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  1. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Fear of mainland China cultural influences political claptrap

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung It's not just a one-way street, as Taiwanese singers and soap operas have been popular for decades across the strait Fear of mainland cultural influences political ... would indirectly help the mainland boost its cultural influence in Taiwan. "Previously China used business to besiege the government … now it uses cultural influence to penetrate ...

  2. Our textbooks are politically biased

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hardly be beneficial to developing students' critical thinking skills. The China shown in the textbooks is only the tip of the iceberg. It is depicted as too ideal a place. The texts seek ... mindset. How can we learn to relate to the mainland if we are not allowed to know its political system, warts and all? Tommy Chan Chuen-hin, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School From the Editor ...

  3. Politics the punchline at film awards

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau and Emily Tsang While A Simple Life cleaned up on the awards front, local politics gave the hosts plenty to laugh about at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards. The crowd at the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui roared as host Ronald Cheng Chung-kai said film fans could have 'predicted' recent political events by watching an old Cantonese film about a large ...

  4. Political satire has movie fans buzzing about the inferences

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai A dark political satire from one of China's most notorious directors has set the mainland blogosphere alight with chatter about possible hidden meanings, nuances ... and the state-controlled cigarette industry are hard to ignore. Using the fictional past to satirise the political present is an old trick. Framing the corruption neatly in the early republican era- a period which ...

  5. Political dramas

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... and the then British colony of Hong Kong. While the post-1949 output of mainland studios was dictated by political policy, a far more benign approach was adopted across the border, where left-leaning filmmakers and studios continued working in a progressive Shanghai cinematic tradition that had fallen out of favour in China's increasingly rigid artistic ideological climate. Looking ...

  6. HK safe from politically correct TV

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Television broadcasters have vowed not to spoil viewers' fun by reducing their light entertainment programmes, as their mainland counterparts have done. TVB, Hong Kong's dominant terrestrial broadcaster, and riva ...

  7. Political Animal

    Posted Jan 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irrepressible lawmaker refuses to be silenced Observers of the legal and political drama over Citizens' Radio could be forgiven for wondering how the likes of 'Long Hair' ... waiting for a higher calling The controversy surrounding the appointment of Bar Association chairman Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung to the Guangdong Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference ...

  8. Piano diplomacy or politics, no strings attached as Lang Lang's ode to motherland wins American applause

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Nations forces during the 1950-53 Korean war. China watchers mused light-heartedly about whether the tune's inclusion was an oversight or if it was picked to send a subtle hint about ... some speculated that if the song had been played during a Sino-US summit in China, it might have provoked a diplomatic incident. Lang (pictured), writing on his personal blog on Sina.com, said ...

  9. Film a vehicle for political sensibilities

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... against him. 'China will die in the near future if we don't crack down on Lust, Caution,' Mr Wang said. Movie director Zhou Guojin said the film was full of political metaphors ... of the traitor groups which have enormous economic and political influence on China.' Another speaker, Li Beifang from the Nan Feng Chuang (For the Public Good) magazine, suggested that critics ...

  10. Politics & passion

    Posted Aug 06th 2004, 12:00am by Justin Sweeting

    ... Local band Gayamyan think politics in Hong Kong is a joke. No wonder they've turned to comedy, writes Justin Sweeting MUSIC AND SOCIO-POLITICAL change have often enjoyed a harmonious ... Kong's political situation. Directors Edward Lam and Mathias Woo say they were keen to have the band involved from the start. 'Gayamyan are unique in the Hong Kong pop scene,' Lam says. ...




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