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  1. Students may sue over tuition fees

    Posted May 08th 2006, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan Two university student unions are considering taking legal action against the government over the overcharging of tuition fees for the past five years. The unions, from Baptist University and City University, want officials to arrange a refund and to cut fees in coming years. Chan Ka-chun, vice-chairman of Baptist University Student Union, said they were seeking ...

  2. Students' case

    Posted May 09th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Two university student unions are considering legal action to force the government to return $691million that, according to Executive Council policy, has been overpaid in tuition fees since 2001. Should the money be refunded? ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 3,000 to protest over cash cut plan

    Posted Feb 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn About 3,000 teachers and students are expected to take to the street tomorrow in protest against the government's plan to cut education spending. The march, organised by the Hong Kong Professional Teachers' Union (PTU) and Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS), will start at 3pm from Edinburgh Place to Central Government Offices. More than 1,000 tertiary ...

  5. University fees answer rejected

    Posted Apr 11th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Education chiefs- under fire for overcharging university students- insisted yesterday the rule that tuition fees for undergraduates should equate to 18 per cent of their course ... for an individual university student did not fully reflect the government's total investment on universities. Falling individual costs were mainly due to effective measures in cutting operation costs ...

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    Students launch Occupy camp against controversial national education lessons

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Student activists to camp out for academic freedom Student activists plan to camp outside the government's headquarters in Admiralty to pressure the authorities into scrapping national education lessons. Members of Scholarism, a group of primary and secondary school students, say their "Occupy Tamar" campaign will be an ultimatum ...

  7. 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, ...

  8. Party detains Shenzhen official who ran student games

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Staff Reporter A top Shenzhen official who oversaw the Universiade Games last year has been placed under party investigation, days after two senior Guangdong officials were detained. Liang Daoxing, 63, director general of the 2011 Universiade Executive Of ...

  9. Think again, urge mainland students in US

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao and Ng Tze-wei A group of mainland students studying in the United States has published an open letter to President Hu Jintao and Vice-President Xi Jinping calling ... the victims, which could be a first step towards political reform that could shift China from the rule of man to the rule of law and democracy.' The letter, issued by eight students, reflects ...

  10. Student federation to help plan July 1 march

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The city's largest student group will join forces with the Civil Human Rights Front to help organise this year's July 1 demonstration. Leaders of the Hong Kong Federation of Students said people should use the march to press the government for more effective relief measures amid the economic downturn. The student group also vowed to fight ...




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