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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    UN committee says Hong Kong schools' policy 'de facto discrimination'

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... But the UN committee said parents' choice was limited by the possible exclusion faced by their non-Chinese children in mainstream schools that did not cater to their special needs. Other ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com UN faults school policy as 'de facto discrimination' Segregation of Hong Kong's ethnic-minority students in specific schools is "de ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - EDUCATION

    All aboard: parents and the school committee

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Parents who sit on school committees can be agents for positive change, with commitment, time and the right skills, writes Linda Yeung Improvements across the board Parent representatives are a fixture on all school boards or management committees, but those where they play a dominant role are a minority. Kellett School and the French International ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civic choice and nominating committee are not mutually exclusive

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 05:48pm by KAREN LEE

    ... Karen Lee Karen Lee says universal suffrage is possible under the Basic Law Civic choice and nominating committee can coexist in 2017 Politics is the art of the possible," said Otto ... that tampers with the substantive nomination power of the nominating committee is unconstitutional under the Basic Law and the National People's Congress Standing Committee's decisions. Yet ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    New school to focus on energy and environment

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 10:52am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Joint university venture in Xian hopes to contribute energy and environmental policies to the central government School founder sees bright, green future Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's joint school of sustainable development in Xian will contribute to energy and environmental policies on the mainland, the university's ...

  5. News - China

    Party Central Committee's third plenum raises reform expectations

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Committee, the Communist Party's decision-making body, may sound mundane, but previous third plenums have marked major turning points in the political history of modern China. ... mark on the party's policy agenda," said Deng Yewen, a former deputy editor of the Study Times , a key publication run by the Central Party School. Xi has ignited expectations through ...

  6. News - China - GOVERNMENT

    'Cultural threats' among five focuses of new national security panel, colonel says

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 04:48am by Teddy Ng

    ... Party School. "It is necessary to set up a high-level agency that has the proper authority to co-ordinate all forces involved." The establishment of the committee was announced after ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com National security committee will plan response to extremists, online agitators and West's cultural influence, among others, colonel says Security ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hong Kong to burn first part of seized ivory stockpile in May ceremony

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 04:10am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... The government's Endangered Species Advisory Committee voted in January to incinerate almost all the city's 30-tonne ivory stockpile, a year after rejecting the idea. A source close to the government ... is very determined Committee chairman Paul Shin No more than three tonnes could be burned in one batch, the source said. The ivory would have to be cut into pieces before being placed ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    Hong Kong's Olympic committee election to be subject to government scrutiny

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Olympic board election under close scrutiny Hong Kong's Olympic committee will come under government scrutiny when it elects its officers next week, ... Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China on Thursday, when 14 officers will be elected. Timothy Fok Tsun-ting will be uncontested when he seeks re-election as president, while nine ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Hong Kong students back public nomination and an elected nominating committee

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:28am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com Students back public nomination, elected committee Some 85 per cent of university students say the public must have the right to nominate chief executive candidates and to elect- by "one man, one vote"- a nominating committee that could also pick applicants for the top job, a poll conducted by a range of student unions has found. ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid slams CIA for 'spying on committee'

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 01:16am by Reuters

    ... Agencies in Washington Senate leader backs claims CIA spied on intelligence committee US Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid issued a strong defence yesterday of Senator Dianne Feinstein, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee, in a dispute in which the committee and the CIA each allege they were spied upon by the other. Reid, in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, ...




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