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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Parents in Hong Kong struggling with rising cost of English-language education

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 10:58am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com And local system makes few allowances for non-Chinese speakers, leaving children struggling to learn, comes warning from expatriates 'English ... by the government to families like hers, but many did not admit children who could not speak, read or write Chinese. "English-language education in Hong Kong is increasingly becoming a privilege ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - RELATIONSHIPS

    Relationships: How to bring step-families together

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 10:45am by LORA LEE

    ... Lora Lee life@scmp.com A stepfamily's summer test My children are coming to Hong Kong this summer on a visit from England. We had many problems when they were here during Christmas. ... with my children? My wife was too harsh on my kids last time. I don't want to become a "Disney dad," but I don't want to end up disciplining them all the time. When people ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 22, 2014

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 02:23am by LETTERS

    ... English better and not bore our children " (April 8), Tony Yuen spoke for most of the parents in Hong Kong. Here I wish to speak as a student who has gone through the local curriculum and had ... tells me that dictation need not lead to children losing interest. I had an English teacher who made dictation more like a game. For example, we were asked to list as many MTR station names ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Draw keeps Kitchee's unbeaten run intact in First Division

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 12:43am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... the two sides in their third encounter this season. But South China, who were aiming to spoil Kitchee's end-of- match party, failed to cling to their slender lead. Just 12 minutes later, ...

  5. A day to spoil mums despite dark clouds on the horizon

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak Economics doesn't seem to be factored in when it comes to dads helping children spoil their mums for this Mother's Day. Businesses have reported that rising inflation ... children on an appropriate gift or buy the present and give it to his children to give to their mother today. Ms Allies said one of the most popular items for Mother's Day was a pair ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Parents want autopsies to see if Jindo ferry victims died while trapped inside

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Some families want to know if children died while trapped inside South Korean vessel Parents of ferry dead push for autopsies Some parents of the young victims of South Korea's ferry disaster are pushing for autopsies that might show their children were alive inside the submerged vessel and only died because the emergency response was so ...

  7. News - China Insider - SOCIETY

    Criminal gangs 'crippling children and forcing them to work as beggars'

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 07:29pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Criminal gangs in the Guangdong industry hub of Dongguan have been enslaving large numbers of physically disabled children, and forcing of them to work as beggars on the street, according to reports. The criminal organisations, dubbed “beggar gangs”, keep the children in captivity, provide only minimum rations to keep them alive and pocket any money ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 02:23am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial We will continue as he asked and will follow his way to democracy Yar Zar, long-time assistant to Burmese democracy leader Win Tin who died yesterday at the age of 84   Even rich families cannot see real animals without having to endure the crowds FTU legislator Bill Tang Ka-piu on the need for a zoo for children in Hong Kong   They [the supporters] understand ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong babies 'being sent to tutors at the age of 15 months'

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... spoiled by the helpers simply so they will not upset their employers. Kozyra also warned against parents agreeing to everything that their children want in order to compensate for the time ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Veteran teacher warns of pressure on children as parents ask for lessons for toddlers and older pupils take 12 or more tutorials a week Babies sent ...

  10. Comment

    Student’s story indicative of how bitter cross-border war has become

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 06:26pm by Albert Cheng

    ... court's landmark ruling in 1999 to uphold the constitutional right of children who were in a situation similar to the one Betty is in today. Former director of immigration and later secretary ... would be flooded with mainland children whose fathers were Hong Kong permanent residents. The pro-establishment camp in the legislature had rallied behind the administration. The Education ...




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