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  1. Politics a tough sell on campus

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris DeWolf Student apathy- lack of interest in community issues- seems to have reached new heights in Hong Kong. Student unions at three of the city's seven universities have been unable to elect executive councils. At a time when the so-called post-1980s generation is said to be increasingly involved in social and political issues, few students seem interested in what ...

  2. Flexibility key to studying abroad

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... Michael Taylor A growing number of students are 'going global' in a bid to gain cultural fluency, build networks and learn how to work in differing cultural environments. But, while there has been a modest increase in the number of what the British Council calls 'mobile students', in the past few years, the number of outbound students from Australia, Britain ...

  3. China emerges as new job frontier for West's youth

    Posted Dec 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang in London As Western economies stagnate and China's continues to grow, students in Europe and the United States are increasingly looking eastwards for internships and placements. Scant opportunities at home have driven more and more students to China and Asia-Pacific countries where they can brighten up their resumes, according to youth group AIESEC ...

  4. Britain's real estate bargains

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... British property prices have dropped - but flats for less than GBP50,000 (HK$630,000)? That's the bargain basement entry level for student accommodation in regional cities ... Frank Student Property Report - the only investment index tracking performance of this specialist asset class - regional student housing is Britain's best-performing investment sector. ...

  5. Backing for widening plastic bag levy

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Most people favour extending the levy on plastic bags, which they believe has been effective in curbing abuses, the environment minister says. Edward Yau Tang-wah was speaking at the end of a three-month consultation ...

  6. Plastic-bag law isn't rocket science

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... There should be nothing complicated about further weaning us off plastic bags. A good start has been made with the imposition of a 50 HK cent levy at 3,000 shops. Almost two years after its implementation, the scheme has been widely accepted and has reduc ...

  7. Bags pile up despite fee

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The number of plastic bags in landfills is down only slightly since the 50-cent levy was introduced in 2009. But there has been a sharp rise in reusable bags being dumped. Hongkongers threw away 4.4 billion disposable plastic bags last year ...

  8. Shops might get to keep plastic bag levy

    Posted May 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Retailers might be allowed to pocket a plastic bag levy they collect from shoppers under a revised scheme being considered by the Environmental Protection Department. Environmentalists said this might enable the department to net as many re ...

  9. Education failings that a test can't correct

    Posted Jan 08th 2011, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... elementary education system that is churning out a generation of world-class test-takers and knowledge absorbers. Last month, secondary school students from Shanghai topped a two-hour test designed to gauge school performance across 65 countries and regions, most in the developed world. The triennial Programme for International Students Assessment (PISA), courtesy of the Organisation ...

  10. Here is the news: students' CCTV spoof is web hit

    Posted Jan 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com A group of students in Shandong province have become an online hit with a homemade video lampooning the propaganda style of the state ... the dormitory's absurd news stories at high speed, maintaining perfectly deadpan expressions throughout. The students, said in some of the postings to be attending Liaocheng University, in western ...




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