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  1. Rebuttals give school the edge

    Posted May 07th 2010, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College defeated Yu Chun Keung Memorial College No 2 in the second round of the 11th Nesta-SCMP Inter-School Debating competition. The winner took the negative side of the motion: 'Hong Kong is protecting children's rights.' The debate took place at Islamic Kasim Tuet on Monday. The contest, jointly organised by the Native English ...

  2. Nothing compares to a metaphor

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Secondary School chose the more subtle, but deadly accurate, metaphor. And, in this case, victory went to the metaphor. It was the first round of the 13th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition, with Pentecostal supporting the motion 'Hong Kong teenagers are too attached to electronic gadgets' and Fukien arguing against it. The debate took place on Monday at Fukien Secondary School ...

  3. News - World - IMMIGRATION

    Opposing sides in US immigration debate agree need for policy change

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 06:09am by Reuters, MCT

    ... Texas. And those on both sides of the debate found some common ground: agreement that US government policy needs to change. Immigrant families are fleeing to the US from strife-torn Guatemala, El ... Agencies in Murrieta, California, and Los Angeles In flashpoint California town, protesters agree system for processing illegal arrivals is broken Both sides in U.S. immigration debate ...

  4. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Simplistic arguments add nothing to policy debates

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 11:10am by Cathy Holcombe

    ... Cathy Holcombe Sociologist should show basic grasp of global economy in calling for France to default on debt Simplistic arguments add nothing to policy debates When I was 10 years old, ... economics from a high-math zone in his recent book on inequality. But this is all the more reason why policy dissent must show at least a basic grasp of the complexities of the modern global ...

  5. News - World - ISLAMIC MILITANCY

    Killing of James Foley reignites debate about US stand on terrorist ransoms

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:37pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US stands firm on its policy of never negotiating with terrorist organisations, even to save a life Foley's death revives ransom issue The United States, by rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped journalist James Foley, upheld a policy choice that some European and Arab governments long found too wrenching. Washington ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Deng Xiaoping's legacy felt in Hong Kong's debate on political reform

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Tammy Tam

    ... a close look at Hong Kong during his historic Southern Tour to Shenzhen in 1992, during which he reaffirmed China's open-door policy amid the then-heated debate on whether reforms would take ... Tammy Tam Late paramount leader saw city as integral part of China, and Xi Jinping is of the same mind Deng's legacy felt in reform debate At midnight on June 30, 1997, the Union flag ...

  7. News - World - SCOTLAND

    Salmond wins final TV debate before Scottish independence referendum

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 05:20pm by Reuters in Glasgow

    ... Reuters in Glasgow Snap poll showed nationalist leader easily won TV debate seen as last chance to reach wide audience Scotland’s pro-independence leader Alex Salmond easily won a final TV debate on Monday night just over three weeks before a breakaway referendum, but it wasn’t clear if this would help him catch up in the polls. In a bruising debate before the September 18 ...

  8. Nuclear debate grows heated

    Posted Jun 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Kau Yan College and SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School met in the third round of the 13th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition to debate on the motion: 'Nuclear power (fission) should have a place in Hong Kong's future.' Kau Yan College supported the motion and SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School opposed it. The debate at Kau Yan College in Tai Po, on May 29, ...

  9. Tam Pak Yu's day

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei In round six of the 12th Nesta-SCMP Debating Competition division three debate, STFA Tam Pak Yu College matched up against Kowloon Sam Yuk Secondary School to tackle the motion 'Hong Kong isn't doing enough to take care of its poor'. Tam Pak Yu took the affirmative view and Sam Yuk the negative. The debate took place last Tuesday at STFA Tam Pak Yu ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Pressure builds within US Federal Reserve to signal new policy course

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 09:54am by Reuters

    ... of holding rates too low for too long have set the stage for an intense debate over rewriting their policy statement. It is uncertain whether officials will use their upcoming meeting ... Reuters in Jackson Hole, Wyoming Improved economic data and growing anxiety over low interest rates have set stage for US central bank to look at rewriting policy statement Pressure on Fed ...




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