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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Cantonese or Putonghua in schools? Hongkongers fear culture and identity 'waning'

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:05am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau and Vanessa Yung As debate rages over which language of instruction is best for learning, many Hongkongers feel they are struggling to hold onto their dialect and culture ... and culture will keep waning". According to two concern groups (Putonghua as Medium of Instruction Student Concern Group and Societas Linguistica Hongkongensis), about 70 per cent ...

  2. Paul Hastings advances global ambition of Chinese companies

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 05:57pm

    ... the accessibility companies have to international investors. The firm has lawyers across Asia experienced in global transactions and finance who understand the issues, challenges and culture of Chinese ... Reports by Mia Daughenbaugh, Krystin Chu, Christina Liedke, Jessica Ryan and Yujia Wen Mergers and acquisitions involving Chinese companies in developed economies are likely to increase. ...

  3. Lennar serves as gateway for Chinese homebuyers

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 03:57pm

    ... a trusted gateway for Chinese families and investors looking to purchase homes in the United States. "We present Chinese clients and investors some really fantastic partnership opportunities at the strategic and retail sales levels, and we do it in a very culturally aware way," Marlin says. With its highly experienced management and strong government relationships that extend ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Tradition or tourist spectacle? Safeguarding Hong Kong's culture comes at a price

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of context and loses its original meaning to the community." Hong Kong is a treasure island of Chinese tradition. Civil wars, the second world war and the cultural revolution destroyed swathes of important customs over the last century, Liu said. After Chinese fled to Hong Kong, such traditions thrived and were preserved under colonial rule. Unesco lists 327 intangible cultural heritage ...

  5. News - China Insider - soft power

    Beware the ‘chubby blue guy’: Chinese dailies warn public against Japan's ‘Doraemon’

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 06:16pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A few state-run newspapers in the western Chinese city of Chengdu earned themselves a barrage of ridicule after they warned that the Japanese ... on Wednesday.  The Chinese people “should be less blind and think more carefully” when looking at the drawings of the robotic cat and its human friends, the paper said. The article was widely carried ...

  6. Comment - Blogs

    Why Chineseness sometimes matters when reporting on Vancouver

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:21am by Ian Young

    ... Mentioning ethnicity and cultural heritage carries a risk of racism, so why do it? Is it always necessary for a reporter to mention someone’s Chinese ethnicity, origins or cultural ... or cultural descriptor has variously resulted in accusations that I am anti-Chinese, pro-Chinese, anti-Canadian or even anti-Hongkonger. So why mention when someone is (ahem) Chinese to any extent, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Calligraphy exhibition illustrates the beauty of Chinese culture

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:10am by Vivienne Chow

    ... script 'a link to cultural roots' Function dominates the evolution of Chinese characters, but will not displace the original beauty of one of the world’s oldest forms of writing. ... of the colonial influence to find its voice,” Xu said. “But such great art must be derived from the unique characteristics of the city’s society, politics and culture.” Chinese writing and characters play ...

  8. News - China - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Why personal secretaries to Chinese leaders are so prone to graft

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:10am by Cary Huang

    ... in the one-party system, under which political leaders have enjoyed almost unlimited and unchecked power. That's how the culture of traditional Chinese political patronage comes into full play. ... or decisions on such matters determined by the leaders they serve," Tsang said. In Chinese, this influence is known as tong tian, or "access to the emperor". Even in Mao Zedong's ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In time, Chinese tourists will learn to behave better abroad

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 12:29pm by LIJIA ZHANG

    ... graffiti on cultural relics are common among misbehaving Chinese abroad. Recently, while visiting the Maldives, President Xi Jinping urged the tourists to behave themselves: "Do not litter ... be attributed to the cultural environment. Take the habit of speaking loudly. The Chinese environment is often quite noisy, and if you speak too softly- or "hum like a mosquito" as we would ...

  10. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    One-third of Chinese do not speak Putonghua, says Education Ministry

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:54pm by Chris Luo

    ... major dialects used by ethnic Han Chinese. Notable traditional examples include Cantonese, Hokkien, and Wu. Other minority ethnic cultures in China also have their own dialects, which in various ... diverse cultures and their different dialects. Since that time it has effectively driven the use of Putonghua in classrooms and the civil service, but many citizens still use their local tone ...




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