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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    Singapore's food-loving cop cracks a case in Beijing

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by Guy Haydon

    ... particularly younger women, who marry older men to secure residency, and her newly broken, China-made plastic bucket. "Why do you buy it if you think the quality is so poor?" ... not shy away from controversial topics: Singh confronts many of the real-life issues affecting mainland China, including corrupt officials, land-grabbing developers and the persecution of members ...

  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - LEGAL EYE

    Legal Eye: beware the cross-border minefield of prenuptial agreements

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 10:04am by WITHERS

    ... that they are enforceable and in line with prevailing law in the jurisdiction in which the assets and/or the parties to the agreement are located. As an example, in one prominent English case the wife was a German ... of this case, was deemed to be the correct forum to adjudicate the division of assets. This particular agreement was finalised in Germany and had a German choice of law clause. In Germany, as in most ...

  3. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Dan and Dean Caten, the twins behind Dsquared2, see eye to eye

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:30am by Abid Rahman

    ... other's work, and provide fresh eyes on their ideas and designs. The closeness of the brothers might, to outsiders, seem a little odd. But Dan wonders why people make such an issue out of it. ...

  4. Lifestyle - Books - INDIA

    Book review: A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes, by Sam Miller

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by Victoria Burrows

    ... Victoria Burrows A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes by Sam Miller Penguin 4 stars Victoria Burrows The third book by journalist and writer Sam Miller is an impressively ... travels to India from China in the 7th century, and later appears in the 16th-century novel Journey to the West by Wu Ch'eng En, one of the "Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TELEVISION

    Standing ovation or lost in translation? The 'accidental' popularity of American comedy shows in China

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:19pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... satire, and Stewart and Colbert were joking when they said that they wanted to move their shows to China. Or were they? Watch: Jon Stewart quips about big ratings in giant China In the case ... press event at the time of Saturday Night Live ’s China debut. “Generally, the quality [of American TV] is so much higher, so much better, it's eye-opening for Chinese people to watch ...

  6. News - China

    Broadband browsing at 32,000 feet: Air China introduces new fast internet service

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 09:26pm by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com The system allows internet access at a promised speed of 20-30 megabytes per second Air China has upgraded its in-flight wi-fi system to allow travellers ... the stability of the wireless system. Even if devices were lucky enough to detect wireless signals, nine times out of ten connections could not be smoothly made.  Air China's new and improved ...

  7. News - China Insider - ART

    64,000 chopsticks, one portrait of Jackie Chan

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:25pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... pieces, a portrait of Jay Chou made completely from coffee stains, was one of the first works that caught Chan’s eye and piqued the actor’s interest.  “I have always loved art for as [long] ... Revolution, Red attended university in Australia and then moved back to China for architecture work. The artist now divides her time between Shanghai and Malaysia, and cites Shanghai’s “messy, crazy ...

  8. News - World - FILM

    Norway gives China 87-year-old Monkey King film thought to be long lost

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 11:55am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Oslo Norway will hand to China a copy of “ The Cave of the Silken Web ”, a classic Chinese film that had long been believed lost, the National Library of Norway ... existing copy. The film, inspired by a classic Chinese novel by Wu Cheng’en called Journey to the West, was restored before being sent to the China Film Archive. In the film, Tang Sanzang, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Meet Göran Malmqvist, Nobel Prize member and champion of Chinese literature

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 08:37am by Janice Leung

    ... literature I like." Unfortunately, he says, there are as many poor translators as there are good writers in China. "What makes me angry, really angry," he cries, eyes blazing, "is ... to Stockholm to study Chinese language and literature under renowned sinologist Bernhard Karlgren. In 1948, he made his first trip to China, thanks to a Rockefeller fellowship to study dialects ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Asia's Cauldron, the South China Sea and the End to a Stable Pacific

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End to a Stable Pacific by Robert Kaplan Random House 4 stars Mark O'Neill In Asia's Cauldron, Robert Kaplan asks if there will be a war between China and the United States over the South China Sea. The American journalist and political commentator, who has written 15 books on foreign affairs ...




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