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St. Joseph'S College, Hong Kong

Finding the right fit

There is a sense of both nervousness and excitement in the Li household as Josephine Li waits to hear if her 11-year-old son has got into the British boarding schools of their choice. They are aiming high - the schools of choice are Eton and Winchester College.

Monday, 25 June, 2012, 12:00am

athlete of the week

Name Chung Man-kin School Wah Yan College, Kowloon Grade Form Six Sport Athletics, football


15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Now we have a fighting chance

Hayley Chan Hei-man could well be thankful on two counts that she took the brave decision to put her studies on hold for a year so she could focus on winning a berth in windsurfing at the London Olympics. The faculty of arts student at Hong Kong University saw her decision vindicated when she was chosen to represent Hong Kong.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am


Dismissing colonial delusions

Hong Kong under British rule was a shelter for revolutionaries in the 100 years that straddled the 19th and 20th centuries when imperial powers rivalled each other in a mad scramble for concessions in Asia. Ho Chi Minh was here plotting to overthrow the French in Vietnam and Jose Rizal the Spaniards in the Philippines.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hard lessons in academic freedom

Hong Kong's universities may have risen in the esteem around the world, but local academics believe this hard-won status is being challenged by a growing threat to academic freedom.

22 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Gentlemen & scholars

Desmond Sham couldn't believe what he was seeing on the television screen. It was August 16 and, as he watched, a man in Laguna City, Lam Tin, was being dragged away by black-suited security men. His crime appeared to be the wearing of a T-shirt that referred to the June 4 Tiananmen Square crackdown.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A sporting chance

MSc in Sports Medicine and Health Science Chinese University of Hong Kong

1 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Schoolboys ready to face China's best

Twenty young footballers will represent Hong Kong at the All China Secondary Schools Students' Games in Bautao, Inner Mongolia, which begin next week. They won their final warm-up match - an 80-minute friendly - 4-2 against a team of former Hong Kong inter-school representatives at Po Kong Village Road Football Pitch last week.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Higher learning

Many prestigious colleges and schools can be found in the Mid-Levels, the most famous and historically important ones being the University of Hong Kong, Island School, King's College, St Joseph's College, St Paul's College and St Paul's Co-educational College. There is also a strong network of elite primary schools.

18 May 2011 - 12:00am

Li backs bid to host 2023 edition

The outstanding performances in the first half of the Asian Games is proof the city should bid to host the event in 2023, says Hong Kong Sports Institute chairman Eric Li.

Li said the elite academy fully backed a bid and said hosting the multi-sports event would significantly raise sporting standards.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am


David Sun

Far East area chairman, Ernst & Young

Michael YK Chan

Chairman, Cafe de Coral Holdings

Shirley Chang

Managing director, McDonald's Restaurants (HK)

Chung Yat-ming

Vice-president, marketing and sales, Asia Television

Fan Cheuk-hung

3 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Wilson ready to take leading role

World University Games champion Hannah Wilson is ready to take over as Hong Kong's team leader following the retirement of Sherry Tsai Hiu-wai.

'I would love to be the leader if the other swimmers accept me. That would be a real honour,' Wilson said. 'I am happy to take up the responsibility, but the only thing is I can't speak Cantonese.'

18 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

school news

Hotung Secondary School

At the school's 37th annual Swimming Gala on September 11, students of Hotung Secondary School got dripping wet as a result of the persistent rain, but it failed to dampen their enthusiasm or stop them from giving their best. All had a great time from start to finish - and left the Victoria Park Swimming Pool with fond memories and food for thought.

12 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Scholarships aim to boost HK research

The University Grants Committee has announced the establishment of a scholarship scheme to attract top research talent from around the world to boost local research capabilities. About 135 research scholarships will be offered every year.

7 May 2009 - 12:00am

Monopoly showdown in America needs a Hong Kong player

Hong Kong's best Monopoly player is sought to play on the city's behalf in the Monopoly World Championship.

The international competition takes place once every four years - this is the 13th session.

16 Apr 2009 - 12:00am