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  1. Islanders dream of a taiga economy taking off

    Posted Nov 26th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... border town like Shenzhen,' said Fuyuan county chief Wang Jutang. The island, called Bolshoi Ussuriysky in Russian, was seized by the Soviet Red Army in 1929. For the past two years, ...

  2. Secondary school pupils thrive in smaller classes, scholars advise minister

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... It's common sense that students in a crowded classroom... show less concentration.' The maximum class size in secondary schools is 34. The Professional Teachers' Union, which has ... need to do it in top-band schools as students in those schools have always performed well in big classes.' The union says a drop in the number of students by 97,600 across six forms ...

  3. Nixon intervention saved China from Soviet nuclear attack

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... by the Soviet Union. Lin, second to Mao, orders 940,000 soldiers, 4,000 planes and 600 vessels to scatter from their bases and the transfer of major archives from Beijing to the southwest. Then US ... Jintao was received as an honoured guest and key interlocutor. Of the five nuclear threats, four came from the United States and one from the Soviet Union. The most serious came in 1969 after ...

  4. Soviet twins take divergent paths

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1921. Both were revolutionary parties that aimed to modernise and reform China after centuries of feudal and imperial rule. In the 1920s, the KMT received aid from the Soviet Union; its advisers ... The Communist Party is sheltered from such tribulations; it retains the Leninist character it inherited from the Soviet Union. What role will the KMT play in mainland politics? If China were reunited, ...

  5. Big differences in textbook bills found

    Posted Sep 16th 2010, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Because different schools choose different textbooks, the bills for parents vary. Some pay five times what others do, according to the Consumer Council. The average textbook spending this year per student is HK$2,091 for primary schools and HK$2,016 for s ...

  6. Emerson String Quartet

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Violist Lawerence Dutton, violinist Philip Setzer, cellist David Finckel and violinist Eugene Drucker play works by Mozart, Dvor?k and Shostakovich. Jun 4, 8pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$120-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321 ...

  7. Teachers rally for small classes as closures loom

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Hong Kong's largest teaching union is mobilising teachers for a mass campaign for small classes, as secondary schools brace for closures next year, due to falling rolls. Leaders of the Professional Teachers' Union (PTU) marched to the Central Government Offices yesterday to deliver an open letter to Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen listing 12 demands ...

  8. Despicable Me (film)

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Jocelyn Wong

    ... YP intern Jocelyn Wong A typical 'kiddie' film, Despicable Me describes the transformation of self-proclaimed super-villain, Gru, from evil bad guy to perfect dad. The problem is, Gru's most sinister crime is stealing the Statue of Liberty ...

  9. Film falls despicably short

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Jocelyn Wong

    ... YP intern Jocelyn Wong A typical 'kiddie' film, Despicable Me describes the transformation of self-proclaimed super-villain, Gru, from evil villain to fatherly figure. The problem is, Gru's most sinister crime is stealing the Statue of Libe ...

  10. Strikes expose fatally flawed union system

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu 'Every month we pay five yuan out of our pockets to the union, but I don't know what for,' fumed a worker at the Honda Auto Parts factory in Foshan, Guangdong, ... of the official Communist Party-controlled All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) stepped in to mediate but ended up scuffling with workers. Some workers said union staff had beaten them. 'That ...




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