Pot calls kettle black in education row

I don't know if it's really a good idea to add national education to our children's heavy workload. As a parent, I think it will be a waste of time. But calling it brainwashing seems like an exaggeration. Any material that publishers come up with will be accused of bias.

Saturday, 28 July, 2012, 12:00am

Hunger strike over, fire in his belly

Catholic Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze- kiun marked the end of his three-day hunger strike yesterday by praying with supporters outside the Salesian Community House in Chai Wan.

He also held a press conference to issue another condemnation of a Court of Final Appeal ruling that weakened the Catholic diocese's control over schools it operates.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Hunger-striking Zen is going strong

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun was given a clean bill of health on the second day of his three-day hunger strike yesterday. He also received a visit from Next Media chairman Jimmy Lai Chee-ying.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Cardinal Zen takes fast in his stride

Despite the twin pressures of fasting and coming under the media spotlight, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun continued to bear up well as he camped in protest outside the Salesian Community House in Chai Wan yesterday.

21 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

Bryce Lawrence

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

National education can help foster deeper appreciation of motherland

I refer to the report ('Cardinal slams 'brainwashing' in schools plan', September 26).

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun says the proposed national education agenda in schools is 'too vague'.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Zen criticises agenda

Government-imposed reforms of school management will allow officials to set an education agenda that will 'brainwash' students, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun warned.

27 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Irresistible North: from Venice to Greenland on the Trail of the Zen Brothers

Irresistible North: from Venice to Greenland on the Trail of the Zen Brothers by Andrea di Robilant Knopf

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

At this moment, it's a war

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun on the Vatican's conflict with the mainland Catholic Church

As chief executive of the company, I feel a deep sense of responsibility for the people we have hurt and I want to reiterate how sorry I am for what we now know to have taken place

Rebekah Brooks in her resignation letter

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Excavator crushes farmer to death

A villager was crushed to death by an excavator during a dispute between farmers and a company that was pushing ahead with a construction project on their land in Gan county, Jiangxi province , local media reported yesterday.

13 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The story headlined 'Zen's Shanghai visit part of Beijing charm offensive aimed at Vatican' on Saturday incorrectly stated Joseph Xing Wenzhi's official title as assistant bishop. It should be auxiliary bishop. The error was introduced in the editing process.

19 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Where is Dennis?

Young Post mascot Dennis has been travelling around the world this summer. Be the first to guess where he is, and discuss your favourite travel destinations with YP readers.

Go to yp.scmp.com > Over to You YP > forum to post your answer.

4 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Quotes of the Week

Maybe sometime I would like to tell him about this situation

W, a woman who was born a man but had a sex change, is fighting to have the High Court declare she has the right to marry her boyfriend, who has not been informed about her sex change - nor the legal case

14 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Eat Sleep Sit

Eat Sleep Sit by Kaoru Nonomura Kodansha HK$195

Few reality TV programmes assault participants so brutally. Japan's Most Rigorous Zen Temple, Eiheiji, set just east of Fukui in Fukui Prefecture, must make the average military boot camp seem soft.

19 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Cardinal Zen urges frugality, blames greed for financial crisis

People should reflect on the values of poverty and frugality this Christmas because over-consumption has caused the current financial crisis, Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun says in his Christmas message.

The leader of the Hong Kong Catholic diocese also lamented that officials had failed to listen to the people and been lax in monitoring the financial system.

20 Dec 2008 - 12:00am