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  1. Post-reform Iran likely to adopt 'Chinese model'

    Posted Feb 27th 2004, 12:00am by Borzou Daragahi

    ... Borzou Daragahi in Tehran Political repression will continue as country pushes on with plans to open up economy Last week's takeover of Iran's parliament by conservatives means an end to an experiment in reform and the adoption of a new 'Ch ...

  2. Secondary students put democracy first

    Posted Aug 21st 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Group hopes to raise political awareness among schoolchildren A new secondary school students' union will be launched today to campaign for democracy and other human rights issues. The Secondary Students' Union hopes to develop into a group similar to the Hong Kong Federation of Students, which represents most university students. The new group was originally called the Hong ...

  3. Letters

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bond plan is effectively a hedge fund As a Hong Kong citizen I must object to the government's bond issuance plans ('Government plans to issue bonds of up to HK$100 ... to do it for me. The reasons given by the government for the issuance of the bonds, the usual nonsense trotted out by investment bankers, are to 'promote efficient allocation and flow ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Liberal studies teachers must beware danger of tying grades to politics

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by Kelly Yang

    ... adults, this is especially dangerous. I remember teaching a critical reasoning class last summer to a group of secondary students. I split the class into two and asked the students to take ... they rewrite their essay with another example and explain why. But I do not assign a grade. Yet the examiners of our local schools must give a grade. In this year's secondary school exam, both ...

  5. Delay on national education dismissed

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Education Bureau officials have dismissed suggestions that a plan to introduce compulsory national education in secondary schools may be delayed. The government proposes making national education a compulsory subject next year in primary schools, followed by secondary schools from the 2013 academic year. It has triggered opposition from teachers ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Students launch Occupy camp against controversial national education lessons

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... the authorities into scrapping national education lessons. Members of Scholarism, a group of primary and secondary school students, say their "Occupy Tamar" campaign will be an ultimatum ... 2015 in primary schools and 2016 in secondary education. "When it comes to social movements, students are always on the frontline and they are brave in advocating change and opposing ...

  7. Wall Street protests are railing against crony capitalism and bought government

    Posted Oct 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they now pay just about 2 per cent on a HK$10.1 trillion publicly traded debt. Once that rate normalises- as it must, due to inflation and massive issuance of Treasuries- it is game over. ...

  8. State Council sets rules for public rented homes

    Posted Sep 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... rental units. Local governments have been urged to contribute resources. These could come from increased land sale premiums, bond issuances and loans from qualified local government financing ...

  9. No stopping 'national' classes

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Teachers are also not convinced.' Primary schools are being encouraged to offer national education from September, with secondary schools to follow next year. The subject will become compulsory in 2015 at primary level and in 2016 in secondary schools. 'We think the government is trying to use a combination of heavy-handed tactics and incentives to push the implementation ...

  10. Publisher rejects bias

    Posted Jul 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung The director of the National Education Services Centre, which published a booklet to be used for national education in schools, says calls to ban it are nothing more than political suppression and censorship. The 34-page government-funded booklet entitled The China Model is intended for use as a reference book for liberal studies courses in secondary schools in Hong ...




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