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  1. Translation of kung fu classic proves an epic labour of love

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... It has taken nearly three decades for Graham Earnshaw's ambition of translating Louis Cha's martial arts classic, The Book and The Sword, from Chinese into English to become ... of the Rings]. Frodo can't carry the burden by himself. We need Chinese influence.' Earnshaw, now based in Shanghai, is in town for the Hong Kong Book Fair, where his English translation ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    The Press Room forced to close as high rents push Hong Kong restaurants out of business

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:57am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com High rents tough for restaurants to digest Soaring rents and increasing labour costs are putting a well-known restaurant out of business, while ... Room Group, said yesterday that "due to increasing commercial rents in the area", the business has been forced to close its doors. The group is also closing another of its restaurants ...

  3. Few takers for HK film fund

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Administrators of the HK$300 million Film Development Fund have launched a new promotion among filmmakers after the first drew a lukewarm response. Hong Kong Film Development Council secretary general Wellington Fung Wing admitted the fund h ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Canto-pop star Denise Ho vows to fight on for democracy despite mainland backlash

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 04:19pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square, staging a 12-hour fund-raising Concert for Democracy in China at the Happy Valley racecourse. The Chinese market remained closed at that point, meaning ... Mainstream show-business has long been out of sync with the real world, full of cynical money-making ventures. “To create means to express, we need to go back to the original motive,” she said. “Over ...

  5. Macau joins HK in Michelin's new guide

    Posted Aug 29th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu, Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow and Fox Yi Hu Macau has joined Hong Kong in Michelin's second Asian guide, to be published in December, but only two of the 14 inspectors are Chinese. They have been busy since late last year sampling the fare at 1,200 restaurants in the two cities. The majority of the restaurants serve various Chinese cuisines. Michelin Guide director Jean-Luc Naret ...

  6. Love lingers for some as traders embrace Chinese Valentine's Day

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Chinese Valentine's Day might not be Hong Kong's most celebrated festival, but some restaurants and event organisers still see today as another business ... are organising special events to celebrate the occasion. A spokeswoman for Super Star Seafood Restaurant said celebrating Chinese Valentine's Day was not particularly popular in Hong Kong ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Arts academy to offer Chinese opera degree course

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Arts academy to offer Chinese opera degree course The world's first bachelor degree programme focusing on Cantonese opera will be launched in Hong ... the academy's training and the industry. "When these students graduate, they can move into the professional business," said Walter of the academy's aspirations for its new Bachelor ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Faye Wong and the love songs that are the story of her life

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 06:02pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Other people's relationships aren't any of our business. But in the case of Faye Wong's relationships, apparently they are everybody's business. The Chinese pop queen's shocking divorce from mainland actor Li Yapang after eight years of marriage has stunned the Chinese speaking community around the world. Stories and rumours speculating ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    What government says of TV licence decision, and Ricky Wong's response

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 05:56am by Vivienne Chow, Tanna Chong

    ... Wong: HKTV: nine types of programmes including current affairs, entertainment, arts and culture, local dramas and purchased programmes; one Chinese channel, one English channel and 28 licensed channels; 200 hours of locally produced drama and infotainment  programmes and 800 hours of purchased programmes FTV: seven types of programmes including news, business and entertainment, ...

  10. Confidence promises bumper business

    Posted Dec 20th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... said customers had planned further ahead this year. Allan Zeman, chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Holdings, said he hoped that the business for his restaurant group would improve by 20 to 25 per cent over the Christmas period. 'Business is very strong. People started to spend at the end of last year during the post-Sars period. With this feel-good factor, people are cautiously ...




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