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  1. Six Exco members may be replaced after poll

    Posted Jul 01st 2008, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Six Executive Council members are unlikely to be reappointed to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's cabinet after the Legislative Council election in September. ... chairman James Tien Pei-chun resigned from it in a move that forced the government to withdraw the national security bill from Legco. The source said Mr Lee's age was the major reason for his ...

  2. Time for cool heads on national security laws

    Posted Jul 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the streets last Tuesday could hardly have imagined the events that would flow from their demonstration of discontent with the government and its proposed national security laws. Chief Executive Tung ... The central government has a legitimate expectation that Hong Kong will enact national security legislation, a constitutional requirement critical to the 'one country' half of our political ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    University students add voice to national education protest

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Stuart Lau, Phila Siu

    ... Dennis Chong, Stuart Lau and Phila Siu Student union urges class boycott next week as campaign against national education programme widens and enters second week University students add voice to protest University student leaders are organising a citywide class boycott on Tuesday to push for national education to be scrapped, taking opposition up a notch. The battle over ...

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    Carrie Lam suffers approval dip over national education row: HKU poll

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Lam most popular despite ratings dip Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor's public approval rating declined amid the controversial national ... displaying a rare emotional side during a televised interview last Friday, in which she made the government's case for the controversial introduction of national education in public schools. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Release submissions for national-education consultation, says NGO

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Education survey must be released, says NGO The full findings of the consultation that led to the launch of national-education classes must be released ... to 70 per cent of those consulted supported national education, which will be launched in primary schools next month despite protests from critics who deride it as a "brainwashing" ...

  6. Exco member dissents on national studies

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Schools should not be required to make national education a compulsory subject in three years, says Executive Councillor Anna Wu Hung-yuk - the first dissenting voice ... schools. On Thursday, Exco convenor Lam Woon-kwong said the controversy arose from the fact that critics mistrusted the government. Under government plans, primary schools must make national ...

  7. National studies course runs into more opposition

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung and Johnny Tam The row over national education deepened as more political heavyweights and a former official added their voices yesterday to those opposing introduction ... the national education programme as 'a waste of time'. 'To be patriotic is not just about singing the national anthem or learning history,' she said. If you want students 'to ...

  8. Education flap in HK goes national

    Posted Jul 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com The controversy in Hong Kong over national-education materials published by a pro-Beijing group and criticised by some as biased has caught the attention ... local radio schools should avoid using them. The Times report was picked up by some big mainland news portals. The materials were published by the National Education Services Centre, a company ...

  9. Six may throw hats in the ring for Legco tourism seat

    Posted May 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Charlotte So charlotte.so@scmp.com At least six people are contemplating running for the tourism functional constituency in September's Legislative Council election to replace Paul Tse Wai-chun, who is expected to opt for direct election to Legco. Most of the potential candidates are from travel agencies, which are facing staggering rental costs, a labour shortage ...

  10. Chief executive-elect is definitely in tune with China's new national agenda

    Posted Apr 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... office, and then visit mass housing estates, shows that he is in tune with this new national agenda. The age of the tycoons is clearly drawing to a close, and the rise of people power ...




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