City University

Classic workmanship

Furniture from Ming dynasty, often made of Huanghuali wood _ with its unsurpassed craftsmanship, intricate joinery and simple lines _ is considered by experts to be the golden age of Chinese furniture.

Thursday, 30 March, 2000, 12:00am

Video art event

Joyce Chau Ngan-ting, Lisa Ho Kwok-wai, Rachel Ip Hiu-yin and Rachel Wong Kam-yan - final year students of City University's higher diploma course in English for Professional Communication - have produced a programme aimed at introducing video arts to students at the university. The event, entitled V Share, will be held tomorrow from noon to 5 pm at the university's covered terrace.

23 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Proposal fails to get official nod

A proposed law which requires children to take care of their parents received a mixed reception from government officials although a survey revealed that a majority of citizens were in favour of it.

Executive Councillor Tam Yiu-chung said it was a contro versial move to introduce a law which makes it compulsory for children to look after their parents.

20 Mar 2000 - 12:00am


The exhibition 'Ink Slabs from Shexian, Anhui' at City University runs until Sunday.

30 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Gay group forced to leave freshers' day

Gay students who set up an unauthorised book stall at City University yesterday were involved in a stand-off with security guards drafted in to evict them.

Members of the Chinese University's Tongzhi Culture Society - the first student group registered to promote gay culture - were eventually forced to take the stall down.

12 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Star pupils

Diligent, bright, well-behaved and well adjusted; that assessment of mainland pupils would be regarded as more than satisfactory in any country, given that the study group involved 16-year-olds in what is recognised as the most traumatic and difficult period of adolescence.

12 May 1999 - 12:00am

Let students read papers

I refer to the letter headlined, 'Appalled', by Dr Jack Teh (South China Morning Post, September 30), who objected to the City University Library subscribing to Apple Daily and the Oriental Daily.

I am a secondary school student and I disagree with Dr Teh.

24 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Old computers on offer

City University students are to be offered free computers to help home studies - but the machines are too old to access the Internet or draw graphics.

The university yesterday launched a programme designed to help needy students acquire personal computers to help their studies.

Hundreds of computers on campus recently underwent a network upgrade.

9 Oct 1998 - 12:00am


On a recent trip to the City University library, I was astonished to discover that the library subscribed to the Oriental Daily and Apply Daily newspapers.

These papers receive frequent complaints from parents and school teachers regarding their indecent contents. Their latest lurid headlines on President Bill Clinton's sex scandals only added to their notoriety.

30 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Academics should think more about teaching

As a former associate professor of the Chinese University, it is heart-breaking to read another piece of news regarding a row in the Law Faculty of City University. This is not the first time that the law lecturers at City University called a press conference and did what they labelled as 'The Whistle Blowing' exercise.

11 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Activities open eyes

A group of final-year students taking the Higher Diploma in English for Professional Communication at City University (CityU) will hold an educational event to promote public awareness of the visually impaired.

24 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Universities showcase latest hi-tech advances

Local universities had starring roles in the Technology for Tomorrow Hi-Tech Exhibition, which united Hong Kong and mainland institutions in a display of their latest technological developments.

City University claimed to be the first to develop two-dimensional (2D) bar codes, to be used on Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passports.

8 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Institutes must wait indefinitely for cash

Tertiary institutes seeking funds to develop new areas of research or teaching have been told they must wait indefinitely.

The University Grants Committee has deferred consideration of specific proposals from institutes to develop 'areas of excellence'.

10 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Care idea strikes a chord

The Volunteer Service Promotion Day, organised by the final year project group of City University, was aimed at spreading the spirit of voluntary work in the university.

The deputy director of the Agency for Volunteer Service, Chan Kin-key, and Miss Hong Kong 1996 finalist Chilli Poon, were among the guests-of-honour.

17 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Process review

I refer to the article 'City University prepares to go it alone' (South China Morning Post, March 29). It is true the university will undergo a 'teaching and learning quality process review' by the Grants Committee in January. But the outcome will not be self-regulation - City University already has this.

9 Apr 1996 - 12:00am