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  1. Leaders ponder a return to society's roots to stop the rot

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... to underscore traditional Chinese culture and values, and lend more official support to mainstream Chinese religions. Another impetus for such a drive has come from Taiwan, where President Chen Shui-bian's latest attempt to remove the island's historical and cultural links from Chinese history has received high-level attention in Beijing. This could give Beijing a perfect opportunity ...

  2. Minorities need Chinese to succeed

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Education Bureau was criticised by the Equal Opportunities Commission for failing to help ethnic minorities integrate into society and achieve the Chinese-language skills necessary to succeed. ... taught how to read and write well in Chinese. Umar Aftab, 22, is among a handful of people from ethnic minorities who are receiving training for police job interviews from Hong Kong Unison, ...

  3. Arab TV the conduit for Chinese goods

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Mark O'Neill Wang Weisheng is the first Chinese to acquire an Arab television station. He moved from Wenzhou to Dubai in 1998 at the invitation of a fellow entrepreneur. 'There were few Chinese business people there then and even fewer from Wenzhou.' He became the first Wenzhou merchant in the garment business in Dubai and expanded into furniture, shoes ...

  4. Asia Society takes half-step forward

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... No one can accuse the Asia Society of being over-hasty. After a mere 55 years, the influential body dedicated to strengthening ties between Asia and the United States has named an Asian ... with a co-chair, a former US government official named Henrietta Holsman Fore. It is the first time since the society's founding in 1956 that it has divided the chairmanship in two. The organisation ...

  5. Revolutionary echoes in Central

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of rebellions that eventually led to the overthrow of the Qing dynasty in 1911. Members of the social elite who had received a Western education set up the Furen Literary Society on the second floor of 1 Pak Tsz Lane in 1892. At the group's meetings its founders, Yang, Tse and other members discussed social issues and advocated reforming China. Yang later set up the Revive China Society ...

  6. A Chinese feeling next to the skin

    Posted Aug 14th 2006, 12:00am by Kitty Poon

    ... I have developed since studying abroad a decade ago- reflects an underlying desire to express and reinforce my Chinese identity. But I am not alone. Since actress Maggie Cheung wore her stunning ... booming, and CCTV made a programme about it, citing a revival of national culture. Yet, it's hardly legitimate to call the qipao a product of Chinese culture. It was adapted from a dress worn ...

  7. Female directors focus on Chinese

    Posted Sep 09th 2007, 12:00am by Yenni Kwok

    ... there's a reason women are interested in making films about ethnic Chinese. 'Being part of a minority in a patriarchical society like Indonesia, women have a sensitivity towards other forms ... friendship between Johan, an elderly itinerant photographer of Chinese descent, and Sita, a Javanese prostitute trying to escape from her abusive pimp. 'Being brought up in Singapore ...

  8. Local heroes

    Posted Oct 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in planning revolutions in Guangdong, along with Sun Yat-sen, the republic's first president. The first revolutionary organisation, the Literary Society for the Promotion of Benevolence, or Furen ... issues, with the slogan 'loving our motherland'. In his book The Chinese Republic: Secret History of the Revolution, Tse said that 16 like-minded schoolmates met occasionally to plot ...

  9. The threat from society's margins

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray

    ... the murder of member of parliament Sunil Mahato are a reminder of the need to integrate adivasis in society instead of trying to preserve a doomed lifestyle with ineffective special privileges ...

  10. The man who could have changed China's history

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... extraordinary life and odyssey is told in a new film, Datong, the Great Society, by Hong Kong director Evans Chan, opening at IFC and Broadway Cinematheque in Yau Ma Tei on November 12. It is part drama ... in informing Chinese and foreigners about a key historical figure who has been largely forgotten in a year devoted to Sun, his bitter rival. Many believe that if the Empress Dowager had died before ...




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