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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong schools get it all wrong on sex and dating

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 03:46am by Alex Lo

    ... came to my attention recently and frankly, I was shocked. They came from the opposite poles of the cultural-political spectrum. One concerns a certain headmaster at a Tuen Mun secondary school ... Siu Ching Secondary School, "you may regret all your life" if you fall in love at the wrong time. Technically I agree, but the wrong time does not necessarily mean the teen years. ...

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    Mixing powerful with the vulnerable, as at Hunan Gymnastics School, seems an invitation to evil

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:16am by Alex Lo

    ... about similar abuse, though on a smaller scale, at the prestigious Hunan Gymnastics School on the mainland. Known as the "cradle of champions", the school has produced some ... Zhiqiang, and his deputy, Zeng Rong, were arrested as early as January after being implicated in the molestation of at least six young girls at the school. The more independent mainland media have ...

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    Time for government to act over closure of kindergarten in Tin Shui Wai

    Posted Apr 19th 2014, 03:17am by Alex Lo

    ... for an alternative temporary site for their students and appeared to be as surprised as anyone that they now face losing the school. The ruthless and shortsighted executives at Fortune are not kicking the school out because it didn't pay rent. The preschool actually offered to double the current rent of HK$260,000. But Fortune has the gall to say a rival school outbid the preschool by 20 per ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Mega Events Fund lacks bang for its buck

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 03:11am by Alex Lo

    ... created were actually tasks assigned to primary school and kindergarten students! Some payroll records and invoices were also missing for three one-day events, which took a total of HK$3.9 million ...

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    Racist bureaucrats who run apartheid school system should be kicked out

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 01:19am by Alex Lo

    ... between 16 and 19 per cent of South Asians aged three to five simply skipped school, compared to 8.5 per cent of Chinese. By secondary Form Five, up to one in five are out of school, compared ... of luxury, subsidised schools for privileged minorities called ESF schools (direct subsidy) and international schools (free land and interest-free loans); and another no-frills set of government ...

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    How Hong Kong's government subsidises those who need it least

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:45am by Alex Lo

    ... not have more and better schools, hospitals, universities, healthcare services and retirement funds? No. Instead, to cement his legacy, Tsang now poses himself as the prophet of fiscal rectitude ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    City University's pet project for vets school makes little sense

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by Alex Lo

    ... Hong Kong looks set to have its own vets' school, which is being billed to become a hub for veterinary medicine excellence in Asia. City University insists on going ahead with the school ... will be entertained. Without a cent of public financial support, a student may end up spending a million dollars or two on a full-degree course. Why persist with the plan? The university says the new school ...

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    Expat kids in Kumon tutorials a sign their parents learning from Chinese

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 05:06am by Alex Lo

    ... of tutorial schools in which students do the same types of maths problems or write the same Chinese characters and phrases endlessly until they have mastered them and move on to the next level and so on. It's all about speed and accuracy rather than understanding. Recently, I find more and more expatriate pupils from international schools joining my kids' Kumon classes. ...

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    Inferiority complex can be useful too

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 03:41am by Alex Lo

    ... inferior to a few elite journalists who went to better schools than he did, worked for more prestigious publications and had higher-profile assignments; hence his need to prove himself. Do ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Why Cantonese is a real language in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:23am by Alex Lo

    ... And lawmaker Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, what did you write in my newspaper the other day- Cantonese is "a mere dialect"? Go back to school, Ip. The ancient canonical Chinese texts predated ...




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