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  1. Ma Desheng

    Posted Jan 24th 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai BORN IN THE PRC I was born in Beijing in 1952. It was there that I grew up, studied and stirred things up for the first half of my life. I had polio as a child, so my health was not great. Although I had two brothers and two sisters, I was ofte ...

  2. Playing games, hiking gave me freedom

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... David Phair I still wake up with nightmares about school in the 1980s and it's usually to do with examinations. As a child I found it difficult to focus on schoolwork. I knew then that what I wanted to learn lay outside the classroom so one refuge I ...

  3. ask toni & josh

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dear Toni Summer is just around the corner and I'm dreading it. I sweat so much that I keep on having to mop my face. I don't ever want to wear makeup because it just melts down my face. Exercise sucks as my clothes just stick to me. No matter h ...

  4. Sights set on six months in paradise, and getting paid for it

    Posted Mar 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yu Aitong Wang Yan, a 28-year-old Beijinger, is applying for 'the best job in the world' - having fun in the islands of the Great Barrier Reef for six months and being paid A$150,000 (HK$750,000) to do it, courtesy of Tourism Queensland. All you ...

  5. Artjam mastermind found colourful way to banish the blues

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... David Phair Artjamming was the result of what you might call a mini-breakdown and arguably it's been the best change in my life. My education in Toronto, Canada, in the 1970s and '80s also played a part because it has enabled me to know myself b ...

  6. From village school to only westerner in Shanghai classroom

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by David Phair

    ... David Phair To this day I have no idea why I chose to do Putonghua at university in the Netherlands but I did in 1989 and it wasn't long after the Tiananmen Square incident. I'd studied chemistry at Edinburgh University for a year but decided it ...

  7. Memorable year-end moments

    Posted Dec 30th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind? Perhaps, but sometimes the strangest and most unusual New Years are also the most memorable. So, for auld lang syne, we took a ...

  8. Photographer bitten by travel bug from frequent upheaval

    Posted Dec 13th 2008, 12:00am by Paul McGuire

    ... Heather Angel is a wildlife photographer and past president of the Royal Photographic Society. She is speaking about her work and introducing her new book Green China at the British Council on Tuesday. She was talking to Paul McGuire. My father was in the ...

  9. Ankara eyes investment from HK, mainland China

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Didem Engin, chief executive of Turkish advisory firm Renova Economics and Investment Consulting. 'By 2023, Turkey wants to build 10,000 kilometres of high-speed rail,' Engin said. ...

  10. Jaime Hayon

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... Known for his deft melting of the borders between art and design, the young Spanish designer talks to Jo Baker about why he doesn't want everyone to buy his work BEYOND BORDERS I was born in Spain, which is very rich in colour. Our way of life is abo ...




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