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  1. News - World - CULTURE

    Peking Opera troupe honours icon of the form with US tour

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 10:01pm by Reuters

    ... adding that Mei Lanfang was celebrated by theatre and film stars of the time. His 80-year-old son, Mei Baojiu, one of China's top opera stars, organised the programme for the current US ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Funeral fashion show to inject life into Hong Kong's Hungry Ghosts Festival

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 11:50am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... is taken too seriously, especially by older generations, and has come up with a plan to inject some life into the event – a fashion show for burial clothes. “Western people celebrate their ghost ... more money to hire better fung shui masters. I don’t think this phenomenon is healthy.” She expects the event to make for good liberal-studies research material, being both a celebration ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Convention is worth the wait for anime fans

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 04:09am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brian Yap brian.yap@scmp.com Long queues form as annual celebration of comic culture gets under way in Wan Chai Convention is worth the wait for anime fans Die-hard anime fanatics queued for more than 24 hours to be first into the biggest ever edition of the Ani-Com & Games convention. People started lining up as early as Wednesday night for the chance to be first in line ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Delve into the past and travel the world at the Hong Kong Book Fair

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by AMY NIP AND SARAH KARACS

    ... They can also pose for photographs at a mock-up bookstore modelled on the first branch of The Commercial Press, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. The company has also published a series of books on local culture and history to celebrate the anniversary, according to deputy manager Mok Yat-fung. One of the books focuses on post-war architecture, much of which has been ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Literature lovers camp out overnight as Hong Kong Book Fair begins

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:42pm by BRIAN YAP

    ... for photographs at a mock-up bookstore modelled on the first branch of The Commercial Press, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. This year the key international authors coming to town ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    How ziplining nomadic tribesmen could help to change people's perception of entrepreneurs

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Amy Nip

    ... to be celebrated", while the second edition- to be published in December- focuses on entrepreneurship. "Ninety-nine per cent of entrepreneurs never went to business school and never had a franchise... ...

  7. News - China - CULTURE

    Southwest China hospital staff ordered to stay away from ‘dog meat festival’

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 03:55pm by Andrea Chen

    ... celebrate the summer solstice by savouring dog meat, lychees and strong liquor. More than 10,000 dogs are slaughtered during the festival as tourists flood the streets to enjoy the controversial ... to the event. Celebrities also joined the protest on Weibo this year. Taiwanese actress Barbie Hsu Hsi-yuan and mainland actresses Betty Sun Li and Vicki Zhao Wei all openly condemned the slaughter ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Celebrations and tours keep HK Phil on its toes

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Music director Jaap van Zweden says travel lifts orchestra's stature and will make the city proud Celebrations and tours keep HK Phil on its toes The local flagship orchestra's honeymoon period with its maestro is continuing into its second season with tours and a major anniversary event. The Hong Kong Philharmonic opens its new season ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Bruce Lee exhibition celebrates the kung fu legend's life

    Posted Jul 20th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... at least he's being celebrated and given some sort of recognition Shannon Lee The exhibition, Bruce Lee: Kung Fu. Art. Life, was organised by the foundation and the Heritage Museum, where ... celebrated and given some sort of recognition." The exhibition in Sha Tin features more than 600 items - 400 from the foundation and the rest from individual collectors. Exhibits are displayed ...

  10. News - China - CULTURE

    For animal rights activist, dog meat fight extends beyond summer festival

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:32am by He Huifeng

    ... 500km to the south, with intense interest. Every June, about 10,000 dogs are slaughtered in Yulin as part of the celebration marking the summer solstice. This year organisers have been forced to adopt a lower profile after an intense campaign by animal rights groups and lawyers, at home and abroad, who say the tradition promotes animal cruelty. Celebrities including actresses Betty Sun ...




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