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  1. Graft laws won't succeed until the princelings bow

    Posted Jan 28th 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei Last week, a group of mostly retired government and Communist Party officials and intellectuals made public a letter through the internet, urging the mainland leadership ... another round of sharp debates behind closed doors throughout the party and government. The debate is likely to intensify in the run-up to the annual sessions of the National People's ...

  2. Putting on the glitz: Tiaras

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Francesca Fearon

    ... not allow them to wear crowns, and tiaras were regularly worn at the courts of Britain's King Edward VII and Emperor Napoleon in Paris. The emperor thought a tiara would raise his family status ... by Elton John's White Tie and Tiara balls, you can see them at smart parties and on the red carpet. Keira Knightley wore a Bulgari tiara for the premiere of Atonement and Vivienne Westwood has ...

  3. Theatre of the Mind

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Australian artist Chris Wake paints large-scale oils and acrylics of party scenes with a dark undertone, including Clown with Yoyo (above). Today-Fri, 11am-8pm, or by appointment, 5 o.p.t Studio/Gallery, 5 Prince's Terrace, Mid-Levels. Inquiries: 2536 9818. Ends Fri ...

  4. Chinese board game champion crowned

    Posted Jan 09th 2008, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... their luck against other players even after defeat in the first round. After several rounds of intense competition, 10-year-old Chan Chi-hin was crowned the champion. But in spite of his winning streak on the day, Chi-hin was trounced by last year's champion, Fan Ho-kwan, in the final showdown for the Little Prince of Go title. With growing interest in the game, the organisers ...

  5. Princely crew whips up a storm of generosity

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez The 'navy' of landlocked Liechtenstein sailed to the rescue of Operation Santa Claus last weekend. The Princely Navy's 30-strong force, in their white dress uniforms, made a port call at Stormies in Lan Kwai Fong. The 'sailors' and their wives, who came for a Christmas party, were asked to bid for several items at an auction. The most feverish ...

  6. Prince feeds HK's taste for Danish fir trees

    Posted Dec 07th 2008, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... Barclay Crawford Prince Joachim of Denmark may have left Hong Kong in 1994 after finding his princess, but a seasonal business connection remains. Every summer the prince's old Lan Kwai Fong party buddy turned business partner and now Danish diplomat, Thomas Andersen, visits the prince's 1,000-plus-hectare estate. They spend some time catching up before selecting ...

  7. Prince in Umno's midst makes yet another bid for real power

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy Born to rule but ending up slaving in the corridors of power: that is how those in Umno circles see Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah, the prince in their midst who has mightily ... an extraordinary general meeting to discuss the party's election losses. It is ironic Dr Mahathir is supporting Tengku Razaleigh to oust Mr Abdullah. When Tengku Razaleigh went against Dr Mahathir, Mr ...

  8. Royal times are over for the dethroned Prince of Pot

    Posted Jan 21st 2008, 12:00am by Petti Fong

    ... Petti Fong Vancouver He is known as the 'Prince of Pot', but millionaire Vancouver businessman Marc Emery will soon have a new moniker- prisoner. Emery, who gained his notoriety and his money selling hemp seeds and used the proceeds to fund magazines and a political party encouraging the legalisation of marijuana, is heading to a US jail. In exchange for a guilty plea, ...

  9. Latest role crowns a life in the media

    Posted Aug 12th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Franklin Wong Wah-kay has spent large parts of his career in government-linked media roles, including heading an arm of a press group close to Singapore's ruling party. A graduate in geography from the University of Hong Kong, Mr Wong began his career with then Radio Hong Kong as a programme officer in 1966, and also worked as an announcer, commentator and producer. ...

  10. Nepal can ill afford violence at the polls

    Posted Apr 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by the crown prince, who then killed himself, scarred the national psyche. The new king, Gyanendra, took back direct rule shortly after and until the peace deal was signed, reigned with an iron fist. ... factions have no need for democracy. Minority political parties claiming to have been left out of the process want a boycott. Armed groups fighting for autonomy in the southern plains want strikes. ...




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