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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Tip-offs boost fight against corruption

    Posted Jun 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it was the commissions that drug companies gave to doctors to encourage them to prescribe their brands of medicine. Sponsorship fees average 30,000 yuan to 40,000 yuan per student, with the top schools charging as much as 80,000 yuan. They are collected from parents who buy places in the best schools for children who do not make the grade. A large percentage of the fees collected is handed over ...

  6. RMIT University to review offshore courses

    Posted Sep 24th 2005, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Melbourne-based RMIT University is reviewing all its offshore programmes in a bid to ensure quality, according to its new vice-chancellor Margaret Gardner. Professor Gardner ... year. Professor Gardner said the university was now hoping to increase offshore students' study options. Her discussions with the Hong Kong Management Association involved the possibility ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Teachers' union says it's hard to recruit young blood

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Gary Cheung The leaders of Hong Kong's largest teachers' union say it is hard to recruit young people, sparking concerns about future succession problems. The issue of an ageing leadership in the Professional Teachers' Union ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Beijing helps city's poor students with 40m yuan in meal subsidies

    Posted Dec 17th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li The Beijing municipal government has earmarked 40 million yuan (HK$47 million) in canteen meal subsidies for up to 100,000 college students from poor families amid rising ... yuan apiece per month. Xian said the municipal government had also ordered about 30 universities under its charge to make sure enough inexpensive dishes were available in the canteens. ...




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