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  1. News - China

    German pianist Stefan Aaron plays composition on Great Wall in Beijing

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Musical journey German pianist Stefan Aaron plays his orange piano yesterday on the Great Wall in Beijing. Before his performance in China, Aaron played his piano at 4,206 metres on the peak of the Alphubel mountain in Switzerland. In these unusual places, he performs different new songs tailored to the locations, according to local reports. Photo: Reuters ...

  2. Turning the Games spirit into song

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Beijing sent out a call for Olympic-inspired songs yesterday in the second round of an international competition. The 10 winning entrants will be selected in June. They will each receive 10,000 yuan. The competition was launched as an annual eve ...

  3. Urban Drift

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

    ... Photography exhibition (including Beijing Worker, left) by former BBC journalist Ben McMillan explores urbanisation in China. Opens today, 9am-9pm daily. The Landmark, 15 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2522 0405 ...

  4. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    How popcorn has become a 390 million yuan hit with mainland Chinese movie-goers

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 06:02pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Snack big revenue earner at cinema chain as China has become the world's second-largest film market outside the US Popcorn has become a big money maker ... About 467 million trips were made to movie theatres in the whole of 2012. Box office takings have climbed from 950 million yuan in 2002, when China started to introduce a cinema chain system, ...

  5. Bitter-sweet music

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest, BEIJING Despite outside temperatures dropping to minus-10 degrees Celsius and a cold wind blowing through the tunnels of metro stations, Beijing's underground musicians are still there to cheer up commuters. Their guitar cases hol ...

  6. Trade tensions

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mainland officials have rejected a US complaint that Beijing's quotas on American movies and music are hampering its fight against piracy. What are your views on this global problem? Write to us. ...

  7. In the dark

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... for a population of 1.3 billion. The lack of cinemas is an anomaly, because only Hollywood and India's Bollywood produced more films than the 260 movies made in China last year. The vast majority of them, though, never get shown in a cinema. Last year, just 40 Chinese movies were screened in mainland movie houses. The rest were sold to China Central Television or the People's ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Sinfonietta set for maiden tour of North America

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com The HK Sinfonietta's two-week trip celebrates 15 years since the handover Maiden tour of North America for orchestra Hong Kong's home-grown orchestra embarks on its maiden tour of North America, an endeavour intended to show through music that there's more to the city than its status as a financial hub. "After 10 years ...

  9. Twins find suite life plain sailing

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Barry C Chung Imagine living on the high seas aboard a luxury cruise liner as it journeys across the globe. How about attending Seven Seas High and chilling on deck with your closest friends. Now that would be a 'sweet life'. Climb aboard the SS ...

  10. Film studies: No fixed abode

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Frazier, the film critic and frequent South China Morning Post contributor who founded the now-annual festival in Taipei in 2002. 'We've always used alternative spaces because that's ... the Line, Daniel Gordon's documentary about James Dresnok, the American GI who defected to North Korea in 1962 and has lived there ever since, and Sophie Fiennes' The Pervert's Guide ...




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