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  1. Actress asks Tsang for art-space grants

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The government should offer subsidies for new arts groups intending to operate at vacant factory buildings, prominent actress Liza Wang Ming-chun told Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday. She made the call at a meeting between Mr Tsang and local delegates to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, part of his consultations ...

  2. The art of being a good neighbour

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... China has for decades had a diplomatic policy of good neighbourliness towards Southeast Asia and beyond, but its military rise has seemingly been at odds with its doctrine of peaceful co-existence. While leaders on foreign trips have stressed the need for ...

  3. NPC: Novelty and Patriotic Concepts

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference this past week are anything to go by, they are badly out of touch. Take the plea to beat the Japanese at their own game- the art of flower ... of the seventh lunar month- celebrated as one of two 'Chinese Valentine's days'. Since the Olympic ceremony would be held the day after the festival, why not give the lovers an extra day ...

  4. Liu Xiang faces different hurdle as stars fluff their advisory lines

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... as that sounds, the hurdler seemed to forget that as a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, the country's top political advisory body, his mission was to advise ... show. 'We have to admit that not everybody, such as the delegates from the art and entertainment industry, is enthusiastic about politics or has the capacity and expertise to advise ...

  5. Make overseas sales of national treasures illegal, says arts chief

    Posted Mar 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by Ma Fung-kwok follows the controversial auction in France of two bronze animal heads that French and British troops looted from the Old Summer Palace in Beijing in 1860. A mainland art collector refused to pay after his bid was successful. Mr Ma, who is also chairman of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, said existing laws failed to deal with transactions outside China, ...

  6. Political reform with Chinese characteristics is intriguing talk

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... political reform. But the concept of political reform that Chinese leaders often talk about is vastly different from what the people anticipated and the authorities have no intention to review ...

  7. Rare insight into leader-in-waiting Xi

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... arts.' According to the diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, the US embassy in Beijing described Xi as 'extremely ambitious', however, at the same time it states that he is a good man from a good home. The cables also described Xi as one of the princelings who will one day 'take their rightful place in the Chinese leadership'. Princelings refer to sons ...

  8. Illustrious string of alumni have shaped nation

    Posted Apr 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... equally distributed to benefit liberal arts education. 'So the decline in influence of the Tsinghua clique [in Chinese politics] will just come naturally,' Liu said. Hu Jintao will step ... W. Bush and Bill Clinton graduated from Yale and President Barack Obama studied at Columbia and Harvard, a significant number of senior Chinese leaders are Tsinghua graduates. Two of the most ...

  9. Odd proposals

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... denial 'should be a crime' Jiangsu NPC deputy Zou Jianping, a professor at Nanjing University of the Arts, proposed making it a criminal offence to deny the Nanking Massacre, ... the female comrades have to queue for toilets. However, there are only a few people using the men's toilets.' Hu Jiansheng, a delegate to the Chinese People's Political Consultative ...

  10. News - China - PARTY CONGRESS

    Beijing police put in place security measures in run-up to party congress

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com With more than 2,000 delegates coming to Beijing, officers set up interim office to manage measures to ensure 'social stability' before leadership meeting Security planning starts for congress Beijing police hav ...




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