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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    I wouldn't be where I am today without education, Michelle Obama tells Chinese students

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 01:01pm by Teddy Ng

    ... near the wall. Her tour, which the White House has said is cultural rather than political in nature, allowed her to spend more time with Chinese first lady Peng Liyuan. Obama and her family ... abroad. “As my husband [US President Barack Obama] has said, we respect the uniqueness of other cultures and societies,” she said on Saturday. “But when it comes to expressing yourself freely ...

  2. News - China Insider - Flight MH370

    Are Chinese celebrities stoking resentment against Malaysia over MH370 disaster?

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 03:29pm by Amy Li

    ... against those who launched attacks at Malaysian citizens- including Malaysian celebrities of Chinese descent- in retaliation over Malaysia's handling of the search for flight MH370. ... China's Zhang Ziyi makes a plea for "the truth" about flight MH370 Some mainland internet users have left slurs and insults on the Sina Weibo pages of famous Malaysian-Chinese singers ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How Hong Kong can accommodate growing number of mainland visitors

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 05:06pm by CHEAH CHENG HYE

    ... of its 'can-do' spirit Creative flows The Hong Kong economy relies heavily on spending by visitors from the Chinese mainland- yet a growing minority of Hong Kong residents don't ... society with an evolving culture of blaming everyone for everything and a growing portion of the population demoralised by rising costs for housing and almost everything else. "Can do" ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar marchers seek cancellation of Chinese-backed dam project

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:06am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Yangon Cancel Chinese-backed dam project, say marchers Dozens of protesters began a 2,400-kilometre march yesterday to northern Myanmar, calling for the cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam project over environmental concerns. The US$3.6 billion dam along the Irrawaddy River was supposed to export about 90 per cent of the electric power it generated ...

  5. Where wild beauty meets city culture

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:31pm by Euan McKirdy

    ... the country's cities offer colourful sights and culture. Visitors from Asia are on the increase, and none more so than from China. Since gaining Approved Destination Status in 2010, a green light of sorts for Chinese tourists, the Chinese tourism market has been growing rapidly- up to 22 per cent a year since 2010, with 273,000 visitors in 2012, almost double the figure five years ago, ...

  6. News - China - EDUCATION

    Select schools in Guangdong teach traditional Chinese culture using Taiwan textbooks

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... that might be deemed a case of too little, too late, some Guangdong high schools are playing catch-up in teaching traditional Chinese culture by introducing textbooks from Taiwan. A pilot scheme ... modern mainland schools study Confucian classics in a systematic manner. Traditional Chinese culture has not been a mainstay of mainland schooling, but experts say the move will help students ...

  7. News - China Insider - TAIWAN

    'This isn't the democracy we want': Some Chinese dismayed by Taiwan students' occupation of legislature

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:00pm by Amy Li

    ... legislature to protest the ruling party’s handling of a trade pact with China, pictures and reports of the occupation- which soon went viral on Chinese social media on Thursday- triggered concerns and criticism from intellectuals and microbloggers on the mainland. While many critics said they were disturbed by the dramatic images that reminded them of scenes from China’s Cultural Revolution, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Technology - INVENTIONS

    The Inventist life- A look at the creations of a Chinese 'tinkerer'

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 08:58pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... beverages carbonated. “Growing up in China, I was always a tinkerer,” says the 57-year-old Chen. “During the Cultural Revolution, my father encouraged and supported me to work with electronics ...

  9. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: Humour in Chinese Life and Culture

    Posted Oct 06th 2013, 12:00am by KERRIE L. MACPHERSON

    ... Kerrie MacPherson Humour in Chinese Life and Culture edited by Jessica Milner Davis and Jocelyn Chey HK University Press 3 stars Kerrie MacPherson The contributors to this volume of 10 ... is that humour in the Chinese context is a modernising cultural construct. Humour - satirical or slapstick or any variations in between - may be amusing or hurtful, but expresses a need to address ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ART

    Culture meets couture: Caravaggio masterpiece previews... at Hong Kong mall

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 06:06pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com In true Hong Kong style, preview of Italian masterpiece is held at glitzy shopping mall Culture meets couture: Caravaggio at the mall The Italian consul general behind next month's Asian debut of one of Caravaggio's masterpieces spoke of the city's growing demand for culture yesterday- at a media preview held, in true Hong ...




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