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Chinese students demand Biden apologise for 'insensitive' comments

US Vice-President Joe Biden gave a commencement speech at the University of Pennsylvania on May 13. Photo: AP

Chinese students and parents are demanding an apology from US Vice-President Joe Biden for "insensitive" comments, weeks after he referred to China as the nation that cannot “think different” or “breathe free” during a commencement speech at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Tak Nga Secondary School

Students at Tak Nga Secondary School in Yau Yat Chuen celebrated their English Week from April 30 to May 4 with lots of fun and prizes. Students from all year groups enjoyed themselves tremendously by appreciating one another's projects and participating in many exciting lunchtime and after-school English activities.

18 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Now for a few rousing words that may change your life for the better

It is graduation time, both at universities and schools. This marks a moment of change that even students advancing from primary to secondary school can identify with. And the hallmark of graduation ceremonies is 'the speech'.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Graduation brings joy and worries

A smiling girl in a cap and gown was surrounded by 10 family members and friends. The group was taking graduation photos in front of the library at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou.

In May and June, thousands of university students in the city go through a key rite of passage - graduation.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Robert Burns (above) will be toasted by Scots across the globe tomorrow. More widely observed than Scottish National Day, Burns' Night, a celebration of the 18th-century poet's birthday, was used last year as a starting point for Homecoming 09, a series of events aimed at raising ?0 million (HK$508 million) in tourist revenue.

24 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

1m who graduated last year still jobless: study

A study has painted a gloomy picture for university graduates, reporting that nearly a quarter of college leavers from last year had failed to secure a job.

4 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Students sorry, but stand firm on protest

Student protesters yesterday apologised for the disruption at Chinese University's graduation ceremony on Thursday but stood by their action against the decision to confer an honorary doctorate on former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Anti-Tung graduation protest went too far

Local students are often criticised for being apathetic about politics and ignorant of current affairs. The students who disrupted the Chinese University's annual graduation ceremony on Thursday could never be accused of that. Sadly, though, the 20 or so protesters let their enthusiasm get the better of their judgment. In short, they went too far.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Students riot over fees and qualifications

Hundreds of students rioted after a graduation ceremony at a private college in Fujian in protest at expensive fees and a lack of recognition of their qualifications, a local resident and a human rights group said yesterday.

13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am



The school's annual Speech Day was held on June 2.

There was a reception at 2.30pm, followed by the ceremony at 3pm.

Dr Ng Ho-ming, director of the Centre for Educational Leadership at the University of Hong Kong, was the guest-of-honour.

The ceremony began with an impressive video produced by students.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am



The president of the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, Peter Hung Hak-hip, was the guest-of-honour at the school's Speech Day on June 1.

Twenty-seven Secondary Seven and 148 Secondary Five graduates received their certificates at the ceremony which was held in the school hall.

22 Jun 2007 - 12:00am



Following our theme of 'A Bright Future Rooted in a Successful Past', many distinguished people honoured us with their presence on our Open Day.

26 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


The annual speech day took place at Marymount Secondary School on June 2. Mr Justice Patrick Chan Siu-oi, permanent judge of the Hong Kong SAR Court of Final Appeal, was the guest-of-honour.

In her opening address, principal Veronica Ma congratulated the staff and students of the school for their many achievements during the year.

10 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Students run riot in dispute over diplomas

More than 3,000 students at a university campus in Henan province rioted at the weekend in a dispute over diplomas.

Early on Friday, students at the Shengda Economics, Trade and Management College smashed windows, office doors and glass storefronts, the brother of a first-year student said yesterday.

20 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


The annual athletic meet organised by Shung Tak Catholic English College was held at Yuen Long Stadium in November.

The sun was shining as our principal, Dr Wong, hoisted the school flag to mark the start of the day's activities.

10 Feb 2006 - 12:00am