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  1. News - China - GUANGZHOU

    Video: Guangzhou 'heroine' disarms suicidal woman with roundhouse kick

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 05:05pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Femme fatale or wannabe heroine? A young woman clad in short shorts and boots braved more than the winter cold on Saturday when she swiftly disarmed a knife-wielding woman who was threatening to kill herself on a Guangzhou street corner. Video footage showed a deranged woman with bleeding hands on Baogang Road, brandishing a knife, Southern Satellite Television reported ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    Outcry over Chinese state media coverage of tragic school attacks

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 02:19pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Two parallel incidents of mass violence occurred over the weekend: a shooting in Connecticut , in the United States, and a knife attack in Henan province , China - both involved men walking into schools and attacking scores of young children. The biggest difference, however, was that 20 of the young US victims died. In Henan, 22 children were injured, but nobody died. ...

  3. News - China - TIBET

    Students in Tibet to receive schooling on 'national territory awareness'

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 05:28pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao Hong Kong has put national education on the backburner, but in Tibet, it is being reformed and revamped. Local authorities in Tibet have kicked off a campaign aimed at boosting public “awareness of national territory and education”, holding a celebratory event at a Lhasa primary school, state media reported earlier this week. Photos of the event published by the Xinhua ...

  4. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    China's iPhone 5 could be the most expensive in Asia

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 02:43pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Staff Reporter The iPhone 5 has been on the grey market in mainland China for more than two months now so most diehard Apple fans who want one, should already have one. Still, the smartphone will fetch one of the highest handset prices in Asia. The first ...

  5. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    Elton John dedicates Beijing concert to Ai Weiwei

    Posted Nov 26th 2012, 11:36am by Ernest Kao

    ... Staff Reporter A recent shout-out by pop legend Elton John to dissident artist Ai Weiwei at the singer's first concert in Beijing could have easily made it his last there. In front of a sold-out concert at the MasterCard Centre on Sunday, the British ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    New Chinese tourism rules promise politer visitors, but will they work?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao, Teddy Ng

    ... Ernest Kao and Teddy Ng Mainland tourists keen to behave themselves when enjoying their holidays in Hong Kong New rules promise politer visitors Mainland tourists pouring into the city on the first day of the annual "golden week" holiday yesterday said they were happy to comply with new rules on how to behave when travelling. The national tourism administration issued ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Tackling poverty in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ernest Kao, Jennifer Ngo

    ... Ernest Kao and Jennifer Ngo With a poverty threshold now established in the city, the challenge is on to meet the needs of the 1.3 million Hong Kongers who are living below it Tackling poverty below the line More than a century after the concept was first developed, Hong Kong finally has a poverty line. The city's first official poverty threshold was formalised yesterday, ...

  8. News - World - LITERATURE

    Ernest Hemingway’s 1955 letter to Marlene Dietrich up for auction

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:33pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Graphic Hemingway letter to Dietrich up for sale A surreal, graphic letter from Ernest Hemingway to Marlene Dietrich, in which the author addresses the film star as "Dearest Kraut" and imagines her "drunk and naked", is up for auction. The pair met on the New York-bound liner Ile de France in 1934 and went on to enjoy a lifelong friendship. ...

  9. News - China - JUSTICE

    Police drop bail for Britons held in Guangzhou

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Mimi Lau, Ernest Kao

    ... Mimi Lau in Guangzhou and Ernest Kao Investigation into shopping dispute ends without charges for the two women but no official word on whether they can return home Police drop bail for Britons held in Guangzhou Guangzhou police have cancelled bail for two British women at the centre of an alleged shop brawl, state media reported last night, but it remains unclear whether ...




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