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  1. News - China - EDUCATION

    Shenzhen to pump one billion yuan into building new Xinjiang university

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Institute in Kashgar city will give Uygur students more opportunities for higher levels of academic training in future Shenzhen will pump one billion yuan (HK$1.26 billion) into a new university to be built in Xinjiang’s southern Kashgar city, on top of the region’s own one billion yuan of investment. Shenzhen was contributing to the university in support ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Cross-border pupils face long commutes to distant schools

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:23am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... an hour. Lin Yihua's son was allocated to CCC Hoh Fuk Tong Primary School in Tuen Mun. The family lives near the Lo Wu border crossing, nearly 30 kilometres away by road, and all the schools ...

  3. News - China - EDUCATION

    College scholarships set up to foster closer ties between China and Japan

    Posted May 07th 2014, 03:43pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com Organisers hope the scheme will help ease the historic tensions between the two nations An educational foundation based in Hong Kong has set up scholarships for Chinese and Japanese students to help increase their understanding of each other’s countries. It is also hoped the programme will join other efforts to ease the historic tensions between the two ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Teachers lament unreasonable complaints from 'monster parents'

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 05:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... and are punished, parents would often come to us and defend their children." Federation vice-chairman Wu Siu-wai said: "We are not saying parents should not complain- they have the right to do so. But we hope there would be more respect and that they would also note schools' constraints." Wu suggested that the government allocate more resources to help reduce teachers' ...

  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    Kindergarten drug scandal leads to calls for overhaul of regulations

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:51am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan wnan@scmp.com Parents say preschool laws must change after allegations children were given anti-flu medicine Drug scandal leads to calls for overhaul of regulations Allegations that kindergartens gave prescription drugs to pupils without parents' consent have led to calls for the laws governing them to be tightened. It is alleged the drugs were administered to ensure high ...

  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    UK government assures Chinese students that English test ban won't affect their visa applications

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:45am by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan wu.nan@scmp.com Home Office ban on language proficiency tests after probe into cheating applies only to some agents in Britain, not mainland or Hong Kong UK says english test ban ... their visas before May. Wu Hao, a senior student visa consultant at Beijing New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting, said British universities had told him that Chinese students could still use ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Lo Wu closed-border quota upsets parents of children studying in city

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Mainlanders whose children study in Hong Kong left scrambling for school bus permits as Lo Wu keeps limit on passes Border quota upsets parents Some ... campaigning for an increase in the quota of closed-area permits available at the most popular crossing point, Lo Wu, were caught out when no change was made, and had to make last-minute applications ...

  8. News - China - EDUCATION

    Taiwan to review limits on students

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by Lawrence Chung

    ... ministry, of the current restrictions, as part of government efforts to attract more mainland students," said Wu Mei-hung, spokeswoman for the Mainland Affairs Council, the island's top planning body for mainland policy. Wu said that the council had been working with the relevant authorities to relax the restrictions. "These [relaxations] include recognising diplomas from ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Schools share burden of primary push

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 04:29am by Johnny Tam

    ... not speak Cantonese. One mainland mother living in Lo Wu said she would not send her son to study in Hong Kong if he was allocated to schools other than those in North District. "It's too ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Cross-border children making first-round school places 'harder to get'

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 04:44am by Shirley Zhao and Johnny Tam

    ... The couple, who previously lived in Lo Wu, bought a HK$2 million apartment in Sheung Shui last year and are now on two-way permits that require them to return to Shenzhen every three months. "We had no choice but to move," Shen said. "We didn't want our children to cross the border every day." Another mainlander, Wu Songxian, whose daughter did not get ...




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