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  1. Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... critical discourses exist in English. This collection of English-language essays is set to fill that gap. Some of Chang's most influential years were spent as a student of literature ... Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore Eileen Chang: Romancing Languages, Cultures and Genres edited by Kam Louie HKU Press In 2007, Chinese writer Eileen Chang was thrust into the Western ...

  2. Police overreacting to bad language

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Frontline police are right to be concerned about the confrontational turn some recent protests have taken. But they are wrong to demand a new law banning foul language. Some officers were particularly offended by banners at two recent protests with the slogan in English, 'F*** the police'. The protesters were upset at the heavy-handed way police power was deployed during ...

  3. Government could do more to promote important second world war sites

    Posted Dec 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The countryside of Hong Kong has a high concentration of second world war military structures (such as gun batteries, magazines, artillery observation posts, pillboxes, bunkers and air ... of these sites should merit immediate attention. Local and international interest in Hong Kong's second world war military installations is more than the hobby of only a few enthusiasts. ...

  4. Rethink foreign policies as interests expand abroad

    Posted Feb 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... or business secrets. Currently, the Foreign Ministry is leading the effort, but that is obviously not enough, not least because it has little sway over the country's armed forces. Second, Beijing ... for Beijing to conduct a fundamental rethink of its foreign policies, particularly in the areas of bolstering security for its businesses and citizens abroad. The reason is simple enough: ...

  5. Japan offers $21m to weapons victims

    Posted Oct 20th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Compensation for chemicals dumped at end of second world war has yet to be accepted by officials in Beijing Japan has offered China 300 million yen (HK$21.2 million) for harm ... Zhang Qiyue, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Beijing demanded that Japan face up to the 'serious after-effects and political consequences' of a mustard gas ...

  6. Language, patriotism and ambition behind creative legacy

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in search of a better life in Kuching, north Borneo, he had only a rudimentary education in Chinese. The farm boy could not have dreamed that 20 years later, he would have mastered English and his coverage of the Chinese civil war would be read by millions in the English-speaking world. Nor would he have expected his journalistic career to make him an unofficial ambassador who might have ...

  7. Old warrior declares war on language education's slackers

    Posted Sep 10th 2005, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan Chan Shu-kit has declared war on the education system, saying teachers should be trained as though they are in the army. Irritated by sloppy English and Cantonese pronunciation, he says: 'Whenever I turn on the radio, I get annoyed. The programme hosts, artists, singers, are ravaging the languages. It just reflects a spirit of mediocrity, which is the product ...

  8. Letters

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

    ... of the lowest admission priority to Cantonese applicants? Is it necessary to guarantee equal right or unfair privileges? Local English-medium schools do not discriminate against applicants on language ... on what I described as cultural genocide. Yes, I have been to Tibet. I have also been to Germany, but that was not necessary to learn of the horrors of the second world war. I have also been ...

  9. Language point

    Posted Oct 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Despite the uncertain future, Hegaz said he and his compatriots were hopeful they could convert their tumultuous national history into rich literature. 'Iraqis have inherited this great past which makes me optimistic despite the occupation and the presence of foreign troops.' 'Despite' means 'in spite of'. Referring to the first example above, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: Above the Din of War, by Peter Eichstaedt

    Posted Mar 24th 2013, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... commitment, he writes. Foreign policy know-it-alls may say that, despite his originally intimate take on Afghanistan, they have heard it all before. Still, most readers may be surprised at just how ...




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