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  1. Just gloss

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Chang Ping

    ... People- due to be shown on CNN and other prominent international media- and a 15-minute feature, Perspectives. People features several Chinese celebrities, including tycoon Li Ka-shing, basketball ... the faces of these Chinese celebrities and see them as representative of China. Yet, in one interview, executive producer Su Mingxia said the 30-second film 'shows the situation of ordinary ...

  2. Tragedy on a day of celebration

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... On eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival a tragedy occurred. Around 130 people were left homeless due to a fire in a Lai Chi Kok village. Their homes were all destroyed by the fire. While we were happily celebrating the festival with mooncakes, fruit and lanterns, the villagers' food must have tasted bitter, the lanterns must have cast little light, and the moon must have been dim ...

  3. Japan, you're not alone

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Olivia Chavassieu Since the massive earthquake, the global community has been responding quickly- from NGOs to celebrities. Local and international NGOs are sending relief and support ... for Japan. Several celebrities have also been quick to respond. Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Adam Lambert and many others have offered their condolences and words of support via Twitter. Lady Gaga ...

  4. Barney's Space Adventures

    Posted Jan 27th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Their destination is the Perfectly Purple Planet, inhabited by oh-so-friendly aliens. The rulers of the planet, King Morado and Queen Purpurina, host a grand ball to celebrate Barney's love of children ...

  5. Cities vie for centenary honours but Beijing trumps

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Four cities on the mainland are competing for the honour of leading celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Xinhai revolution- Wuhan, Guangzhou, Nanjing ... an event to be limited to a single place. It said each city could celebrate the anniversary with appropriate events but that Beijing would be the most important venue. ...

  6. Starck- Taschen 25- Special Edition

    Posted Jan 30th 2011, 12:00am by Tessa Chan

    ... dismantling objects and learning how they were made. Today the 62-year-old Frenchman is one of the world's most celebrated designers, boasting a career that spans more than 40 years. ... cover, not to mention a final photograph where he dresses up as a cheeky Napoleon. But then he adores being controversial, it's part of his celebrity persona. He baffled designers across ...

  7. Blaze destroys five-star Dynasty Wanxin hotel in Shenyang after New Year fireworks land on nearby building

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter A blaze started by fireworks to celebrate the Lunar New Year destroyed a five-star hotel in the northeast. The fire gutted the hotel in Shenyang, capital of Liaoning, before dawn on Thursday. There were no casualties, Xinhua reported. Firefighters had difficulty tackling the blaze because the building was 219 metres tall but their equipment could only reach to 50 ...

  8. Row over tree cutting

    Posted Feb 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phila Siu Just as the globe celebrates World Wetlands Day today, a new row is brewing about Hong Kong's Nam Sang Wai. The wetland park is marked for development into an upmarket housing estate. The plan has angered locals and conservationists alike. A mysterious fire on New Year's Eve burned off a huge area of the disputed wetland. Henderson Land Development, which ...

  9. Fireworks barrage ushers in Year of the Rabbit

    Posted Feb 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to show their concern for those in need. Across the country, residents celebrated the Lunar New Year, which started on Thursday, with a thunderous barrage of firecrackers- believed to ward off ... estimated that 533 tour groups departed. President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao visited two drought-hit areas and celebrated the Lunar New Year with villagers to show their concern ...

  10. Sibling co-operation

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... visual-arts home turf- that he's the younger sibling of Park Chan-wook, South Korea's most celebrated working filmmaker of the day and a two-time award winner at Cannes with Oldboy (2005) ...




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