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Zookeeper wanted: good animal skills; previous Marxist knowledge an advantage

The Yangcheng Evening News recently stumbled upon Guangzhou Zoo’s entrance exam and found a section of it aimed at evaluating applicants’ “mastery” of Marxist-Leninist thought.

Thursday, 21 February, 2013, 10:09am

Ex-hostage of Colombian rebels sceptical peace talks will bear fruit

For more than five years, Marc Gonsalves and two other Americans were marched through Colombia's jungles as hostages of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, guerillas.

26 Nov 2012 - 4:26am

Politics as 'normal'

Political parties championing the cause of the working class are commonplace throughout the world. But in Hong Kong, where the income gap is widening like a surging river breaking its banks, not a single party has proclaimed itself to be a workers' party. However, this week, a new party was informally launched, tentatively named the Labour Party.

19 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Classics set to dominate curriculum

Exams are out, great books are in. In a far-reaching overhaul of undergraduate education, the Chinese University of Hong Kong will scrap exams for most mandatory subjects. Instead, instruction will focus on teaching both Western and Chinese classics.

27 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

From the red poppy to Mao

Anyone doubting the potent power of symbolism need only look at the continuing row over a minor incident that flared when the British prime minister, David Cameron, visited Asia and insisted on wearing a red poppy in his lapel to commemorate those who died in Britain's wars.

4 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Greed is good ... but only if the greedy don't collude

If Hong Kong were able to hold a referendum on the Basic Law, Article 5 - which protects the capitalist system and its way of life - would be passed straight away and unanimously.

7 Oct 2010 - 12:00am


Lawmakers quit in defence of democracy

I refer to the letter by Elsie Tu ('By-election a call to overturn 'one country, two systems'', February 18).

Mrs Tu believes that the by-elections prompted by the resignation of five pan-democrat lawmakers are 'targeting their mother country and not just Hong Kong'.

25 Feb 2010 - 12:00am


Working hours legislation is long overdue

18 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Fidel & Che

Fidel & Che by Simon Reid-Henry Sceptre, HK$128

11 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Bus driver denies part in cyclist's death

4 Sep 2009 - 12:00am