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Primary One ‘door-knocking’: Hong Kong parents disgruntled with allocations flock to popular schools such as Diocesan Preparatory and La Salle

Three-quarters of pupils are allocated one of top three choices, but families still out in force to secure last-minute entry into desirable schools.

1 Jun 2019 - 11:30PM

Three-quarters of pupils are allocated one of top three choices, but families still out in force to secure last-minute entry into desirable schools.

Primary One ‘door-knocking’: Hong Kong parents disgruntled with allocations flock to popular schools such as Diocesan Preparatory and La Salle
African swine fever returns to Hong Kong, hitting city’s pork supply and leaving consumers counting cost of pricey meat

Latest case discovered in Sheung Shui slaughterhouse with 4,700 pigs needing to be culled, causing price of pork to soar as supplies dwindle.

5 Jun 2019 - 5:14AM

Latest case discovered in Sheung Shui slaughterhouse with 4,700 pigs needing to be culled, causing price of pork to soar as supplies dwindle.

African swine fever returns to Hong Kong, hitting city’s pork supply and leaving consumers counting cost of pricey meat
Kindergartens in Hong Kong ‘facing staff shortages’ as teachers working up to 70-hour weeks threaten to quit their jobs over excessive demands of government scheme

Four in 10 teachers are weighing up whether to quit as they rail against the extra workload imposed by the Free Quality Kindergarten Education Scheme.

29 May 2019 - 2:36PM

Four in 10 teachers are weighing up whether to quit as they rail against the extra workload imposed by the Free Quality Kindergarten Education Scheme.

Kindergartens in Hong Kong ‘facing staff shortages’ as teachers working up to 70-hour weeks threaten to quit their jobs over excessive demands of government scheme
South China Morning Post honours academic excellence and community service at 38th annual Student of the Year Awards

Sean Mann of the Diocesan Boys' School was grand prize winner. Daisy Ngan of Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College a winner in the Best Improvement category

25 May 2019 - 11:30PM

Sean Mann of the Diocesan Boys' School was grand prize winner. Daisy Ngan of Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College a winner in the Best Improvement category

South China Morning Post honours academic excellence and community service at 38th annual Student of the Year Awards
The Hong Kong student who had to balance learning with keeping herself and her brothers alive is now a finalist in Student of the Year awards

Daisy Ngan’s father left his three children to fend for themselves for months at a time with just HK$1,000 for food and bills, now the Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College student is a finalist in the best improved category at Student of the Year awards.

23 May 2019 - 10:25PM

Daisy Ngan’s father left his three children to fend for themselves for months at a time with just HK$1,000 for food and bills, now the Buddhist Fat Ho Memorial College student is a finalist in the best improved category at Student of the Year awards.

The Hong Kong student who had to balance learning with keeping herself and her brothers alive is now a finalist in Student of the Year awards
Boy, 12, critical after falling from flat in Hong Kong having lost balance while hanging laundry from window

Child, 12, suffers back injuries and a fractured knee, while his mother is arrested on suspicion of neglect.

21 May 2019 - 10:17PM

Child, 12, suffers back injuries and a fractured knee, while his mother is arrested on suspicion of neglect.

Boy, 12, critical after falling from flat in Hong Kong having lost balance while hanging laundry from window
Famed architect I.M. Pei’s legacy stands tall in Hong Kong through Bank of China Tower

Late creative maestro is best known for Paris’s Louvre Pyramid, but to trace his Chinese roots, which he never lost despite more than 60 years in the US, one has to return to city’s skyline.

17 May 2019 - 8:20PM

Late creative maestro is best known for Paris’s Louvre Pyramid, but to trace his Chinese roots, which he never lost despite more than 60 years in the US, one has to return to city’s skyline.

Famed architect I.M. Pei’s legacy stands tall in Hong Kong through Bank of China Tower
Chinese University of Hong Kong refuses to lower entry requirements for student doctors, despite recruitment shortages

The high standards of the medical profession in Hong Kong must be upheld with demanding entry requirements, says CUHK professor.

16 May 2019 - 10:43PM

The high standards of the medical profession in Hong Kong must be upheld with demanding entry requirements, says CUHK professor.

Chinese University of Hong Kong refuses to lower entry requirements for student doctors, despite recruitment shortages
Sweet potatoes for bait and one-door cages – why Hong Kong’s old-style pest control methods are under fire after latest cases of rat hepatitis E infection in humans

Cleaners have started to hose down Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun – where a 74-year-old man infected with the rat hepatitis E virus, and who later died in hospital, had lived.

15 May 2019 - 10:57PM

Cleaners have started to hose down Yau Oi Estate in Tuen Mun – where a 74-year-old man infected with the rat hepatitis E virus, and who later died in hospital, had lived.

Sweet potatoes for bait and one-door cages – why Hong Kong’s old-style pest control methods are under fire after latest cases of rat hepatitis E infection in humans
More than half of Hong Kong’s direct subsidy scheme schools apply to raise tuition fees for the next academic year, citing inflation and rising costs

Figures released by the Education Bureau show 39 of 72 schools covered by the scheme have asked for permission to raise charges, ranging from 2.8 per cent to 19.2 per cent.

8 May 2019 - 7:13AM

Figures released by the Education Bureau show 39 of 72 schools covered by the scheme have asked for permission to raise charges, ranging from 2.8 per cent to 19.2 per cent.

More than half of Hong Kong’s direct subsidy scheme schools apply to raise tuition fees for the next academic year, citing inflation and rising costs
ESF teacher in Hong Kong threatens to jump from roof of West Island School campus after ‘being told she could lose her job’

Woman who taught Chinese at ESF’s West Island School in Pok Fu Lam was told she was under observation and could be fired, according to her cousin.

6 May 2019 - 9:01PM

Woman who taught Chinese at ESF’s West Island School in Pok Fu Lam was told she was under observation and could be fired, according to her cousin.

ESF teacher in Hong Kong threatens to jump from roof of West Island School campus after ‘being told she could lose her job’
Cloudy skies and wet weather set to dampen hopes of Hong Kong stargazers looking for Eta Aquarids meteor shower

The Eta Aquarids meteor shower, created by debris from Halley’s Comet, is expected to be at its brightest on Monday night but Hong Kong is in for gloomy weather.

5 May 2019 - 11:01PM

The Eta Aquarids meteor shower, created by debris from Halley’s Comet, is expected to be at its brightest on Monday night but Hong Kong is in for gloomy weather.

Cloudy skies and wet weather set to dampen hopes of Hong Kong stargazers looking for Eta Aquarids meteor shower
Will government-backed campaign to change Hong Kong parents’ obsession with school grades succeed in city where competition is rife?

‘Positive Parents Campaign’ aims to change mindset of parents through videos, articles and school activities.

6 May 2019 - 11:24AM

‘Positive Parents Campaign’ aims to change mindset of parents through videos, articles and school activities.

Will government-backed campaign to change Hong Kong parents’ obsession with school grades succeed in city where competition is rife?
Hong Kong teachers forced to fight for wages at film director Alfred Cheung’s recruitment agency Dramatic English

Company owned by acclaimed moviemaker has staff fuming over late payments, but chief executive lays blame at feet of schools.

1 May 2019 - 9:10PM

Company owned by acclaimed moviemaker has staff fuming over late payments, but chief executive lays blame at feet of schools.

Hong Kong teachers forced to fight for wages at film director Alfred Cheung’s recruitment agency Dramatic English
Two-hour grace period for Hong Kong employees to return to work after extreme weather aims to avoid transport chaos of Typhoon Mangkhut

The amended storm guidelines, which were revealed on Tuesday, will not be legally binding however.

1 May 2019 - 11:12PM

The amended storm guidelines, which were revealed on Tuesday, will not be legally binding however.

Two-hour grace period for Hong Kong employees to return to work after extreme weather aims to avoid transport chaos of Typhoon Mangkhut
Noisy performers in Hong Kong’s public parks face higher fines, risk being blacklisted

Lawmakers on the home affairs panel have urged the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to review rules related to noise nuisance.

29 Apr 2019 - 11:08PM

Lawmakers on the home affairs panel have urged the Leisure and Cultural Services Department to review rules related to noise nuisance.

Noisy performers in Hong Kong’s public parks face higher fines, risk being blacklisted
Man, 68, arrested in Hong Kong after decomposing body of wife found in their flat

Woman, surnamed Wong, 64, was believed to have died a few weeks ago, but her husband never told police.

27 Apr 2019 - 8:19PM

Woman, surnamed Wong, 64, was believed to have died a few weeks ago, but her husband never told police.

Man, 68, arrested in Hong Kong after decomposing body of wife found in their flat
Beijing to lift curbs on Hong Kong actors working on television shows after plan to ease restrictions on film industry was announced earlier

Implementation details and timetable have yet to be confirmed, according to industry veteran Tenky Tin.

19 Apr 2019 - 12:05AM

Implementation details and timetable have yet to be confirmed, according to industry veteran Tenky Tin.

Beijing to lift curbs on Hong Kong actors working on television shows after plan to ease restrictions on film industry was announced earlier
Hong Kong’s chief auditor scolds environmental watchdog for ‘inadequate supervision’ of stalled government-funded projects

Director of Audit reports that 47 per cent of the 607 projects had been underway for more than four years without proper oversight.

18 Apr 2019 - 9:20AM

Director of Audit reports that 47 per cent of the 607 projects had been underway for more than four years without proper oversight.

Hong Kong’s chief auditor scolds environmental watchdog for ‘inadequate supervision’ of stalled government-funded projects
Hong Kong diners go through at least 65 million tissues each day – and it makes little difference if they are eating out or at home, survey finds

A survey by the World Green Organisation also found that Hong Kong residents lacked awareness on sustainability, with two-thirds of respondents mistakenly thinking paper towels could be recycled.

15 Apr 2019 - 10:54PM

A survey by the World Green Organisation also found that Hong Kong residents lacked awareness on sustainability, with two-thirds of respondents mistakenly thinking paper towels could be recycled.

Hong Kong diners go through at least 65 million tissues each day – and it makes little difference if they are eating out or at home, survey finds
Dispute at Hong Kong’s German Swiss International School highlights prickly matter of language requirements for board members

The German Swiss International School has acknowledged that an article of the school board’s regulations which states that directors must speak and write German is outdated.

15 Apr 2019 - 11:58AM

The German Swiss International School has acknowledged that an article of the school board’s regulations which states that directors must speak and write German is outdated.

Dispute at Hong Kong’s German Swiss International School highlights prickly matter of language requirements for board members
Teacher who fell to her death at Hong Kong school mourned as siblings take aim at Education Bureau for avoiding its responsibilities

Lam Lai-tong’s brother and sister say the family is still trying to recover from the heartbreaking incident but thanked everyone for their sympathy.

14 Apr 2019 - 12:29AM

Lam Lai-tong’s brother and sister say the family is still trying to recover from the heartbreaking incident but thanked everyone for their sympathy.

Teacher who fell to her death at Hong Kong school mourned as siblings take aim at Education Bureau for avoiding its responsibilities
Missing school funds, fake pupils and poor audits: Hong Kong education chief grilled at Legco

‘If you ask us to prevent even the most minor incidents happening, that is impossible,’ minister Kevin Yeung says.

12 Apr 2019 - 7:05PM

‘If you ask us to prevent even the most minor incidents happening, that is impossible,’ minister Kevin Yeung says.

Missing school funds, fake pupils and poor audits: Hong Kong education chief grilled at Legco
Praise for robotic arm designed by City University students that could have wide applications in construction, medicine and other industries

The self-learning arm, called Jarvis, was the stand-out exhibit at the university’s event showcasing new technology to industry figures.

9 Apr 2019 - 9:59PM

The self-learning arm, called Jarvis, was the stand-out exhibit at the university’s event showcasing new technology to industry figures.

Praise for robotic arm designed by City University students that could have wide applications in construction, medicine and other industries
Ban e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products, Hong Kong parents say in survey

Survey of parents of kindergarten- and school-age children found three-quarters want new products outlawed.

7 Apr 2019 - 5:57PM

Survey of parents of kindergarten- and school-age children found three-quarters want new products outlawed.

Ban e-cigarettes and other new tobacco products, Hong Kong parents say in survey
Hong Kong wildlife chiefs to get tough on people who feed wild boars

Conservation department vows to step up the fight against people who feed the city’s feral animals. They are also expanding the team that deals with sightings of the pigs, which are venturing more regularly into urban areas.

5 Apr 2019 - 10:37AM

Conservation department vows to step up the fight against people who feed the city’s feral animals. They are also expanding the team that deals with sightings of the pigs, which are venturing more regularly into urban areas.

Hong Kong wildlife chiefs to get tough on people who feed wild boars
Six out of 100 Hong Kong airport workers found to be in danger of catching measles as health authorities tighten controls around vaccination service

Centre for Health Protection tightens controls around vaccination service after results of blood tests come back showing it may only need 9,800 doses of vaccine.

1 Apr 2019 - 10:58AM

Centre for Health Protection tightens controls around vaccination service after results of blood tests come back showing it may only need 9,800 doses of vaccine.

Six out of 100 Hong Kong airport workers found to be in danger of catching measles as health authorities tighten controls around vaccination service
Making long queues a thing of the past is the goal for two computing science master’s students at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The pair – Steve Ku and Wu Aoyu – are using real-time human traffic flow technology in a bid to cut waiting times at cafeterias, bus stops and even the library.

31 Mar 2019 - 10:57PM

The pair – Steve Ku and Wu Aoyu – are using real-time human traffic flow technology in a bid to cut waiting times at cafeterias, bus stops and even the library.

Making long queues a thing of the past is the goal for two computing science master’s students at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Tourist who fell to his death taking selfie at Grand Canyon was Macau man travelling with Hong Kong tour group

Victim, believed to be in his 50s, was with 11 others on a seven-day tour booked with Hong Thai Travel Services.

30 Mar 2019 - 4:58PM

Victim, believed to be in his 50s, was with 11 others on a seven-day tour booked with Hong Thai Travel Services.

Tourist who fell to his death taking selfie at Grand Canyon was Macau man travelling with Hong Kong tour group
Students in ‘backward Hong Kong’ facing exam stress because they don’t know how to use a radio, survey reveals

Teens in final year of secondary school in Hong Kong need a radio for Chinese and English tests, but nearly 60 per cent of those questioned had never used one, and did not know what type of headphones they needed.

17 Mar 2019 - 11:14PM

Teens in final year of secondary school in Hong Kong need a radio for Chinese and English tests, but nearly 60 per cent of those questioned had never used one, and did not know what type of headphones they needed.

Students in ‘backward Hong Kong’ facing exam stress because they don’t know how to use a radio, survey reveals