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    • 《100 Key Liberal Studies News 2015》

      Liberal Studies and English learning are closely linked, if not inseparable. To be articulate in Liberal Studies essays, fluent English with a wide vocabulary is essential. To strike impressive arguments in English writing, be it a letter to the editor, or a debate speech, one must also have a well-rounded knowledge of current news. 100 Key Liberal Studies News 2015 is here to help students to succeed in both aspects, with a selection of must-read news with English learning elements.

  • Personal Development and Interpersonal Relationships
    Hong Kong Today
    Modern China
    Globalisation
    Public Health
    Energy Technology and the Environment
    People

    Personal Development and Interpersonal Relationships
    Big boost for gender equality 12
    Pets draw hidden youths out 13
    The dark side of studying 14
    Mums are less happy than before 15
    Study: few female role models 16
    Most mums chat with kids online 17
    HK smiles too inexpressive 18
    HSBC $150 special hits high note 19
    Fathers losing power at home 20
    Maid boss guilty of torture 21
    Call to stomp out fiery craze 22
    50 terms to know 23

    Hong Kong Today
    Political reform defeated 26
    Lam unveils CE blueprint 27
    Education spending boost 28
    Hidden boy returns to mainland 29
    Outcry over elderly stripped 30
    Cops apologise to autistic man 31
    Tien puts XRL cost at $90bn 32
    Better ties with public vowed 33
    $180 departure charge cited 34
    More private homes to be built 35
    ‛Flat’ chance for HOS hopefuls 36
    Protesters target mainlanders 37
    ‛Border stores’ project planned 38
    Launch of ‛one trip per week’ 39
    Final nail placed in ATV’s coffin 40
    TVB gets another 12 years 41
    Scheme to lure talent rolls out 42
    Clear work contracts proposed 43
    Free travel for elderly urged 44
    Concern for new smart ID cards 45
    Records smashed in stocks frenzy 46
    Kidnap mastermind caught 47
    Shops report a plunge in sales 48
    Student interviews put online 49
    HK could get one-off holiday 50
    50 terms to know 51

    Modern China
    Dead mourned as kin gather 54
    China’s new safe luxury food 55
    Mainland acts on food safety 56
    HK underlined in NPC report 57
    China to cut tax on imports 58
    Travellers’ 10 worst habits 59
    China smog film goes viral 60
    Beijing promises to tackle smog 61
    Towns gathers against coal plant 62
    Case tests ‛war on pollution’ 63
    Beijing turns screw on net users 64
    Beijing targets press freedom 65
    Diplomat Lu Ping dies at 88 66
    Gender imbalance spurs call 67
    Bund crush kills 36 revellers 68
    50 terms to know 69

    Globalisation
    Swiss police flash red card 72
    Nepal devastated by earthquake 73
    Singapore mourns Lee Kuan Yew 74
    Hillary shows ‛warmer’ side 75
    SAR falls in press freedom list 76
    US and Cuban presidents meet 77
    Rohingyas find temporary home 78
    Bali drug smugglers executed 79
    150 die as German jet crashes 80
    Ukraine deal ‛glimmer of hope’ 81
    Anger at Japanese hostage death 82
    Gunmen storm Paris office 83
    Lion City teen found guilty 84
    Princess Charlotte is born 85
    Apple's emoji to show other races 86
    Facebook, Instagram go offline 87
    Half of all wealth owned by 1% 88
    50 terms to know 89

    Public Health
    Mers alert causes red faces 92
    Health plan option to woo young 93
    Less salt and sugar please 94
    Longer lives around the world 95
    Slow Ebola efforts slammed 96
    Alarm after first H7N9 death 97
    Expert proposes vaccine policy 98
    Dangerously fatty dim sum 99
    Cafe chain in pesticide alert 100
    Radiation fear in labels scare 101
    HK ranked 17th for quality sleep 102
    Study: HK students are less fit 103
    Depression and violent crime link 104
    Fat chance of healthy kids’ meals 105
    Ban pushed to stub out e-cigs 106
    Call for plain ciggie packages 107
    Milk powder claims banned 108
    50 terms to know 109

    Energy Technology and the Environment
    Clearer skies ahead for HK 112
    Energy-saving plans revealed 113
    Voluntary lights-off proposed 114
    Levy in bag as shoppers take own 115
    Rubbish continues to pile up 116
    Neon glow troubles villages 117
    Green sludge boats launched 118
    Mega incinerator gets go-ahead 119
    Green deck in Hung Hom 120
    US, China top e-waste dumpers 121
    Radiation reaches Canada’s coast 122
    Japan’s nuclear plant reboot 123
    Solar-powered plane takes off 124
    Diners turned off by shark fin 125
    Prince decries ivory trade 126
    50 terms to know 127

    People
    Leung Chun-ying 130
    Jasper Tsang Yok-sing 131
    Xi Jinping 132
    Li Keqiang 133
    Hillary Rodham Clinton 134
    David Cameron 135
    Narendra Modi 136
    Vladimir Putin 137
    Stephen Lo Wai-chung 138
    Ricky Wong Wai-kay 139
    Prince William & Catherine 140
    Joshua Wong Chi-fung 141
    Jack Ma Yun 142
    Li Na 143