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  1. Mainland students to tackle PolyU test

    Posted Jan 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mabel Sieh Up to 20,000 mainland students are expected to take part in this year's Secondary School Science and Mathematics Competition jointly run by Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Beijing Normal University's Gao Zhong Shu-Li-Hua Magazine. Around 1,500 students from 130 Hong Kong schools took part when PolyU launched the competition for Form Five students of the New ...

  2. Canadian student missing for a week

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan A Canadian student has been missing in Hong Kong for a week. On December 21, Joseph Basha (pictured), 25, told his flatmate Dino Lee he was going out for food. He left their Jordan flat at about 2am and has not been seen since. Lee said Basha had seemed 'spaced out' recently and could have taken sleeping pills. Basha is also reported to have sleepwalking ...

  3. Desert crossing inspires student

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... secondary students running in a relay to raise awareness of human trafficking. 'At 15, when I was in boarding school in the UK, my classmates and I were talking about summer plans. And I said, ... Christopher has continued doing walks and sports for charity ever since. 'It gives us a purpose in life, which many students, especially those that are from middle-class families, lack,' he ...

  4. Student voyages to the icy realms of climate change

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and jumped into its freezing waters. She also saw penguins and seals living in abandoned buildings. But what made the biggest impression on the 20-year-old university student was somewhat depressing. ... in systems engineering at Chinese University, Pun and three fellow students won a design competition last year with a set of warning signs for a world where global warming and pollution had created ...

  5. Chinese characters top student survey of cultural symbols

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Chinese characters are China's top cultural symbol, according to the results of a poll of about 2,000 university students, mainland media reported yesterday. A joint ... to polish its international image and acceptance. The list of items that students chose from has not been released. Yin Yungong, of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, said the more combative ...

  6. More university students sit IELTS test

    Posted Sep 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam About 11,800 final-year university students sat the International English Language Testing System in the last academic year, an increase of 5 per cent on the previous year. Eighty-seven per cent scored between six and 7.5, which is considered 'competent' or 'good'. The average was 6.69 out of nine. Students from the University of Hong Kong topped ...

  7. Students have little interest in China issues

    Posted Jun 27th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Most secondary students believe that liberal studies must feature globalisation issues, but only a small portion are keen to study modern China issues, a survey has found. Powersoft Consultancy and Roundtable General Education Laboratory surveyed 520 students in April and May. It found that only 22.7 per cent believed modern China issues should be a key component ...

  8. Students stand up and speak outabout Darfur crisis

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... the world, a group of students have organised a campaign to add their voices to the global slanging match between China and western countries. Led by Heather Lynn Pickerell, a Year Ten student from German Swiss International School (GSIS), the young campaigners set up STAND (Students Taking Action Now: Darfur) last year to raise local students' awareness of the genocide. As the death ...

  9. China news not high on students' agenda

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung More than a third of secondary students are 'very interested' in the development of China, but close to 60 per cent only 'occasionally' read China news, a Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association survey last month found. Some 86 per cent were 'satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with the Hong Kong government's efforts promoting ...

  10. French student's death in hostel fall 'accidental'

    Posted Jan 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Kelly Chan, Martin Wong

    ... Kelly Chan and Martin Wong A French exchange student found dead at City University less than 24 hours after arriving in Hong Kong had accidentally fallen from the roof of a hostel ... The university said it had contacted the French consulate and the student's family. Paule Ignatio, head of the French consulate's press and communication department, refused to say ...




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