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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 - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Climbers hang giant banner on Lion Rock calling for real universal suffrage in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:26pm by clifford lo and peter so

    ... Clifford Lo and Peter So A group of climbers has hung a huge banner which reads “I want real universal suffrage” from the highest point of Hong Kong’s famous Lion Rock hill. Soon after ... think the spirit of Lion Rock isn’t just about money,” the man says. “The people fighting for real universal suffrage all over Hong Kong have shown great perseverance. This kind of fighting ...

  3. News - China - FACEBOOK

    US media wowed after Mark Zuckerberg conducts Tsinghua University Q&A in Chinese

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 12:00pm by James Griffiths

    ... James Griffiths james.griffiths@scmp.com With a self-deprecating warning that “my Chinese is very bad,” Facebook mogul Mark Zuckerberg launched into a Q&A at Tsinghua University ... is in Beijing to visit with advertising partners and “China experts”. On Wednesday he attended a press event with Tsinghua University president Cheng Jining where the two pledged to work together ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong university chiefs call for further talks between students and government

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 06:29pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com The heads of Hong Kong’s biggest universities have called for further talks between student leaders and the government, as pro-democracy street protests continue for a fourth straight week. “I think both sides have expressed their sincerity,” said Joseph Sung Jao-yiu, vice chancellor of Chinese University, of yesterday’s meeting between ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Universities see an edge in openness as they seek international advantage

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Universities see an edge in openness Universities must hold firmly to the principals of academic freedom and to their international character in order ... of a university," said Polytechnic University president Timothy Tong Wai-cheung. The spirit of freedom of speech, he added, "must be rational in dialogue, [and] respect multiculturalism and different ...

  6. News - China

    Facebook and Tsinghua University forge closer ties despite site's ban in China

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 02:28pm

    ... Nectar Gan nectar.gan@scmp.com Facebook CEO and university president expressed joint desire to build a deeper relationship – even though the social networking site is banned on the mainland. Facebook and Tsinghua University are looking forward to closer cooperation in future, Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg and the university’s president said in a meeting on Tuesday. ...

  7. News - World - EGYPT

    Clampdown at Egyptian universities amid fears of Islamist protests

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cairo Clampdown at campuses intended to stop any repeat of violent Islamist-led demonstrations Riot police out to prevent Cairo university protests As the new academic term began in Egypt, riot police were standing guard at Cairo's universities to quash any repeat of Islamist-led protests that turned campuses nationwide into battlefields. ...

  8. Business

    Joint research initiatives with private sector support university fund raising

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 12:21pm

    ... JOHN CREMER Running a top university is a fiercely competitive business, with the pressure always on to improve programmes, support research and, in most cases, raise considerable funds ... not least because these serve to confirm both all-round academic merit and effective governance. “When you look at the universe of peers, we are at the top in terms of US public universities and, ...

  9. News - China

    Communist Party tightens grip on control of China's universities

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 03:46pm by Angela Meng

    ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com Directive calls for higher education entities to unify under the central leadership The Communist Party has tightened its grip on Chinese universities ... entities to unify under the party leadership yesterday. The announcement said that after the fourth plenary session of the 17th CPC Central Committee next week, all departments at universities ...

  10. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Chief executive chosen by universal suffrage can bridge divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 12:50pm by Richard Wong

    ... to tilt so heavily in favour of one side. Only a chief executive elected through universal suffrage and accountable to the broad public can hope to bridge the gap between the two political narratives. Richard Wong Yue-chim is Philip Wong Kennedy Wong Professor in Political Economy at the University of Hong Kong ...




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