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South China Morning Post
  1. Chinese University president Rocky Tuan Sung-chi has broken his silence over the arrest of a student accused of throwing unknown powder at security guards, condemning the campus assault as “malicious, shocking and worrisome”.Tuan’s remarks in a pre-recorded video came five days after a black-clad group charged the security counter at the entrance near University MTR station in Sha Tin last Monday, knocking down railings and launching a mystery white substance at guards before fleeing.A 20-year…
  2. Online classes resumed in Hong Kong schools this month, but a number of teachers remain stranded in Britain because of the Covid-19 travel ban, the Post has learned.Nearly one in 10 teachers from Harrow International School, including its head, Ann Haydon, are still stuck in Britain. Belinda Greer, CEO of the city’s biggest international school group, English Schools Foundation (ESF), is also unable to return.They are among hundreds of city residents left stranded after the Hong Kong government…
  3. The Student of the Year Awards, organised by the South China Morning Post and sponsored by the Hong Kong Jockey Club, with support from the Education Bureau, are among the city’s most prestigious honours for local youth. This year, 11 awards were handed out across nine categories – including science, maths, languages, sport, best improvement and best devotion to school – plus the main award, with judges praising all the winners for their ability to cope with challenges amid the coronavirus…
  4. A teacher at a government secondary school in Hong Kong is being investigated for allegedly using biased materials in the classroom, the education minister revealed on Friday.Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung Yun-hung said the inquiry was continuing, but when it was finished the results would be made public.Yeung was responding to a local media report that the Education Bureau had completed the investigation and was considering disqualifying the teacher, which would make him the third to be…
  5. Hong Kong’s professional education scene continues to be rated among the world’s best, and the city’s universities are among the highest-ranked in Asia.The SAR is a highly sought-after destination not only for business itself but also business education. Its international reputation as Asia’s financial hub, plus a growing global distinction for academic excellence, has drawn an increasing number of senior executives to its business schools.However, 2020, with the ongoing global pandemic, has…
  6. [Sponsored Article] As Stamford American School Hong Kong begins to put the finishing touches on its campus extension and prepares to open its freshly polished new doors, it celebrates excellence in the wider community through the launch of the “Spirit of Stamford Scholarship Award”. This exciting opportunity is open to Grades 9-11 (S3-S5) students enrolled in Hong Kong schools who embrace Stamford’s values of integrity, courage, innovation and compassion. Receiving such an honor from Stamford…
  7. [Sponsored Article] At Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong, the formal subject of Speech and Drama is one of the core components of the School’s timetable. “Drama resembles life itself; it is a great tool for preparing for the real world. And the multitude of skills that can be learnt in the drama classroom are constantly being tested and practiced so they become inherent in our nature as we grow older and venture on to new and exciting challenges. It prepares students with skills to survive in…
  8. [Sponsored Article] Whether it is looking at the broader economy or from a risk assessment perspective, governments worldwide are now standing at attention and pausing to think of new ways to help mitigate the negative impacts of climate change, and Hong Kong is no exception to that.  One of the most obvious ways would be to consider greening the supply chain from financing all the way to manufacturing and consumption. Experts now agree that ethical business practices and green financial…
  9. [Sponsored Article]  Hong Kong’s unique status as a comprehensive international financial center and its much-vaunted commercial strengths will be instrumental in helping the city develop as Asia’s green finance hub, says Christopher Hui, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government.  Due to its credible and full-fledged financial services, the city is uniquely poised to address two key pain points in the development of the…
  10. [Sponsored Article] There is no doubt that climate change will become a global issue that needs to be tackled head-on in the coming decade. Every jurisdiction will have a responsibility to help contain the rise in global temperatures, and Hong Kong can play a big part in this, according to the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA).  “Hong Kong is a major international finance center, and we have the infrastructure available to help promote green finance,” says Arthur Yuen, Deputy Chief…