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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
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.

School heads told about confidential complaints from staff, Hong Kong education boss admits as investigation begins into teacher’s death

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung says his department may contact a school after complaint is received, as it emerges principals sometimes investigate themselves.

17 Mar 2019 - 11:08PM
School heads told about confidential complaints from staff, Hong Kong education boss admits as investigation begins into teacher’s death

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung says his department may contact a school after complaint is received, as it emerges principals sometimes investigate themselves.

Kindergarten using Reggio Emilia approach to be the first to teach in Italian in Hong Kong

The Italian International Kindergarten in Ap Lei Chau avoids rote learning and puts the emphasis on child-centred activities.

16 Mar 2019 - 9:03PM
Kindergarten using Reggio Emilia approach to be the first to teach in Italian in Hong Kong

The Italian International Kindergarten in Ap Lei Chau avoids rote learning and puts the emphasis on child-centred activities.

Hundreds of Hong Kong students skip school in call for action on climate change, joining global day of protest

The marchers, including primary and secondary school students, call on the Environment Bureau to give youngsters a voice within the administration when it comes to overseeing policies and driving bigger climate initiatives.

15 Mar 2019 - 11:33PM
Hundreds of Hong Kong students skip school in call for action on climate change, joining global day of protest

The marchers, including primary and secondary school students, call on the Environment Bureau to give youngsters a voice within the administration when it comes to overseeing policies and driving bigger climate initiatives.

Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department should be able to act without reference to US peer, experts say after Boeing 737 MAX ban

Industry insiders agree city regulator made the right call. But they add it could have come more quickly, without regard for its counterpart in Boeing’s home country.

14 Mar 2019 - 11:26PM
Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department should be able to act without reference to US peer, experts say after Boeing 737 MAX ban

Industry insiders agree city regulator made the right call. But they add it could have come more quickly, without regard for its counterpart in Boeing’s home country.

Complaint against school received months before teacher’s death but case referred back to campus committee, Hong Kong education chief admits

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung defends move by bureau not to directly intervene and explains why school committee was roped in instead, as union members condemn authorities and call for review of system.

14 Mar 2019 - 4:03PM
Complaint against school received months before teacher’s death but case referred back to campus committee, Hong Kong education chief admits

Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung defends move by bureau not to directly intervene and explains why school committee was roped in instead, as union members condemn authorities and call for review of system.

Tung Wah Group of Hospitals ‘urged principal to make public explanation’ after teacher jumped to death at Hong Kong campus

It has been claimed Lam Lai-tong was under extreme stress at work before she jumped from a six-storey building.

12 Mar 2019 - 9:16PM
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals ‘urged principal to make public explanation’ after teacher jumped to death at Hong Kong campus

It has been claimed Lam Lai-tong was under extreme stress at work before she jumped from a six-storey building.

Ethnic minority students in Hong Kong only understand 70 per cent of class syllabus because of weak Chinese language foundation: survey
  • Schools urged to provide English context and notes in teaching materials, so such pupils can keep pace with peers. Problem carries over into low university enrolment rate for this group.
10 Mar 2019 - 10:26PM
Ethnic minority students in Hong Kong only understand 70 per cent of class syllabus because of weak Chinese language foundation: survey
  • Schools urged to provide English context and notes in teaching materials, so such pupils can keep pace with peers. Problem carries over into low university enrolment rate for this group.
Three injured in minibus crash on south of Hong Kong Island

One vehicle rear-ends the other on Shek Pai Wan Road.

10 Mar 2019 - 4:48PM
Three injured in minibus crash on south of Hong Kong Island

One vehicle rear-ends the other on Shek Pai Wan Road.

Top Hong Kong youth told to hold curiosity and thirst for knowledge as keys to success in lead-up to Student Of The Year Awards

Student Of The Year Awards candidates attend CEO talk hosted by organising company heads. Youngsters agree on need to break out of city’s routine of drilling students only to pass exams.

10 Mar 2019 - 3:46PM
Top Hong Kong youth told to hold curiosity and thirst for knowledge as keys to success in lead-up to Student Of The Year Awards

Student Of The Year Awards candidates attend CEO talk hosted by organising company heads. Youngsters agree on need to break out of city’s routine of drilling students only to pass exams.

Children joining Hong Kong’s ESF kindergartens to be guaranteed primary and secondary school spots

English Schools Foundation to launch new admissions system from 2020 that will do away with interviews.

8 Mar 2019 - 11:22PM
Children joining Hong Kong’s ESF kindergartens to be guaranteed primary and secondary school spots

English Schools Foundation to launch new admissions system from 2020 that will do away with interviews.

Fatal crash: Hong Kong motorist sounded alert on stopped truck 15 minutes before Citybus double-decker slammed into it

Unacceptable that tunnel company staff found out only after report from a passing driver, union chief says.

6 Mar 2019 - 11:02PM
Fatal crash: Hong Kong motorist sounded alert on stopped truck 15 minutes before Citybus double-decker slammed into it

Unacceptable that tunnel company staff found out only after report from a passing driver, union chief says.

St Paul’s Secondary School in Hong Kong backs down on schoolgirls taking leaving photos after outcry from parents

In an email to all Form Six pupils, St Paul’s Secondary School says it will open parts of the campus for its graduating class to return for two hours on Friday.

5 Mar 2019 - 8:56PM
St Paul’s Secondary School in Hong Kong backs down on schoolgirls taking leaving photos after outcry from parents

In an email to all Form Six pupils, St Paul’s Secondary School says it will open parts of the campus for its graduating class to return for two hours on Friday.

Hong Kong Polytechnic University student plans legal challenge against expulsion

A university governing council member says Gerald Ho ‘acted like a triad member’, but Ho says his expulsion is linked to his membership in a Hong Kong separatist group.

5 Mar 2019 - 3:00AM
Hong Kong Polytechnic University student plans legal challenge against expulsion

A university governing council member says Gerald Ho ‘acted like a triad member’, but Ho says his expulsion is linked to his membership in a Hong Kong separatist group.

HK$20 billion plan to provide more care facilities won’t disrupt property market, Hong Kong welfare chief Law Chi-kwong says

Scheme will be implemented in phases over three to five years, with about 20 pieces of private property acquired each year.

4 Mar 2019 - 5:04PM
HK$20 billion plan to provide more care facilities won’t disrupt property market, Hong Kong welfare chief Law Chi-kwong says

Scheme will be implemented in phases over three to five years, with about 20 pieces of private property acquired each year.

Hong Kong students plan school boycott to protest against climate change ... but not all agree with action

Classmates Zara Campion, Emily Tarr and Elisa Hirn are inspired by global movement #FridaysForFuture, but authorities and educators argue that while the cause is admirable, boycotting classes should not be encouraged.

3 Mar 2019 - 10:51PM
Hong Kong students plan school boycott to protest against climate change ... but not all agree with action

Classmates Zara Campion, Emily Tarr and Elisa Hirn are inspired by global movement #FridaysForFuture, but authorities and educators argue that while the cause is admirable, boycotting classes should not be encouraged.

All publicly funded secondary schools in Hong Kong to get two social workers in bid to tackle youth suicides as finance chief Paul Chan earmarks HK$130 million for measure

To implement the budget measure, an extra 370 school-based registered counsellors will be hired.

27 Feb 2019 - 11:33PM
All publicly funded secondary schools in Hong Kong to get two social workers in bid to tackle youth suicides as finance chief Paul Chan earmarks HK$130 million for measure

To implement the budget measure, an extra 370 school-based registered counsellors will be hired.

Hong Kong Hospital Authority fights flu season outcry with pay hikes and recruiting push

More than 16,000 support staff will receive salary boosts as frustration intensifies over staff shortages, overcrowding and extreme work hours.

27 Feb 2019 - 4:02AM
Hong Kong Hospital Authority fights flu season outcry with pay hikes and recruiting push

More than 16,000 support staff will receive salary boosts as frustration intensifies over staff shortages, overcrowding and extreme work hours.

Realities of life in Hong Kong a rude awakening for Kazakhstan student now determined to be agent for change in a world threatened by plastic pollution

Madina Kaliyeva came to the city from Kazakhstan determined to become a successful businesswoman, but a trip to a rubbish-filled beach in Sai Kung changed things.

25 Feb 2019 - 7:30AM
Realities of life in Hong Kong a rude awakening for Kazakhstan student now determined to be agent for change in a world threatened by plastic pollution

Madina Kaliyeva came to the city from Kazakhstan determined to become a successful businesswoman, but a trip to a rubbish-filled beach in Sai Kung changed things.

University chief in Hong Kong says he was not under pressure to leave out word ‘national’ in title of Taiwanese alma mater for biography

Professor Wei Shyy, an alumnus of National Tsing Hua University, said there was no discussion with anyone outside his school over the decision to not include the full name in his biography.

20 Feb 2019 - 9:48AM
University chief in Hong Kong says he was not under pressure to leave out word ‘national’ in title of Taiwanese alma mater for biography

Professor Wei Shyy, an alumnus of National Tsing Hua University, said there was no discussion with anyone outside his school over the decision to not include the full name in his biography.

Hong Kong Methodist Church investigates school supervisor accused of sexual harassment

The reverend was appointed secretary general of the Hong Kong Christian Council last year, and vowed to tackle impropriety in the church

18 Feb 2019 - 11:59PM
Hong Kong Methodist Church investigates school supervisor accused of sexual harassment

The reverend was appointed secretary general of the Hong Kong Christian Council last year, and vowed to tackle impropriety in the church

Second Hong Kong road death in two days sees woman, 70, crushed between car and railing

Victim is knocked down while crossing street with her husband and son.

17 Feb 2019 - 9:12PM
Second Hong Kong road death in two days sees woman, 70, crushed between car and railing

Victim is knocked down while crossing street with her husband and son.

China moon landing scientists at Hong Kong Polytechnic University urge youngsters to join hi-tech revolution with career in manufacturing

Innovation and technology are the next big thing, professors say.

University of Hong Kong is reviewing retirement age of 60 after staff protests spur rethink

Academic staffing and resources vice-president Terry Au reveals that review is under way and says demands have been heard.

19 Feb 2019 - 11:06AM
University of Hong Kong is reviewing retirement age of 60 after staff protests spur rethink

Academic staffing and resources vice-president Terry Au reveals that review is under way and says demands have been heard.

Pork back on the menu in Hong Kong after live pigs return following three-day cleaning of city’s slaughterhouses amid concerns over African swine fever

Prices jump but shoppers reassured following three-day sanitation amid concerns over African swine fever, which has caused nearly 1 million pigs to be slaughtered in mainland China.

8 Feb 2019 - 10:59PM
Pork back on the menu in Hong Kong after live pigs return following three-day cleaning of city’s slaughterhouses amid concerns over African swine fever

Prices jump but shoppers reassured following three-day sanitation amid concerns over African swine fever, which has caused nearly 1 million pigs to be slaughtered in mainland China.

Parties call for bigger spending on health care and welfare in Hong Kong’s budget but avoid asking for direct cash after handout debacle

Parties across political divide put pressure on government with petitions and protests.

7 Feb 2019 - 10:33PM
Parties call for bigger spending on health care and welfare in Hong Kong’s budget but avoid asking for direct cash after handout debacle

Parties across political divide put pressure on government with petitions and protests.

Big jump in mainland Chinese tourists visiting Hong Kong over Lunar New Year, but congestion causes delays

Visitors arriving via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge are greeted with congestion and long queues, as Immigration Department says 240,500 tourists entered the city over first two days of the holiday.

6 Feb 2019 - 10:40PM
Big jump in mainland Chinese tourists visiting Hong Kong over Lunar New Year, but congestion causes delays

Visitors arriving via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge are greeted with congestion and long queues, as Immigration Department says 240,500 tourists entered the city over first two days of the holiday.

Family reunions, festive meals and last-minute shopping as Hongkongers usher in Year of the Pig

Citizens celebrate at Lunar New Year fairs and with religious rites at temples. Carrie Lam wishes everyone a healthy and prosperous year as the city experiences the warmest Spring Festival season in 66 years.

5 Feb 2019 - 7:26AM
Family reunions, festive meals and last-minute shopping as Hongkongers usher in Year of the Pig

Citizens celebrate at Lunar New Year fairs and with religious rites at temples. Carrie Lam wishes everyone a healthy and prosperous year as the city experiences the warmest Spring Festival season in 66 years.

30 people injured in crash involving coach and light rail train in Hong Kong town

The crash took place near Nai Wai light rail station on Castle Peak Road in Hung Shui Kiu. Police say most the injured were light rail passengers.

5 Feb 2019 - 12:05AM
30 people injured in crash involving coach and light rail train in Hong Kong town

The crash took place near Nai Wai light rail station on Castle Peak Road in Hung Shui Kiu. Police say most the injured were light rail passengers.

Hong Kong doctors investigating after first death of the year from legionnaires’ disease

The deceased was a 55-year-old man who lived in North Point

4 Feb 2019 - 7:09PM
Hong Kong doctors investigating after first death of the year from legionnaires’ disease

The deceased was a 55-year-old man who lived in North Point

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