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  1. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    For many, having an extra child just brings on labour

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:25am by George Chen

    ... in Shanghai widely reported that to raise a child from birth to adulthood would cost parents several million yuan in living expenses, education, clothing, health care and so on. Many young people joke ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Educate public about lethal nature of ivory trade

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Educate public about lethal trade How many slaughtered African elephants does 1.3 tonnes of ivory tusks represent? It is hard to tell when they are cut into 779 pieces and hidden amid other container cargo. This is the latest ruse employed by smugglers to try to fool Hong Kong customs inspectors on the lookout for an illegal and lethal trade. More than 100 would ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Donated elephant tusks teach schoolchildren reality of a cruel trade

    Posted Jan 13th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam lana.lam@scmp.com Elephant tusks teach children reality of a cruel trade Pupils at the Belilios Public School in North Point received an unusual gift from the government last ... were but a minute portion of the total amount of ivory being stored, a spokeswoman said. Under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, confiscated ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 28, 2013

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am

    ... Debate needed on meaning of freedom in HK Your comment columns and editorials frequently hail the concepts of freedom and free trade. Less frequently, fortunately, the very high rankings ... bemoan the loss of shops and restaurants which are being replaced by boutiques and luxury shops. The question in my mind as I read the article was a simple one: if free trade is championed, how ...

  5. News - China - ABUSE

    Angry teachers take discipline too far on China's Children's Day

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... kindergarten in Shanghai's Jiading district was put under detention for 10 days and fined 500 yuan (HK$627) for cutting the arms of the children on Thursday. The teacher joined the private ...

  6. Officials warned university over Oxfam interns

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... to say what was discussed. However, not all universities seem to have received the directive. Han Yuan, director of Shanghai University of Finance and Economics' press centre, said she ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 4, 2013

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... of both is keratin. The people who persist in perpetuating this trade are laughing all the way to the bank with the lucrative profits they are making out of the general public's ignorance. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Legco education candidates trade barbs

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 02:08pm by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Legislative candidate for the education sector Ho Hon-kuen has dubbed his rival Ip Kin-yuen as a “chameleon” and accused him of not being a stalwart democracy fighter. Ho was speaking in a debate in which Ip rejected the accusations, maintaini ...

  9. News - China - HEALTH

    Guangzhou may reverse ban on people with sexually-transmitted diseases from teaching

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:14pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Cheng Yuan, the Nanjing-based NGO director, told the Yangcheng Evening News . HIV carriers are often excluded from civil service jobs, including teaching and policing in many provinces of China. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong universities raise fees by up to 20pc for non-local students

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao Inflation, stronger yuan blamed for increases that some fear will deter mainland students HK universities raise feesby up to 20pc for non-locals Hong Kong's eight government-funded universities have raised tuition fees by as much as 20 per cent for non-local students this year, attributing it to inflation and a stronger yuan. Chinese University, the University ...




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