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  1. Shoppers set to go green from today

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Gigi Ma Shoppers are ready to take their own bags to stores in order to help the environment, according to a survey. From today, many Hong Kong shops will charge their customers 50 cents for each plastic bag provided to carry their goods. The move follows ...

  2. Letters

    Posted May 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Denial of abuse is based on scant facts Audrey Lam's letter ('Statistics rebut widespread abuse claims', May 7) reveals an obdurate refusal to accept that domestic helpers are anything other than compassionately treated by their employers i ...

  3. Schools agree to join international study

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... that the territory was at risk of being excluded from the 4th Programme of International Student Assessment (Pisa) test. Not enough schools signed up to take part in the test- in which the city has excelled in the past- because they said they were too busy dealing with education reform. Chinese University's Hong Kong Centre for International Student Assessment, which has been organising the test ...

  4. City's education ranking in peril

    Posted Mar 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... in science and third in reading and maths in the 2006 Programme of International Student Assessment (Pisa) test out of 57 countries. In 2003, Hong Kong students came top globally in maths, third ... curriculum,' Professor Ho said. 'Schools tend to avoid it when it's not compulsory. But we are only asking them to donate three hours of their students' time to sit the paper and pen ...

  5. Student federation to help plan July 1 march

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The city's largest student group will join forces with the Civil Human Rights Front to help organise this year's July 1 demonstration. Leaders of the Hong Kong Federation of Students said people should use the march to press the government for more effective relief measures amid the economic downturn. The student group also vowed to fight ...

  6. Dissent by media

    Posted Apr 25th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... their years of hard work pale in comparison to the recent remarks made by Ayo Chan Yi-ngok, president of the University of Hong Kong's student union. Mr Chan stirred intense debate with his remarks on the crackdown by saying that some student leaders of the 1989 protest had acted irrationally and that military suppression could have been avoided had demonstrators dispersed ...

  7. 'Bureau's fault' if HK misses out in Pisa test

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau The Education Bureau must accept responsibility if Hong Kong fails to qualify to take part in the 4th Programme for International Student Assessment test, a local assessor in charge of it warned yesterday. Esther Ho Sui-chu, director of the Hong Kong Centre for International Student Assessment (HKCISA) and a professor in Chinese University's department ...

  8. 47 accused of student loans scam

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok The Independent Commission Against Corruption has charged 47 people with conspiring to defraud the Student Financial Assistance Agency out of HK$2.6 million in student loans. The charges allege they dishonestly staged management courses. They are due to appear in groups at Eastern court today, tomorrow and on December 9. ...

  9. Hubei boat boss held amid public rage at student deaths

    Posted Nov 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo Authorities in Hubei province have punished a manager of a salvage company over an accident in which three college students drowned rescuing children from the Yangtze River two ... (HK$1,135) for extorting cigarettes and bottled water from the students' university. But it denied a widely circulated report alleging the salvage company demanded 12,000 yuan to recover each ...

  10. Debate rages over death under students' care

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... death was caused by treatment from three postgraduate medical students who were unlicensed, but the hospital has denied the claim. The official cause of death was a pulmonary embolism, a clot ... that two of the three students who treated her - Yu Zhengrong and Xiao Jiantao - were not students, and that they had already been hired with master's and PhD degrees. The hospital said ...




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