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Hong Kong students strike in democracy battle

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014 3:37PM UTC Students raise their fists during a rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong campus in Hong Kong, Monday. Pic: AP.

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of Hong Kong students are gearing up to boycott classes over Beijing’s decision to restrict electoral reforms in the former British colony.

Thai students required to recite Prayuth’s 12 core values daily

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014 11:40AM UTC Thai students required to recite Prayuth’s 12 core values daily

BP has already blogged the the junta’s 12 core values. BP has outlined them below as per Prayuth’s speech in July 11 (PDF): The persisting problems in Thailand that need to be solved urgently require inclusive cooperation from people of all levels, gender and age. I suggest that we firstly

Hong Kong students spearhead struggle for democracy

By Mon, Sep 22, 2014 10:21AM UTC Hong Kong students spearhead struggle for democracy

The Hong Kong Federation of Students (FSU) held a press conference Thursday to announce their plans for the week-long boycott of classes starting today, September 22. Thousands of students from 26 higher education institutions of Hong Kong are expected to take part in the strike, which is being held in protest against Beijing’s recent refusal to grant Hong Kong universal suffrage.

Beijing introduces tougher rules for foreign teachers

By Fri, Sep 19, 2014 3:59PM UTC Beijing introduces tougher rules for foreign teachers

On Sunday, a handful of Beijing institutions – among them, the Beijing Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, the Foreign affairs office of Beijing and the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education – released a decree reiterating the rules for hiring foreign workers and announcing that new, stricter regulations will be enforced starting on October 31. The new policy, while affecting all jobs, seems to target teachers in particular.

The creative industries: reborn in a digital age

By Thu, Sep 18, 2014 9:59PM UTC Pic: Progressive new opportunities are developing within the creative industries for today's graduates

In the age of technological domination, students from creative disciplines could be forgiven for questioning their choice of industry. While numerous attempts have been made to emphasise the civilising role of arts and culture to society, today’s graduates require more robust evidence; what better confirmation than examples of employment opportunities?

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