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  1. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Thousands of students plan week-long classroom boycott in push for democracy

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:31pm by STAFF

    ... Phila Siu, Shirley Zhao,Timmy Sung and Arthur Chan Students plan boycott to push for democracy Students from at least 11 tertiary education institutions are planning to boycott classes for a week and rally outside the government headquarters later this month, student leaders said yesterday, as they urged Hongkongers to stick together to push for democracy. The exact location, ...

  2. News - China

    Three China universities vow to strengthen ideological control over students, teachers

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:23pm

    ... ideological control over students and teachers, according to statements in the latest issue of Qiushi, the Communist Party journal. The statements, by Communist Party committees of Peking University, ... by the university’s party committee, went on. The committee called on teachers and students to "take a firm stand and be unequivocal, and fight against speech and actions that touch upon the party’s ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE

    Police pepper spray Hong Kong activists at electoral reform talk as students plan rally

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 12:29pm by Phila Siu and Timmy Sung

    ... over the Chinese characters for “communism” amid a heavy police presence. A group of Beijing loyalists stood nearby waving China’s flag. Alex Chow, the head of the Federation of Students, was escorted out jeering and heckling. Watch: Protesters clash with police during Beijing official's meeting in Hong Kong He said students from 11 colleges and universities will rally outside ...

  4. News - World - ANALYSIS: EDUCATION

    SAT test accused of trying to impose American values on Chinese students

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:44am by MCT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune Some in Beijing see cultural indoctrination in revised college entrance test Does SAT try to impose American values? Chinese students have shown an insatiable appetite ... on students," Xinhua said last week. The US College Board in March announced plans to redesign the SAT to include US founding documents in one portion of the test, known as the Evidence-Based Reading ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - AWARDS

    US engineering student develops clean cooker using sun's rays

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 04:03am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans annemarie.evans@scmp.com A mishap with a job led US engineering student Scot Frank to Qinghai, where he helped invent a solar device to make cooking safer and cleaner Clean cooking with the sun's rays American engineering student Scot Frank's solar-powered SolSource cooker was an idea born from spare time. About a decade ago, he had just completed ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong students protest too much over Occupy Central

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:01am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Our students do protest too much Dostoevsky poses an eternal, unanswerable question at the start of Crime and Punishment: why do so many university students commit to radical politics when they could have made far better use of their time enriching their mind and soul by focusing on their studies? When I was a foreign college student in the US, I got involved ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students and staff free to join Occupy Central, says HKU head

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 01:51pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com "We support freedom of speech," says Professor Peter Mathieson HKU chief supports freedom to protest University of Hong Kong students and staff ... Vice chancellor Professor Peter Mathieson said the university cherished freedom of speech and encouraged students to express themselves in ways that were “peaceful and constructive”. “We ...

  8. News - China - MILITARY

    Students' brawl and suicide cast harsh light on China's school military training

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 05:37pm by Kathy Gao

    ... military training for students has come under the spotlight after brawl between Hunan students and their training officers left 42 people injured. The suicide of a girl in another mainland province, blamed on the criticism she reportedly endured from military training, also added fuel to the debate. The first-year high school students in Hunan fought with their training officers ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Teach English for the real world to Hong Kong's struggling students

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 02:43pm by Philip Yeung

    ... Philip Yeung Philip Yeung says HK's one-size-fits-all curriculum is failing our youth Teach English that's actually of use to struggling students Former chief secretary Sir David ... recent retirement, as many as 50 per cent of students at these "Band 3" schools- that is, schools that cater to academically poor students- may have psychological issues stemming from ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Parents feeling the pressure as students get ready to start school

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:56am by Arthur Chan

    ... Arthur Chan arthur.chan@scmp.com Parents feeling new-term pressure So-called helicopter parents are known to put pressure on students, but a new study shows that pressure is mounting ... annual study on how the start of the school year puts pressure on students. The shift in the focus from students to parents of middle and primary school pupils was mainly a response to the rising ...




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