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We need to hear more, not less, from our intellectuals

In today's China, gong zhi, or "public intellectual", has also become a label that many knowledgeable people try to avoid.

Many of my colleagues and friends know I have two real-life identities - by day I am an editor and journalist with the South China Morning Post, and at weekends I am a student at the University of Hong Kong who hopes to survive a four-year doctoral programme and someday be called Dr. Chen.

Monday, 24 February, 2014, 8:26am 11 comments

Professor fired over 'Blue Book of Hong Kong' hits back at Baptist University

Victor Sit Fung-shuen. Photo: Ricky Chung

A Baptist University professor sacked for compiling the controversial Blue Book of Hong Kong claims he is a victim of "literary persecution" similar to that in ancient China.

Victor Sit Fung-shuen said he was given no chance to defend himself properly and was seeking professional advice.

15 Dec 2012 - 3:29am 2 comments

March organisers show little interest in academic teams' reliable estimates

In response to Albert Cheng King-hon's anti-scientific screed that attacked the academics who estimated the number of people who took part in the July 1 march ('Leung and his allies should realise the true extent of Hongkongers' anger', July 6), I wish to put the record straight as a survey methodologist who did not organise counting this year.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Universal change at Buddhist College

Lecturers and assistant lecturers are being sought by Hong Kong Buddhist College to help see the school through an interesting but challenging period that will take it from being a non-accredited secondary school to becoming a prestigious private university.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Marriages put on hold

Young adults are hesitant to get married and have children because they are not able to find suitable partners and worry about finances, results of a new survey show.

The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong polled 1,223 people, aged between 18 and 27, from October to December last year for the Youth Sexuality Study 2011. The survey is conducted every five years.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Study in bias

The University of Hong Kong is recruiting a new vice-chancellor, and this seems an opportune moment to examine the gender imbalance in academia in Hong Kong and ask why a profession that seems a natural calling for women remains such a male bastion, especially at the top.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Too much spending has distorted our education system

'We are in a competitive society and it is getting more competitive, and that is shaping our education system,' said [comparative education professor Mark] Bray.

SCMP, May 19

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

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