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  1. Love's still no match for culture shock

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... language and traditional Chinese characters (the mainland uses the simplified form). The number of mainland marriages has dropped to about 20,000 a year since 2005, when the government introduced ...

  2. Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Louise Rosario Marketing Death: Culture and the Making of a Life Insurance Market in China by Cheris Chan Oxford U Press Marketing Death is a detailed study of how life insurance companies ... misfortunes', writes Chan, who based her research on Shanghai in the early 2000s. Chinese define 'a good life' as living well towards the end of life, and 'a good death' as dying ...

  3. Culture holds the key to improving the health of the city's ethnic minorities

    Posted Dec 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The number of people from ethnic minorities, especially South Asians, is growing rapidly in Hong Kong and their culture is very different from Chinese lifestyles in terms of religion, ... their needs and how they can be best addressed if we are to build a harmonious society. An individual's lifestyle reflects the complex relationship between their culture and the broader society. ...

  4. A minority in danger of losing touch with its own culture

    Posted Jul 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... history of interaction with the Han Chinese that dates back to the Qin dynasty (221-206BC) and without thorny issues such as religious oppression that face other ethnic groups in China, the Zhuang ... The Zhuang have also created their own language, which is divided into two dialects, and characters. But their have been concerns about the preservation of their culture. Professor Li Fuqiang, ...

  5. 40 years on after the Cultural Revolution

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The central government has never released an official death toll for the Cultural Revolution, but Chinese and overseas scholars estimate from 2 million to 20 million. Ye Jianying, who arrested the Gang of Four, thought 20 million, with 100 million people harmed, while R.J. Rummel of the University of Hawaii calculated more than 10 million died. French historian Stephane Courtois ...

  6. Reaction to black talent star shows gulf in cultural sensitivities

    Posted Sep 12th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Aspiring singer Lou Jing longed for stardom, but she quickly discovered how cruel the spotlight can be. Born to a Chinese mother and a black American father, the 20-year-old ... In March, a graphic mock-up of human evolution in different countries proved to be a hit with Chinese-language bloggers. The reason: the African line ended up as an ape in hip hop gear. One American ...

  7. Embracing cultures

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of nearly 7,000 couples who get the opportunity every year to adopt a Chinese child. It is not easy, nor is it cheap: each adoption takes 18 months to two years to complete and costs up to US$20,000. From the Chinese perspective, business has been booming. According to the American Consulate in Guangzhou (conveniently located just up the street from the hotel), 3,567 Chinese children ...

  8. A cultural step too far

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Jean Nicol

    ... Jean Nicol Culture has become a buzzword. It is the new Marxism, says historian Linda Colley: theorists use it to explain virtually everything. I am partial to looking at things- such as terrorism, history and politics- from a cultural point of view in this column. I regularly reduce half the globe to a handful of cultural cliches. My defence is that bite-sized opinions require ...

  9. Culture of complaints belies the truth

    Posted Mar 12th 2006, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung A culture of blame is emerging in Hong Kong. Betty Tung Chiu Hung-ping, the wife of the former chief executive, once said Hongkongers were good at complaining. Examples ... action. But a survey released last week paints a less gloomy picture. Chinese University's Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies asked 1,006 people whether the city was harmonious. Nearly 40 per ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Where's Hong Kong's diversity pledge?

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kerry Kennedy

    ... are Chinese, the remainder are not. The challenge for the new government is to continue building a harmonious society that recognises its diversity, builds on its strengths and benefits from the richness of different heritages and cultures. This is how Hong Kong can truly earn the title of "Asia's world city". But can Leung do what his predecessors have failed to: provide ...




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