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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - ROAD TEST

    Road Test: Hong Kong Railway Museum

    Posted Feb 18th 2014, 10:18am by Cici George

    ... in inclement weather, two toddlers in tow, to the Hong Kong Railway Museum in Tai Po Market. It is an open-air museum featuring a distinctive station building, a narrow-gauge steam locomotive, a diesel ... for being constructed in a traditional Chinese style, its gables are adorned with auspicious Chinese motifs. Inside the building is a room chronicling some moments in railway history through old ...

  2. Lifestyle - Books

    The complications and contradictions of China in a time of great change

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:35pm by Kit Gillet

    ... Kit Gillet Complex contradictions in China's time of great change Evan Osnos, a staff writer at The New Yorker, recently left China after eight years covering the country, but not before writing a book on China's Age of Ambition, due to be released in early May. He spoke to Kit Gillet.   What are the main characteristics of the age of ambition in China? It's ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    In debate on price of new medicines, a middle ground needs finding

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:53am by Hari Kumar

    ... of the World have slammed the pricing as being "corporate greed" and accused Gilead of ignoring the needs of patients in developing countries. Gilead responded by saying it would have a multi-tiered pricing policy. It has a deal with Egypt to sell Sovaldi for just US$900 for a 12-week course. But that programme is not available to countries like China and Ukraine, which are classified ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. News - Asia - GAMING

    Happy birthday Game Boy: Nintendo's trailblazing console turns 25

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 07:52pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... director at games research firm and magazine publisher Kadokawa Corporation in Tokyo. A quarter century later, the company's financial fortunes have suffered to a considerable extent. Nintendo ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - China - PRESTIGE MOTORING

    What austerity drive? Wealthy Chinese undeterred as they flock to lavish auto show

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 06:33pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse China’s desire for luxury cars remains undimmed by an economic slowdown and political austerity drive as the country’s growing band of wealthy motorists set ... requests, a reflection of the expensive tastes of the country’s elite. Mainland China is already Rolls-Royce’s biggest market in terms of sales, representing 28 per cent of the company’s revenue. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    No request too small for Hong Kong's 'personal service providers'

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 10:26am by Elaine Yau

    ... just asks for a meal with his "patron", the price and elements of which is mutually agreed on. I see the venture as a chance to take a break from corporate life Zombie Tam, Cat every ... organisation and carried the crude call "Fxxx You China". Fortunately, mainland visitors didn't take the fliers seriously. "Tourists took pictures of me and posted them on mainland ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Father's love powers violinist's ascent to greatness

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 12:35pm by XU DONGHUAN

    ... Xu Donghuan Father's love powers violinist's ascent Zhu Dan is grateful to those who have mentored him- from his first violin teacher in China to some of the world's top ... One year later, for his first public performance at Beijing Music Hall, Zhu played a Mendelssohn violin concerto, accompanied by the China Youngsters Chamber Orchestra, where he was the first ...




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