exam entrants. Some ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    UN charter on suffrage 'too risky' for Hong Kong to ratify

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau and Greg Torode

    ... 'too risky' for HK Hong Kong's political system would "certainly" risk legal challenges if it embraced at this stage an international covenant demanding universal suffrage, ... and Political Rights (ICCPR) provision on "equal and universal suffrage". The Hong Kong government has opted to "reserve" - in effect to skirt - ratification of Article 25(b) ...

  8. Getting universal suffrage in Hong Kong is only a first step

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Under the Basic Law, all Hong Kong citizens will, eventually, be able to elect their chief executive and legislators. In the past decade, there has been much discussion on universal ... people to rule Hong Kong, people who can enjoy the support of the citizens of this city. No matter which side you support, you have to feel sure the candidate you are going to vote for will make ...

  9. Confrontation will bring Hong Kong universal suffering

    Posted May 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kong. But that the Democratic Party accepts no less than universal suffrage in 2007-08 is a real cause for concern. It is a dramatic act- a revolution- to put Hong Kong on a collision course ... But it has an obligation to tell the public about the political consequences of its actions. The wrong timing of a move for universal suffrage will bring universal suffering. Hong Kong cannot afford ...

  10. Books and Their Stories: Gems from the University of Hong Kong Libraries Collection

    Posted Jul 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Gallery, the University of Hong Kong, 94 Bonham Rd, Pokfulam. Inquiries: 2241 5500. Ends Jul 30 ... Celebrating the launch of the libraries' one millionth e-book, the exhibition examines the university's antique book collections up to the present day, including George ...




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