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  1. Chinese characters top student survey of cultural symbols

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam Chinese characters are China's top cultural symbol, according to the results of a poll of about 2,000 university students, mainland media reported yesterday. A joint research group led by professors from Beijing Normal University asked undergraduates at 24 universities in 18 provinces, cities or municipalities to choose their top 20 Chinese cultural symbols ...

  2. Culture shock

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Cynthia Yeung

    ... Cynthia Yeung I associate culture shock with foreign countries. We experience culture shock when we visit Japan and have to navigate our way through the complicated rituals of gift-giving and manners. We experience culture shock when we go to the United States and the most popular Chinese dishes seem to be 'General Tso's Chicken' or 'Grandmother Chicken'. ...

  3. Collapse of waste-water treatment pool for zinc and lead mine poses threat to major drinking water source near Shanghai

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan A leak from a zinc and lead mine is threatening to contaminate Qiandao Lake, a famous resort near Shanghai and a major source of drinking water. The accident happened at noon ... of drinking water, but also posed a serious threat to the lake, it said. Xinhua said the pollutants had not yet reached the lake. Officials of Chunan county, where the lake is located, said the local ...

  4. Jobs narrow cultural gap

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... As told to Chiu Po-sze Big government publicity for the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) has successfully changed the attitude of many parents towards the arts. Previously, many ... design and animation. Local artists have worked hard to belie Hong Kong's reputation as a cultural desert. But apart from the WKCD, the government is less enthusiastic when it comes ...

  5. Cultural heritage a high priority

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in 2004. It was a spectacular success by any standards, but Hong Kong's embrace of popular culture from Taiwan goes back a long way, with the talents of performers such as the legendary singer ... gifts. Taiwan's culture runs a lot deeper- from the ancient customs of its native aborigines to modern-day art and literature, distinctive folk opera, puppetry and innovative performing arts ...

  6. Freedom, not culture, brings greatest reward

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the sole item on the agenda - how to deepen reforms of cultural systems and to promote 'grand development and flourishing' of the socialist culture. The agenda itself is an odd one. The declaration to promote grand cultural flourishing comes at a time when the mainland leadership is accused by many international human rights groups of undertaking the strictest ideological controls ...

  7. Solomons' force enough to drive laid-back expatriates to drink

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... As Australian-led troops and police banish fear and the threat of violence from the Solomons Islands, expatriates have their own concerns to contend with: an end to drink-driving. Like any ... crimes, such as drink-driving. 'Everyone drinks and drives,' said the Australian manager of a local business. 'The issue of breath testing is the most serious question in the minds ...

  8. Cultural exchange

    Posted May 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... series features Chinese teenagers wearing T-shirts emblazoned with English-language statements such as 'What Makes You So Special?'; Maoist slogans from the Cultural Revolution have ... of the 'other' China that has had little interaction with the outside world. 'For me, the most interesting thing is the transformation, the mix of cultures that's occurring in China,' ...

  9. Firm bridges cultural divide

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... a bridge between continents and cultures, suppliers and consumers. 'A guiding principle, and much of the success of the company, is based on the teamwork between our Chinese and European ...

  10. International city where cultures mix happily

    Posted Nov 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Business and politics go hand in hand in the capital city of Belgium, Brussels. The city is known as the second international city in the world because it has numerous headquarters of international organisations and is also the capital of the European Uni ...




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