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Letters to the Editor, June 17, 2013

There is increasingly bitter divisiveness in Hong Kong's universal suffrage debate that was seldom seen before the new administration took power.

Monday, 17 June, 2013, 6:14am

Non-local women to pay more for births

Public hospitals yesterday agreed to almost double the fee for non-local women giving birth in emergency wards, to HK$90,000 - but mainland agencies are already giving mothers instructions on using fake documents to book a maternity bed.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Syndicate controls monopoly of preferred times for cremations

I am writing to express my deep dissatisfaction and disappointment regarding the system of Deaths Registries set up in Hong Kong.

My wife died on September 8 and the family hoped to have the cremation on September 25 (a weekend).

The earliest cremation booking is two weeks in advance with a death certificate required from the Department of Health.

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Study dispels myth about some degrees

Graduates with a higher diploma or associate degree earn 15 to 40 per cent more than secondary school leavers, a study found.

In the largest sample survey of its kind, Chinese University's education professor Chung Yue-ping studied the earning power of holders of what is collectively known as post-secondary subdegrees.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am




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1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Schools can help put students on the road to ethical behaviour

I refer to the letter by Ryan Lai Shing-tat ('Ethics cannot be simply taught in class', July 24).

Mr Lai was concerned that I was suggesting the introduction of ethics as an examination subject for students.

30 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

50 avid readers to receive certificates for their efforts

To encourage young people to read, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) will award certificates to 50 students who have read 1,000 to 3,000 books a year.

The Awarded Reading Programme is organised by the Hong Kong Public Libraries (HKPL) of the LCSD.

The presentation of certificates will take place at the Hong Kong Central Library at 3pm this

7 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Short courses

A short course is non-award bearing and suitable for people seeking specific skills and self-enrichment rather than qualifications. Many people take short courses to gain an understanding of the discipline before they pursue a formal qualification in it.

27 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Bubble trouble

Students from the Maritime Services Training Institute walk out of a model cabin after demonstrating how to evacuate a building and escape a blaze.

The demonstration was held for the media at the institute's campus in Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun. Further demonstrations will be held and equipment displayed at open days for the training institute tomorrow and Saturday.

6 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Business owners get first detailed look at Certificate of Origin

Companies looking to cash in on the zero tariff benefits for goods under Cepa were yesterday given more details on the procedures to be followed.

Most importantly, business owners were able to get their first glimpse of the Certificate of Hong Kong Origin, which is needed to show that the product to be imported to the mainland falls under one of 273 tariff-exempt categories.

30 Sep 2003 - 12:00am