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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    British government divided on how to deal with China, report says

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 01:50pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London A split has emerged in the British government on managing its cooling relations with China, The Sunday Times newspaper said, citing sources. Prime Minister ... million into the struggling economy. But Britain’s share of the coveted Chinese market is poor compared to competitors in mainland Europe, with the complex British visa system frequently blamed. ...

  2. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    British government 'split' over relations with China

    Posted Feb 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London British government 'split' over China relations A split has emerged in the British government on managing its cooling relations with China, The Sunday Times newspaper said, citing sources. Prime Minister David Cameron and finance minister George Osborne are keen to avoid raising tension with Beijing due to concerns that escalating ...

  3. Film

    Posted Jan 11th 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui, Paul Fonoroff, Paul Kay

    ... exchange website and impulsively switch homes for a holiday. They find new love in two lucky guys played by Jude Law and Jack Black. Nancy Meyers directs. CT Nana 2 (IIA) (Japanese) The film picks ... House A Stanley Kubrick Odyssey Retrospective of films by the renowned director, including the following four films. Various venues and times, HK$60-HK$75. Inquiries: 2388 0002 The Shining ...

  4. Business - Companies

    M&As in China expected to stay buoyant

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... citing the sale of British music retail chain HMV's Hong Kong and Singapore outlets as an example. Deloitte said the annual growth rate of the mainland cultural industry would stay at 20 per ... Deloitte's national managing partner of technology, media and telecommunications industry. The report also painted a rosy picture for the mainland's film industry, predicting a compound annual ...

  5. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    'Lost in Thailand' redefines mainland audiences' tastes in films

    Posted Jan 14th 2013, 12:00am by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com The exceptional popularity of 'Lost in Thailand' redefines the tastes of mainland film audiences and spawns reflection about material wealth Lost ... (HK$1.48 billion) since its December 12 debut - debate has intensified as to what makes the movie so appealing. The film is a travel adventure with Thailand as its backdrop. Scientist/businessman ...

  6. News - China - FILM

    Director slams unwritten film censorship rules in mainland

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Mainland director Xie Fei made a scathing attack on film censorship, saying "unwritten rules" against taboo subjects in movies stifled the industry. The 70-year-old filmmaker and Beijing Film Academy professor published an open letter on his Sina Weibo account on Saturday, appealing for the censors to be replaced by a proper film-rating system. Xie showed his frustration ...

  7. Ranulph Fiennes

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and grandfather. I wanted to do with my life what my father did- to be commander of the [British Army's] Royal Scots Greys. Obviously, in a pyramidal organisation like a regiment, only one lieutenant ... on top, but I said, 'We can't go back without getting film.' The camera only works when it's light. So we waited on the top for two hours for the light to come up. By the time ...

  8. 'Don't be fooled by sweet words of the British'

    Posted Sep 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Vice-Premier Wang Qishan told a group of Chinese economic and financial scholars not to be fooled by 'the sweet words' of the British during his visit to Britain last week, one of the scholars said. During the visit, British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne had told Wang that more mainland Chinese could now afford to send ...

  9. A wealth of ideas as The Space exhibits a British designer's thinking on China

    Posted Jul 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Lai When it rains, as they say, it pours; and we aren't just talking about the recent weather in Hong Kong. Locally-based British designer Michael Young's recent streak of productivity is dizzying- with the launch of a solo show, his first design book works in China and, last but not least, becoming a father. At the exhibition and book party at The Space on Wednesday, ...

  10. British supermarket looks to China

    Posted Jun 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... mainland China to offset rising prices in its home market. The group's chief executive, Dalton Philips, said direct sourcing would boost the group's competitiveness in the British retail market, where consumers favoured non-food products manufactured in China, both for quality and value for money. British grocery customers were faced with rising shopping bills, partly reflecting ...




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