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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 ...

  2. News - World - EDUCATION

    Chicago University cuts ties with China’s Confucius Institute

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 09:47am

    ... Associated Press in Chicago The University of Chicago cut ties with a Chinese language and research centre following a Chinese media report that suggested the university had bowed to the authority of the institute’s leader in Beijing. The university said in a statement on Thursday that the University of Chicago would not renew its agreement with the Confucius Institute for a second ...

  3. Magazines - Post Magazine - TV

    Channel hop: Richard Hammond Builds a Universe

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 09:14am by Mark Peters

    ... bigoted buddy Jeremy Clarkson to build himself a whole planet. This week, he ups the ante by attempting to create a whole damn universe (Richard Hammond Builds a Universe, right; TVB Pearl, ... isn't a supreme being with a cosmic toolbox, and he can't pluck stars out of the sky to build a "real" universe. Instead, the programme is a mixture of stunning CGI and hands-on, ...

  4. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Mum gives chase to runaway daughter on train; University greets new students with condom gift pack

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 09:09pm by Staff Reporters

    ... was entitled to the money.   GUIZHOU Thanks, but no Guiyang University has presented each of its 400 first-year students with a welcome gift bag containing a pack of condoms, the Guiyang Evening News ... Guizhou Vocational College has hung banners on campus expressing congratulations from nine elite institutes overseas, including some US Ivy League universities and schools in Europe, the Southern ...

  5. News - China - POLITICS

    Fresh university graduate named as Fujian city's new deputy mayor

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 07:29pm

    ... on Monday.  The website said Li was born in 1987, and graduated from Tsinghua University this year with a doctoral degree in biology. He will be the deputy mayor in charge of Longhai city’s technology ... universities, Tsinghua University, Peking University and Renmin University, all based in Beijing.  Li is not the only one who rocketed to career success at a young age. The local legislature ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Through endowments, private capital can revitalise Chinese universities

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 01:57pm by Hu Shuli

    ... revitalise Chinese universities Donations by Chinese entrepreneurs to top universities overseas have become a talking point. In July, Soho China's husband-and-wife team of Pan Shiyi and Zhang Xin launched a US$100 million fund to help send poor Chinese students to the world's top universities, beginning with a US$15 million donation to Harvard. More recently, a foundation set ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Beijing's ruling will be final word on Hong Kong's 'ultimate aim' of universal suffrage

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 12:34pm by Frank Ching

    ... Kong society has been torn by the lure of democracy or, as the Basic Law puts it, universal suffrage. The August 31 decision by the National People's Congress Standing Committee is likely ... Kong can always ask for more. But there is a flaw in that argument. Article 45 of the Basic Law says: "The ultimate aim is the selection of the Chief Executive by universal suffrage upon ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    University dean offers praise but not passes

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 04:37am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com University dean offers praise but not passes Students' dedication to political reform was praised by the University of Hong Kong's dean of medicine yesterday- but he refused to promise not to punish those who take part in next week's class boycott. Professor Gabriel Leung, who served as undersecretary for food and health and director ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong universities decline across the board in global ranking list

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Shift from three to four-year degree programme cited as scores for seven Hong Kong universities dipped across the board Local universities fall in global ranking list Seven local universities fell in the latest edition of a world university ranking table, as the University of Hong Kong once again lost out to a Singaporean institution for the top ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - PHILANTHROPY

    Ronnie Chan Chichung's donations to university, the second in a week

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Denise Tsang

    ... s richest people, Ronnie Chan Chichung, flew to Los Angeles last night bearing a donation of undisclosed proportions for a university. Chan, chairman of property developer Hang Lung Group, said ... to the University of Southern California follows a US$350 million gift to Harvard 's school of public health, the largest in the university's 378-year history. Before leaving, Chan took a swipe ...




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