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  1. Piano diplomacy or politics, no strings attached as Lang Lang's ode to motherland wins American applause

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... virtuosity but for one tune he played- My Motherland, the theme song from the 1956 film Shangganling, or The Battle of Triangle Hill. The film depicts Chinese troops fighting the US-led United ... the tune was 'the most beautiful song in the hearts of the Chinese. I feel deeply honoured and proud to be able to play this song, which praises China before so many foreign guests, especially ...

  2. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    How popcorn has become a 390 million yuan hit with mainland Chinese movie-goers

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 06:02pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Snack big revenue earner at cinema chain as China has become the world's second-largest film market outside the US Popcorn has become a big money maker at the mainland’s largest cinema chain, as more people flock to the ...


    Posted Apr 24th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo Who says local hacks are an illiterate bunch? This ad for an internet/IT reporter has been put out by one of the city's leading newspapers. It reads: 'Fluency in Chinese and English/ knowledge of German, Italian and/or Spanish a distinct advantage.' Even the diplomatic corp would settle for less. ...

  4. Chinese and English bestseller lists in Da Vinci mode last year

    Posted Jan 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... named by leading bookstore chain Commercial Press as its 2004 bestseller, topping both its Chinese and English lists. Commercial Press said that books on politics also fared surprisingly well last year, with The Last Noble, a memoir by mainland intellectual Zhang Yihe about the anti-rightist movement, ranking as the second-bestselling Chinese book. Commercial Press retail director ...

  5. Chinese treasures get western treatment

    Posted Nov 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... together an east-meets-west programme,' said Ms Nicholls. 'They wanted Chinese music with a western flavour and a combination of the traditional instruments.' Unusual programme ... the erhu as the representative Chinese instrument because it touches me when I hear it,' she said. 'It gives me the goose-bumps.' The instrument will be unveiled to Italian audiences ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    6,000kg of fireworks arrive in Hong Kong, ready to light up Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 12:58pm by Christy Choi

    ... that ignites a substance at the end of a chip. The “e-match,” also allows for the precise timing that creates the spectacular lucky number eights, the Chinese character for fortune, and lucky ...   Major festive events during Chinese New Year Jan 31 (Chinese New Year Day) Lunar New Year Cup semi finals, F C Tokyo vs S C Olhanense, Hong Kong Stadium, 2.45pm Lunar New Year Cup semi finals, ...

  7. Conductor as much a maestro in diplomacy as in waving the baton

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. It seems conductor Richard Pontzious can do what United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon cannot. That is, negotiate the political standoff between the North and South Koreans, at lea ...

  8. Distant hero

    Posted Mar 21st 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill, Shanghai In Shanghai, the birthplace of Chinese cinema, people watched the Academy Awards out of interest in director Ang Lee: with admiration, but a sense of distance. 'Lee is an American who won the award for making an American film,' said Wu Ming, an editor at a city publishing firm. 'If he had made a film through the eyes of a Chinese, he would ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ENTERTAINMENT

    Non-Chinese can succeed in local entertainment industry, says actress

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:23pm by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com It's difficult for non-Chinese performers to succeed in the local entertainment scene, but some are achieving success, writes Chris Lau Undivided ... business – in Chinese. Corinna Chamberlain is arguably the best known, thanks to a breakout role in Inbound Troubles , a TVB Jade comedy series which screened earlier this year. The show ...


    Taiwan hosts mainland stars for first time at Chinese Music Chart concert

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and rock bands, reports said yesterday, in the latest sign of warming ties. The concert, organised by the Chinese Music Chart and dubbed China's Grammy Awards, saw some 60 bands and singers ... the prior approval of Taiwanese authorities, organisers of the Chinese Music Chart unilaterally announced last month that an awards ceremony would be held in Taipei for the first time since ...




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