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  1. Rocking out to girl power

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... cultures like Korea, Japan and China, women are often seen as second [to men].' Fung and many other local musicians have teamed up with British children's charity Plan for a show tomorrow ... for the disenfranchised around the world. Inequality is rife, for instance, girls in developing countries have lesser access to basic resources, and they are three times more likely to suffer from malnutrition ...

  2. Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... William Wadsworth Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson Profile Books American academics Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson ... people incentives to get ahead, the authors say. Others stay poor because an elite own and run their nation's resources, and devise 'extractive' political systems that keep them ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Mainland hopes to win American hearts and minds through cinema

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Los Angeles Mainland uses cinema for 'soft power offensive' When The Avengers hit theatres in China last May, the same weekend it opened in the US, ... and with a great deal less fanfare. The comedy Lost in Thailand follows two young men on a mission to find their boss in the Southeast Asian country. The film, which has grossed US$201 million in China ...

  5. Easy-going Keanu brings a touch of Hollywood to bubbly launch of Power of Film Gala

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... The first highlight was Sunday's FilmAid Asia inaugural Power of Film Gala dinner at the Grand Hyatt hotel, where US actor Keanu Reeves made an appearance. More than 270 guests turned up ... encounter with martial arts star Donnie Yen Ji-dan, were auctioned off to raise money for FilmAid Asia. The charity aims to use the power of film and media to deliver life-saving information, ...

  6. Beijing sees the power of cinema

    Posted Oct 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao China has been looking to its booming film industry in recent years to upgrade its so-called soft power campaign, in an effort to attract more Western audiences. ... sustain a booming industry, authorities are recognising the potential of film. Beijing sees it playing a role in its soft power campaign - influencing the world through shared cultural interests, ...

  7. FilmAid hands Asia's refugees the power to tell their own stories through cinema

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the Mae La refugee camp resource centre. 'Independent filmmakers have the reputation of being intrepid and knowing how to stretch a dollar,' Manne said. 'This was certainly the case ...

  8. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Fear of mainland China cultural influences political claptrap

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

    ... 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 ... to fiery rhetoric when commenting about anything to do with the mainland. Such talk won't help Su or his party win back power they last held in 2008. Taiwan used to be known ...

  9. Word Power

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... surrender, the general was________ by his rival armies. 2. China is enjoying________ levels of prosperity which previous generations could only dream about. 3. The Titanic is an______ movie which ... everything.___________________________________ 3. It's Jacky who stole your DVD. Michael didn't steal your DVD.___________________________________ Answers: Word Power: 1. a, 2. c, 3. e, 4. f, 5. d, 6. b; Fill in the blanks: ...

  10. Eason Chan uses his celebrity power to give national badminton team more exposure

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen Badminton is now Eason Chan Yik-shun's favourite sport, and we'll soon be seeing him waving rackets and rubbing shoulders with top players from China ... power to promote the sport. Chan was named the national team's honourable guest player at a press conference on Tuesday at W hotel. Coach Li Yongbo gave him a team jersey with his name ...




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