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Letters to the Editor, May 4, 2013

Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River. Photo: Reuters

Pass laws to enforce zero waste goal

I refer to Martin Williams' letter "(Mega incinerator project being driven by vested interests", April 26).

Saturday, 4 May, 2013, 4:04am 11 comments

Hong Kong universities raise fees by up to 20pc for non-local students

Professor Chung Yue-ping of Chinese University. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong's eight government-funded universities have raised tuition fees by as much as 20 per cent for non-local students this year, attributing it to inflation and a stronger yuan.

3 May 2013 - 7:43am 2 comments

Letters to the Editor, May 3, 2013

Poor Man's Nightclub food stall in 1986. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Let's all help keep unique street culture

I refer to your editorial ("Greed is killing best of old HK", April 23).

You talk of luxury mall operators, developers and landlords destroying what makes our city unique and interesting.

3 May 2013 - 3:41am 1 comment

Textbook prices set torise 3.3pc, officials say

Eddie Ng Hak-kim, Secretary for Education. Photo: Sam Tsang

Textbook prices are expected to rise by 3.3 per cent despite officials' efforts to stop the much-criticised bundling of textbooks and teaching materials that has increased the burden of cost for parents.

2 May 2013 - 5:09am

Students in tears after 'abusive' Beijing dance teacher fired

A teacher is seen kicking a student in a viral video. Photo: Screenshot via Beijing Evening News

Students at the Beijing Music and Dancing school wept after they were told their teacher had been fired - surprising the media because Miss Liu was no ordinary teacher. 

1 May 2013 - 9:16am 1 comment

Letters to the Editor, May 1, 2013

Tony Blair took over a full treasury. Photo: AFP

UK's problems down to Blair, not Thatcher

I refer to Kevin Rafferty's article ("Britain's economy labours in the shadow of Thatcher's none-too-splendid legacy", April 20).

Britain's burdens today are the result of Tony Blair's and Gordon Brown's 13 years, not those of Margaret Thatcher.

1 May 2013 - 2:32am 1 comment

A lesson for the pig-headed bureaucrats

Eddie Ng Hak-kim, Secretary for Education and Cherry Tse, Permanent Secretary for Education join about ten thousand students join World Book Day event and recite the works of Shakespeare in Hong Kong Stadium. Photo: Thomas Yau

The government says it wants Hong Kong to be an education hub and a world city but it simply refuses to consider simple changes to its school subsidy policy that would go a long way towards achieving those goals.

1 May 2013 - 2:32am 27 comments

Hong Kong's brat pack needs good parenting

Local school children hold 'dancing solar flowers' during the installation of an art piece by French artist Alexandre Dang in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

My worst nightmare as a parent is that my children are spoiled and self-centred. To me, being kind and considerate trumps being successful. If, in 15 years, my children turn out to be mean and egotistical, it won't matter how well they do academically; I'll still have failed as a parent.

1 May 2013 - 2:37am

New school ties

YMCA of Hong Kong Christian College in Tung Chung.

An international school or English Schools Foundation (ESF) education is usually the default choice for expatriate families in Hong Kong. But this may not be the case for much longer.

30 Apr 2013 - 9:49am 6 comments

Kids get up close with orchestra

Children try out a djembe drum at the HKPO "musical petting zoo" after the Baroque for Family concert earlier this month. Photo: Keith Hiro

If your child enjoys music, getting up close to an orchestra and meeting players is likely to be an eye-opening experience.

30 Apr 2013 - 10:44am

How parents can inspire love of books among children

Author Sarah Webb reads to a child. Photo: Keith Owens

Sarah Webb, author of the popular teen-advice series Ask Amy Green, has been shortlisted twice for Britain's Queen of Teen awards and the Irish Book Awards, and her other books have won acclaim worldwide.

30 Apr 2013 - 10:37am

Video of abusive 'Beijing dance teacher' goes viral

The clip, which was first posted online via video sharing site Youku, shows a female dance teacher striking students with a cane, kicking them in the torso and slapping and shoving their heads.

29 Apr 2013 - 3:35pm 1 comment

Montessori considers secondary school

The International Montessori School

The International Montessori School will consider offering secondary education in a few years, its founders said, as it prepares to expand to a campus in Stanley.

29 Apr 2013 - 4:59am

Roots of liberal studies

A liberal studies lesson taught by Jacob Hui Shing-yan at Christian and Missionary Alliance Sun Kei Secondary School. Photo: Edward Wong

The liberal studies exam in this year's Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education examination, under way until early next month, contained the previously taboo topic of the June 4 crackdown in Tiananmen Square.

29 Apr 2013 - 9:43am

Care in the community

Chinese University students on an I-CARE visit to a site in rural China.

During the eight weeks Eliz Wong spent working for a charity in Inner Mongolia last summer, the Chinese University student witnessed first-hand how NGOs empower and support disadvantaged women.

29 Apr 2013 - 9:31am