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  1. Testing times for national education

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... For a subject that is supposed to foster a patriotic sense of identity, compulsory national education has proved difficult and divisive before Hong Kong's schools have even begun teaching it. In the latest setback, a committee tasked with mapping its ...

  2. Housing policy a true test of will

    Posted Jan 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Housing and land supply have become two of the most controversial policy areas in our city. It is reassuring therefore that the candidates to become the next chief executive have attached a high priority to these areas in their campaign platforms. Whoever ...

  3. Testing the lines of duty

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Legislators have urged the government to improve Hong Kong's communication channels in the wake of the Manila hostage crisis to help it better deal with other countries in emergencies. At a special meeting early this month, legislators e ...

  4. Trade body calls for product-testing park

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Daniel Sin A product-testing park should be set up to support the development of the testing and certification business as one of the city's future pillar industries, a trade association says. The government should provide necessary infrastructure and other measures to support local testing and certification bodies, it said. These included setting up a testing park ...

  5. Children must not be guinea pigs for drug test

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Introducing drug testing in schools is a radical step to take. The welfare of schoolchildren is at stake, including those who have never taken drugs but may still be required to take tests. There is a danger that our city's first experimental test scheme, for schools in Tai Po, is being prepared with more haste than foresight. Any tests, even if voluntary, must ...

  6. Parents to give their views on voluntary school drug testing

    Posted Jul 15th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan, Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam and Adrian Wan Parents in Tai Po will be consulted for the first time today about the voluntary drug testing of schoolchildren, which is due to start there in September. 'After all the talks about the drug test, finally, the government will consult us. Though parents support the scheme, we should be consulted about how it will be conducted,' said Daniel Yuen ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Elderly oppose plan to expand means test

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong and Colleen Lee About 100 elderly people protested at the government headquarters in Central yesterday against plans to expand means testing in the old-age allowance system. ... aged 65 to 69 get a Normal Old Age Allowance of HK$625 a month subject to a means test. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said in his policy address last week that the government had ...

  9. Tsang's support continues to fall, despite U-turn on means testing

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong The chief executive's popularity continued to drop last week, even after he bowed to public opinion and dropped plans to introduce means testing for a higher old age ... The sampling error for the survey was plus or minus 3 per cent. However, 722 of the survey's 1,018 respondents gave their opinions before he had announced his U-turn on means testing. Mr Tsang put ...

  10. Applicants for civil service jobs to face test on Basic Law

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung All applicants for civil service jobs are to be tested on the Basic Law, the government announced yesterday. Candidates will be assessed on their knowledge of Hong Kong's mini-constitution, as well as its annexes, attachments and appendices, through written tests or interviews. For jobs requiring university degree or professional qualifications, 15 multiple-choice questions ...




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