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  1. Test results stir debate

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... HONG KONG STUDENTS are doing well in their studies, but their numbers appear to be declining in the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa). Carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Unesco, ...

  2. Dare to wear!

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... SUMMER is finally here, which is good news for the swimwear industry. Apart from the traditional one-piece design and the sexy bikini, now there's a tankini on the market, didn't you know? What is a tankini? Made in Taiwan, it is a modified vers ...

  3. Mass rally changed perceptions

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... The 500,000-strong march on July 1 changed Hong Kong people's image of mass protests and helped them realise their freedom to take part in public demonstrations, a university survey has revealed. The results of the study, which was conducted between ...

  4. Different strokes

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... THE IDEA of writing English in a Chinese way may sound weird. But this is the essence of award-winning artist Xu Bing's 'square-word calligraphy'. 'Square words', developed by Xu, look like Chinese characters, but they are not. Lo ...

  5. Housewives, elderly 'need more support'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... A BETTER relationship with family and friends helps enhance people's ability to handle crises such as the recent Sars epidemic, a recent survey has revealed. The study was carried out last month by a group of volunteers from the Youth Services Office ...

  6. Buddhist 'priest' offers women peace of mind - for a price

    Posted Jul 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Self-styled Buddhist priest On Lok-sang is a man who promises to provide an unusual - and controversial - service. For $3,000 he says he can clear the conscience of women who have had abortions or miscarriages. About three months ago, Mr On - which is not ...

  7. Pop star born with silver spoon in his mouth

    Posted Jul 17th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Juno Mak has never been fortunate enough to bask in adulation of the sort enjoyed by his fellow Canto-pop luminaries. But born with a silver spoon in his mouth, the 19-year-old son of CCT Telecom chairman Clement Mak always believed he could become anythi ...

  8. Create a single judging system, experts urge

    Posted Jul 17th 2003, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... Hong Kong's music awards are based on individual organisers' interpretation of 'fairness' and 'transparency', which can lead to problems of legitimacy, according to music industry experts. Clarence Hui Yuen - a professional s ...

  9. Planting for the future

    Posted Jul 16th 2003, 12:00am by Joyce Law

    ... GINGER WATER may be a more environmentally friendly substitute for some chemicals, about 100 young farmers from the Organic Farming Competition 2003 have discovered. They come from eight primary and secondary schools in Tung Chung, and are taking part in ...

  10. Appeal over public flats rent ruling

    Posted Jul 25th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai, Niki Law

    ... The Housing Authority says there is immense public interest in clarifying the verdict that it was in breach of the law The Housing Authority will lodge an appeal with the top court to overturn a ruling that it had breached its duty by not reviewing rents to ensure they complied with limits under the Housing Ordinance. The law says rents must not exceed 10 per cent ...




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