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  1. Princelings

    Posted Oct 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... member Xi Jinping, 53, son of party elder Xi Zhongxun, Shaanxi native, Zhejiang Party Secretary, Communist Party Central Committee member Wang Qishan, 58, son-in-law of former vice-premier Yao ...

  2. The reign of Empress Dowager

    Posted Nov 24th 2006, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... By Joyce Siu Express Dowager Ci Xi ruled over China for 47 years, from 1861 to her death in 1908. She was the mother of the young Emperor Tongzhi. After the death of Tongzhi at the age of 19 in 1875, she made her three-year-old nephew, then named Guang Xu, the emperor. Ci Xi continued to influence Guang Xu's decisions and actions. In 1898, Guang Xu began the Hundred ...

  3. Sharma's efforts in vain for President's XI

    Posted Oct 09th 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... to spare. Stalwart Sharma hit a superb century, 102 not out, as the Hong Kong President's XI, comprising mostly national squad players, rumbled past the 300 mark for perhaps the first time ... will play a Twenty20 game today against a local Select XI at the Hong Kong Cricket Club before returning home. 'It has been a good tour. In China, it was mostly coaching the local players. Only ...

  4. Sino-US economic talks to hit new high

    Posted Sep 20th 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... a four-day China visit, met Zhejiang provincial party secretary Xi Jinping, whom he regards a friend and a rising political star. In Beijing today, he is due to meet Ms Wu, Finance Minister Jin ...


    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Story of the World Cup 2006 by Brian Glanville The competition's supreme historian returns with his crisp style and enormous knowledge intact. A peerless review of every tournament from 1930 to the present day. The Complete Book of the World Cup ...

  6. Princelings jostle for power

    Posted Oct 11th 2006, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... a member of the most powerful Politburo Standing Committee next year. Others likely to be promoted to the pinnacle of power include Zhejiang party secretary Xi Jinping, son of party elder Xi ...


    Posted Nov 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... De Ling & Empress Dowager Ci Xi Hong Kong Repertory Theatre stages the story of De Ling, a Qing dynasty princess who arrives at the Forbidden City amid infighting between corrupt officials under the harsh rule of Empress Dowager Ci Xi. Directed by Dr Daniel SP Yang. In Cantonese: today-tomorrow, Sat, Dec 5, Dec 7, 7.45pm. In Putonghua: Fri, Sun Dec 6, 7.45pm. With Chinese ...

  8. Supermums set to rock

    Posted Feb 24th 2006, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... By Lilian Goh A theatre group is hoping that their latest production will help Hong Kong's xi nai- or middle-aged married women- shed their negative image. Xi nai are often seen ... Xi Nai On Rock, is about three ordinary housewives who form a rock 'n' roll band. Director Roy Szeto Wai-cheuk said the play conveys important messages and is not just targeted ...

  9. Dictator or just human?

    Posted Nov 24th 2006, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... in De Ling and Empress Dowager Ci Xi, a play by the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. Written by He Jiping and directed by Daniel Yang, the award-winning drama premiered in 1998. The story is set ... Empress Dowager Ci Xi. De Ling was the daughter of a Qing government diplomat. Brought up in Europe, she was westernised and very outspoken. On her return to China in 1903, aged 18, the Empress ...

  10. The rise and fall of a career cadre

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Beijing vice-mayor Liu Zhihua was fired because of his 'corrupt and degenerate' ways. But many are asking whether the scandal runs deeper and will touch the city's Olympics, writes Mark O'Neill The scandal that claimed a vice-mayor of ...




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