Yeung Yiu-Chung

Education Bureau deserves a lesson

Hey, Yeung Yiu-chung, what have you done with our HK$72 million?

Thursday, 12 July, 2012, 12:00am

Publisher will not alter pro-Beijing materials

A publisher at the centre of the latest national education controversy said yesterday it had no plans to recall or edit teaching materials seen as biased towards Beijing.

12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Biased texts got HK$72m funding

The government yesterday confirmed it granted at least HK$72 million to two companies, led by a Beijing loyalist educator, to produce biased national education materials.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Education flap in HK goes national

The controversy in Hong Kong over national-education materials published by a pro-Beijing group and criticised by some as biased has caught the attention of the mainland media.

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

In Brief

New commander of PLA's HK garrison named

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Poll fails officials on patriotism efforts

The government has failed in its duty to promote patriotism and nationalistic education, an opinion poll has found.

More than 53 per cent of the 982 respondents gave one to two points, on a scale of five, when asked to rate the government's efforts at enhancing people's recognition of the motherland.

5 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Intentions good but deeds bad, says lawmaker

Allowing mainland right-of-abode children to enrol in schools would place too heavy a burden on teachers and was a case of realising 'good intentions through bad deeds', a legislator said yesterday.

17 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Debating took just 3.5 hours

Lawmakers spent just 3.5 hours debating and approving the controversial copyright law at its committee stage, according to Legislative Council records.

Only five legislators joined the committee on Intellectual Property (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill, while eight government officials explained the legislation.

10 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Modern teaching method faces axe

A curriculum intended to enliven primary school education faces the axe after four years.

Lawmakers warned the new teaching method conflicted with the principle of 'survival of the fittest'.

A motion calling for the suspension of the Target-Oriented Curriculum was passed by councillors last night.

21 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Anti-fraud checks 'lacking'

Efforts to monitor bogus claims for public assistance were branded as inadequate.

Yeung Yiu-chung of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong said the Privacy Ordinance made it hard to uncover hidden information.

17 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Deputies 'can call PLA' if needed

Local deputies to the NPC can call on the PLA to quell riots in Hong Kong if needed, new deputy Yeung Yiu-chung says.

'If there was a riot, we could remind the SAR Government if it needs helps from the central Government or the PLA to calm the turmoil,' the Heung To Middle School principal said.

1 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Diaoyus struggle taken to schools

Diaoyu Island protesters are to strike back in the battle of the classroom with plans for a new Hong Kong syllabus educating children about the dispute.

9 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Students not prepared yet, say teachers

Hong Kong students still have little understanding of China and the Basic Law, educationalists warned yesterday.

A group of teachers say they are afraid they are running out of time to prepare students for the return of sovereignty.

Yesterday, the group pledged to do its best in the coming year and appealed for support from school heads and teachers.

2 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Protesters target local consulate

LOCAL unionists and Japanese residents in Hong Kong protested to the Japanese Consulate-General in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, demanding an official apology and war compensation.

16 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Heung To enters new era

HEUNG To Middle School celebrates its 49th anniversary this year with a new campus which has marked a milestone in the school's history and development.

The six-storey campus in Kowloon Tong, near City University of Hong Kong, occupies 20,000 square metres of land and boasts 26 classrooms and 13 special rooms with modern equipment and facilities.

10 Apr 1995 - 12:00am