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  1. Alanna Sethi had just moved to Hong Kong from Britain when the coronavirus pandemic hit. Social distancing quickly became part of daily life and classes at the Australian International School, where she had just enrolled, shifted online. Sethi soon found herself questioning what she wanted, not just from the education system but from life itself. Having struggled with mental health issues – and supported friends who, too, were struggling – Sethi was determined her career choice would be…
  2. The principal of a government-subsidised Hong Kong primary school has been arrested on suspicion of corruption after several internal exam papers were believed to have been leaked to a local tutoring centre.In a statement on Friday, the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) said the school head was arrested last Saturday. Though the statement did not name the suspect, a source told the Post that the principal in question was Kwok Chiu-kwan, of the well-known Tak Sun School in Jordan…
  3. [Sponsored Article] The rapid development of financial technology, also known as FinTech, in recent years has transformed how people use financial services. On the one hand, the increasing use of automation in banking services has brought with it greater convenience for consumers. On the flip side, the advent of new technological developments such as cryptocurrency, high frequency and algorithmic trading, the rise of the digital wallet or peer-to-peer (P2P) lending, are all examples of FinTech…
  4. [Sponsored Article] “It’s not who I am underneath, it’s what I do that defines me,” so says the titular hero from the 2005 blockbuster, Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale as the billionaire caped crusader. Instead of the hero Batman, a group of academics were inspired by what is probably one of the more profound lines in modern cinema and sought to find out whether people, as the quote suggests, do shape fundamentally who they are. Specifically, it led Li Wendong, Associate Professor at…
  5. [Sponsored Article] The days of running businesses solely for profit are long gone. Businesses, large or small, must make considerable efforts to be socially responsible and eco-friendly. A past survey shows that 91 percent of global consumers expect businesses to address social and environmental issues, and 90 percent of them would boycott a company if it were engaged in irresponsible business practices. In other words, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is not only a buzzword, but vital…
  6. [Sponsored Article] It’s been a bad year for tourism and a boom in the travel and hospitality sector would no doubt be good for the economy. However, it could also be a nightmare for people living and working amid the flux of transient tourists. It wasn’t that long ago that we saw media reports of tourist misbehaviour from carving names on ancient Egyptian bas reliefs to chasing geishas down the streets in Kyoto. Around the world, countries are looking for ways to curb bad behaviour from…
  7. [Sponsored Article] A native Australian who lived and worked in Asia for over 30 years, Prof. Paul Kitney has forged an illustrious career in economics and finance and thrived through bears and bulls. Now, this globetrotting investment strategist and Asian economics expert is a full-time professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School, where he consolidates his worldly wisdom and passes it on to the next generation for the Asian Century Pursuing a Love of Economics…
  8. The co-founder of a troubled British private school in Hong Kong, which has struggled to pay staff or rent this year, has blamed “messy” management and a loss of more than 30 per cent of pupils during the coronavirus pandemic for its financial problems.Edward Wong Pak-yin admitted that Mount Kelly School, in which he is also a long-time investor, had failed to break even for the past year, and had been running behind on its expenses “by millions of Hong Kong dollars” for months.But he denied…
  9. Hong Kong opened bookings for BioNTech Covid-19 vaccination shots for children as young as 12 on Friday, as leading health experts tried to drum up support for the lagging inoculation drive and one called for lowering the age threshold for Sinovac jabs as well. Educators also welcomed the expansion of the programme, with some pledging incentives such as coupons for books, free masks and extra days off to entice secondary school pupils. Paediatricians were planning to offer checks on children…
  10. The number of Hong Kong students seeking to study at universities in mainland China and Taiwan has reached its highest point in years, with the latter experiencing a 30 per cent spike in applications compared to 2020.A major student guidance centre linked the surge to a broader increase in interest in studying at universities outside Hong Kong – even as competition for spots at local institutions has declined – saying the trend could be related to political concerns at home or a perception of…