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  1. Three directors, nine students held in HK$3m loan fraud probe

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Three directors and nine students from two private education centres have been arrested on suspicion of cheating the government out of HK$3.1 million in an alleged student loan ... introduced students and provided false information about them to make loan applications. Officers from the commercial crime bureau began the investigation into the two education centres in Yau Ma Tei ...

  2. Environment chief must say when he will extend bag levy

    Posted Jul 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to your editorial ('We must build on this plastic bag success', July 7). The Hong Kong Retail Management Association totally agrees that 'there is no reason why the scheme should not now be widened and promptly turned into a full-bl ...

  3. Shanghai students rated best in world

    Posted Dec 08th 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Students in Shanghai have been ranked best in the world in the leading global study of secondary school performance- ousting their Hong Kong counterparts as the top performing Chinese-speaking region. Shanghai's 15-year-olds swept the board in the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa), which was published yesterday, taking the top scores in reading, ...

  4. Four jailed over student loan fraud

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Four people were jailed for between six months and 41/2 years yesterday for conspiring to defraud the Student Financial Assistance Agency out of HK$7.5million. Chau Yim- keung, 49, and his co-conspirators were convicted in the District Court for helping others to obtain loans for courses they did not attend. They filed 495 loan applications to the agency in four ...

  5. Studying abroad brings benefits, but also risks

    Posted Jul 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... lured into prostitution. The type of schools alluded to in the research appear to be the type of schools or education centres that do not provide boarding and arrange for its overseas students to lodge with 'home-stay parents'. Since such 'parents' have no legal obligation to care for or educate these youths, many 'home-stay students' do not receive ...

  6. 'Law implies censorship'

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

    ... A student activist has called a law requiring 30 or more people planning a march to request permission from the police first 'an instrument of censorship', after a protester ... Cheung-fung, spokesman for the Hong Kong Federation of Students, said the group was opposed to the law requiring police permission when organising protests. 'The law is effectively an instrument ...

  7. Student activism has its place with rational debate

    Posted Jan 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this activism as a serious social problem, a symptom of malaise within our society. This debate was further fuelled yesterday with the arrest of outspoken University of Hong Kong student activist ... politics than to take part in it? Many of our lawmakers and business leaders were once student activists. Should we then deny that opportunity to our youths just because their words and actions may ...

  8. Young people in politics are HK's great hope for the future

    Posted May 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The five Tertiary 2012 student candidates performed admirably in Sunday's Legislative Council by-elections. While they did not win in ballots, they won for their spirit. Crystal Chow Ching, a former secretary general of the Hong Kong Federation of Students, captured 17,260 votes. That is not bad for a 23-year-old, first-time candidate. Unfazed by a lack of resources, ...

  9. All students stuck in London now home

    Posted Dec 24th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... All Hong Kong students held up by snowstorms in England have returned home for Christmas, Cathay Pacific said, and no more extra flights would be laid on. Three special flights for students and other travellers stuck in snowbound London were arranged, and the last students arrived in Hong Kong yesterday. Normal services between London and Hong Kong resume today. ...

  10. A wide choice for first-year students

    Posted Oct 20th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Students under the new four-year degree system will be able to study a range of topics in their first year before choosing a major as universities strive to nurture graduates with expertise beyond their chosen fields. Most publicly funded universities will do away with early specialisation, offering general studies programmes for first-year students under the new system, ...




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