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Chinese girls adopted by US and Dutch families find closure after reunion with birth parents

Linde Welberg and Lianna Fogg were given up for adoption in China because of the country’s one-child policy – but vowed to find their birth parents. Both felt pangs of separation, but have finally found closure.

19 Mar 2019 - 10:35AM

Linde Welberg and Lianna Fogg were given up for adoption in China because of the country’s one-child policy – but vowed to find their birth parents. Both felt pangs of separation, but have finally found closure.

Chinese girls adopted by US and Dutch families find closure after reunion with birth parents
Searching for her birth parents, Chinese girl adopted to the US 22 years ago just wants them to know she is safe and happy

In 1996, Carol Free adopted a Chinese girl, who she named Kathryn, and took her to the US. This year Kathryn returned to China to seek her biological parents – But, for any number of reasons, they may not want to be found.

19 Jul 2018 - 8:45PM

In 1996, Carol Free adopted a Chinese girl, who she named Kathryn, and took her to the US. This year Kathryn returned to China to seek her biological parents – But, for any number of reasons, they may not want to be found.

Searching for her birth parents, Chinese girl adopted to the US 22 years ago just wants them to know she is safe and happy
Hong Kong No Air Con Night pushed back to October in hope of more support

Air conditioning accounts for 30 per cent of the city’s energy use, and environmental group Green Sense wants everyone to use fans instead on the night of October 7

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM

Air conditioning accounts for 30 per cent of the city’s energy use, and environmental group Green Sense wants everyone to use fans instead on the night of October 7

Hong Kong No Air Con Night pushed back to October in hope of more support
Why parents in Hong Kong and China use consultants to find US college places for their children

Consultants smooth the process of applying for university abroad, and the best ones find an institution that suits a student’s personality and talent. But there are rogue operators too, especially in China

27 May 2016 - 2:17PM

Consultants smooth the process of applying for university abroad, and the best ones find an institution that suits a student’s personality and talent. But there are rogue operators too, especially in China

Why parents in Hong Kong and China use consultants to find US college places for their children
Hong Kong science/tech graduates in US can now work there 3 years

Extension from one year to three of permit scheme for foreigners graduating in STEM subjects from American universities opens the way for them to gain residency in the US

18 Apr 2016 - 1:50PM

Extension from one year to three of permit scheme for foreigners graduating in STEM subjects from American universities opens the way for them to gain residency in the US

Hong Kong science/tech graduates in US can now work there 3 years
Why US universities are changing what they look for in students, and how Asians are affected

A growing number of America’s elite universities are looking at more than just test scores when determining admission, instead focusing on attributes such as altruism and passion for worthwhile causes

7 Nov 2016 - 4:02PM

A growing number of America’s elite universities are looking at more than just test scores when determining admission, instead focusing on attributes such as altruism and passion for worthwhile causes

Why US universities are changing what they look for in students, and how Asians are affected
International schools ride booming demand in China

Desire of growing Chinese middle class for their children to learn English, plus needs of Chinese families returning from spells abroad,  is fuelling a rapid rise in provision of international education in China.

22 Nov 2015 - 6:41PM

Desire of growing Chinese middle class for their children to learn English, plus needs of Chinese families returning from spells abroad,  is fuelling a rapid rise in provision of international education in China.

International schools ride booming demand in China
A tough crew: Hong Kong fishermen tell their life stories to young generation

HKU students are helping retired fishermen show visitors and fellow Hongkongers their vanishing way of life as part of a project to enhance Aberdeen and its harbour as a tourism destination.

24 Aug 2015 - 11:43AM

HKU students are helping retired fishermen show visitors and fellow Hongkongers their vanishing way of life as part of a project to enhance Aberdeen and its harbour as a tourism destination.

A tough crew: Hong Kong fishermen tell their life stories to young generation
Migrant workers in Guangzhou hope to give their children a brighter future
One in seven Hongkongers has a mood disorder, say authors of HK$7m three-year survey
Train GPs to spot problems early, says Hong Kong mental health survey
Hong Kong design students benefit from studying in China

Thousands of students are drawn to a design career, but degree places in the field are limited locally. While many opt for overseas universities as an alternative, some are venturing to study in China, acquiring a strong foundation in traditional techniques at top art academies. Local students normally take the Joint Entrance Examination to study in China. In 2014, 322 out of 509 students who took the exam were admitted, according to the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA).

30 Mar 2015 - 6:37AM

Thousands of students are drawn to a design career, but degree places in the field are limited locally. While many opt for overseas universities as an alternative, some are venturing to study in China, acquiring a strong foundation in traditional techniques at top art academies. Local students normally take the Joint Entrance Examination to study in China. In 2014, 322 out of 509 students who took the exam were admitted, according to the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA).

Hong Kong design students benefit from studying in China
Media researchers say animated news reports are detrimental to youngsters
Appalling birth conditions in poor nations spur two women into action
Charity gives China's abandoned, disabled children a second chance
Podcasts offer lessons in Chinese history - and American slang
Hearing aids for children should not carry a social stigma
Academics craft clothes for disabled
Children are still damaging their spines by carrying school bags that are too heavy