Shen­zhen schools for HK pupils

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - NATION DIGEST -

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.


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