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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Turning junk into gold: Business booms for Hong Kong vintage goods collectors

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 09:44am by Elaine Yau

    ... and whatever, it lessened their workload." Hong Kong's throwaway culture is an added bonus. Fung says he often gets calls from people wanting rid of old belongings when they refurbish or move ... was converted into a canteen by the University of Hong Kong. "Before the conversion, I found boxes of funny documents from the 1950s that recorded why students got demerits or switched to another ...

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    Call for incentives to help farmers stay on the land and boost Hong Kong's self-suffiency

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 10:42pm by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau elaine.yau@scmp.com Rapidly vanishing farms have heightened concern about Hong Kong's over-reliance on food imports. It's time to give market gardeners a boost, writes ... are increasingly stacked against farming in Hong Kong. Available land is scarce, leases tend to be short-term, and there is little government support. Still, Wong, a retired civil servant, and three of his ...

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    Online novelists find success in print and on the big screen in Hong Kong

    Posted May 27th 2014, 11:14am by Elaine Yau

    ... into a semi-autobiographical novel, and posted it in serial form over two years on the popular portal Hong Kong Golden Forum. His narrative of their father-son dynamics, punctuated with other personal experiences like ... given a boost to Chinese-language publishing in Hong Kong. Sun Effort, the first local publisher to release print versions of online novels, has eight such titles in its catalogue. It was a leap ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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. ...

  6. High-flying dreams

    Posted Jul 13th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... as a high-end leisure pursuit off-limits to all but the privileged few. But classes offered by Hong Kong's tertiary institutes are allowing people from all walks of life to get a taste of the high ... is one step closer to realising his dream. Co-organised by HKU Space and Hong Kong Flight Training Centre, the fixed-wing aircraft training course consists of theoretical training held in Hong ...

  7. In for the long haul

    Posted Nov 15th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... and rewind in retirement. However, Dan Waters, a writer and one of the founding fathers of technical institutes in Hong Kong, has no plan to loosen up in old age. For the sprightly 88-year-old, old ... Dr Waters said. The fervent believer in lifelong education was one of the key players in the development of technical education in Hong Kong. Before coming to the city in 1954, Dr Waters ran ...

  8. Technology blamed for family woes

    Posted Jun 19th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... sociology chair professor at Hong Kong Baptist university. The lack of communication between parents and children is a main cause of conflict. It seems we have become strangers in our own homes. ... and talked on his mobile phone about business deals.' University of Hong Kong social work professor, Chow Wing-sun, said the poor communication between parents and children had a lot to do ...

  9. Secondary schools could be money earners, too

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

    ... Elaine Yau As well as attracting more overseas and mainland students to Hong Kong universities, admitting more mainland students to secondary schools could be a good money earner, ... it to transform the now-vacant Fung Kai No 2 Secondary School into a secondary boarding school aimed at students from the Pearl River Delta. Fung Kai chief executive Ma Siu-leung said Hong Kong would lose ...

  10. New international schools not enough, business leaders say

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

    ... that the sites offered to international schools were too remote, and more places were needed on Hong Kong Island, where most expatriates lived. The nine primary schools of the English Schools Foundation ... of the demand. 'The waiting list can be as long as five years at the Canadian International School,' he said. Expatriate businessmen who came to Hong Kong with their children could not wait ...




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