Shenzhen schools for HK pupils
The Ministry of Education will study the feasibility of establishing Hong Kong SAR government primary schools in Shenzhen, according to a letter sent by the ministry to Michael Tien Puksun, a Hong Kong deputy to the National People’s Congress who has proposed the idea. The ministry said if it finds the proposal workable, it would seek the central government’s approval and then arrange for consultation among education authorities in Hong Kong, Guangdong province and Shenzhen to work out the details. The ministry would also consider opening special classes in existing schools in Shenzhen and Guangzhou to provide places for children of Hong Kong parents or Hong Kong-born children of mainland parents. when he met with residents at a town hall meeting on Sunday. The statement said the report will be objective, fair and balanced. Responding to an earlier statement by The Hong Kong University Students’ Union, the office affirmed Leung’s rejection of any attempt to use the Independent Commission Against Corruption as a tool for political attacks. The statement also stressed that the Chief Executive has never given any political mission to the police. missed analyst estimates as cargo revenue dropped and declining yields in North Asia masked gains from carrying more passengers. Net income totaled HK$24 million in the six months ended in June, Cathay said on Wednesday, compared with estimates of HK$590 million. It was the smallest profit in at least 15 years for the Hong Kong-based airline. Cathay’s cargo revenue fell 5.2 percent in the first half as it shipped fewer goods at lower rates while travel within the Asia-Pacific region was affected by avian flu and political issues in Northeast Asia, the carrier said.