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  1. Children need less protection and more discipline

    Posted May 31st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and enabled many mothers to return to work. However, this improvement in the quality of life may come at a cost to children's development. Many parents spoil their children, with the aid ... I write further to your editorial suggesting that Hong Kong parents are overprotective, to the detriment of their youngsters ('Children need preparation for a tough world', May ...

  2. Children of 6 lured to opera in quest to revive ancient art form

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zuleika Sedgley Children as young as six have been recruited into two Cantonese opera performances by the Academy For Performing Arts as part of its efforts to revive interest in the traditional art form. The eight youngsters, aged six to eight, will play children of the Monkey King in Havoc of the Dragon's Palace, based on the classic tale Journey to the West performed ...

  3. Make English instruction at schools available to all children

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in Cap 1117 but chooses to label it discrimination in favour of children whose first and possibly only language is English and who do not speak Cantonese. When I arrived here in 1967 after ...

  4. Children of the political elite enter electoral fray

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... for people born in political families to have children following in their footsteps,' said veteran lawmaker Karpal Singh. 'I have two sons keen on political careers,' he said, ...

  5. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Huge crowds mourn Cambodia’s beloved former king

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 10:33am by Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh

    ... inched through the city’s avenues, flanked by courtiers in white traditional costume. A father of 14 children over six marriages, Sihanouk abdicated in 2004 after steering Cambodia through six ... of Sihanouk’s own children. But even though the ever-changeable monarch had allied himself with the Maoist movement, he never lost his people’s veneration. “He did great things for the country. I love ...

  6. Shanghai is set to open school for children of Taiwanese

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Woo Shanghai plans to open its first school for the children of Taiwanese people working in the city, a move aimed at attracting more investment from the island. The city hopes to have ... to the mainland. Many have enrolled their children in local schools. About 3,000 Taiwanese children are studying in local primary or secondary schools. Some of the schools have special classes ...

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    Cut adrift

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... that they now share with a 13-member extended family. "I wanted my children to go to school and have options." Education is still a relatively new concept to the roughly 2,000 Moken who live ... the date according to the tide, not the Gregorian calendar. Even getting children to school can prove trying, says Sumana Sirimangkala, head teacher at the only school on Koh Lao, an island of 50 ...

  8. Taiwanese share concerns

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cent said they could afford to have two or more children. About 40 per cent of the respondents said they would need to have at least NT$1,000,000 (HK$263,000) in savings before they could contemplate having a baby. Many were found to have an attitude of 'wanting to have children, but being scared to do so'. The poll report concluded that a majority of the working class ...

  9. News - Asia

    Briefs, September 28, 2012

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... African children. AFP   Yingluck offers help in South China Sea row NEW YORK- The territorial disputes in the South China Sea are a diplomatic minefield but Thailand's prime minister hopes ...

  10. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China digest, August 13

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... compensation Women aged 49 and older who lose their only child will receive annual compensation of 4,800 yuan starting this year, the Strait City Daily reports. Children traditionally support their ageing parents financially as they grow older, but older women may be unable to bear or raise more children. Recruitment drive The provincial government is recruiting talent from home and abroad, ...




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