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Oxford University Press launch expanded English-Chinese dictionary

The dictionary has more than 1,000 new entries. Photo: David Wong

About 1,000 new words and idioms have been added into the latest edition of Oxford University Press' newly updated English-Chinese Dictionary.

Friday, 31 May, 2013, 10:41am

'Omnishambles' Oxford University Press Word of the Year

Britain's media is in meltdown and its government is gaffe-prone, so Oxford Dictionaries has chosen an apt Word of the Year: "omnishambles".

Oxford University Press has crowned the word - defined as "a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders and miscalculations" - its top term of 2012.

14 Nov 2012 - 3:52am

Penguin top brass discuss their operations on mainland

During the five-day Beijing International Book Fair which wound up last Sunday, Hannah Xu talked to John Makinson, chairman and CEO of the Penguin Group, Gabrielle Coyne, CEO of Penguin Group Asia Pacific, and Jo Lusby, managing director of Penguin China, about the publisher's China operations and publishing trends on the mainland.

10 Sep 2012 - 9:39am

The price of an education


Two weeks ago, the government failed in its attempt to force publishers to cut the rising cost of school textbooks by separating the sales of textbooks and free teaching materials.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Look to e-learning in textbook row

Education remains one of the most contentious policy areas in Hong Kong for a number of reasons: spoon-fed teaching, rigid curriculums, competitive exams, endless reforms. The escalating row between the government and publishers over textbook prices adds to the long list of problems in our much-criticised education system.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Publishers back down in dispute on free textbooks

Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung has won the first round in a blistering dispute over textbooks. Publishers backed down last night from their stand-off with the government, saying they 'understood and welcomed' his new policy.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

School textbooks crisis as negotiations collapse

The row between the government and publishers over textbooks intensified yesterday as a meeting between Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung and the companies broke down.

The publishers rejected the government's demand that they revise their textbook price lists by today and insisted on charging for basic teaching materials.

10 May 2012 - 12:00am

Issuing of textbooks list delayed

Schools and parents may be stuck in limbo as a list of recommended textbooks for this year is put on hold amid a deepening dispute between education chiefs and publishers.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Keys to calculating start-up success

Setting up your own firm with a lover may sound like a romantic idea, but management specialists warn against taking on a business partner with whom you have such an emotional attachment.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Patrons of good education

Editorial staff (English Language Teaching Team) Oxford University Press

If you really care about education and wish to work in an environment where others do too, Oxford University Press (OUP) may be the right choice for you.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Former governor Patten fishes for compliments on return to city

27 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Suen gets tough in textbook dispute

Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung yesterday threw down the gauntlet to school textbook publishers, saying the government would take over publishing them unless 'monopolies' get serious about selling the books and teaching materials separately.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Chinglish makes sneak attack on Oxford University Press

We have no doubt Oxford University Press hires some of the world's smartest editors. But it's a pity it didn't send a few to help prepare for its exhibition in Sha Tin of rare books, including a copy of a 17th century King James Bible and the Oxford English Dictionary (pictured), the ultimate authority that defines the English language.

23 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Price of self-interest

Local textbook publishers seem to have followed the bad example of private hospitals by putting profits ahead of the public interest. Private hospitals refused to introduce a quota to limit the number of pregnant mainland women giving birth in Hong Kong and give priority to local mothers.

9 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

School-book funding call rejected

The Education Bureau will not provide special funding to cover all the cost of teaching materials after their sales are separated from those of pupils' textbooks, despite demands from booksellers.

6 Apr 2011 - 12:00am