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  1. Magazines - Money

    Doing it by the Brûlé book

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anna Healy Fenton After two iconic magazine launches, Tyler Brûlé knows all about building brands, says Anna Healy Fenton The Canadian-born journalist and entrepreneur Tyler Brûlé has re-written the rule book on what is possible in modern publishing. Journalists, like chefs, often make disastrous entrepreneurs, but Brûlé, 44, has turned perceived wisdom on its head. Many people ...

  2. 'Living books' that talk

    Posted Jan 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung What if books were alive? What would you ask them? Last weekend, groups of people found out what it is like to have a conversation with books- human books. A Human Library ... was packed with people, sitting cross-legged on blankets laid out on the ground. Similar to a conventional library, the Human Library lets borrowers loan 'living books'- that is, a person ...

  3. Lawyer fights customs over banned books

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com A mainland law professor has vowed to continue her legal battle to reclaim books confiscated by Shenzhen customs last year, including the memoirs of Hong Kong political activist Szeto Wah. In common with many visiting mainlanders, Lin Lihong, a law professor at Wuhan University in Hubei province, loaded up on books when she visited Hong Kong ...

  4. Zhu berated 'abusive' HK media, book reveals

    Posted Sep 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Former premier Zhu Rongji criticised Hong Kong's media, describing them as being filled with invective, during a session of a Hong Kong delegation to the National People's Congress in March 2001, according to his book, which was published yesterday. The four-volume work, Record of Zhu Rongji's Talks, is more than 2,000 ...

  5. Japan rule book to fall in line with Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alan Aitken alan.aitken@scmp.com It will come too late for Caspar Fownes and the ownership of Green Birdie, but Japan's demotion rules will be brought into line with Hong Kong's system in January. The Japanese rule book was up to its old tricks in the Centaur Stakes after Green Birdie and Tye Angland came out on the point of the turn and interfered with a group of three ...

  6. HK at home in the record book

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Lo jennifer.lo@scmp.com From its humble beginnings in 1955 as a book listing amazing human achievements and extremes of the natural world, Guinness World Records has morphed out of all recognition, and in the process become a perfect fit for Hong Kong. Its latest figures show the city holds the second most world records of any city or province in China- only Beijing ...

  7. Banned mainland books on shortlist for HK prize

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A Hong Kong book prize organised by government departments has triggered debate among mainland web users over its eyebrow-raising shortlist. Publications the mainland banned, including China's Best Actor: Wen Jiabao and a memoir of veteran mainland Aids activist Dr Gao Yaojie, are among 22 shortlisted for the fourth annual Hong Kong Book Prize, organised by RTHK and the Leisure ...

  8. Mainland wives rush to book hospital beds

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam and Ella Lee Mainland women hoping to give birth in Hong Kong are booking maternity services through agents as early as five weeks into their pregnancies after the government tightened the supply of obstetric beds. Some agents have stopped taking requests from women who are more than eight weeks pregnant. 'It used to be very easy to book a bed for mainland ...

  9. Freed academic has new book... and hope

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in a prison cell, when he continued his study of Capital and even wrote a book behind bars criticising its theories, which outline the founding principles of the mainland's ruling Communist ... did not think he had lost much academically from his time in prison, as he was allowed to conduct academic research and write several books during the period. Lost knowledge might ...

  10. Eateries fully booked

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu If you are planning to take someone out for Valentine's Day dinner, book now: many restaurants are already fully booked that day. Simon Wong Ka-wo, president of the Hong Kong Federation of Restaurants and Related Trades, says he expects business for restaurants in Hong Kong to jump 15 per cent on Monday. But it's not just romantic diners- the surge ...




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