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  1. Mysterious newspaper item inspires fiction writing contest

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... as a jumping-off point for a fiction contest. The baffling little item appeared on Wednesday in the National pages' news briefs. According to the story, a woman in Chongqing was found dead inside ...

  2. Facts and fiction of Generation Y

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Exploring workplace issues with Ji-Ye Hwang Generation Y is a hot topic these days in Hong Kong. Here are some of their characteristics: They need constant feedback, especially positive affirmation They think they can be CEO tomorrow and are overconfident ...

  3. Non-fiction

    Posted Jul 01st 2007, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Tim Cribb China- Fragile Superpower by Susan L Shirk Oxford University Press, HK$216 The Right to Demonstrate- A History of Popular Demonstrations from the Earliest Times to Tian An Men Square and Beyond by Paul Harris Rights Press, HK$1,200 Charm Offensi ...

  4. China's defence budget fiction

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Ted Galen Carpenter

    ... but their estimates are usually close to the low-end one. Why do Chinese leaders persist in presenting official budgets that are so obviously fictional? The explanation may be as simple as bureaucratic ...

  5. Practical HK readers prefer facts to fiction

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... probably resulted from interest whipped up by the media, as was the case with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which took the same slot the previous year. In fiction sales, readers reverted to type, with 75 per cent of sales being romance fiction. 'We know that Hong Kong people's like for literature is confined mostly to local love fiction,' Mr Au said. Tastes ...

  6. Peter Pan

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ABA Productions returns with the musical about a boy's adventures on a small island called Neverland. Directed by Matthew Gregory. Stars Michael Lin (above) and Ryutaro Yanagita as Peter Pan. In English. Today-Jun 24 (Wed-Fri, 7.30pm; Sat, 2.30pm, 7. ...

  7. Apocalypse now?

    Posted Nov 13th 2003, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles Every once in a while, I look out the window to see if Armageddon has started. You would too, if you lived here and heard daily predictions that the nation is heading for collapse, violence will erupt and anarchy will rule the streets. Now, an ...

  8. A matter of time

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and associates whose tastes she trusted. And unlike most agents, she has chosen not to specialise in a particular genre or form. Peony has taken on writers working in Chinese literary fiction, short stories, young adult, graphic novels, expat women's fiction, non-fiction essays, translators, and even a photo book. What has eluded her so far- although perhaps not for long- ...

  9. A mature look at colonialism

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong's social ladder - a story the retiree told Yim over dinner a few years ago. The young Bo began his climb out of poverty when he joined the fictional Imperial East India firm, where he ...

  10. Questions & Answers

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

    ... Do you think the categories fiction and non-fiction are black and white, or do they overlap? One can get a lot out of some fiction about China. Reading Ann Bridge's Peking Picnic, after ...




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