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  1. Comment - Blogs

    Sasa vs Stanley Park: Can Vancouver stay true to itself as Chinese tourism booms?

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 08:41am by Ian Young

    ... of mainland Chinese tourists? Will Sasa stores and milk-powder outlets line Robson Street? Or is there a better way to satisfy the influx, while remaining true to the attractions that brought them ... “It used to be all men, in black suits, [arriving] in buses. That’s the truth,” chuckles O’Neil, 54, whose accent betrays him as a native Quebecer. Now, rising numbers of his Chinese ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Protect Pok Fu Lam village to preserve cultural heritage

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 05:05am by LETTERS

    ... plans. It is an organically evolved cultural landscape encompassing a traditional Chinese village grouping of densely packed vernacular residences within a landscape of significant institutions ... Protect Pok Fu Lam village to preserve cultural heritage It is difficult for many people, including most Hongkongers, to understand the significance and values of Pok Fu Lam village, ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Boom in Chinese art has roots in traditional passion for collecting

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 03:59am by PATRICK LECOMTE

    ... Patrick Lecomte Patrick Lecomte says rising wealth in China is not the only reason for record prices at auctions Boom in Chinese art has its roots in traditional passion for collecting In recent years, Hong Kong has become the theatre of an epic drama that comes back twice a year and lasts for a few days only: the seasonal auctions of Chinese ceramics and works of art. What makes ...

  4. Business - Comment - MONEY MATTERS

    Ma's grip on Alibaba all in the name of preserving its founders' culture

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 12:40am by Shirley Yam

    ... in the name of preserving its culture As Alibaba drums up its initial public offering in the US, there will be increasing expressions of regret about Hong Kong giving up the big cake in return ... said, rather to preserve the culture shaped by the founders. Unlike dual-class ownership structures that employ a high-vote class of shares to concentrate control in the hands of a few founders, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How Chinese cities lost their elegance

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:05pm by SHIQIAO LI

    ... ways our daily lives. Today, one question lingers: have we overdone it? One thing is clear: in marginalising Chinese tradition and falling short of wholesale importation of Western cultural ... impossible and unnecessary to undo the development of scientific knowledge and cultural institutions in China over the past 100 years. We should imagine the Chinese city in multiple dimensions; ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Chinese dream will become reality only if China learns to manage change

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 02:43pm by G.BIN ZHAO

    ... civilisation has a long and colourful history and the impact of a country's culture is an important soft power. The realisation of the Chinese dream will also allow China's culture ... G. Bin Zhao G. Bin Zhao examines some of the challenges that stand in the way of this unifying goal The Chinese Dream will become reality only if China learns to manage change There has ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    More Chinese than Westerners howl against annual dog meat festival

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:27am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Canine cuisine has long been viewed with disgust in the West, but this year Chinese themselves loudly voiced their distaste Dog-meat festival stirs uphowls of outrage at home ... this year's campaign witnessed a shift: Chinese opponents became the driving force. The outrage on social media appeared more intense than ever. On Weibo, China's version of Twitter, the topic ...

  8. Comment - Blogs - Arts & Culture

    West Kowloon: Can’t we have HK$23b for arts and culture instead?

    Posted May 29th 2014, 06:52pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... Freespace [black box + outdoor stage] Arts Pavilion [exhibition spaces] Xiqu Centre [Centre for Chinese opera for those who don’t understand the word Xiqu] M+ [visual culture museum] Phase 2, ... City Park West Kowloon Cultural District plan “selected” by people back then – to contain all the road traffic underground in a cultural district that was originally estimated to cost HK$21.6 ...

  9. Comment - Blogs - hangcouver

    Sister act: Fake Chinese buyers distract from reality of Vancouver’s housing market

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 02:44pm by Ian Young

    ... handing down a modest punishment for last year’s use of fake Chinese buyers to drum up sales of a condo development. Savvy consumers might be used to keeping an eye out for Chinese fakes- but fake Chinese? The story dates back to February 9 last year, when two young women were introduced to reporters as Chinese sisters “Chris and Amanda Lee” who were supposedly checking out an apartment ...

  10. Comment - Blogs

    I’ll Be Brief: The Chinese Two Sentence Speech

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 08:32pm by Jesse Appell

    ... conditions are met, the host must extol this guest’s accomplishments, expound their virtues, and lastly, invite them to 说两句话:Say two sentences. Chinese culture exerts an inexorable and undeniable ... is a Petri dish for Two Sentence Speeches. The outfits and comedy style are agar; the associated Chinese cultural context an incubator that creates the perfect breeding ground for Two Sentence ...




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