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Paul Surtees

Taking care of children is no job for amateurs

With both parents working full time in many Hong Kong families, the question arises of who should take care of the children's upbringing and provide the guidance they need.

Sunday, 19 June, 2011, 12:00am

We overburden young students both physically and mentally

It is amazing to observe so many young children in Hong Kong, of primary school age, trundling along while struggling to carry a bulging backpack.

In many cases the bag is bigger than the child's body. And likely far heavier, too, because many seem to contain piles of books.

14 May 2010 - 12:00am

Slang adds richness to language but it don't travel well, bro

There has recently been more debate about the optimal type of English to be used by teachers in Hong Kong's schools. Providing English classes in our schools cannot be intended simply to enable local children to speak just like their teachers as an end in itself.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Overcharging is just one problem with taxi drivers

I wonder if Barclay Crawford could point out to me the outstanding taxi drivers he alluded to in 'Taxis take US sailors for an expensive ride', (March 16).

I don't think many people who regularly encounter taxi drivers would recognise the description given: 'Hong Kong's normally professional and respected taxi drivers'.

20 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

A right royal birthday bash

God save the Queen as she turns the ripe old age of 80 today. We remember because Paul Surtees, president of the Royal Over-Seas League has been reminding us constantly. Surtees (below) will be celebrating the birth of Elizabeth II, queen of the Commonwealth since 1953, with a full schedule of events tomorrow, including a service at St John's Cathedral and lunch at the China Club.

21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am