Chinese University

New test detects gene that causes mental disability

Professors Ellis Hon Kam-lun (left) and Leung Tak-yeung brief the media on the test. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

A quick test for a congenital mental condition is available in Hong Kong for the first time, Chinese University announced yesterday.

Wednesday, 24 April, 2013, 4:05am 1 comment

Students petition against harbour reclamation

Students petition against harbour reclamation

Students at Chinese University have signed a petition against the plan to reclaim land from Tolo Harbour near their campus. The students' union, which has so far gathered 3,500 signatures, said "we feel that reclamation at Ma Liu Shui would ruin the scenery of Tolo Harbour and our campus, which blends in so well with nature".

30 Mar 2013 - 4:08am

University finds snake artefacts hard to catch

A rare bronze seal at Chinese University’s Art Museum.

As the Year of the Snake slithers in, a rare collection of snake antiques have been put on display at Chinese University's Art Museum.

8 Feb 2013 - 4:39am

Chinese University study to change lives of cerebral aneurysm patients

A trial in local hospitals has proved that a new treatment can eliminate swelling in the wall of the brain's blood vessels and prevent their rupture.

Led by Chinese University, it was the first clinical study in Asia to test the insertion of a metal woven tube that blocks blood from flowing into the bulge - known as a cerebral aneurysm - causing it to shrink.

8 Jan 2013 - 6:04am

Baptist University student publication board 'names' Blue Book donor

The Baptist University-initiated publication whose findings provoked fierce criticism of Chinese University and led to calls for more mainland interference in local politics was sponsored by a Beijing-loyalist businessman, it was claimed yesterday.

23 Nov 2012 - 2:48am 1 comment

Baptist University institute apologises for 'Blue Book' negligence

Chinese University received an unexpected apology yesterday from academics who were responsible for a contentious report on Hong Kong which called for the city's top civil servants to be appointed by Beijing.

The report claimed that Chinese University's liberal studies course was being "influenced" by an unnamed foundation in the United States.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:47am

Chinese University hits back at claim of 'US influence'

Chinese University has dismissed as "irresponsible and fictitious" an allegation that it allowed a US foundation to influence a liberal studies curriculum.

2 Nov 2012 - 3:13am

Shenzhen university joint venture promises academic freedom

The planned Shenzhen branch of the Chinese University of Hong Kong will enjoy academic freedom, according to vice chancellor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu.

Speaking on the sidelines of a campus groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, Sung said the new university's goal was to bring innovation and new interdisciplinary teaching and research to the Pearl River Delta.

12 Oct 2012 - 3:42am

Thousands boycott classes in national education protest

Students cross their arms to indicate a "No" to national education during the rally at Chinese University in Sha Tin. Photo: Felix Wong

About 8,000 students and teachers took part in a citywide class boycott yesterday to demand the scrapping of the national education curriculum.

Participants attributed the higher-than-expected turnout to Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's weak response to the issue.

8 Mar 2013 - 3:40pm

Hong Kong public to be given a say on future use of King Ying Lei mansion

The exhibition will showcase two proposals for the mansion: a museum of Chinese ink art or a wedding venue. Photo: Edward Wong

The public is being given a say on the future use of the historic King Ying Lei mansion, rescued from demolition after a public outcry five years ago.

Two rival proposals for the Stubbs Road mansion, restored after being defaced by a previous owner, went on show in a roadshow yesterday.

8 Sep 2012 - 2:49am

Housing costs lead to fall in quality of life

Hong Kong's homes were less affordable last year than at any time since an annual study began, with the average family having to spend more than 11 times their annual income to get on the housing ladder.

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Flab-fighting, Chinese style

Chinese medicine can be as effective in treating obesity as Western methods and with fewer side effects, a university study commissioned by the Hospital Authority shows.

Chinese University reviewed almost 100 previous studies on Chinese weight-loss treatments with the aim of providing a scientific basis for the authority's clinics to develop therapy in the field.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

No love lost for Leung or Tsang, poll shows

Leung Chun-ying will replace Donald Tsang Yam-kuen on Sunday amid falling support for both men and the most distrust in the government since the handover, a new poll shows.

About 39 per cent of the 861 respondents to the Chinese University survey said they supported Leung becoming chief executive, down eight points since a similar poll last month.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

SCMP Debate

Today's SCMP Debate is the second in a weekly series as part of our build-up to the 15th anniversary, on July 1, of the establishment of the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong. In our second instalment, we ask six long-time residents how they view Hong Kong as a place to live and work compared with 15 years ago.

Eric Bohm

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Yam's monetary weapon of revenge

When someone says he has no ulterior motive, you can be sure that's exactly what he has. So when Joseph Yam Chi-kwong wrote that he was 'allergic' to politics, in his bombshell paper raising the possibility of ditching the Hong Kong-US dollar peg, you could spot the disingenuous statement a mile away.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am