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  1. I will respect censure vote, says student head

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The head of the University of Hong Kong student union, embroiled in a row over advertisements printed during the chief executive election campaign, says ... are elected by students. Of course the students should decide the fate of the student union as well as the university,' union president Dan Chan Koon-hong said yesterday, speaking for the first ...

  2. 'Law implies censorship'

    Posted Mar 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A student activist has called a law requiring 30 or more people planning a march to request permission from the police first 'an instrument of censorship', after a protester ... Cheung-fung, spokesman for the Hong Kong Federation of Students, said the group was opposed to the law requiring police permission when organising protests. 'The law is effectively an instrument ...

  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. Schools agree to join international study

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... that the territory was at risk of being excluded from the 4th Programme of International Student Assessment (Pisa) test. Not enough schools signed up to take part in the test- in which the city has excelled in the past- because they said they were too busy dealing with education reform. Chinese University's Hong Kong Centre for International Student Assessment, which has been organising the test ...

  5. City's education ranking in peril

    Posted Mar 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... in science and third in reading and maths in the 2006 Programme of International Student Assessment (Pisa) test out of 57 countries. In 2003, Hong Kong students came top globally in maths, third ... curriculum,' Professor Ho said. 'Schools tend to avoid it when it's not compulsory. But we are only asking them to donate three hours of their students' time to sit the paper and pen ...

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    Lower tuition fees at Hong Kong universities may tempt UK students

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong in London Lower tuition fees could tempt UK students Soaring tuition fees are leading more British students to look abroad and many could be tempted to come to Hong Kong- if they knew what the city's universities had to offer. That's according to students contemplating coming to the city in the belief that it will work out cheaper than studying at home. ...

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    Hong Kong universities ranked highly but lack international students

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Hong Kong's universities are ranked highly but they lack international students. A chronic shortage of hostel beds is a major drawback Why Hong Kong ... on the campuses of Asia's "World City"- truly international students. The University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology were No23 and 33 respectively ...

  8. Tactical error by students' union

    Posted Mar 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Like university students around the world, those at the University of Hong Kong pride themselves on being the public conscience. They rightly show keen interest in public affairs and speak ... The university's students' union apparently crossed the line when it ran full-page advertisements in eight newspapers questioning chief executive candidate Leung Chun-ying's involvement in what ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SMUGGLING

    Students from Shenzhen exploited to smuggle goods across border

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kong to attend school. Cheung Yuk-ching, director of the ISS cross-boundary service programme, said there had been "quite a few" such cases where students were caught smuggling electronic goods for parallel traders and bus nannies. "Younger students are not aware of the problem as some of their parents or strangers put them up to it. They do not know how ...

  10. Colonial HK freer, say 51pc of students

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Hong Kong was more democratic under the British than it is today, according to more than half of local college students polled in a survey. The findings of the recent survey surprised the pollsters, who interviewed 2,540 university students in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and mainland China. The pollsters- comprising two student groups, the New Youth Forum ...




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