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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong's English language skills branded 'pathetic' as Chinese has 'negative influence'

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 11:29pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... or territory was 400 and the tests covered English vocabulary, reading, listening and writing. Poon said that with the influence of mainland tourists and more frequent business exchanges between Hong ... English skills must be improved if job-seekers were to remain competitive with mainlanders, whose English skills were improving. Anita Poon Yuk-kang, associate professor in Baptist ...

  2. News - China - EDUCATION

    Parents fork out small fortunes to give their children a taste of the world

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... the first task, many affluent mainland parents are increasingly choosing to put their children on the path to scholarship by sending them overseas for a season. Agencies who organise overseas summer ... of the average urban mainlander- to introduce their children to the world beyond China. Parents say that spending a few weeks in Australia, Britain or the US- often staying in the home of a foreign host ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Happy campus

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 03:12pm by Linda Yeung

    ... that of the 75,000 local students studying abroad, 26 per cent were in Britain, 24 per cent in Australia and 20 per cent in the United States. Ten per cent opted for places on the mainland. More than two out ... offer virtual campus tours on their websites. For many students, Britain's multicultural environment is a big draw, as are its cultural gems and proximity to popular tourist destinations ...



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