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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, September 30, 2014

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 03:32am by LETTERS

    ... in Beijing cannot see it. Does Beijing know that most of Macau's population does not have decent drinking water? In drier months, people in the old districts are given some money to buy bottled ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Which way now for the political moderates in Hong Kong?

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:20pm by LEE KIM-MING

    ... of socio-economic, cultural and political problems. Today, we face many difficulties, including increasing inequality, rising housing prices and rents, limited chances for upward mobility for youngsters, ... derived from real democracy, the government cannot gain public trust to formulate policies that will resolve the city's other socio-economic and cultural problems. Trust between the people ...

  3. Business - Companies

    Co-founder Simon Xie remains Alibaba's man of mystery

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 03:23am by Reuters

    ... to the top of Alibaba's management ladder- a reflection of the company's cut-throat but meritocratic culture. And even as his fortune soared with Alibaba's rise, Xie remained largely ... and sincerity and would visit each other's homes to dine, drink and play cards. "He never reported to Ma, per se," one person said. "They spoke to each other like brothers." ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    IN PICTURES: On the front lines of the Hong Kong democracy movement

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 12:11pm by David Wong, Felix Wong, K.Y. CHENG

    ... the activity in Admiralty Provisions including drinks and hot food were distributed among the protesters this morning as donations poured in from the public. One woman donated a box of buns. Cardinal ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LITERATURE

    Tough to find words at book awards

    Posted Sep 29th 2014, 05:23am by Oliver Chou

    ... won a trophy for his book on family. He said: "Hong Kong is a society with diverse culture. Some of us may go to the government headquarters after this and others won't, but we have ...

  6. News - Asia - CULTURE

    'Fish listeners', Malaysia's mysterious culture, may be dying out

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 06:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Malaysia Men profess to be able to hunt fish by 'hearing' their songs, but those are being drowned out by dredging and other modern threats WATCH: Disquieting times for Malaysia's fish listeners One hand clinging to ...

  7. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Enduring appeal of immortality: Cryonics shows signs of life in China

    Posted Sep 28th 2014, 05:13am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... of cremation in many places. Traditional Chinese culture rules that the body must be intact to prepare for the afterlife. Professor Huang Wei, a historian at Sichuan University in Chengdu, said: ... everyone loathes the cremation policy," he said. "In our culture it is very disrespectful to the dead." He said cost was not an issue for him in terms of cryonics, but he feared ...

  8. News - China Insider - Ethnic tensions

    Retired Chinese Minister of Culture Wang Meng makes moderate plea for Xinjiang unity

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:10pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... the Great Cultural Revolution. One of China’s most prominent living writers, the now octogenarian Wang has returned to Xinjiang in recent months, where he made a plea for ethnic harmony, according ... In his lecture to Xinjiang cadres, the former minister of culture said he hoped Han people, including those sent from elsewhere in China to Xinjiang, would study the region’s traditional cultures ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    ‘Against my fear, I see that you hope’

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 07:42pm by Denise Y. Ho

    ... She is an historian of 20th-century China, with a focus on the social and cultural history of the Mao period. Her current book project is a history of museums and exhibitions entitled Curating ...

  10. News - Asia - SRI LANKA

    Radical Myanmar monk seeks alliance with Buddhists in Sri Lanka

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:26am by AFP

    ... onstage for his speech. He said Muslim extremists had tried to scuttle his visit to Sri Lanka, which shares close cultural and religious links with Myanmar. "I am thankful to the president ...




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