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  1. Comment - Blogs - hangcouver

    Sister act: Fake Chinese buyers distract from reality of Vancouver’s housing market

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 02:44pm by Ian Young

    ... handing down a modest punishment for last year’s use of fake Chinese buyers to drum up sales of a condo development. Savvy consumers might be used to keeping an eye out for Chinese fakes- but fake Chinese? The story dates back to February 9 last year, when two young women were introduced to reporters as Chinese sisters “Chris and Amanda Lee” who were supposedly checking out an apartment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1544921/sister-act-fake-chinese-buyers-distract-reality-vancouvers-housing
  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Zhang Yimou reunites with Gong Li in a film set in the Cultural Revolution

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:51am by James Mottram

    ... last film, 2011's The Flowers of War- also based on a Yan Geling novel- which starred Christian Bale and proved to be the most expensive Chinese production at the time. In tone and feel, ... for "re-education" for his political beliefs. The film begins in China in the early 1970s, midway through the Cultural Revolution, with a dramatic sequence involving Lu's escape and return to the family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1523834/zhang-yimou-reunites-gong-li-film-set-cultural-revolution
  3. Comment - Blogs

    I’ll Be Brief: The Chinese Two Sentence Speech

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 08:32pm by Jesse Appell

    ... conditions are met, the host must extol this guest’s accomplishments, expound their virtues, and lastly, invite them to 说两句话:Say two sentences. Chinese culture exerts an inexorable and undeniable ... is a Petri dish for Two Sentence Speeches. The outfits and comedy style are agar; the associated Chinese cultural context an incubator that creates the perfect breeding ground for Two Sentence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1535700/ill-be-brief-chinese-two-sentence-speech
  4. Comment - Blogs - Arts & Culture

    West Kowloon: Can’t we have HK$23b for arts and culture instead?

    Posted May 29th 2014, 06:52pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... Freespace [black box + outdoor stage] Arts Pavilion [exhibition spaces] Xiqu Centre [Centre for Chinese opera for those who don’t understand the word Xiqu] M+ [visual culture museum] Phase 2, ... City Park West Kowloon Cultural District plan “selected” by people back then – to contain all the road traffic underground in a cultural district that was originally estimated to cost HK$21.6 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1521242/west-kowloon-cant-we-have-hk23b-arts-and-culture-instead
  5. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    No U-turn on Kowloon Cultural District basement plans despite spiralling HK$23b cost

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:48pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... on cultural district HK$23b basement Scrapping the HK$23 billion basement at the West Kowloon Cultural District to cut burgeoning costs is not possible, the government says. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam ... terminal- which is now not due for completion until 2017. Lam, chairwoman of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, was speaking at yesterday's meeting of the Legislative Council ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520371/arts-hub-changes-not-possible-despite-growing-costs-says-carrie-lam
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Put Chinese 'medicinal' products to the test, for sake of rare species

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:12pm by Paul Stapleton

    ... Paul Stapleton Paul Stapleton says our youth must be taught to question old beliefs Chinese medicinal folk tales endanger world's pangolins The recent news that three tonnes ... a chance. For the record, pangolin scales, according to a website on Chinese medicine, are considered salty and cool. These scales promote menstruation and lactation, reduce swelling and are good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1538927/put-chinese-medicinal-products-test-sake-rare-species
  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    People's Daily spars with New York Times over reported 'meddling' of Chinese language institute

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:30pm by Angela Meng

    ... language and culture institute after a New York Times report featured concerns it was “stifling” academic freedom in US universities. The New York Times on Wednesday reported that the American ... choosing the curriculum and restricting teaching material”. “Confucius Institutes function as an arm of the Chinese state and are allowed to ignore academic freedom,” the group said. However, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536938/peoples-daily-spars-new-york-times-over-reported-meddling-chinese
  8. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Chinese border town to demolish failed 270m-yuan tourist strip near Vietnam

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:23pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Relatively new project becomes a white elephant, requiring more money to dismantle than what it took to build it A remote Chinese county near the Vietnam ... yuan – its conservative estimate – to raze the 1-kilometre-long China-Asean International Tourist Cultural Scenic Corridor, which officials say has been derided by the public as unsanitary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536842/chinese-border-town-demolish-failed-270m-yuan-tourist-strip-near-vietnam
  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Call for 'arts lovers' only to serve on board of West Kowloon Cultural District

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Call for 'arts lovers' only to serve cultural hub The board of the West Kowloon Cultural District should be thoroughly reviewed and chaired ... handling hot potatoes such as political reform. Members were also frustrated by the bureaucratic structure of the cultural district and said the composition of the board was aimed more at balancing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556939/call-arts-lovers-only-serve-board-west-kowloon-cultural-district
  10. News - China Insider - GAMING

    Chinese state media says Battlefield 4 video game is a 'new form of cultural aggression'

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 08:01pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com The critically acclaimed game's depiction of the Chinese military has come under fire Chinese state media has taken aim at recently released video game Battlefield 4, accusing it of “demonising the image of China in a new form of cultural aggression”. In an editorial published last week in military newspaper Zhongguo Guofangbao, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1385209/chinese-state-media-says-battlefield-4-video-game-new-form

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