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  1. Obsession leads to cluster

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... collected hundreds of thousands of items since he was a boy. He left his post as vice-mayor of Yibin, in Sichuan province, in the late 1990s to pursue his hobby and, in 2002, bought land in Anren ... the country. He estimates that he receives about 100 containers of memorabilia a year. 'I would say that I am obsessed,' Fan says. 'But it's more than that, collecting is my hobby ...

  2. Living off the wall

    Posted Mar 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of 1,600 days on, or by, the Great Wall, more than four years of his life. The father of two has turned his hobby into a career, making an income from wall-related projects that include hosting ...

  3. Leading lights

    Posted Jan 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... glad he taught for one year to get it out of his system so he could focus on medicine. Apparently, they viewed teaching as some sort of frivolous hobby. The sad thing is that this couple ...

  4. Students net Nasa prizes

    Posted Jun 29th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... was fortunate to have a family that supported her hobby. The Nasa Space Settlement Contest has been running since 1994 and is co-sponsored by the US National Space Society. It is open to 11- ...

  5. Xi's US charm offensive wins kudos

    Posted Feb 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... forward for the complicated US-Sino ties. Xi regaled a group of Los Angeles students with his hobbies of reading books and watching American sports such as basketball, baseball and football. He ...

  6. China taking no chances with trailblazing Liu

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

    ... activities, like shopping and commercial appearances, will be curtailed. The hurdler even has to give up his basketball hobby to reduce the chances of a mishap. 'I am now restricted ...

  7. A perfect fit

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... embroidery. For the first time, Yuen is showing off to the public some of the 600 qipao in his collection, gathered from friends and piles of garbage. The hobby was inspired by his grandmother, now ...

  8. e-pal china

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... family: my parents, my elder brother and I. I don't have a pet - I like animals, but I've never had the time to look after one. My favourite hobby is music: I enjoy listening ...

  9. It's Showy Time

    Posted Sep 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... at London's Victoria & Albert Museum or Sotheby's to become a curator or auctioneer. 'I decided to make fashion my career and collecting antiques my hobby,' he says. Evidence of his ...

  10. Chen Jiagang

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Jo Baker

    ... rural areas; places like Jiuzhaigou Valley and Tibet, and somehow my hobby healed my mind. It soothed me; so I spent three years taking photos. I love my country - it's a complex sentiment ...




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