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  1. Out and about

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... are putting further strain on an already-fragile environment. Edmund Meisenhelder, a pre-war American exchange student of Guangzhou's Lingnan University, described a visit to the '3,500-foot ...

  2. News - China - TRAVEL

    Hong Kong-Shenzhen combined travel card launching in both cities

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... day," he said. About 10,000 Octopus-Lingnan Pass cards have been sold in Hong Kong, Octopus said. Dr Hung Wing-tat, a transport analyst at Polytechnic University, said the card would ... the release in July of the Octopus-Lingnan Pass, which can be used in Hong Kong and 16 cities in Guangdong. Both cards have two "e-purses", allowing users to top up with Hong Kong dollars ...

  3. News - China - CORRUPTION

    Shenzhen wasted billions on World University Games, audit finds

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Shenzhen's spending on world student event far exceeded budget and revenues, report says, but finds no serious breach by officials Audit says billions wasted on games Shenzhen lost 12.8 billion yuan (HK$15.7 billion) on the World University Games last year, a review by the city's auditor has found. The report said the international ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be a suitable alternative. University chairmen named Executive councillor Leung Chun-ying has been appointed chairman of the council of City University, with effect from mid-October, the government said. He will succeed Chung Shui-ming, who is retiring. It also announced that lawmaker Bernard Chan would succeed Mr Leung as chairman of the council of Lingnan University. Growth forecast ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Shenzhen university joint venture promises academic freedom

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Chinese University vice chancellor promises students will be taught to think for themselves Shenzhen university 'will have freedom' The planned Shenzhen branch of the Chinese University of Hong Kong will enjoy academic freedom, according to vice chancellor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu. Speaking on the sidelines of a campus groundbreaking ceremony ...

  6. University student arrested in connection with crash

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com Shenzhen police have arrested a university student suspected of helping a drunk driver flee the scene of a crash on May 26 that caused an electric taxi to catch fire, killing the three people inside. Police said the 21-year-old man is a student at Shenzhen University. Shenzhen traffic police told a press conference that Hou Peiqing, the drunk ...

  7. Approval fails to free up university

    Posted Apr 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Raymond Li raymond.li@scmp.com The Ministry of Education's long-awaited approval of full accreditation for the South University of Science and Technology (SUSTC) in Shenzhen has been hailed as a milestone by university authorities, but analysts say it will leave it with less room to be a beacon for educational reform. A directive issued by the ministry late on Tuesday gave ...

  8. Radical university reformer forced to take a step back

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... approach to get his university off the ground. Zhu Qingshi, the 66-year-old president of the South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC), is seeking to build a university free ... 'But we should never lose sight of moving the reform forward.' The university was modelled on Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Zhu said he wanted it to rival ...

  9. Chinese University nears deal on Shenzhen campus

    Posted Nov 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Chinese University is nearing agreement on plans to build a campus in Shenzhen's Longgang district early next year to tap into the burgeoning Pearl River Delta. Business faculty dean, Professor Wong Tak-jun, said the university expected to seal a final deal with the Shenzhen municipal government later this year or early next year, having ...

  10. University's reform hopes seem distant

    Posted Jul 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com A new Shenzhen university's vows to be a pioneer of mainland tertiary education reform, with an independent administration and curriculum, appear to have ... decision-making council appointed by the South University of Science and Technology of China on Saturday are top leaders from the provincial and city governments, with a deputy Shenzhen party boss, ...




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