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  1. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    A history of how national education was introduced in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... - when the government confirmed that, over six years, at least HK$72 million in public funds had been granted to two companies, led by a Beijing loyalist educator, to produce biased national ...

  2. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Bloomberg gets a taste of the Dalai Lama effect

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... We hear that Bloomberg is paying the price for its examination, two months ago, of the wealth of the extended family of Xi Jinping, the man expected to be China's next president. None of the assets, which ran into hundreds of millions of US dollars, were linked to Xi, his wife or his daughter. Most, according to Bloomberg, were owned by Xi's older sister, Qi Qiaoqiao, her ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Oxfam urges chief executive to set poverty threshold

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... the new commission should not rely on the Labour and Welfare Bureau or the Community Care Fund for financial support, given that its work covers welfare, education and health care. Instead, she suggests that the Chief Executive's Office should fund the commission. "In January's policy address, the government should outline its directions on poverty alleviation and assure ...

  4. HK$10m refit for Government House

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... items funded under the Architectural Services Department's block vote allocations, which are approved by the Finance Committee on a lump sum basis annually,' the office said. Fred Li ...

  5. Can this government deliver a perfect 10 for the people?

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In that article, I complained about the Tsang administration being out of touch with the stress and tension among ordinary Hong Kong people- at that point focused on protests against funding for the rail ... Massively strengthen language tuition in schools, and offer serious funding incentives for those in work to reach fluency in our three key languages. That would include funding a new institution ...

  6. Handouts unlikely to boost Leung

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... of sweeteners, the new administration should provide a blueprint to tackle health care, the ageing population and the wealth gap, said Leong. 'Why don't we argue less over political issues ...

  7. Broken trust

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Forget about his campaign promises of fixing the wealth gap and housing. Leung's urgent first task is to salvage his reputation by winning back the public's trust. Michael Chugani ...

  8. Show us you can do better, C.Y.

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... elected by universal suffrage. That is a big if. He has set himself the challenge of building a fairer society by first addressing the pressing issues of a growing wealth gap and unaffordable ... to address housing needs and poverty. The government is sitting on huge fiscal reserves. Individual wealth and prosperity abound. Yet welfare agencies estimate that well over a million people live ...

  9. C.Y's challenging juggling act

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan said. 'The grass roots throws more support behind him while intellectuals are uneasy. If the funding requests of his administration are blocked in Legco and his promises cannot ...

  10. Two-thirds say city worse off than in '97

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... business. He was also criticised for failing to tackle the wealth gap and high property prices. Leung's integrity was also challenged after it was revealed that he had six illegal structures ... points. 73% The percentage of people in the survey who say the wealth gap has widened in the past 15 years; 16 per cent say it has not changed ...




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