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  1. Hu opens Special Olympics, pledges to help handicapped

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove in Shanghai Beijing resolves to do more for underprivileged classes Shanghai yesterday played host to the start of the Special Olympics with President Hu Jintao presiding over the ceremony as China prepared to hold the Beijing Olympics next year. It marks the first time the Special Olympics, intended for people with intellectual disabilities, is being held ...

  2. Web sex purge hits health information sites

    Posted Jun 25th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... of scientific research, as well as sex treatments and medication', the order reads. It also says access to websites specialising in sex research should be restricted to doctors and professional ... since it had shown little interest in the subject before. The rule would also have a negative impact on people's spiritual well-being. 'If people can't get [sex information] from ...

  3. An extra-special day for disabled dads

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com When nine-year-old Ngai Lan shows her father how much he means to her as they celebrate Father's Day today, it will be in one language he knows best: sound. This is because Ngai's father, Ngai Fook-wing, has been blind since he was a teenager- and the little girl honoured their special bond by dedicating a piano song to him. Far from viewing his ...

  4. Overseas is the focus for those with special needs

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau It is invariably able-bodied youngsters who find a home with a local family, adoption agencies say. Those with special needs often languish in the adoption pool, and grow up in institutional homes. Children with severe disabilities can remain in the system for 10 years without interest from prospective parents, Anita Ng Yuen-han, director of adoption with International Social ...

  5. Call for help with mainland special needs

    Posted Jan 26th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau A mainland academic is calling for international help to professionalise special needs education in China. During the 1990s, it was the government's goal to establish one special needs school in every county with a population in excess of 300,000, Deng Meng, associate dean of the College of Education of Huazhong Normal University in Hubei province, said. However, ...

  6. Websites that keep romantic interests private

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... refuse to make a purchase because they are afraid of security or having their personal information stolen, according to Mr Klein. The patent-pending technology behind the site erases from ... private,' Mr Klein said, underlining that the site was not designed for cheating. Hu Fleming, relationship columnist and author of the upcoming book Combat Dating, voiced no hostility towards ...

  7. Villagers' fears of disabled delays special school

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Plans for a special school in Tung Chung have been delayed after meeting 'prejudice' from residents. The proposed school is expected to cater for 228 students, including 60 boarders, with various disabilities. The 6,000-square-metre site neighbours Pa Mei Village and Ma Wan New Village, with a total population of about 700. The school has been delayed ...

  8. Special Website comes to the rescue

    Posted Jun 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Hong Kong Institute of Education this week launched a website providing information about support services for children with special educational needs. The Federation in Community ... of educational psychology, counselling and learning needs at the HKIEd, who led the project to create the site, said people in Hong Kong had embraced the language of inclusivity but practice had yet ...

  9. 20,000 heritage sites lost to development

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li More than 20,000 cultural heritage sites have been wiped out on the mainland since the 1980s, victims of the country's unprecedented development, which is continuing at the expense of conservation efforts. Quoting Shan Jixiang, director of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, the Beijing Morning Post reported yesterday that more than 23,600 heritage sites ...

  10. Club sends special team to Shanghai

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... persons. It also hosts competitions and organises courses for special education teachers interested in promoting golf among their students. The Hong Kong team in Shanghai comprises nine golfers ... Rebecca Tsui Fulfilling visit for Hong Kong players A team of nine intellectually disabled golfers from Hong Kong has arrived in Shanghai to take part in the 10-day 2007 Special Olympics ...




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