Bruce Lee was a Chinese American martial arts expert and movie star best known for films including Enter The Dragon and Game Of Death. Born on November 27, 1940 in San Francisco, he was the son of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-Chuen. Lee returned to Hong Kong at three months old and was raised in Kowloon, where as a child he appeared in several films. In his late teens he moved to the United States where he began teaching martial arts, eventually moving into films. Lee is widely credited with changing the perceptions of Asians in Hollywood movies, as well as founding the martial art of Jeet Kune Do. Lee died in Kowloon Tong on July 20, 1973 aged 32 from acute cerebral edema.
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Bruce Lee memorabilia goes under the hammer
He may have died more than three decades ago but the legend of martial arts icon Bruce Lee refuses to die. Thirteen items of the great man's memorabilia go on public auction in Hong Kong. Among the items going under the hammer are a handwritten letter and a Chinese-style fur-lined coat Lee wore at a photo session before his untimely death.
Blueprint for rights of women and children
The State Council will hold a press conference on Tuesday to outline a blueprint for improving the rights and welfare of women and children. The central government recently launched a nationwide campaign to track down children with unclear backgrounds in an attempt to curb child abduction and trafficking.
Cities mark anniversary of Beijing Olympics
Many mainland cities are in the final stages of organising activities such as open days at sports stadiums to mark the third National Fitness Day on Monday. The day marks the anniversary of the Beijing Olympics, which opened on August 8 three years ago.
Summit to map a greener future for Hong Kong
Representatives of Hong Kong's small but growing environmental industry will hold a summit to map a way forward for green businesses in one of the world's most congested cities. Entrepreneurs, corporations and government officials will also be aiming to leave as small a carbon footprint as possible.
Nuclear crisis adds weight to Hiroshima ceremony
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan will attend a ceremony in Hiroshima marking 66 years since the second world war nuclear attack on the city. The anniversary this year has added poignancy as the country grapples with the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl 25 years ago after the magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami on March 11. Five months after the disaster, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station continues to gush radiation and a 20-kilometre no-go zone cloaks the plant and its environs.
Israel faces more mass protests over cost of living
Representatives of Israel's growing social protest movement have called for massive demonstrations tonight to further press their calls for a reduction in the cost of living. Last week, more than 100,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Tel Aviv and towns and cities across the mainly Jewish state chanting 'the people want social justice'. Thousands of members of the country's Histadrut federation of trades unions turned up at the organisation's Tel Aviv headquarters on Thursday in a demonstration of solidarity with the social activists. The demonstrations are a sign of the growing power of the protest movement that began in mid-July when a group of disenchanted activists set up a tent city in one of Tel Aviv's trendiest neighbourhoods to protest against high housing prices.