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  1. United in grief and fighting back tears

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters For three solemn minutes yesterday morning, Hong Kong was united in grief over the deaths of eight of its residents in the Manila hostage tragedy. People across the city ... for the Chinese people. It's only the policeman, [Rolando] Mendoza, who made that big mistake, not the whole nation. I am praying for the Chinese people because I will work here for two years and my ...

  2. Democrats urged to unite and 'rethink'

    Posted Apr 06th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Pan-democrats should form a new political party to present a united front and dispel impressions that they are divided, veteran politician Allen Lee Peng-fei says. Mr Lee, a delegate to the National People's Congress, also urged the pan-democratic camp to explore ways of establishing mutual trust with Beijing, and he recommended they have their responses ready ...

  3. Global media united in belief he failed the test

    Posted Mar 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Dennis Eng, Nick Gentle

    ... like a safe pair of hands... But it wasn't long before it all began to go wrong.' Australia's national broadcaster followed the story throughout the day, with China correspondent ...

  4. Environmentally unconscious

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to express his 'deep regret' for the deaths of the four peacekeepers killed in its cold-blooded bombing of a United Nations outpost in southern Lebanon ... are lightweight, including the two current frontrunners Ban Ki-moon of South Korea and India's Shashi Tharoor. One possible candidate is the head of the United Nations Development Programme, Kemal ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - NATIONAL EDUCATION

    A history of how national education was introduced in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com It started as a learning objective, then Hu Jintao and Donald Tsang gave more weight to fostering a sense of identity among young Hongkongers How national education took root "[National education] did not erupt out of a piece of rock all of a sudden," Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said on a radio programme last Sunday. People ...

  6. 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 ... be Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's bid to introduce the subject before he steps down later this year, to fulfil a promise to improve pupils' knowledge of the nation. This followed ...

  7. More heat on national education

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The government faces mounting pressure to scale back its controversial plan to introduce national education to all schools within two years. Many teachers have raised objections during the four-month public consultation which ends today. The plan to require all primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong to include national education ...

  8. Officials clam up when it comes to national subject

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com It is one of the most hotly debated topics in town: does national education need to be on children's school curriculum- and if it is, what should ... to the issue of national education, the Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong asked Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen 'why the mainland must be ruled by the Communist Party ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the outcome of this summit will not be the same empty rhetoric that has been the case with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which was an international environmental treaty ... of disparities. Imposition of any kind of constraints that make an individual's life worse will not work, because it is human nature to aspire to a better life. National interests and the needs ...

  10. Think tank seeks HK-Guangdong co-operation on national plans

    Posted Feb 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The Hong Kong and Guangdong governments should jointly contribute proposals to the nation's next five-year development blueprint, a high-level think tank says. ... submit concrete proposals to the central authorities with a view to elevating Hong Kong-Guangdong co-operation to the level of national strategy and having relevant proposals incorporated ...




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