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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by GLOBAL TIMES, MIAMI HERALD, EL UNIVERSAL

    ... The life and death of Hugo Chavez How they see it 1. El Universal Lieutenant Colonel Hugo Chavez Frias introduced himself to Venezuela and the world in the most dramatic and tragic manner: a failed coup, including violence and death. He would build up a legend that now crosses over another level. … A cycle seems to be ending, along with the extremely personal style of the so-called ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1187283/how-they-see-it
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Debate on a universal pension highlights need for tax reform

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 02:41am by SCMP Editorial

    ... further talk of a universal pension scheme. We could, of course, close this chapter and pretend that the problem will go away. But the problem will simply be passed on to future generations. Our ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1579597/debate-universal-pension-highlights-need-tax-reform
  3. News - Hong Kong

    Six ways Hong Kong could fund a universal pension scheme

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 11:32pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Advocates of a universal pension plan say it can be done without the government raising taxes Planning for the future The biggest controversy in the universal pension debate remains whether Hong Kong can introduce such a scheme without facing the financial woes of countries such as Britain, an established welfare state. The key challenge ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578006/advocates-universal-pension-offer-choice-plans
  4. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Universal pension? It's all up to the chief executive now

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com There has been a trend of chickening out when it comes to the acute need to tackle the rising poverty among Hong Kong's elderly people Universal pension: it's all up to chief executive now Universal pensions are a minefield where the colonial government once trod with trepidation, mindful of resistance from businesses and Beijing. Now, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576262/universal-pension-its-all-chief-executive-now
  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    Harvard stays in top spot in Chinese list of world's universities

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 02:30am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Shanghai Harvard holds on to top spot in Chinese list of world's universities American universities dominated the top 20 in an annual ranking of global educational institutions released by a Chinese organisation yesterday, with Harvard remaining in first place ahead of Stanford. The top 20 in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities included ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1574475/harvard-stays-top-spot-chinese-list-worlds-universities
  6. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    'I was never a top student': Scholarism leader Joshua Wong to study at Open University

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Eddie Lee

    ... admitted to a politics programme at the Open University of Hong Kong, ending rumours he had secured places at a few highly sought-after local institutions. The 17-year-old student activist also ... remarkable. There were reports that the student activist was given a place and a conditional offer by the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Baptist University respectively. Wong obtained a level ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572475/scholarism-leader-accepted-politics-programme-open-university
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chief secretary loses 'most popular' status in Hong Kong University poll

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... has dived to its lowest since she took office in July 2012, according to a University of Hong Kong poll. Lam has also lost her long-held title as the most popular member in Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's team. Between July 31 and August 6, a total of 1,012 people were asked in a phone survey by the university's public opinion programme to rate the chief executive, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572318/chief-secretary-loses-most-popular-status-hong-kong-university-poll
  8. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Local universities are expanding, and their libraries are growing with them

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Linda Yeung

    ... Linda Yeung Linda.yeung@scmp.com Universities in Hong Kong are expanding, and their libraries are growing with them, CityU's Steve Ching tells Linda Yeung Spaced out Space is at a premium in Hong Kong, but the city's universities have still managed to acquire more land. This is needed because the institutions are having to cope with large numbers of students, as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1569308/local-universities-are-expanding-and-their-libraries-are
  9. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Local label Izzue and Tsinghua University join forces to support design students

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 09:39am by Divia Harilela

    ... Divia Harilela divia.harilela@scmp.com An award by local label Izzue and Tsinghua University attracts design students from around the world, writes Divia Harilela All eyes East Some ... But the most recent round of talent spotting took place in a less likely place: Beijing's Tsinghua University. For the past two, years the university has upped its fashion game by joining forces ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/fashion-watches/article/1569291/local-label-izzue-and-tsinghua-university-join-forces
  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Boy thief becomes first from his school to reach university

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by GLORIA CHAN

    ... Gloria Chan gloria.chan@scmp.com Chris Tang credits rehabilitation centre for second chance and runs 250km to prove it Boy thief is school's first university student He was once a juvenile delinquent repeatedly caught stealing. Now, Chris Tang Shun-yin has become the first student from a rehabilitation centre for problem children to get into university. Tang, 20, credits ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569503/boy-thief-schools-first-college-student

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