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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    CityU calls for support in hunger strike against national education

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Thomas Chan

    ... Thomas Chan thomas.chan@scmp.com Staff association hopes hundreds will sign up for strike against national education CityU appeal for support for hunger strike City University's staff association is calling on teachers and students to join a marathon citywide hunger strike to press the government to scrap national education in schools. The association issued the appeal yesterday ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 3, 2013

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

    ... in the right over dock strike The striking dockworkers' initial wage demand was for [at least] 17 per cent. This was an over-ambitious figure to aim for in the existing economic environment. I am ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Thousands rally against national education lessons

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... in Admiralty. Among them, three teenagers were forced to bring their hunger strike to an early end on health grounds. But 10 others - university students, a parent, teachers and a professor - began a hunger strike due to last until tomorrow. Organisers, who put the number of protesters last night at 40,000, called for another protest tomorrow at the same spot. Earlier, police put the crowd ...

  4. Job guaranteed: City U launches nuclear degree

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau City University is to launch Hong Kong's first degree course in nuclear and risk engineering- a decision made before the crisis at the Fukushima reactor in Japan. The magnitude-9 earthquake and the devastating tsunami that hit northeast Japan on March 11, crippling the nuclear power plant, has triggered a global backlash against nuclear power. But the university ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 17, 2013

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Blame tycoons, not dockers, for social ills Joyce Hung says that the logistics sector has been hurt by the dockers' strike and says we all have a responsibility to try to create a harmonious community ("'Success' for strikers has hurt society", May 10). I agree with her closing statement about harmony but it is not the dockers who are hurting this sector, ...

  6. Call for strike has few backers

    Posted Jul 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... but critics fear will be used for 'brainwashing'. And principals say any form of strike will deprive children of an education. Timothy Ha Wing-ho, education adviser to the city's Anglican Church, the Sheng Kung Hui, has reservations about a strike, saying it would be hard for parents to settle their children at a school that joined a strike. The 50 primary schools sponsored ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 24, 2013

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

    ... wealth gap, rumblings under the surface are becoming louder. An increasing number of demonstrations would seem to indicate a more unhappy and unstable society. The ongoing dock strike could ... employment opportunities for many people in Hong Kong. The root of the problem rests more with a weak government and a fragmented legislature. Demonstrations and strikes only serve to tarnish Hong ...

  8. Students go on strike over closure

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Johnny Tam Students at Lingnan Primary School and Kindergarten went on strike on Monday to try to stop the school closing for redevelopment. Lingnan Education Organisation, the sponsoring body of the 90-year-old school in Happy Valley, says the campus must be redeveloped because of structural defects. Yet the children and their parents want the school to stay open until ...

  9. When school envy strikes, ask yourself if the class is really greener

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Julie McGuire familypost@scmp.com I was quite happy with my daughter's primary school until last week when I visited my friend's son's school. It was really lovely and spacious with lots of expensive equipment, and now I am wondering whethe ...

  10. Striking the right chord

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Playing and sharing music with friends and family is an enjoyable social activity. Learning guitar is one of the more easily achievable means, as many popular songs only require a person to learn three or four chords. 'The guitar is a good choice of ...




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