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  1. More cross-border pupils test logistics

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Hong Kong authorities expect the number of cross-border students to rise more than 40 per cent in September and are discussing transport arrangements with their mainland counterparts. Undersecretary for security Lai ...

  2. A test of HK's ability to adapt

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to severe test Hong Kong's ability to sustain 'one country, two systems'. Again, the logical place where this problem should be laid- and a solution found- is at the doorstep of Hong ...

  3. Reasons to hope in a testing year ahead

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Three-and-a-half weeks into 2012, we are celebrating another new beginning. Hong Kong may be a modern city, but we retain a strong attachment to tradition, especially in observing customs and rituals. Like other predominantly Chinese communities, we still ...

  4. Wet, muddy course tests cross country runners

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Richard Castka Hong Kong distance runners got their first true test of cross country running yesterday when the Gigasports Hong Kong Cross Country Championship was staged over a rugged piece of reclaimed land on Lantau Island. Thanks to Typhoon Nesat, the 2.5-kilometre course was covered in puddles and mud, which got deeper and muddier with every one of the three laps. ...

  5. HK an 'ideal testing ground'

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wilson Lau Established as an international financial hub, Hong Kong is at the forefront of new ideas and the ideal testing ground for the mainland's financial reforms. If Hong Kong ... testing ground for yuan in its evolution, hopefully, to become an international currency. When Hong Kong becomes the offshore yuan trading centre, there will be more yuan-denominated products ...

  6. Inspiring Congo student faces final, harrowing test

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simon Parry An asylum seeker from the Republic of the Congo who arrived in Hong Kong penniless and unable to speak a word of English six years ago has won a university place in Australia. Duvalld Ndilou, 21, who will study nursing after graduating from a ...

  7. City fails test in promoting yuan settlement business

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Shirley Yam

    ... with Shirley Yam Dear Ms Yam, I am a businessman in Brazil. A friend e-mailed me your column on the offering of yuan business in Hong Kong. It read: 'A Brazilian trader keeping yuan trade receipts in Hong Kong can choose to do whatever he/she wants w ...

  8. 70pc of elderly back means tests to cut home waiting time

    Posted Jan 14th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Nearly seven out of every 10 people living in homes for the elderly agree with a suggestion that a means test be introduced in an attempt to shorten the waiting time for places in government-subsidised homes, a survey has found. But the elderly people stressed that the means test, which has been suggested by the Elderly Commission, should only assess their own assets, instead of those ...

  9. Training course launched for HK tour guides who sit mainland test

    Posted Dec 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... tests. The qualification exam, which began this year under the fifth supplement of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement signed last year, is held twice a year, and allows Hongkongers who ... Hongkongers passed. This works out to a pass rate of about 10 per cent for Hong Kong candidates, compared to the overall average pass rate of 30 per cent. 'It's a difficult test, and Hong ...

  10. Testing body to be set up

    Posted Jun 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin A new body will be established to develop the city's testing and certification industry as an economic 'pillar'. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said the council of testing and certification, to be set up in three months, would promote professional standards and the international standing of the industry. 'The council will work ...




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