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  1. Public broadcaster must reflect public view: poll

    Posted Jun 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... is to reflect public opinion independently from the government,' Mr Wong said. But Clement So York-kee, a director of Chinese University's journalism school, said almost half the respondents ... Ambrose Leung Nearly nine in 10 people surveyed said the role of a public broadcaster should be to 'reflect public opinion', while 63.8 per cent were satisfied with RTHK's ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Public kept in dark on using private club facilities, Ombudsman says

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Ombudsman says the government has failed to promote the use of sports facilities Public kept in dark on access to private clubs The Ombudsman has criticised the government for failing to monitor public access to private club facilities. Under private recreational leases that began in 1884, organisations are granted land free or a nominal rent to establish ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Quality of local schools in doubt, Amcham says

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... education system and who are particularly concerned about English training, with most public schools now teaching in mother-tongue Cantonese. Sun reiterated the city should set up a top-level body ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com We need graduates in tune with 21st century business standards, forum's chairman says Amcham chief criticises quality of city's schools ...

  4. Travel passion leads to InterCon publicity role

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... which led him to pursue a career in tourism. He interned with the public relations team of the Macau Government Tourist Office Representative in Hong Kong to learn about marketing communications before joining the hotel. He talks to Wong Yat-hei What is your academic background? I graduated from the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2011. What ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time to ditch elitist expat class system

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... international schools with public resources. Local educators and lawmakers, who ought to know better, duly repeat the demand. Officials like Eddie Ng Hak-kim act guiltily for failing to please ... affordable schooling. What parent, expat or local, wouldn't embrace an affordable, good-quality public education for their children providing a good grounding in English and Chinese? We have ...

  6. US companies cautious on going public

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... jointly organised by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's (HKUST's) Business School, New York University's Stern School of Business and the Treasury Markets Association, ... function. Ljungqvist, who is Ira Rennert professor of finance and entrepreneurship at the Stern School of Business, explained that stock markets are generally seen to have two prime functions. ...

  7. High-risk investment ban on subsidy scheme schools

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... curriculum and enjoy greater flexibility in financial planning than other public schools, have two years before the start of compliance inspections. The cash reserve limits will also only apply ... said. Tse said the schools had to be more transparent and make regular financial and governance reports. Schools that failed to comply with the rules would be reprimanded publicly ...

  8. School spending vow renewed despite years of failure

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the end of February last year amid rising public discontent over a school system increasingly dogged by bureaucratic corruption and widening inequality. To meet the target next year, Zhang said ... Finance Minister Zhang Shaochun said yesterday government spending on schooling was likely to be between 3.83 per cent and 3.86 per cent of GDP this year and that there should be little problem ...

  9. Head of schools empire held over illegal loan scam

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... corruption charges, and follows a string of stories about cash-strapped bosses fleeing the city with unpaid loans. The Liren group came under fire at the end of October, after it made public ... woman, with an estimated personal wealth of 3.6 billion yuan. 36 Number of schools, companies and other entities run by Wenzhou Liren Education Group across 10 provinces and regions ...

  10. Fight escalates for control of elite school

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to make their grievances public. The row at the Chinese International School began in October when its board of governors removed 26 of more than 40 members of the school's foundation, ... for the construction of the school's campus in Braemar Hill; Selwyn Mar, former president of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Professor Felice Lieh Mak, head of the Medical Council ...




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