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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ang Lee's Oscar shows Asian cinema has come of age

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Asian cinema comes of age A story about an Indian boy cast away at sea accompanied by a starving tiger has cemented Ang Lee as one of the world's master film directors. ... was not a complete surprise, either. With Lee, Asian cinema has come of age. Based on the best-selling book of the same name, the movie exploited the most advanced visual technology to recreate a fantastic ...

  2. United artists

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... among the Chinese diaspora there, many of whom hailed from southern China, fostered a huge demand for Cantonese movies. These factors resulted in Hong Kong's film business snapping out ... sporting similar casts and plots, and completed so quickly they came to be known as 'seven-day wonders'. It was a situation conducive to good box office if not good cinema, and led ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No one nation, whether America or China, can rule Asia

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by SIMON TAY

    ... Simon Tay Simon Tay says more are seeing China, rather than the US, in that role While Asia won't be ruled, it is in need of leadership At their California summit, President Xi ... China. Addressing the fundamental issue of accommodating a rising China must wait for another occasion. Asian nations like the Philippines and Vietnam have welcomed the US rebalancing, given ...

  4. Calling the toons

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the now standard A4 format, and stepped up the release schedule with bi-weekly publications. Tapping into a martial arts boom in cinemas at the time, Wong also incorporated kung fu elements ...

  5. Business - Companies - RETAILING

    Estee Lauder eyes big Asian expansion as mainland China sales roar

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... The company has 38,500 staff worldwide. "Hong Kong and mainland China are very important markets to us," Lauder told the South China Morning Post, adding the mainland market was showing the strongest growth of any around the world. "Chinese shoppers are not only buying in China, but they shop in Hong Kong, Paris, London and at airports whenever they travel. Chinese customers like ...

  6. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Secret group screens films over Saudi ban

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... David Batty Five filmmakers in Saudi Arabia are subverting a cinema ban with secret screenings, writes David Batty A showof spirit In a country with no public cinemas and where only a few ... attended the first screening by the Red Wax secret cinema in a large warehouse in the southwestern city of Abha. Directed to the clandestine event by text message, they crowded inside the hired ...

  7. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Southeast Asian countries stock up on arms as they face off with China

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... to counter China’s rise for war Two Russian-built Kilo submarines cruise the dark, frigid waters of the North Sea out of Kaliningrad, being readied for delivery later this year to Vietnam, where ... Korea and receive three naval helicopters from Italy. As Southeast Asia's military build-up intensifies to counter China's military rise, it is increasingly clear that it has ...

  8. Film fest showcases 80 treats from Asia

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau Works by established old masters and audacious newcomers feature locations from China's extreme northeast to Iraq The upcoming Hong Kong Asian Film Festival (HKAFF) ... in Asia. An example is The Exam from China. Based on a true story, the film follows the struggle of a teacher in a remote village in Heilongjiang province to teach a group of poor youngsters. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fractious Asia risking conflict over resources

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by BRAHMA CHELLANEY

    ... The intensifying competition over natural resources is shaping resource geopolitics, including the construction of oil and gas pipelines. China has managed to secure new hydrocarbon supplies through ...

  10. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Asian exports to fuel orders for big container ships

    Posted Mar 13th 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis keith.wallis@scmp.com Asian exports to drive orders for mega box carriers Growing exports, particularly from China and Southeast Asia, will fuel a boom in international container shipping volumes in the next four years, shipping experts said yesterday. But while ocean carriers such as Orient Overseas Container Line are set to place orders for more mega box ...




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