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  1. Let national education take its course

    Posted Apr 16th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... country's development and a stronger sense of our national and cultural identity.' To underline the importance of national education, Mr Tsang went to great lengths to repeat the call made by President Hu Jintao during a visit to mark the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty. On June 30, Mr Hu said: 'We should put more emphasis on national education ...

  2. Taxing the poor will fund cushy jobs for friends

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... peace to the United Nations. WILL HUNG, Hong Lok Yuen The death of moderation We all watch with horror the daily bombing and killing of Lebanese civilians in Israel's ill-fated attempt ... overenthusiastic editorial suggesting China should take up the yoke of international peacekeeper ('Peacemaker role open to China', July 28). It claimed Beijing was playing a lead role ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 'National' study plan fires debate

    Posted Oct 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... thinks steps should be taken to encourage students to appreciate their country. In his 2010 policy address, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen announced that national education would be taught, starting with primary schools next year, then secondary schools in 2013. Each school will have to provide teaching in the subject for up to 50 hours a year, or two lessons a week. National ...

  5. HK can stop mainland mums, basic law guardians say

    Posted Mar 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was the administration's problem and the solution rested in its own hands. The message was sent in a meeting between local deputies to the National People's Congress and the State Council's Institute ... neonatal intensive care units, hoping to convince the bureau to retain this year's quota next year. ...

  6. Tung plays China's unofficial envoy

    Posted Apr 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tzewei tzewei.ng@scmp.com Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa is playing an increasingly visible role in boosting Sino-US ties as he gave speeches on the matter at the United States ... as chief executive in 2005, has been chairman of the China-United States Exchange Foundation since its establishment in Hong Kong in 2008. According to Tung's public relations agent, ...

  7. Continuing unrest could see Article 23 shelved again

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lau Nai-keung Leo Goodstadt, the head of the Central Policy Unit before the handover, has talked about the colonial administration facing the 'constant menace that Hong Kong would ... to understand why the enactment of national security legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law is a touchy subject for them. Without such legal restraints, our dissidents have been enjoying ...

  8. Basic Law interpretation a matter of diplomacy

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an interpretation of the Basic Law's provisions from the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC), China's supreme legislature. The request for clarification in the continuing Congo-United States dispute is a first. In contrast, the executive branch has made three such invitations in the 14 years since the handover. That procedure is not expressly provided for in the Basic ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... National League for Democracy, Nyan Win (left), goes on trial in the capital, Naypyidaw, after denouncing irregularities in the parliamentary elections held in April. Nyan Win, who complained about ... to profitability a year after cutting 21,000 jobs, shutting the first of five domestic plants and auctioning off Nissan's prized aerospace unit. His bold style slowly won the hearts of the Japanese, ...

  10. Fool's pride

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... of national education, which is arousing such controversy, was evidently conceived not by the government here. It was proposed in Beijing by President Hu Jintao. At a dinner on June 30, 2007, the president suggested to Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, who was to be sworn in as chief executive the following day, that Hong Kong 'should put more emphasis on national education for the youth'. ...




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