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  1. 16 primary schools ordered to shut as enrolments shrink

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Parents are unhappy with the edict but an official says it will save $30m a year Sixteen primary schools in the New Territories have been ordered to shut next year because of their dwindling number of pupils. The schools were notified in letters ...

  2. Union protests at 'hidden' subsidy to Beijing loyalists

    Posted Jul 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... on national education that have been rejected even by the education minister. The Professional Teachers' Union (PTU) said the Education Bureau was giving money to Beijing loyalists to make ... materials,' PTU leader Fung Wai-wah said. The union was commenting after it emerged that the National Education Services Centre, a company led by leftist Yeung Yiu-chung, printed materials praising ...

  3. Lifestyle - Technology - INTERNET

    Former USSR internet domain a haven for cyber-criminals

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:51am by AP

    ... Raphael Satter Former Soviet Union domain name has become a major haven for hackers and cyber-criminals The 'evil empire' is alive and living in cyberspace The Soviet Union ... of malicious websites hosted across the Soviet Union's old domain doubled in 2011 and doubled again in 2012, surpassing even the vast number of renegade sites on.ru and its newer Cyrillic-language ...

  4. We won't fall like USSR, Beijing vows

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Beijing marked the 20th anniversary of the Soviet Union's collapse by pledging that China would adhere to its stability-based growth ... between change and stability. Xinhua also ran at least three similar articles. A lack of such a balance was the key lesson in the demise of the Soviet Union, the People's Daily article said. ...

  5. Midwest state relishing its moment in the spotlight

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Garst, who farmed corn in neighbouring Minnesota and who had met Khrushchev during his visit to the Soviet Union several years earlier. Branstad told a news conference on Monday that Xi's ... In 1979, Pope John Paul II drew 350,000 people- the largest single gathering in Iowa's history. And two decades before that, in September 1959, Nikita Khrushchev became the first Soviet leader ...

  6. No stopping 'national' classes

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yiu-chung, a Beijing loyalist and a Hong Kong deputy to the National People's Congress. The Professional Teachers' Union says the government is trying to force through the implementation of national education and recent events have confirmed the union's fears that the curriculum is politically motivated. It believes the plan should be withdrawn and put up for another round ...

  7. China incensed by Russia's move to charge fishermen

    Posted Jul 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com A rare diplomatic dispute between China and Russia, in which dozens of Chinese fishermen were arrested in Russian waters, has deteriorated after Moscow decided to press criminal charges against the captains of ...

  8. Schools upset at textbook delay

    Posted May 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Jennifer Cheng The Education Bureau postponed the release of its annual list of recommended textbooks, due on May 8, after publishers retracted their book prices at the last minute. The move was in response to a policy change on giving fr ...

  9. Issuing of textbooks list delayed

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Jennifer Cheng Schools and parents may be stuck in limbo as a list of recommended textbooks for this year is put on hold amid a deepening dispute between education chiefs and publishers. The Education Bureau postponed the release of its a ...

  10. At Heaven's door

    Posted Oct 24th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... similar to those half a century ago, when cold war foes the US and Soviet Union were jostling for the heavens, that it is easy to think the region's rivals are about to plunge the world into another era of fear and instability. Think again. First, let's not put the cart before the horse. The cold war came before the space race; it is what drove the US and Soviet Union ...




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