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Sacking of three professors raises doubts about academic integrity

The sacking of three academics over dubious research at the prestigious Zhejiang University has escalated concerns within the research community about the credibility of mainland academics.

Tuesday, 17 March, 2009, 12:00am

Policies slanted to business sector: poll

Nearly half of Hongkongers believe the government's policies are slanted in favour of the business sector, according to a Democratic Party survey.

31 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Case study

Participants in corporate leadership course gain 'different perspectives, new insights' and instant benefits in the workplace

13 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

'Rape' claim on merger is credible: panel lawyer

The claim that Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung said the Hong Kong Institute of Education would be 'raped' if it refused to agree to a merger with Chinese University was 'wholly credible', an inquiry heard yesterday.

7 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

I didn't threaten institute, insists education chief

Idea of merger, closure probe was born of frustration, says Arthur Li

Secretary for Education and Manpower Arthur Li Kwok-cheung has denied that asking the Hong Kong Institute of Education president if he should set up a committee to investigate whether the institute could be merged or disbanded was a threat.

23 May 2007 - 12:00am

Li & Fung targets US$500m from first global bond offering

Li & Fung, a Hong Kong-listed trading company, plans to raise as much as US$500 million in its first global bond sale to fund business development and acquisitions, according to market sources.

The company planned to raise between US$300 million and US$500 million from the sale of 10-year bonds, the sources said yesterday.

4 May 2007 - 12:00am

R&F boosts number of small flats

Guangzhou R&F Properties has boosted the number of smaller flats on offer in as many as three mainland housing projects in compliance with new central government rules designed to cool property speculation.

28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Up close and personal with an internet darling

Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing admitted he had a face only a mother could love, during surprisingly frank and personal discussions in an internet chat room yesterday.

It was the first time a senior government minister had gone online for an interactive chat, and Mr Li was bombarded with 2,000 queries from curious citizens.

24 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Critics fault policies and personality of education chief

More academics are calling for education chief Arthur Li Kwok-cheung to resign, saying his playing of computer games during a meeting this week was the final straw.

His detractors point to his lack of consultation over education policy, his plans for funding cuts and his perceived arrogance.

4 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Detained scholar may be stripped of leave

City University has placed academic Li Shaomin on leave following his detention in China on espionage charges.

This means that if he returns to work after his release, he may have to forfeit holiday and sick leave for his detention, which so far amounts to more than 40 days.

7 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Rail security increased amid sabotage worries

Rail bosses have increased security along lines in an attempt to prevent sabotage during a year of sensitive anniversaries.

Beijing Railway Bureau chief Li Shutian, an NPC member, said there was significantly more policing to prevent lines being damaged or blocked.

9 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Ex-wife fails in bid for family home

The former wife of wealthy hospital chief Dr Walton Li Wai-tat yesterday failed in her bid to win the family home after a battle over her divorce settlement of about $40 million.

18 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Li visit 'to spark new era in ties'

Premier Li Peng's visit to France will take ties to new heights and boost Sino-European Union co-operation, Xinhua (the New China News Agency) said yesterday.

8 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Tour put relations at 'new stage'

PREMIER Li Peng's visit to Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine has been hailed as marking a 'new stage' in relations with all three countries.

Mr Li returned yesterday from his week-long tour, during which he signed a host of commercial agreements, including one for Russian co-operation in building a nuclear power plant in China.

30 Jun 1995 - 12:00am