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  1. News - China - POLITICS

    Celebrity delegates steal the limelight at political meetings

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Zhai, Alice Yan

    ... Keith Zhai and Alice Yan Actress among growing number of celebrities to have joined regional CPPCCs or legislature Star delegates steal the show at political meetings Celebrities stole ... She is one of a number of celebrities to have recently ventured into politics as delegates to regional CPPCCs and the National People's Congress. Actor Stephen Chow Sing-chi joined ...


    Tensions over disputed islands threaten China-Japan celebrations

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Julian Ryall

    ... CRISIS THREATENS CHINA-JAPAN CELEBRATIONS Escalating tensions between China and Japan over disputed islands in the East China Sea threaten to scupper celebrations of the 40th anniversary ... Liberal Democratic Party secretary general Hiromu Nonaka, have called off a trip to Beijing to attend a state function on September 27 celebrating the anniversary. Senior leaders from both ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CAMPAIGN

    Academics and celebrities join Tamar protest against national education

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Johnny Tam, KC NG

    ... Stuart Lau, Johnny Tam and Ng Kang-chung Lecturers say national education should be shelved, and film guru joins hunger strike as rally gains momentum Academics and celebrities back ... activists and outspoken celebrities. Riding on the movement's growing momentum, organisers are extending their campaign from the government headquarters in Admiralty to involve the whole city ...

  4. Villagers in Wukan have new victory to celebrate

    Posted Jan 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Sally Wang sally.wang@scmp.com Villagers in Wukan, the Guangdong village that received international media attention for residents' successful struggle with the local government over land rights, have scored another victory, as one of the protest lea ...

  5. Something to celebrate?

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com As celebrations marking the centenary of the 1911 revolution near their climax on the mainland, the usually politically sensitive anniversary ... largely acted on their own in deciding whether a specific event should be allowed to go ahead. While Beijing wants to shore up ties with Taipei by jointly celebrating the anniversary, ...

  6. Tiny Tunisian community celebrates hard-fought vote HK

    Posted Oct 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Hong Kong's Tunisian community, with just 20 or so members, made a little bit of history yesterday by being among the first to vote in what is being described as the North African country's first fair and free ...

  7. Rivals celebrate in competing styles

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai led a mass revolutionary song sing-along ahead of the Communist Party's 90th anniversary today. Political rival and predecessor Wang Yang told cadres not to be overwhelmed by flowers and applause and not to overlook public opinion. At a provincial conference to celebrate the founding of the party, the Guangdong ...

  8. More events urged to celebrate 1911 revolution

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang yukhang.ng@scmp.com The Hong Kong government is not doing enough to commemorate the centenary of the 1911 revolution, the great-grandson of Sun Yat-sen said yesterday. 'The government should try to do more. Dr Sun has a long history with Hong Kong, he was educated here, and Hong Kong was a base for the revolution. Hong Kong should celebrate that,' said ...

  9. Celebrity chef Yan adds spice to Regina Ip's new party

    Posted Mar 23rd 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney It has already made it clear that it is out for the middle-class vote. Now, Hong Kong's newest political party has injected a dash of celebrity into its launch- ... Ip Lau Suk-yee said yesterday that the celebrity chef's catchphrase, 'if Yan can cook, so can you', typified her party's desire to drive home the ethic ...

  10. Celebrating the birth of modern China

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This year marks the centenary of the Xinhai Revolution, an event that led to the birth of modern China. The revolution, named after the sexagenary cycle of the Chinese calendar, brought to an end thousands of years of imperial rule and led to the establis ...




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