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  1. Fund-raiser a tall order

    Posted Mar 21st 2007, 12:00am by Judy Ngao

    ... the students' forthcoming expeditions. 'We chose abseiling because it is linked to mountains. We will be going to high altitudes during our trip. I think we are going to abseil in Peru,' Ross ...

  2. Mountain ordeal

    Posted Aug 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Agroup of 20 Hong Kong students experienced a hiking scare while visiting the 4,500-metre Lenglong mountains on the border of Qinghai and Gansu provinces last month. They were among 110 students from two Hong Kong universities and two mainland universities on an excursion to see the glaciers in the mountainous area, and the hike was part of a tour ...

  3. Mountain pupils hope for shoes and clothes

    Posted Feb 28th 2008, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... His home is at Nanmukai village, about an hour's walk along a muddy mountain path near the end of the Nu River valley leading to Tibet . 'These are the only shoes I have, like my ... adequate food or clothing and earn less than 625 yuan a year, according to the local government. They are among 147,000 people in the mountainous Nu River region, or 36.4 per cent of the rural ...

  4. Students take on mountain of a challenge

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Peking and Tsinghua universities at the summit. That was July 1, 1997, the day of the handover. Now Mr Fung plans to lead his own team of students to the mountain top as part ... Building. As the theme from Mission: Impossible played, she and a fellow team member unfurled a banner emblazoned with 'Qinghai Mountaineering Expedition 2007'. Students have prepared ...

  5. Kids are ready to climb Mount Everest

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh HONG KONG- Twenty secondary and four university students will make an expedition to Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain. The group will study the environment while going mountain trekking. They will also visit local schools for a look at Tibetan culture. Vincent Fan Ka-chun, 15, says the training was hard, but that didn't stop him. 'I want ...

  6. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Quest for hermitage spawns educational scheme in Yunnan

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... to the romantic idea of living like a hermit in the picturesque mountains of southwestern Yunnan , on the border with Myanmar. But chasing the dream opened another door for Li, now 30, and her husband, ... now? We are about to finish building a two-storey house in a Jingpo mountain village in Dehong prefecture. It's a very interesting building, designed by an architect friend, mixing ...

  7. All ready for Everest

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh Twenty secondary and four university students will brave an expedition to Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain with a peak at 8,848 metres above sea level. ... Poles. Joining experts from HKU, the group will conduct surveys related to environmental protection and learn about the concept of 'Leave No Trace' in mountain trekking. They will also ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Inquiring mind urged of students

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... mountain to climb if they are not used to thinking on a deeper level." The veteran educator recommends plenty of independent reading or online study, and a more constructive use of holiday ...

  9. University plans course on tree climbing

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with the university, Professor Huang Lisheng, said on his microblog account on Saturday that chancellor Zhu Chongshi had asked his department to find trees on nearby mountains and to begin the course as soon ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Escaping a failing system

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... years a media mogul- has lived in Moganshan, a peaceful mountain retreat 2½ hours outside Shanghai. He first moved there in 2005 with his Chinese wife Joanna and two children. They were looking ...




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