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Hong Kong’s subsidised schools eligible for up to HK$300,000 in national education funding

The money from the Quality Education Fund will fund two-year programmes to promote national identity and security, as well as media and information literacy.

The money from the Quality Education Fund will fund two-year programmes to promote national identity and security, as well as media and information literacy.

17 Nov 2021 - 5:56PM
Dozens of Hong Kong schools face ‘inevitable’ closures as 40,000 families leave city, population shrinks

Schools are having a sharp fall in enrolment as the city faces mass exodus

Schools are having a sharp fall in enrolment as the city faces mass exodus

10 Nov 2021 - 11:48AM
HKU returns to ranks of world’s 50 best universities

Harvard retains top spot on Times Higher Education list, while Tsinghua University makes top 10 breakthrough

Harvard retains top spot on Times Higher Education list, while Tsinghua University makes top 10 breakthrough

28 Oct 2021 - 6:02PM
School exams no longer needed thanks to technology

Hong Kong’s education system is outdated and the government should change it, former financial secretary John Tsang says

Hong Kong’s education system is outdated and the government should change it, former financial secretary John Tsang says

27 Oct 2021 - 3:18PM
Hong Kong Disneyland makes “happiest place on earth” a little less happy

The theme park has raised its annual pass prices by up to 12 per cent, making this the sixth price increase since it opened in the city in 2005.

The theme park has raised its annual pass prices by up to 12 per cent, making this the sixth price increase since it opened in the city in 2005.

19 Oct 2021 - 2:57PM
Hong Kong universities required to hold weekly flag-raising ceremonies

Tertiary institutions must hold national flag-raising ceremonies in line with new guidelines issued to primary and secondary schools starting from January 1, 2022.

Tertiary institutions must hold national flag-raising ceremonies in line with new guidelines issued to primary and secondary schools starting from January 1, 2022.

19 Oct 2021 - 11:02AM
Hong Kong readers ‘snapped up’ book accused of twisting China’s history

The book by Beijing-born writer Liu Qikun, which has been slammed by pro-Beijing media and lawmakers for glorifying foreign invasion of China, is sold out at Taiwanese-owned Eslite bookstore.

The book by Beijing-born writer Liu Qikun, which has been slammed by pro-Beijing media and lawmakers for glorifying foreign invasion of China, is sold out at Taiwanese-owned Eslite bookstore.

18 Oct 2021 - 5:28PM
Tokyo Olympics: strangely – or sensibly – specific rules for athletes, from nail polish in gymnastics to clean hair in karate

Gymnasts like Team USA’s Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee can only paint their nails in neutral colours, and karatekas can be disqualified if their hair is dirty.

Gymnasts like Team USA’s Simone Biles and Sunisa Lee can only paint their nails in neutral colours, and karatekas can be disqualified if their hair is dirty.

6 Aug 2021 - 5:52PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong students stranded in Britain feel ‘powerless’ after officials delay flight ban relaxation

Travel plans of overseas students are now ‘messed up’ due to the city’s decision not to lift Covid-19 flight bans in favour of reopening the border with mainland China.

Travel plans of overseas students are now ‘messed up’ due to the city’s decision not to lift Covid-19 flight bans in favour of reopening the border with mainland China.

22 Jul 2021 - 5:31PM
DSE 2021: How Hong Kong students battle disability, language barrier, insecurity to succeed on exams

Ching Chun-ho scores 18 marks for six subjects on the exam, making his parents and teachers proud. He was diagnosed at two-years-old with a neurodegenerative disease, which weakens his control of speech and movement.

Ching Chun-ho scores 18 marks for six subjects on the exam, making his parents and teachers proud. He was diagnosed at two-years-old with a neurodegenerative disease, which weakens his control of speech and movement.

22 Jul 2021 - 2:38PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong delays plan to ease rules on unvaccinated students arriving from UK

The government has postponed the proposal in hopes of resuming cross-border travel with mainland China. It would have allowed vaccinated arrivals from high-risk places and unvaccinated students from Britain.

The government has postponed the proposal in hopes of resuming cross-border travel with mainland China. It would have allowed vaccinated arrivals from high-risk places and unvaccinated students from Britain.

20 Jul 2021 - 8:09PM
Hong Kong Student of the Year Awards: Top prize to teen who donated 3D-printed face shields to hospitals

Grand Prize winner Dylan Fischer, a 17-year-old student at German Swiss International School, also led the student group to raise more than HK$40,000 for care packages to give to the city’s economically disadvantaged families during the coronavirus pandemic.

Grand Prize winner Dylan Fischer, a 17-year-old student at German Swiss International School, also led the student group to raise more than HK$40,000 for care packages to give to the city’s economically disadvantaged families during the coronavirus pandemic.

17 Jul 2021 - 9:07PM
University of Hong Kong cuts ties with student union, hours after Carrie Lam expresses anger at motion backing man who stabbed police officer

In a strongly worded statement, the school said it would welcome a national security investigation from law enforcement agencies and would look at whether student leaders involved should be expelled.

In a strongly worded statement, the school said it would welcome a national security investigation from law enforcement agencies and would look at whether student leaders involved should be expelled.

13 Jul 2021 - 4:48PM
Coronavirus: Talks on easing Hong Kong’s Covid-19 flight ban to bring back residents, workers, Philippines diplomat says

Consul general says authorities are looking to allow fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents and those with work visas to return from countries classified as extremely high-risk for Covid-19, including the Philippines, Indonesia, and India.

Consul general says authorities are looking to allow fully vaccinated Hong Kong residents and those with work visas to return from countries classified as extremely high-risk for Covid-19, including the Philippines, Indonesia, and India.

13 Jul 2021 - 3:03PM
Three Hong Kong teens among 5 arrested by national security police over suspected terror plot

Suspects detained on Monday morning in connection with last week’s alleged bomb plot. The group, including 3 students aged between 15 and 17, were believed to be members of pro-independence group ‘Returning Valiant’.

Suspects detained on Monday morning in connection with last week’s alleged bomb plot. The group, including 3 students aged between 15 and 17, were believed to be members of pro-independence group ‘Returning Valiant’.

12 Jul 2021 - 4:35PM
Pakistani engineer overcame racism, sexism, language barrier in Hong Kong to succeed in STEM

Rabia Aslam moved to the city with her family in 2014, learned Chinese in less than a year, and fought through discrimination. The CityU graduate is now working to help others in the ethnic minority community.

Rabia Aslam moved to the city with her family in 2014, learned Chinese in less than a year, and fought through discrimination. The CityU graduate is now working to help others in the ethnic minority community.

12 Jul 2021 - 12:26PM
Hong Kong baby in coma desperately needs liver donor after preliminary match proves incompatible

Hayson Au was diagnosed with acute liver failure, and his condition has rapidly deteriorated. Potential donors need to have A+ or O blood type, and be aged between 18 and 60.

Hayson Au was diagnosed with acute liver failure, and his condition has rapidly deteriorated. Potential donors need to have A+ or O blood type, and be aged between 18 and 60.

6 Jul 2021 - 11:10AM
Apply for Hong Kong’s cash voucher scheme starting in July

Sign-ups for the HK$5,000 open on July 4 and close on August 14, and depending on when you apply and what e-wallet you choose, you could start receiving parts of the payment from August 1.

Sign-ups for the HK$5,000 open on July 4 and close on August 14, and depending on when you apply and what e-wallet you choose, you could start receiving parts of the payment from August 1.

18 Jun 2021 - 8:16PM
What next after Hong Kong national security police’s raid of Apple Daily newsroom?

As journalists and legal scholars weigh in on potential aftershocks from the arrests yesterday, government officials reassure the city’s news reporting will be fine as long as they stick to the facts and ‘don’t have a criminal intention’.

As journalists and legal scholars weigh in on potential aftershocks from the arrests yesterday, government officials reassure the city’s news reporting will be fine as long as they stick to the facts and ‘don’t have a criminal intention’.

18 Jun 2021 - 12:41PM
CUHK and PolyU rise in 2022 rankings, while HKU kept its spot and others drop

In the World University Rankings, Chinese University moved up four spots to 39th and Polytechnic University up nine to 66th, amidst questions about the autonomy of the city’s higher education prompted by the national security law

In the World University Rankings, Chinese University moved up four spots to 39th and Polytechnic University up nine to 66th, amidst questions about the autonomy of the city’s higher education prompted by the national security law

9 Jun 2021 - 6:52PM
Hong Kong police will have more than 3,000 officers ready to stop banned Tiananmen Square vigil

This year’s commemoration of the 1989 crackdown is the first since the national security law was enacted last July 1.

This year’s commemoration of the 1989 crackdown is the first since the national security law was enacted last July 1.

2 Jun 2021 - 6:05PM
China to introduce three-child policy as population ages

Chinese mothers gave birth to 12 million babies last year - an 18 per cent decline from 2019.

Chinese mothers gave birth to 12 million babies last year - an 18 per cent decline from 2019.

31 May 2021 - 3:59PM
China will stop recognising British National (Overseas) passports from Sunday

The announcement was made hours after the British government gave details of the visa application process

The announcement was made hours after the British government gave details of the visa application process

29 Jan 2021 - 4:50PM
Hong Kong proposes mandatory registration of SIM cards for mobile phones

Mandatory registration could require users to provide their full name, date of birth and a copy of their identity document

Mandatory registration could require users to provide their full name, date of birth and a copy of their identity document

29 Jan 2021 - 4:22PM
Coronavirus: More than half of Hong Kong residents won’t take Covid-19 vaccine

Many are concerned over the low efficacy rate of the jab supplied by mainland China’s Sinovac Biotech

Many are concerned over the low efficacy rate of the jab supplied by mainland China’s Sinovac Biotech

29 Jan 2021 - 10:55AM
Coronavirus: ‘Ambush-style’ lockdowns could target Hong Kong’s Jordan, Mong Kok, Hung Hom and Sham Shui Po neighbourhoods

Public health experts say these areas have old, poorly-maintained buildings and have seen many cases of Covid-19

Public health experts say these areas have old, poorly-maintained buildings and have seen many cases of Covid-19

28 Jan 2021 - 6:00PM
Coronavirus: Lockdowns could cause problems in Hong Kong’s funeral district

Mandatory Covid-19 testing orders in Hong Kong have led to fears the area could be next for an ‘ambush-style’ lockdown

Mandatory Covid-19 testing orders in Hong Kong have led to fears the area could be next for an ‘ambush-style’ lockdown

28 Jan 2021 - 4:11PM
Coronavirus: Hong Kong food delivery apps take action after racist requests

Deliveroo deactivated a customer’s account after they requested no South Asian drivers; Foodpanda is investigating a similar incident

Deliveroo deactivated a customer’s account after they requested no South Asian drivers; Foodpanda is investigating a similar incident

25 Jan 2021 - 6:17PM
Hong Kong university suspends student leaders for organising memorial

The University of Science and Technology banned the May event marking the six-month anniversary of the death of Alex Chow during the 2019 protests, but it was held anyway

The University of Science and Technology banned the May event marking the six-month anniversary of the death of Alex Chow during the 2019 protests, but it was held anyway

25 Jan 2021 - 1:35PM
Explainer: Why people are leaving WhatsApp for Signal and Telegram

The messaging service asked its two billion users to agree to new terms about how information is shared with parent company Facebook

The messaging service asked its two billion users to agree to new terms about how information is shared with parent company Facebook

14 Jan 2021 - 5:02PM