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  1. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Hunt for South Korea ferry survivors enters second day as embassy says Chinese were onboard

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:48am by Reuters

    ... searching on Thursday for about 290 people still missing, many of them students from the same high school, following the sinking of a ferry more than 24 hours ago. Grieving family members gathered ... unaccounted for following the capsize in mysterious circumstances as it made the trip from the port city of Incheon to the holiday island of Jeju. Many of the passengers were school children from ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Bids invited to operate schools at five sites

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 04:03am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Vacant centres and greenfield sites offered for use of non-profit international schools Bids invited to operate schools at five sites Two vacant schools and three new sites are being offered for the development of non-profit international schools. Bids are being invited for use of the sites as part of government measures to boost the number ...

  3. News - China

    Hubei public security chief Zeng Xin promoted to vice-governor

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 04:29pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com At 48, he is the youngest official to hold such a rank on the mainland Zeng Xin, the director of public security in Hubei, has been promoted to vice-governor of the province, the Standing Committee of the Hubei provincial People’s Congress said on Thursday. Zeng, 48, will retain his post at the public security bureau, which is the main civilian police force, ...

  4. News - China

    Hundreds protest at district government in Beijing for school rights

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 12:56pm by Zhang Hong

    ... investigations and intervention into a school that was promised to them but never delivered. “About one thousand people were protesting in front of the government and 200 policemen showed up to keep ... claimed that the property developer had told buyers that their children would be eligible for enrolment in a prestigious school nearby, a promise that they failed to fulfil. The school in question ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Mainland sewage fuelling Hong Kong's 'red tides'

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 04:01am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... in Hong Kong waters, according to a leading scientist. Professor Ho Kin-chung, dean of the Open University's school of science and technology and an expert on algae, said the red tides were ... and Conservation Department staff said they had spotted red tides at fish culture zones within Tolo Harbour, Sha Tau Kok and Tai Mei Tuk, while a member of the public reported another at Pak Sha Wan in Sai ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China - DESIGN

    Villages given urban look through design

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... of China, two assistant professors from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) are demonstrating that it can. Through projects spanning the gamut of vital public infrastructure- schools, health centres, ... the railway's visual impact, they created a series of open spaces around the school courtyard, and a raked public space for village meetings, with the new classrooms underneath. The project cost ...

  7. News - China - HEALTH

    China and India face huge cancer burden

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 08:59am by AFP

    ... for one in five deaths, ranking second only to cardiovascular disease as the most common cause of death, the study said. But public awareness of the risk remained extremely low, the experts wrote, ... in the countryside. "A quarter of all cancer deaths worldwide are in China," said Paul Goss, a Harvard Medical School professor who led the Chinese study. "Some of the main factors responsible ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - RESEARCH

    Criticised University of Hong Kong pollster makes his data public

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:00am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Under-fire pollster puts data in the public domain The University of Hong Kong pollster at the centre of a political storm over the impartiality of his research has released for public inspection the raw data of polls run on the chief executive's popularity. The data sets of at least 43 surveys about Leung Chun-ying, conducted since he ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    English Schools Foundation parents call on Hong Kong chief executive to probe fee rises

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 02:33pm by Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung

    ... Shirley Zhao and Ng Kang-chung ESF parents urge probe of fee rises English Schools Foundation parents urged Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to look personally into an average 5 per cent ... education in Hong Kong- had frozen out lower middle-class families. "There're only elite schools left in Hong Kong and nowhere for lower middle-class kids to go." Angie Lam, a member ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - DANCE

    Deaf dancer Jason Wong Yiu-pong wins plays at Broadway school

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Deaf dancer Jason takes big step to Broadway Making magic as a dancer on Broadway is hard enough- as anyone who has seen the 1980 hit musical Fame will be aware. And when you can't even hear the music, making that d ...




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