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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Avenue of Comic Stars opens in Kowloon Park with statues of characters

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The landmark, featuring 24 characters dating back to the 1960s, aims to promote comic culture. The fibreglass figures placed along the 100 metre long avenue include the satirical Old Master Q who first ... culture. The figures, built at a cost of HK$1.5 million to HK$2 million, are up to three metres high. The Hong Kong Comics and Animation Federation and the Hong Kong Productivity Council organised ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New head of Taiwan's office in Hong Kong aims to promote island's culture

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Head of island's cultural office in Hong Kong wants to widen its reach in the community 'Super saleswoman' pitches Taiwan Hongkongers will get a chance to embrace "Taiwanese-style Chinese culture" in a big way, says a top industry professional who will head the island's cultural office in the city. Katherine Lee ...

  3. Cultural heritage a high priority

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... council head, author Lung Ying-tai puts it: 'Culture is Taiwan's biggest advantage.' She feels that what is cultivated in Taiwan can become an inspiration for Chinese communities ... stage. 'Making more friends outside Taiwan, particularly those in China, also increases Taiwan's security,' he adds. As part of the drive to spread Chinese culture with unique ...

  4. letters

    Posted Oct 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... food. We should do more exercise and have medical check-ups regularly. Joseph Chau, King Ling College Watch out as Lion City roars The government has long been promoting both Chinese and English ... to communicate with mainland officials. The Singapore government says: 'Although we speak the same language, when we look at issues we are different. The next step is how we see China in a Chinese ...

  5. Out and about

    Posted Oct 18th 2009, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... a 19th-century lexical borrowing from Portuguese into Cantonese. Early Hong Kong's policemen were mostly turban-wearing Punjabi Muslims or Sikhs. Nineteenth-century Chinese had never encountered ... transliterate two foreign sounds. Muslim merchant seamen, mostly Bengalis, were known as Lascars. Most Chinese couldn't distinguish between Punjabis, Sikhs and Bengalis; all were just tall, ...

  6. Ancient painting finally spans a cultural divide

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... it,' said political analyst George Tsai We of Chinese Cultural University in Taipei. He said the mainland had been eager to sign a cultural co-operation agreement with Taiwan. But Taipei has ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Two pieces of a torn, 660-year-old Chinese painting have been rejoined for the first time in Taipei, in what is being seen as the first ...

  7. Bloodlines show Taiwanese 'more Maori than Chinese'

    Posted Aug 19th 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... was outlined as Vice-President Annette Lu Hsiu-lien said Taiwan and the mainland both acknowledged that the two were culturally and ethnically related, though she denounced Beijing for treating Taipei as an enemy. 'The best way to define the relationship is that culturally and ethnically, Taiwan and China are relatives, and geographically, we are neighbours,' Ms Lu told the Foreign Policy ...

  8. Splash of cultures

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... is being constructed along the banks of the Lancang River- the Chinese name for the Mekong, which runs through the city- complete with shopping malls and a performance square. Just outside ... by 2013. 'Some people are already saying Jinghong is going to be the Florida of China,' says Orchid Zhang, who has run the busy Mei Mei Cafe since 2000. 'Lots of rich Chinese from ...

  9. Rich mix of cultures puts unique food on the table

    Posted Aug 31st 2007, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... around Lunar New Year and at weddings, which are colourful Chinese affairs. The most conspicuous sign of the Malay element of this mixed culture now is the sight of baju kebaya (Malay-style ... but the status of Nonya food is a different story. This fusion of Malay and Chinese gastronomic traditions and ingredients is deeply entrenched in Malaysia's food culture and is the aromatic kitchen ...

  10. Cultural deficit

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... 'I am ashamed to be Chinese. We have lost our culture. We have destroyed every aspect of our own culture. But they [in India] still have theirs.' Laurence Brahm is a political economist, ... There is nothing unusual about countries promoting cultural exchanges with China. But this event was different. It was filled with juxtaposing ironies: the different paths of social and economic ...




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