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  1. Professor reported for critical remarks on Chinese culture

    Posted Dec 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Two Shanghai students have reported a professor to the municipal educational authority, accusing the historian of criticising traditional Chinese culture and the central ... Professor Yang wrote. 'They angrily accused me, asking how I could criticise Chinese culture and the government the way I did.' The professor said he had allowed them to drop his class. ...

  2. Taiwan's former premier revels in cultural role

    Posted Sep 30th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... political difference should be solved by wisdom of our common culture,' he said, adding that Taiwan had a rich heritage of Chinese culture because it had not gone through the painful experience ... 'If the 21st century belongs to the Chinese people, what will we leave to history?' He said Taiwan and Hong Kong's inclusive cultural experiences might be able to give some hints. ...

  3. Splish-splash, it's culture vs reality in drought-hit Yunnan

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... because of the drought. 'The festival, to us, is like the Chinese New Year [to the Han Chinese], so we must celebrate it,' Dao said. 'But it's another matter how we celebrate ... for three-star hotels and up in Dehong are almost full. People can only book hotels below three stars now,' Liang said. 'Water-splashing is like letting off fireworks for the [Han Chinese] New ...

  4. Mainland firms in cultural sector applying for IPOs, says official

    Posted Sep 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu A number of state-owned and privately held mainland companies in the so-called cultural sector are applying for initial public offering, says an official at the China Securities ... expected to provide these companies with a vital financing channel. The Economic Reference, a mainland newspaper, recently reported that nearly 100 cultural companies were trying to get listed. ...

  5. Cultural celebrations walk thin line between myth and greed

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

    ... rejuvenating the Chinese nation and passing on traditional culture and values to subsequent generations. These attempts to help people get in touch with their roots are unifying influences, they claim. ... Ching Ming, the traditional Chinese time to mourn the dead. The day was approved as a public holiday last year. In recent years, provincial and city governments have rushed to declare themselves ...

  6. Full of contrasts, Anhui has rich cultural heritage and history of peasant uprisings

    Posted May 28th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and public health tragedies. In reality, the inland province is a land of stark contrasts. It is home to breathtaking scenery that has provided fertile land for celebrated cultural heritage. However, ... boasts a population of more than 60 million, with more than 60 per cent living in rural areas. The province can be roughly divided into three blocks both geographically and culturally ...

  7. Bid to preserve unique culture of devastated mountain tribes

    Posted Jun 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the unique culture,' he said. The Qiang are an ethnic group who have lived in the mountainous areas in northwest Sichuan for more than 2,000 years and now number about 320,000. They live mainly ... missions. 'I think it's hard to rebuild buildings like those watchtowers, because once cultural relics are damaged, no replica could be set up to represent the deep historical and ethnic ...

  8. Business culture

    Posted Nov 26th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... a sociology scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, said the West Kowloon cultural project was yet another predicament in which the Tung administration had found itself over the past seven ... Can cash-motivated developers really hope to encapsulate the cultural essence of Hong Kong, or are their bottom lines always about money? Chris Yeung reports Described as perhaps the most ...

  9. Be thankful that Chinese think differently

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The very least we can conclude from such a big contrast is that there is a large cultural and value gap between mainland Chinese and some of Hong Kong's dissidents. This is understandable ... is still the dominant language in our education system, and is in the process of further squeezing out Chinese. As a result, Western culture and values permeate many facets of our society, and some ...

  10. Chinese herb garden to get HK$3.1m redesign

    Posted Jul 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nicola Li A herb garden in Sheung Wan will be redesigned in a HK$3.1 million project to provide a better environment for Chinese species to grow. Sanny Yeung Yuet-ming, a manager for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, said that the work was necessary to stop the herbs being flooded during the rainy season. 'The project aims at moving all herbs to the other side ...




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