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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    June 4 museum: 800 sq ft and a plan to 'change society'

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:40am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... and a plan to 'change society' It may be one of the smallest museums around, but the curator of the world's first June 4 memorial exhibition is confident it can have an impact far ... 4 incident was distorted by the Chinese government, and that the student movement should be vindicated," Lam said, adding that the floor was intended as a "civic space" for debate. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    'Abalone king' Yeung Koon-yat sees Hong Kong society turning sour

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com 'Abalone king' Yeung Koon-yat says hard work may not be enough for today's young people Chef sees a society turning sour Food has always ... different English translations, Forum and Fulum share the same Chinese characters. Forum's writ lists more than 40 restaurant names it says infringe its registered trademarks. Sitting ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Hong Kong Collectors Society brings city's past into focus for 20th anniversary

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 09:55am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon charley.lanyon@scmp.com The Hong Kong Collectors Society has assembled a treasure trove of historic keepsakes to celebrate its 20th anniversary, writes Charley Lanyon ... with postcards." That was in 1976 and the Briton has been fascinated ever since. A former senior government counsel, Newall helped work out the legal framework for Hong Kong's return to Chinese ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - EAT/DRINK

    I know a place: Roger Garcia, executive director HKIFF Society

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 11:19pm by Andrew Sun

    ... Andrew Sun48hours@scmp.com Andrew Sun Roger Garcia is executive director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society   I'm not really a foodie. My tastes are quite catholic, ... 2494) where they do coal-fired lamb hotpot. After a late-night screening, I head to Loyal Dining (66 Wellington Street, Central, tel: 3125 3000). I like Chinese-style Western food, ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Let there be light: Will Caravaggio bring the Asia Society out of the shadows?

    Posted Mar 08th 2014, 11:30pm by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... Fionnuala McHugh As Caravaggio's Supper at Emmaus goes on show at the Asia Society, Fionnuala McHugh wonders whether the 1606 masterpiece will help bring the organisation to the fore ... seeing a documentary about the arrival of the Mona Lisa in New York," says Alice Mong, executive director of the Asia Society Hong Kong Centre, one recent afternoon. "How Mrs Kennedy ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China is moving backwards in society's quest for freer media

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:52pm by Chang Ping

    ... Chang Ping Chang Ping says sale of a stake in Beijing News to propaganda officials caps years of backsliding China is moving backwards in society's quest for a freer, more open media Is our society moving with the times? This abstract but important question was the preoccupation of our generation of Chinese journalists. We believed its answer would decide the value of our ...

  7. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Anti-Chinese feelings in Thailand high as influx of tourists angers locals

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:57pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Chiang Mai The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand’s top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese ... manned by Mandarin-speaking volunteers who direct Chinese tourists to a line of vehicles for guided tours. Individual visitors are banned, and a sign in prominent Chinese characters requesting ...

  8. News - China - AUTOBIOGRAPHY

    Chinese civil rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong releases book amid likely court rebuff

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:38am by Angela Meng

    ... for me," Xu wrote, adding that at 14, he swapped his dream of becoming a Nobel Prize-winning biologist for one of public service. "That winter I realised what our society needs is truth, ... to fight for a better society." ...

  9. News - China

    Xu Zhiyong's fight for a freer society

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 04:24am by Verna Yu

    ... movement because they saw a worrying trend: connections being built among citizens from a broad strata of Chinese society, including lawyers, scholars, rights activists and petitioners. "The ... for a freer society Xu Zhiyong said that he wasn't afraid of jail. "For the world to become a better place, someone has to pay a price," Xu said in a phone interview in late November ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    Volunteer watchmen guard the legacy of Vancouver’s threatened Ming Sun Society

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 11:38am by Ian Young

    ... structure in the city’s toughest neighbourhood. The Ming Sun Benevolent Society’s building is at the heart of a row between its elderly Chinese members and city bureaucrats who last year ordered ... or otherwise render it beyond repair. “We want to be sure that no one walks up with a can of accelerant and tries something stupid,” said David Wong, a spokesman for the charitable society, which has ...




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