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  1. National education course should have nothing to do with indoctrination

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... On the mainland and in the United States, it is compulsory. Compulsory national education is needed in Hong Kong. For local university graduates or even school leavers, knowing Putonghua and having ... There has been a great deal of debate about implementation of a national education course in our schools. Sceptics have argued that such a subject could become one-sided, with an attempt ...

  2. National lessons won't skirt the sensitive issues

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Thomas Chan and Jennifer Cheng National education with no flinching from sensitive subjects- that is what one primary school principal has promised to introduce in his classes this autumn. Leung Kee-cheong, headmaster of the Fresh Fish Traders' School, waded into the national education controversy in an interview on Thursday by saying: 'Teachers will not shy away from ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Drunken sailor fined for assaulting Wan Chai waitress

    Posted May 13th 2013, 03:12pm by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com A United States Navy crewman was fined HK$1,000 in Eastern Court on Monday after pleading guilty to assaulting a waitress after drinking too much in Wan Chai last month. Mathew Forrester, 25, pleaded not guilty to a charge of indecent assault, but pleaded guilty to the prosecution's alternative charge of common assault. Solicitor Niall Giblin, ...

  4. The Planner

    Posted Aug 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... centring on a United Nations peacekeeping contractor in post-war Bosnia who is thrust into an international scandal involving human trafficking and sex slavery. In English with Chinese subtitles. ... 11am-8pm, Unit 502, Wah Wai Industrial Centre, 38-40 Au Pui Wan St, Fo Tan. Inquiries: 9602 9905. Ends Aug 24 Imagined Geographies Pencil drawings by Filipino conceptual artist Roberto Chabet. Opens ...

  5. National education subject to be delayed

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com A committee tasked with mapping out the controversial introduction of compulsory national education in all Hong Kong government schools has suggested ... academic year. However, a source said the Moral and National Education Ad Hoc Committee had now proposed postponing full introduction of the subject- which critics have labelled as brainwashing- ...

  6. Prisons unit tries to lock in plans for HQ

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com With redevelopment looming for three landmark government towers in Wan Chai, the Correctional Services Department aims to relocate to new headquarters in Chai Wan within the next decade. 'We are the only one of ...

  7. DJ Spooky: Rebirth of a Nation

    Posted Oct 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The American DJ-video artist serves up a multimedia three-screen and surround-sound live remix of D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation. With English intertitles. Oct 15, 2.30pm, 7.30pm, HK Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai, HK$320, HK$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2582 0273 ...

  8. Property - Experts Q&A

    Q & A with our experts

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... in Causeway Bay. There are some smaller units at Pearl City Mansion in Paterson Street. A 369 sq ft unit (or 287 sq ft based on saleable area) was leased for HK$11,800 per month in January. But if you ...

  9. Nationalism in class

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... starting as early as next year. While the authorities say lessons in 'moral and national education' will promote individual development, critics say such lessons could turn into 'political brainwashing' and promotion of the Communist Party. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen promised to improve Hong Kong students' knowledge of the nation, following remarks ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ACCIDENT

    55 injured as three buses collide in rush hour in Wan Chai

    Posted Nov 28th 2012, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... on a stretcher. All of the injured were sent to Queen Mary, Ruttonjee or Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern hospitals. Police Chief Inspector Tam Wing-leung, of the Hong Kong Island traffic unit, said ...




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