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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICAL REFORM

    Ignore our wishes for 2017 and we'll occupy, students warn government

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:45am by Tony Cheung

    ... and we'll occupy: students Student leaders warned yesterday that they would not rule out engaging in non-violent civil disobedience if the government rejects their proposal to allow the public to nominate candidates for the chief executive election. Student-led activist group Scholarism and the Federation of Students issued the warning as they tabled a joint reform proposal for the 2017 ...

  2. News - World - CANADA

    Calgary police baffled at knife attack that leaves five students dead

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:53pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Calgary Authorities baffled over lack of motive for knife rampage in Calgary against a group of students – the worst mass killing in city's history Police ... as medical examiner staff brought three bodies out on stretchers. Neighbour Doug Jones said about a dozen students had been drinking beer in the back yard earlier in the night, but they were ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Student minds the language gap in MTR station names

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:53am

    ... Joanna Chiu joanna.chiu@scmp.com Passengers pulling into ‘Little Bay’ and ‘Apricot Estate’ as alternative map goes viral The next stop might be “Horse Urine” or “Oil Pond’ depending on how literal you want your MTR journey to be. Justin Cheuk, a 20-year-old London-based university student, has created an alternative Hong Kong MTR map with station names translated literally ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Dictation classes teach students to memorise, rather than understand

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Dictation classes teach students to memorise, rather than understand I believe dictation is a ritual performed by teachers who are not resourceful. Consequently, parents and students all suffer, while gaining very little. As a father and a secondary school English language teacher, I have little respect for this commonly practised "tool of learning". My two ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Taiwan’s student movement is a lesson in how democracy works

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 07:34pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines says Taiwan's student movement sets us a fine example A lesson in how democracy works- not how it fails What lessons should Hong Kong draw from ... that an open judicial process had the ability to jail a former president for his misdeeds in office. The student-led but not exclusively student-composed Sunflower Movement is first and foremost about ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Student activists urge pan-democrats to stand firm on public nomination

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 06:28pm

    ... officials, student activists urged pan-democratic lawmakers not to “kneel down” in their pursuit of public nomination of the chief executive during their exclusive meeting. The activists – from the Alliance for Direct Nomination, formed by 12 groups including student-led group Scholarism and the Hong Kong Federation of Students – staged a petition at the Hong Kong International airport before ...

  7. News - China - PEARL BRIEFING

    Science students embroiled in plant safety debate

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:40am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Authorities play dangerous game by having people still studying at university act as experts Science students embroiled in plant safety debate The latest public protests over ... the definition of PX on Baidu Baike, the Chinese version of Wikipedia, had been repeatedly revised by Maoming residents and some Tsinghua University students majoring in chemistry. Beijing risks harming ...

  8. News - China - CRIME

    Police arrest woman who killed 2 kindergarten students with poisoned pizza rolls

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 06:17pm by Alice Yan

    ... was in police custody when the poisonings happened. The case is the latest safety scandal involving kindergarten students in recent weeks. Last month, some 10 preschools in Shaanxi, Jilin and Hubei ...

  9. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Suspect in French student's beating death appears in Brisbane court

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 11:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Suspect charged with student's murder A young Australian man appeared in a Brisbane court yesterday charged with the rape and murder of French student Sophie Collombet, 21. Collombet's naked body was found in a rotunda at a park near her apartment in South Brisbane on March 28. Police said the business student had been beaten to death. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Family & Education - INSIGHT

    Insight: Students need to broaden their knowledge of social issues

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 10:11am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com The recent protests in Taiwan- dubbed the Sunflower Movement- were the biggest student-led demonstrations on the island in recent decades. They started on March 18 when hundreds of university students seized the legislative chamber in protest over the fast-tracking of a new trade pact with China. The movement might have come as a surprise to many ...




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