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  1. 3D bright new hope for the silver screen

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Spend more, get more. After the wild success of Avatar, cinema operators in Hong Kong and on the mainland are investing heavily in 3D technology, hoping the vivid experiences ... far. Setting box-office records in many places, including Hong Kong and the mainland, the movie has prompted filmmakers in the region to pushing ambitious 3D projects. And it has spurred cinema ...

  2. Poly Bona to put 500m yuan in film venture

    Posted Feb 16th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... 'In most cases, I will take up the producer role, leaving others behind the camera... I envisage the future of Cinema Popular as China's answer to [Steven] Spielberg's ... Martin Zhou in Beijing Poly Bona, the mainland's third-largest film distributor that is partly owned by private equity firm Sequoia Capital China, has agreed to inject 500 million ...

  3. Outgoing Cyberport chief sets store by risk-taking

    Posted Feb 20th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... in digital entertainment and media industries, as well as the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund pilot scheme to nurture creative enterprises and talent. Its new Digital Cinema Exchange- a platform to distribute movies to local cinemas via the digital path- is on its way, with its pilot scheme to be in place next month. Yang believed he could have achieved more than that if he had not inherited ...

  4. Lost in transition

    Posted Sep 17th 2009, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui It's Sunday morning and the Cine-Art theatre in Kowloon Bay is screening the 1989 mainland production The Birth of New China. A cacophony of crowd noise engulfs the cinema and hits its peak when Gu Yue, the late actor who played Mao Zedong in the film, proclaims: 'The People's Republic of China... is founded!' Cheers ring throughout ...

  5. Gadget corner

    Posted Oct 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is priced at HK$3,298. Home movies Philips is setting a trend in high-definition viewing with its ultra-widescreen Cinema 21:9 (above)- the first television screen with the same 21:9 aspect ratio as used in cinemas. Traditional widescreens compromise on the cinematic viewing experience either by changing the aspect ratio to fill the screen- losing the full scope of the original shot- ...

  6. The Planner

    Posted May 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$40 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7325 How to Improve China's Soft Power- and America's? New York University law professor Jerome Cohen discusses how China and the US can ... enquiries@asianartworks.com.hk China-US Relations: Partners or Rivals Sydney University professor James Fallows and Financial Times chief foreign affairs commentator Gideon Rachman discuss the future of China ...

  7. Masters of martial arts

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... since the birth of Chinese cinema. Now a series of documentaries has tracked down the origin and the evolution of this art form, and they promise to take an entertaining look into the past for film buffs. Cinema Hong Kong, which will be aired on the Discovery Channel from tomorrow night onwards, is part of the Asian Cinema special. The three Cinema Hong Kong episodes include ...

  8. China Unicom plans spending lift as profits fall

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez China Unicom (Hong Kong) will boost capital spending this year to expand its 3G, Wi-fi and fixed-line broadband infrastructure nationwide, after posting a decline in profit last year. The mainland's second-largest mobile network operator yesterday reported a 59.7 per cent decrease in net profit last year to 3.85 billion yuan (HK$4.57 billion) owing to high ...

  9. Air China, HNA pre-order 53 aircraft worth US$10.6b

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Air China and HNA Group, parent of Hong Kong Airlines and Hainan Airlines, signed preliminary agreements yesterday to buy 53 passenger and freight aircraft- most from Boeing, ... are confirmed, Air China would become the third airline, and the first in China, to order the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental airliner, and Hong Kong Airlines would become the second China carrier to order ...

  10. Mainlanders head full speed into the digital age

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Sophie Yu

    ... Sophie Yu China invented paper. But at the rate it is embracing the digital age it may be the first country to abandon it. In the past three years, the mainland's digital publication ... departments are wrestling for control of the digital world. China's definition of its digital publishing industry is broader than that of other countries. As one publishing insider said: ...




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