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  1. Slice of Life

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Price

    ... Compiled by Alex Price From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1972 New York, January 19 The Association of Philippine Coconut Desiccators convened a two-day symposium, a kind ... and office block. This was disclosed by Mr Shaw Kam-on, the Managing Director of Golden Hand Industrial Co Ltd, the new owners of the building. The Hotung Building, also known as Hotung House ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/623814/slice-life
  2. Parents pay the price in grey area of school entry

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cases involves property developers in the early phases of construction of big housing complexes. One developer paid 'a large sum' to education officials to have houses under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000102/parents-pay-price-grey-area-school-entry
  3. Race for homes near top schools drives up prices

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for school-district houses has helped drive up property prices in the mainland's commercial capital, with parents and grandparents spending the family's savings on just the down payment for a small, ... the family's hukou. In Shanghai, homebuyers and real estate consultancies have coined a new term for such homes- school-district houses. A dilapidated, 30-year-old house in the right district works ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723295/race-homes-near-top-schools-drives-prices
  4. Price of school textbooks increases

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The cost of textbooks under the new senior academic structure has risen, with some publishers nearly doubling the prices for certain subjects. The fewer subjects required ... with prices for English-language textbooks rising 12.3 per cent. The average prices in elective subjects such as geography (HK$401), physics (HK$510) and economics (HK$414) have also gone up. Biology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/676248/price-school-textbooks-increases
  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 24, 2013

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... "why?"; third, if in doubt, switch them on. Peter Robertson, Sai Kung   Road pricing can alleviate gridlock, smog I think it is time for the government to consider implementing electronic road pricing as the registered car fleet grew 4.8 per cent last year. This was also the third consecutive year that the annual rate was more than 4 per cent. In order to relieve air pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1244521/letters-editor-may-24
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Housing plan for land adjacent to Baptist University 'shortsighted'

    Posted Mar 14th 2013, 12:00am by DANIEL TSE

    ... Daniel Tse Daniel Tse says shortsighted housing plan would harm university's future Our higher education must be given the space to grow A relatively small plot of land has recently become a site of contention between the government and Hong Kong Baptist University. The issue is symptomatic of problems in town planning, the land shortage in Hong Kong and the need ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1189935/housing-plan-land-adjacent-baptist-university-shortsighted
  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Textbook prices set torise 3.3pc, officials say

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Textbook prices set torise 3.3pc, officials say Textbook prices are expected to rise by 3.3 per cent despite officials' efforts to stop the much-criticised bundling of textbooks and teaching materials that has increased the burden of cost for parents. The Education Bureau made the estimate yesterday after analysing publishers' pricing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1227887/textbook-prices-set-torise-33pc-officials-say
  8. Paying the price for a better education

    Posted Feb 28th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... there are hopes that they have the people who care enough, and have the talents, to take action to put the ESF's house in order. There is already much talk of a new era of modernisation, greater ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/446142/paying-price-better-education
  9. Tang vows to build more cheap homes

    Posted Feb 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... promise to provide,' Tang said as he unveiled his policy platform for education and housing yesterday. 'The proposal is [intended] to shorten the average waiting time for public housing ... term in 2017, through finding adequate new land to build public housing,' Tang said. The Home Ownership Scheme, which will provide 5,000 flats a year from 2016 for families earning between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992606/tang-vows-build-more-cheap-homes
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Boy at public housing school joins elite group of top-scoring pupils

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com 5** hero of public housing school Chan Sze-hoi believes Hong Kong is a place where hard work pays off whatever your background- and he should know, having joined the ranks of top scorers in the Diploma for Secondary Education examinations. "I don't think it makes a difference being a student of a public housing school," said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1019505/boy-public-housing-school-joins-elite-group-top-scoring-pupils

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