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  1. News - Asia - Pacific

    Clinton in South Pacific with China in focus

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 03:15pm by Associated Press in Papeete

    ... Associated Press in Papeete US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has arrived in the South Pacific at the top of a six-nation Asia tour during which she aims to reassert American ... Clinton heads to Indonesia, the seat of the secretariat of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, whose members are sharply divided over how to deal with China’s expansion and conflicting ...

  2. New sites found with link to phony university

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... on October 17.' The YorkU website states: 'Licensed by the State of Alabama, York University is authorised to grant associate, bachelor, master and doctoral degrees.' Ms McGrady said ... degrees from non-existent or unlicensed universities. The websites were this week offering courses from York University in Mobile, Alabama, which is unlicensed and being investigated ...

  3. Despite disappointment, HKIEd says it still hopes to achieve university status

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Elaine Yau, Mimi Lau

    ... founded, uniting five teaching colleges 1997: HKIEd moves to Tai Po campus 1998: Launches bachelor of education course, but requires external validation 2002: University Grants Committee (UGC) ... Elaine Yau and Mimi Lau The Hong Kong Institute of Education tried to put a positive spin on the University Grants Committee report on its future, saying it was 'a step closer ...

  4. Call for university complaints body

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Legislators are calling for an independent complaints mechanism covering all universities after hearing a catalogue of grievances from 17 staff and student deputations. After ... are they fair,' said Shum Kar-ping, chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Higher Education Staff Associations, which proposed the new mechanism. 'Each university has its own complaints mechanism, ...

  5. Zhou Enlai: gentle face of party who shaped the nation's foreign policy

    Posted Sep 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... sponsored student at the famous Nankai University in Tianjin. He was later educated in Japan and Europe, and in France he helped set up the Communist Party. On his return to China he became ... delegation to the Geneva conference in 1954 and helped secure a truce in Indochina, and the independence of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. At the Bandung conference in Indonesia in 1955, the first ...

  6. University maps the electorate

    Posted Aug 15th 2004, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... a month and had received either no schooling or primary or lower secondary schooling. Political scientist Ivan Choy Chi-keung, of Chinese University, said the map was most useful for independent ... Klaudia Lee A digital map projecting the support base of rival political camps was unveiled by the University of Hong Kong yesterday ahead of next month's election. The map, produced ...

  7. Beijing, Asean clear way for free-trade pact

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). China is the eighth-largest investor in Southeast Asia, with investment of US$2.2 billion last year. Accumulated Asean investment in China ... Asean countries its most-favoured-nation status,' she said. 'In return, China has made it clear it needs a relatively stable and amicable regional situation for development.' ...

  8. Lawmakers seek details of deal with arts college

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... said. The decision to hand the site to the arts college has been controversial. The Chinese Artists Association, which failed in its bid to get the building, accused the government of supporting ... Joyce Ng Lawmakers have urged the government to reveal the tenancy agreement with an American arts college that was awarded tenancy of the historic North Kowloon Magistracy. Discussions ...

  9. Succession plan to guard our judicial independence?

    Posted Apr 12th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... a chief executive and probably a legislature completely elected by universal suffrage. Thus, there would be less reason to fear for the independence of the judiciary. Much now depends on Ma. Frank ... the independent status of the judiciary, which is not part of the administration. Other senior leaders in Beijing have also expressed unhappiness with Hong Kong, while going out of their way to praise ...

  10. 'One country, two systems' will limp on while Beijing pulls strings

    Posted Dec 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a national security law. The policy has experienced significant pressures from day one and this is unlikely to change in future, even after the introduction of universal suffrage. One main reason Beijing will continue to pull strings is because the Hong Kong government is often a willing participant in this game. Surya Deva, associate professor, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong. ...




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