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  1. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    How popcorn has become a 390 million yuan hit with mainland Chinese movie-goers

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 06:02pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Snack big revenue earner at cinema chain as China has become the world's second-largest film market outside the US Popcorn has become a big money maker ... About 467 million trips were made to movie theatres in the whole of 2012. Box office takings have climbed from 950 million yuan in 2002, when China started to introduce a cinema chain system, ...

  2. Funding gap won't hold us back, HK organisers say

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow Organisers of the Hong Kong portion of the bi-city biennale say they are not discouraged by the huge gap in funding between themselves and their mainland counterparts, and they remain hopeful of more enthusiastic sponsorship support from the ...

  3. Paul Y puts Hollywood venture on hold

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Hong Kong-based engineering and property firm Paul Y. Engineering (PYE) says a plan to invest US$220.5 million in a Hollywood-China movie production venture is on hold because of rocky financial markets. PYE said it could not raise enough money from selling new shares to investors before a year-end deadline for the proposed investment in Legendary East, ...

  4. Classical gas

    Posted Nov 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Winnie Chung

    ... and will feature works from established composers such as Tan Dun of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon fame (United States), Richard Tsang (Hong Kong), Chen Yi (US), Ye Xiaogang (China), Chen Xiaoyong ... exploring more of their own roots in their compositions. Jiangsu native Tian Leilei, for example, yearned to leave China to satisfy her passion for western classical music- yet 'ironically, ...

  5. Woo promises new movie- just don't hold your breath

    Posted Jul 08th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... in Chinese cinema. 'This is an extremely important production,' he said. 'This Yunnan-themed film emphasises China-US friendship and the contributions of the Flying Tigers ...

  6. Comment - Blogs - ENTERTAINMENT

    Reality diving show makes tepid splash on China television

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 01:11pm by Ernest Kao

    ... their water safety problems", the network said. But given the show's negative reviews and the current sorry state of China’s environmental problems, I wouldn't hold my breath ... the region and has all the lights and stage glamour of a high-production variety show on HD primetime state television - obviously. But, alas, Celebrity Splash China , produced by Zhejiang Satellite ...

  7. Tibet activist holds auction to fund children at remote village school

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... with Annemarie Evans. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Laurence Brahm: businessman, designer, architect, writer. More recently: filmmaker and NGO activist on the mainland. Brahm has lived on the mainland for more than 20 years. During that time he has witnessed China's transformation, and he is devoted to improving the education and medical facilities in Tibet. Brahm ...

  8. Film rating system on hold

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the system would succeed. 'We have a great many details to take care of before releasing the classification system,' Mr Tong was quoted as saying by the China News Service. 'We have ... On December 15, the Sarft's website quoted Mr Tong as saying a draft version of the China Motion Picture Industry Promotion Law- of which the film rating system will be a vital part- would ...

  9. Knowledge holds key to success

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... Youth Piano Competition (1998) and the China International Youth Piano Competition (1999). He also won the gold medal in Poland four years ago. Li listens to different kinds of music. He likes ... in the mainland are over. Classical music is no longer criticised as a rich man's pastime. 'China is now the focus of the world and is developing fast. The world is concerned about ...

  10. Time to get mad as filthy stench takes permanent hold on city

    Posted Apr 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... 70,000 factories in southern China that are the primary source of our filthy air, would help to implement stricter pollution controls. Is that so? Hmmm. Profits or clean air? Profits or clean ...




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