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  1. Detention of Sars hero clouds political progress

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that taking another look at the events would enhance the party's standing among the Chinese public. Whatever internal politics surround discussions about the spring of 1989 and decisions ... for bringing the debate into the public realm can only invite the wrong kind of attention and cast Beijing in an unflattering light. Over the past year, China's international diplomacy has been ...

  2. Musharraf, the man with connections

    Posted Nov 08th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Some nations go to war to get what they want. Others use diplomacy, to varying degrees of persuasiveness and success. Then, there is Pakistan. No other country has friends ... France's Jacques Chirac and Germany's Gerhard Schroeder among them. Extolling China's virtues after meeting his Chinese counterpart, Hu Jintao, in Beijing on Wednesday, he said ties ...

  3. Right-leaning Japan discourages the pro-Chinese

    Posted Apr 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... campaign is gaining momentum all the time, and the pro-Chinese voice of the people is becoming weaker. I study Putonghua, and usually I read a textbook on the train. Last year the Asia Cup football match between Japan and China in Chongqing was disrupted by violence. Afterwards, I found that some passengers were staring at me reading a Chinese book. I have never given up the study ...

  4. Monte carlo puts on right royal show for chinese guests

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Tinnie Chow The royal family of Monaco extended an invitation to some of China's up-and-coming stars. The son and daughter of Prince Rainier- Princess Caroline and Prince Albert- and Princess Caroline's husband, Prince Ernst-August of Hanover- h ...

  5. Mould, enzymes and macaroni: the original Chinese take-away?

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... at a laboratory bench, but veteran biochemist Huang Hsing-tsung's breakthrough came rooting around among ancient Chinese literature and relics. While working on the Science and Civilisation in China project for the late Professor Joseph Needham at Cambridge in the UK, he discovered the extent of Chinese contributions to modern food culture and science. Now 84, the retired biochemist ...

  6. Briton accuses his Chinese wife of abducting their son

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill in Shanghai A British factory owner has accused his estranged Chinese wife of abducting their 28-month-old son and going into hiding, preventing any contact with him for more than six weeks. For her part, the wife is demanding their son be given a Chinese passport instead of a British one. The dispute involves John Sims, 44, who runs a factory with 20 workers ...

  7. Undervalued Chinese art up for sale

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Michael Taylor

    ... money a Chinese painting has ever fetched at a Christie's auction is just a fraction of that. Autumn Cries on the Artemisia Plain, by Lang Shining, better known in the West as Giuseppe ... standard that have survived 1,000 years, and yet the most expensive Chinese painting that we have sold went for just HK$18 million, I would have to say that Chinese art, in general, ...

  8. Cash-strapped Clinton tries on US$2m in Chinese suits

    Posted Nov 15th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... and asking for face-to-face talks with Fapai representatives. 'We considered the issues of our relations with the [Chinese government] and political factors, such as the possibility of Hillary ...

  9. Famiy's Chinese artwork on show

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jessie Hui The Chinese painting exhibition Cherry, Plum, Peach and Damson, featuring the works of a family of four, is being held at the Soka Gakkai International of Hong Kong (HKSGI) in Prince Edward. The father, Lai Ming, is a renowned artist and has had his works exhibited in China, Japan, the United States and England. His wife, Wong Wing-yin, is the chairman ...

  10. Demand for Chinese painters expected to boost spring art sales

    Posted Apr 24th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Oliver

    ... of 20th-century Chinese art. 'In the last two years it is almost like a frenzy to own Chinese contemporary art,' says Nicole Schoeni, of the Schoeni Gallery. The gallery sold two works ... in [private] collections. Mostly those artists have already been exposed, they already have a name and they have been branded.' Christies' October sale set a record for modern Chinese art, ...




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