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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Learning outside the class aids students to develop

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Kremmer Most Hong Kong students choose to study overseas in countries such as Australia or Canada, in order to gain access to a wide range of high quality courses offered by highly ranked universities, to improve their language skills and to benefit from the professional opportunities that may follow after graduation. However, few appreciate before leaving Hong Kong how ...

  4. Exam fees limit minority students

    Posted Feb 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... I am writing in response to the article 'Ethnic-minority students decry huge exam fees' (February 10, SCMP). It is unfair that minorities need to pay high fees for Chinese ... for students from low-income families. Many of these students want to get into a local university, and have the grades to do so. But they also have to prove their abilities in Chinese. For many, ...

  5. Student smashes 36-year-old record

    Posted Mar 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... been stunned that it finally fell to a student at a school tournament. Florence Ho Yin-chiu, a Form Six student from Good Hope School, broke the record in the Inter-school Athletics ... was wrong. It was 12.86m, and Williams' record was 12.60m. She had set a new Hong Kong record. The Good Hope student then had to wait for confirmation from the field event referee of the Hong ...

  6. Taiwan has much to offer HK students, envoy says

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong. Just one month after he arrived in Hong Kong, James Chu Shi said he had pinpointed several areas for greater co-operation, with increasing the flow of students between the two ... Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council. Encouraging more local students to pursue degrees in Taiwan was the way forward, he said, with some Taiwanese universities planning to organise an education expo ...

  7. Cantonese-medium local system is unsuitable for expatriate students

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... students. Mr Lam has now placed expat kids on a pedestal by assuming they are the brightest minds in Hong Kong. This is not the case. The expat student population is normally distributed. There are a few brilliant students, and a vast number of average ones. Local schools do not encourage transfer students. A local school typically accepts a handful of transfer students, nowhere close ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Money, contacts and China pull in more PhD students

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Hong Kong's scheme to attract PhD students from the mainland and abroad- with money, high-level contacts and opportunities in a booming China- ... 2010-11. Mainlanders make up the majority of recipients in both years, while the number of participants from outside Asia has grown to 13.6 per cent this year from 10.4 per cent last year. Students ...

  10. Rise in students losing faith in HK exam system

    Posted Nov 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com A growing number of students are leaving the local education system out of concerns about the new examinations they will have to take to secure a place ... boarding schools. An increase in students moving overseas before completing secondary school had been evident since last year, said Dr Esther Ho Yuk-fan, chair of the Hong Kong Association ...




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