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  1. The peak of cordon bleu society

    Posted Mar 05th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow Some of Hong Kong's best-known tai tais stepped out of the shops and into the kitchen recently to get a firsthand lesson in French culture. Leading luxury brand Le Comite Colbert (the association of 65 French luxury brands such as Hermes, ...

  2. Kitsch cats

    Posted Sep 06th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... of Chinese society. To them, the hideous statues speak of manipulation and bad taste. If the colours of the cats suggest right and wrong, this was not what Deng intended. His biography says the first ... like traditional Chinese lions. With gazing eyes and pricked ears, the stylised creatures have cloud patterns on their bodies and ringed tails. Sitting on high pedestals, they do not appear ...

  3. Philippines just can't get enough of the 'Krisis'

    Posted Sep 28th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... organisation said afflicts six out of every 10 women. Ordinarily in Filipino society, a Filipino woman who confesses to cohabiting with a married man is ostracised and condemned. Even the jailed ...

  4. Quest for equality

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... in Hong Kong and did not support racial discrimination legislation'. 'Now that is all changed. People now accept that as a modern society, as a world city, we need to have anti-racial ... recognise homosexuals or same-sex marriage. It is an ethical, moral thing in this society.' But Chung To said equal rights for Tongzhi [homosexuals] was not a moral issue. 'It is about ...

  5. Right-leaning Japan discourages the pro-Chinese

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... campaign is gaining momentum all the time, and the pro-Chinese voice of the people is becoming weaker. I study Putonghua, and usually I read a textbook on the train. Last year the Asia Cup football match between Japan and China in Chongqing was disrupted by violence. Afterwards, I found that some passengers were staring at me reading a Chinese book. I have never given up the study ...

  6. Post-war prosperity

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... him and sold them to the Chinese crew and passengers, earning US$500 by the time he arrived in China. He stayed for three years in Shanghai, before moving to Tokyo, where he married Leah, the daughter of an Austrian artist, giving him an entree into Japanese society. He imported Chinese carpets into Japan and made his first fortune trading with a South Korea ravaged by civil war. ...

  7. Monte carlo puts on right royal show for chinese guests

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow The royal family of Monaco extended an invitation to some of China's up-and-coming stars. The son and daughter of Prince Rainier- Princess Caroline and Prince Albert- and Princess Caroline's husband, Prince Ernst-August of Hanover- h ...

  8. Mould, enzymes and macaroni: the original Chinese take-away?

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... at a laboratory bench, but veteran biochemist Huang Hsing-tsung's breakthrough came rooting around among ancient Chinese literature and relics. While working on the Science and Civilisation in China project for the late Professor Joseph Needham at Cambridge in the UK, he discovered the extent of Chinese contributions to modern food culture and science. Now 84, the retired biochemist ...

  9. Briton accuses his Chinese wife of abducting their son

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai A British factory owner has accused his estranged Chinese wife of abducting their 28-month-old son and going into hiding, preventing any contact with him for more than six weeks. For her part, the wife is demanding their son be given a Chinese passport instead of a British one. The dispute involves John Sims, 44, who runs a factory with 20 workers ...

  10. Undervalued Chinese art up for sale

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... money a Chinese painting has ever fetched at a Christie's auction is just a fraction of that. Autumn Cries on the Artemisia Plain, by Lang Shining, better known in the West as Giuseppe ... standard that have survived 1,000 years, and yet the most expensive Chinese painting that we have sold went for just HK$18 million, I would have to say that Chinese art, in general, ...




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