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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Protests offer students chance to learn about social issues and history

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:55pm by KARMEL KINGAN

    ... outcome of the "umbrella protests" has been to turn the events of the past few weeks into living, breathing classes in history and politics. Many of the student activists know the issues they're demonstrating for, but for others, the meaning behind the events can be confusing. Educators and parents are seizing the opportunity to teach the issues that are part of the Occupy/student ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong should focus on addressing social issues rather than democracy

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by LETTERS

    ... Addressing social issues more important than democracy There are claims that 510,000 people took to the streets on July 1, calling for universal suffrage and democracy. What we in Hong ... the pressing livelihood issues affecting Hong Kong. There are things we can change here, and things we can't. Hong Kong will always be part of China and will have as much power as China allows. ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    More than ever, Hong Kong needs a leader who can communicate and heal the social divide

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 04:06pm by Franklin Koo

    ... Franklin Koo Franklin Koo says a focus only on political reform will not solve all the city’s problems   Now, more than ever, Hong Kong needs communication to heal the social divide ... problems. There are major issues to address.To ensure Hong Kong’s future and maintain an acceptable balance between the economy and the needs of local residents, Hong Kong now needs, more than ever ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Students' level of social awareness enhanced by liberal studies

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 04:45am by LETTERS

    ... perspectives. The essence of liberal studies is that every issue can be analysed from different perspectives, for example, political, economic, social, moral, technological and cultural. Students have ... Students' social awareness enhanced by liberal studies I wish to offer some thoughts on liberal studies as a core subject in the three-year senior secondary curriculum, in response ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Social media becomes battleground of images, claim and counterclaim

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:55am by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Away from streets, social media becomes battleground Away from the rain and sun, a second war on the Occupy Central campaign is playing out on a very different battlefield- social media. And more often than not, postings of videos and pictures that claim to show civil disobedience in action trigger lengthy debate on their authenticity, as quickly ...

  6. News - China - COUNTERTERRORISM

    Foreign Minister Wang Yi urges UN push against terrorist use of social media

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 04:01am by Angela Meng

    ... terrorist use of social media' Foreign Minister Wang Yi called for strong measures to stop social media being used as a tool to spread extremism, as China backed a move for the United Nations ... enabled terrorist financing to be more covert and international extremist groups to form more easily. He also said social media had become a platform for terror groups to "incite terrorism ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Insight: Students need to broaden their knowledge of social issues

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:11am by Linda Yeung

    ... The question remains: are we seeing a rising tide of civic-mindedness? Senior secondary students are required to learn about social and global issues under the subject of liberal studies. The subject, ... city's students. Nonetheless, liberal studies has helped broaden students' social knowledge. Students at university are also exposed to a multitude of current issues through talks, ...

  8. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Hong Kong lawmakers need Shanghai trip to face up to social issues

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:27am by George Chen

    ... Shanghai trip to face up to social issues Most of the time, Shanghai just means business, but the city has also played some significant political roles in contemporary Chinese history. The Sino-US ... development of Hong Kong? On April 12-13 senior officials from Beijing in charge of Hong Kong affairs have invited some of the city's key officials to discuss 2017 electoral reform issues ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - FUNDRAISING

    Chinese developer Agile Property cancels HK$2.8 billion rights issue

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:39am by Langi Chiang, CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Langi Chiang and Chim Sau-wai Developer cancels HK$2.8b issue after rating is put on negative watch, days after suspension of shares with no sign of 'missing' chairman Agile on watch asrights issue axed Beleaguered mainland developer Agile Property yesterday called off its HK$2.8 billion rights issue, after Standard & Poor's put its long-term credit rating ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - PERSPECTIVES

    Liberal studies fires up social awareness among students

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 05:12pm by Perry Bayer

    ... elective topic of social issues. The study of social issues relies on a good working knowledge of local, national and international affairs. We have noticed at our school that, since the advent ... them build links between various pieces of knowledge. In many ways, the social issues elective in English, as well as liberal studies as a subject, represent the task-based learning approaches ...




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