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  1. Magazines - 48hrs - SEE/HEAR

    Arts preview: Liu Xiaodong oils pre-2007 show a different direction

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 10:42pm by Janice Leung

    ... and casual". Among the works on show are an early self-portrait of the artist lying in a bathtub, a portrait of his teenage lover, and some everyday vignettes of ordinary people in modern China. Some ... and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The humanistic qualities of Liu's figurative art left an indelible impression on Decrop when he first came across the works in the 1990s. "In China, it's ...

  2. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Robert Bickers

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:17pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... Stuart Heaver The China historian and author tells Stuart Heaver how Hong Kong coloured his young self and put him on an Easterly path Robert Bickers T HE LIGHT GOES ON I am obsessed ... a Light on Me, based on research at the Second Historical Archives of China, in Nanjing, where they have 60,000 documents from the Maritime Customs. The lighthouse project in China was massive ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - GIGS

    Beijing band Carsick Cars feels that travel broadens its music

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by RACHEL MOK

    ... tour of China that, following the Hong Kong show, will include a headline performance at Beijing's premier Strawberry Music Festival in May. In July, the band will travel to Britain ... Carsick Cars' label mates, which include, Re-Tros, Duck Fight Goose and Pet Conspiracy are also about to launch a five-date European tour as part of the China Drifting Festival. The label has ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - TRAVEL

    Solitary refinement: Bagan, Myanmar's architectural city of wonders

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 10:39pm by Daniel Allen

    ... of the temple's exterior walls. "Of course, Bagan isn't as well known yet as Cambodia's Angkor Wat or China's Terracotta Army," says Roy. "As Myanmar opens up, though, ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Six degrees

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm

    ... administrative region of China. It was co-signed by the premier of China and Anibal Cavaco Silva, the prime minister of Portugal. Zhao, who was critical of Maoist policies, played an important role in the free-market reforms that opened China to the world. In 1984, he was hosted as a guest at the White House, part of efforts to improve relations with China by United States president Ronald Reagan ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Travellers' checks

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:17pm by Adam Nebbs

    ... onwards) Emeishan is one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China, noted for its sunrise views and the sea of clouds often visible from the summit. Rather more down-to-earth offerings ...

  7. Magazines - Post Magazine

    The Lone Flag: Macau's WWII British consul

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by HKU PRESS

    ... a Colony this appears to be fairly strong Consular representation. But it must not be forgotten that up to the nineteenth century virtually all trade with China had passed through Macao. Here had ... examinations in law and medicine and had acted as third engineer on a Merchant ship. It gave me more than a single pang when I heard that he had died in Free China after surviving all the risks ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Casualties of ore: tin mining is devastating the Indonesian island of Bangka

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 11:18pm by MATTEO FAGOTTO

    ... 36-year-old Bambang Yusman, a businessman whose ancestors arrived in Bangka from China roughly 300 years ago. Bambang personifies the contradictions of this land: the owner of a tourist beach resort ... With more than 40 smelting companies- although not all in constant operation- Bangka produces 90 per cent of Indonesia's tin. Ninety-five per cent of it is sold abroad, be it in China, Europe ...

  9. Magazines - Money - DATA

    Mainland equities will come round- someday

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 10:28pm by Jasper Moiseiwitsch

    ... over time. Lesson number two: this rule does not apply to China. That is the finding of the Credit Suisse Global Investment Returns Yearbook 2014. The report tracks investment returns from 23 ... and produce inflation-beating returns. The data picture for China is complicated by the fact that it adopted a meaningful market only in the 1990s. Credit Suisse addresses this problem by looking only ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs

    The Inquisition: Hollywood maverick Kevin Spacey dishes the dirt to Edmund Lee

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 10:52pm by EDMUND LEE

    ... Edmund Lee edmund.lee@scmp.com THE INQUISITION 48 HOURS: It's a little intimidating talking to you face-to-face nowadays. This totally reminds me of you speaking directly to the viewers in House of Cards. KEVIN SPACEY: [Laughs] First of all, I'm very pleased to hear that House of Cards has become so popular in China and Hong Kong. In just the last few days ...




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