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  1. letters

    Posted Sep 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... exhausted and unable to concentrate in class. Clara Hui Keep our great culture alive Chinese people used to be proud of their culture. They were very fond of writing and reciting poetry. Drawing and admiring traditional Chinese works of art with friends were common hobbies. But nowadays, Hongkongers like reading gossip magazines or books about money-making. They are no longer interested in art ...

  2. Mainlanders born in HK could keep schools open

    Posted Nov 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... population of young citizens. But the silence fails to serve anyone, not least children. We should try to resolve the issue. The Basic Law is clear: Chinese citizens born in Hong Kong have the right ...

  3. Don't miss

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... struggling against unchanging social conventions in contemporary Chinese society. While Rouge (1987) and Centre Stage (1992) remain Kwan's best-known outings in that period- helped along, ... The film sets three Chinese women against a hostile cultural terrain (New York) in the tumultuous period following the Tiananmen Square crackdown in 1989. Stars Sylvia Chang Ai-chia (pictured), ...

  4. Police detain second Charter 08 author

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... of the government. Shenzhen-based Zhao Dagong- the secretary general of the Independent Chinese Pen Society- was taken away on Monday after plain-clothes police officers searched his home and confiscated ... in jail for 'inciting subversion of state power' on Christmas Day. Liu is also a member of the Independent Chinese Pen Society, which is affiliated with International Pen, a worldwide ...

  5. The plots thicken

    Posted Oct 17th 2010, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... family hold 724 plots of land and 40 commercial or residential properties. 'It is normal for people in a Chinese society like ours to hate the rich,' Lau has said. 'They ...

  6. Chinese masterpieces go on show

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on his famous Mask series that expressed both his personal feelings of isolation in a new big city, and the alienation of the individual in Chinese society. New House in Mountain Lao ... Leading this section is Girl and Peaches by leading Chinese realist painter Wang Yidong (born in 1955) (estimate: HK$3.1 million to HK$3.8 million). This is the first time this masterpiece ...

  7. Apathy at home Liu's 'worst enemy'

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... mechanisms to keep power in check. 'The June 4 crackdown... was a big step backwards for Chinese society as all the reform measures were halted,' he said. '[Paramount leader] Deng ... Chinese people's tolerance of a repressive regime. Su was a chief scriptwriter for River Elegy, a documentary shown on China Central Television in 1988, whose radical reassessment of Chinese ...

  8. A revolution in student halls

    Posted May 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... wardens on these floors because it is not necessary. We rely on the students' own self-discipline. Chinese society used to be very conservative and it was required for students to be on different floors. But society is getting more enlightened.' The move, which was part of the university's 'whole-person education process', was intended to encourage the students ...

  9. Tina Leung: a woman ahead of her time

    Posted Apr 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and conformist society. As a British colony and Chinese society, Hong Kong in the 1960s and 1970s was thoroughly conservative. Actresses who bared their skin were looked down upon. But Leung's ...

  10. New Year home-going can be a stressful time

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... arrive home. Long absences only serve to sharpen pent-up parental expectations. While family reunions remain a core value of Chinese society, the reality is that most workers in the coastal area ...




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