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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong ranks third in global study of cognitive skills

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... remained an issue here. The report attributes the success of Finland and South Korea to some common qualities: high-quality teachers, value accountability and a moral mission that underlies ... Hong Kong ranked third in an international survey of students' cognitive skills and educational attainment, behind South Korea and Finland. Japan and Singapore trailed behind the city, ...

  2. 3pc of adults 'consider suicide'

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... in the region, including Fiji, Japan, South Korea and the Marshall Islands, experienced significant increases in suicide, the report said. The WHO also estimated that globally there were 10 to 20 times ... of 1,103 suicides were registered in Hong Kong in 2003, about two thirds of them males, the department said. A WHO report yesterday said the Western Pacific region had 19.3 suicides for every ...

  3. Sandwich generation in HK feel the burden

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... cent of mainlanders said they also felt the same pressure, with the figure for Taiwan at 42 per cent, South Korea 26 per cent and Singapore 21 per cent. 'In places like China and Hong ... research has found. A report written by the Economist Intelligence Unit says 53 per cent of Hong Kong's 'sandwich generation', meaning people caught between competing demands ...

  4. Critical steps

    Posted Mar 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and shortfalls of a decade of education reform, the primary goal of which is to make our schoolchildren brighter and happier. According to various international benchmarking reports, Hong Kong continues to perform well alongside East Asian neighbours like South Korea and Singapore. Western countries are looking at Asian school systems, including Hong Kong's, to discover the magic for success. ...

  5. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Growth forecast to rise in emerging Asia

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 10:16am by JANE CAI

    ... and 6.6 per cent in 2014. Its report said capital inflows to the region's 10 large economies- mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, ... the US dollar last week, adding to signs that capital inflows stemming from quantitative easing in rich countries are flooding into emerging markets. "Advanced economies will likely continue ...

  6. Silver lining in saddle

    Posted Apr 21st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... points behind South Korea. They beat traditional Asian powerhouse Japan, and also China who finished with the bronze medal. A total of nine countries took part in the meet. 'We came so close ... weekend. The local team of Jennifer Lee (above taking a jump on Freezing), Tara Delaney and Tang Pak-shing put in a strong performance to finish runners-up to hosts South Korea ...

  7. Hong Kong's pupils achieve more for less

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... nations or regions. But it was revealed yesterday that the education of each pupil only costs US$25,302 a year, compared with US$47,854 in Finland, US$54,737 in Japan and US$30,246 in South Korea - three of the other nations that produced top results. Finland ranked top in reading while Japan and South Korea were among the top three in science and maths. Esther Ho Sui-chu, the director ...

  8. Speculators bet US$20b on yuan rise: report

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Japan, Taiwan and South Korea for currency 'manipulation'. US officials cite a US$100 billion trade deficit with the mainland as the main driver for their push to revalue the yuan. ... They predict the mainland will buckle under pressure to revalue its currency International pressure on China to revalue the yuan increased yesterday after reports that hedge funds ...

  9. HK among top places for doing business

    Posted Mar 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Forum's top five are, in order, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea; mainland China came in at No 10, up from 11th last year, among the 37 economies evaluated. Hong Kong was ranked ... in the competitiveness,' it said. However, it said Hong Kong lagged far behind its Asian cousins in human capital investment and innovative product research. 'Compared with Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea ...

  10. No time to lose in race for the student dollar

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... students from outside Hong Kong. The findings of a survey of mainland students, which we report today, are therefore disappointing. Asked where they would like to go to university, the students ranked Hong Kong 10th behind North American and European countries, and Singapore, Japan and South Korea. Such a result does not reflect well on the government's efforts. It is no surprise ...




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