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  1. Comment - Letters

    Cramming culture hurts students

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... in the finance sector- the mainstay of the Hong Kong economy. I have talked to many men and women in their 30s in cafes in the International Finance Centre over the past three years. They were locals who ...

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    Letters to the Editor, May 24, 2013

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... that it affects so many women. Actress Angelina Jolie put the disease in the spotlight with the announcement that she had decided to have a double mastectomy. It was a major news story worldwide. I admire ... awareness about breast cancer and I hope it will encourage more women to have check-ups. I hope it will also encourage those who are already suffering from cancer to keep fighting. Wendy Cheung ...

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    Letters to the Editor, May 21, 2013

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Comments on rape a gentle reminder Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok has come under fire for advising women to drink less to avoid being raped ("Security chief blasted for rape ... if a women is inebriated and sexually assaulted she may have difficulty identifying her attacker and this would make it tougher to apprehend the culprit. I don't think Mr Lai was trying to blame ...

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    Letters to the Editor, May 11, 2013

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... for mothers and their babies and many women are now donating milk they do not need. However, it was clear from a survey by the hospital that many mothers were unwilling to donate milk, and, clearly, the central government has a role to play. It should help the bank with a campaign to promote the benefits of breast milk and to show how, by donating it, women can help these mothers with children ...

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    Letters to the Editor, May 3, 2013

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... It is admirable of Meredith McBride to write about how women need to speak out against male harassment everywhere ("Break the silence", April 25). The fact that she ran into a despicable man on the MTR shows that Hong Kong may fancy itself a "world city", but it nevertheless hasn't done much to educate that portion of its male population who disrespects women. One can lose ...

  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Care in the community

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Eliz Wong spent working for a charity in Inner Mongolia last summer, the Chinese University student witnessed first-hand how NGOs empower and support disadvantaged women. "The group offers local women access to microfinance, giving them the opportunity to exercise their rights and helping them achieve gender equality. With the money they can decide on - or at least discuss ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Troubled England has much to learn from HK's curriculum reforms

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... and women who have deprived a generation of the knowledge they need". Gove also cited actions to marginalise the academe: teacher training is being delinked from universities, and schools have ...

  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    A new chapter for children's book authors in China

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... children's authors often get short shrift from more educated parents. Li Sipan, director of an online women's group in Guangzhou, says she would not pick Yang's books for her daughter, 12, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    Vice-principal puts music at core of learning in primary school

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... "The first time I heard handbell music, I knew I wanted to learn it. It's such a beautiful sound," says Law. Again, it wasn't easy. Women outnumbered men 50 to 1 on the course, ...

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    Letters to the Editor, February 16, 2013

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... A case in point is the ongoing string of sexual abuse scandals within the Catholic Church. With its stringent anti-birth-control mindset and medieval policy against women priests - let alone ...




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