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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1486189/web-browsing-32000-feet-air-china-upgrades-flight-wi-fi-system
  2. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1482795/norway-gives-china-87-year-old-monkey-king-film-thought-be-long-lost
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1476061/book-review-asias-cauldron-south-china-sea-and-end-stable-pacific
  4. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Unbalanced- the Codependency of America and China, by Stephen Roach

    Posted Apr 06th 2014, 12:40pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... David Bartram Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China by Stephen Roach Yale University Press 4 stars David Bartram The United States and China have become the world's ... kept together only by a shared fear of being alone. Roach is well qualified to discuss the issue, having witnessed first-hand China's economic miracle and the Asian financial crisis while ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1464718/book-review-unbalanced-codependency-america-and-china-stephen-roach
  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    China invests in hi-definition opera movies

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:55am by XU DONGHUAN

    ... Xu Donghuan and Sam Olluver donghuan.xu@scmp.com China's National Centre for the Performing Arts is embracing opera and the digital revolution in a big way, write Xu Donghuan and Sam ... in art forms ranging from drama to dance theatre, but it is opera that dominates. When people in the West are worried about the ageing of opera attendees, it is the opposite in China Wei Lanfen, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1459400/china-invests-hi-definition-opera-movies
  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Baritone teaches students how to improve Western opera in China

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 10:04am by Sam Olluver

    ... Sam Olluver Brian Montgomery has spent 10 years improving the quality of Western opera in China. It's getting better all the time, he tells Sam Olluver Right on song When ... at the service of China's youth, both here and on the mainland, emulating Isaac Stern's efforts 25 years earlier. After a 20-year break, he will return to New York next year to appear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1456250/baritone-teaches-students-how-improve-western-opera-china
  7. Lifestyle - Books

    Mai Jia's newly translated first novel gives readers a glimpse of enigmatic China

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd Mai Jia's first novel to be translated into English is challenging, but leaves readers wondering about China, writes James Kidd Cracking the code Decoded by Mai Jia ... China, there is always another layer of meaning, another higher authority Rong is that tricky literary hero: the genius, whose mind is both the setting and the means for his triumphs, struggles, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1453975/mai-jias-newly-translated-first-novel-gives-readers-glimpse
  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Polish poet Adam Zagajewski strikes chord in China

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 03:52pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... volumes of his poems translated into Chinese launched in Guangzhou this month, but he's already made a name for himself among the mainland's literati. "I find my presence in China ... the Zhongkun International Poetry Prize. Considered China's literary Nobel, the Zhongkun is awarded every two years in Beijing with two winners in each edition- a Chinese and a foreign poet- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1453996/polish-poet-adam-zagajewski-strikes-chord-china
  9. 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

    ... of The Daily Show announced that he needed to re-locate to China. “I’ve been doing this show in the wrong country!” Stewart exclaimed. In January, Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report followed suit, ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1454018/standing-ovation-or-lost-translation-accidental-popularity
  10. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - WINE OPINION MICHEL BETTANE & THIERRY DESSEAUVE

    Wine opinion: entry-level offerings win favour at Shanghai tasting

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 08:44pm by BB

    ... photovoltaic solar panels exported from China and wines imported from Europe. The French exhibitors found themselves sharing opinions, and were also on the end of pointed questions from an audience ... added. Jean Francois Préau of Champagne Mailly said champagne is still a young category on the mainland. "Champagne has to go out to an audience of wine lovers. To develop sales in China, we ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-wine/article/1486078/wine-opinion-entry-level-offerings-win-favour-shanghai-tasting

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