A good week for ...

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 22 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 22 April, 2012, 12:00am


Wong Kar-wai

The celebrated film director announced a release date for his biopic about martial arts legend Ip Man, a decade after the project was unveiled. His spokeswoman said the film would open on the mainland on December 18, and in Hong Kong a few days later. In the 10 years since Wong's project was announced, the story of the grandmaster who taught Bruce Lee has been told on screen three times - in films directed by Wilson Yip Wai-shun (twice) and Herman Yau Lai-to.

Jim Yong Kim

The Korean-born American, 52, was chosen as the new World Bank president after emerging markets failed to rally around a challenger to the US monopoly on the job. Kim, currently president of the Ivy League Dartmouth College, will replace Robert Zoellick, the former US diplomat who is departing in June at the end of his five-year term. Despite being challenged for the post by Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Colombian economist Jose Antonio Ocampo, there was little doubt about the choice of Kim, given Washington's influence over the appointment.

'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung

The pan-democrat lawmaker survived an attempt by his pro-government colleagues to expel him from the Legislative Council, after his conviction and two-month jail sentence for taking part in an unruly demonstration. The motion to expel him failed to get the required two-thirds majority after only 46 of 60 legislators turned up to vote. Twenty-five voted in favour of Leung; 14 backed the motion; one abstained. The DAB's Chan Kam-lam said Leung was a thug and set a bad example. Leung said he never intended to be a role model.