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  1. News - Hong Kong - LUNAR NEW YEAR

    6,000kg of fireworks arrive in Hong Kong, ready to light up Victoria Harbour

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 12:58pm by Christy Choi

    ... of the Year of the Horse. While fireworks have not caused a fatal accident in Hong Kong in recent years, the last Lunar New Year holiday saw tragedy in Hunan province, when a truck carrying fireworks ... horseshoes that will fill Victoria Harbour and ring in the Year of the Horse. Most fireworks used in Hong Kong are now made in Hunan. Getting the chemistry right is a precise business. The fireworks ...

  2. Editor's pick: sunglasses

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... Marina Kong Contrasting colours make a statement, as seen on these red and white sunglasses inspired by aviators. Sunglasses (HK$3,300) from Loewe, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2522 0996 Lighter colours look best on translucent frames. This style is given a couture touch with white bow detailing on the arms. Sunglasses (HK$2,790) by Versace from Lenscrafters, IFC Mall, Central, ...

  3. 5 great: sunglasses

    Posted Mar 30th 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... Marina Kong These handmade frames from Japan feature large custom titanium hinges with screws plated in 24-carat gold. The arms are laser-etched with a crocodile-skin pattern to add a luxe feel. Red frames (HK$9,000) by Dita from On Pedder, Wheelock House, Central, tel: 2118 3489 For some cool geometry, these hexagonal frames are made from acetate treated to create a shimmery ...

  4. 5 great: Watches

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Marina Kong

    ... This style immediately stands out for its bright colour and cool design. The transparent watch face reveals its inner mechanisms, while a rectangular piece of plastic fastens on top with four large Swarovski crystals. Adesso watch (HK$6,190) by VaBene fro ...

  5. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong election regulator looks into row over ATV commentary show

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... by a "destructive" political camp to boost poll support on Sunday. The Communications Authority said yesterday it had received more than 40,000 e-mails - roughly four times the number of complaints received ...

  6. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Fear of mainland China cultural influences political claptrap

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... as mainland mouthpieces, promoting, out of proportion, certain mainland programmes to help brainwash Taiwanese families, bad-mouth Taiwan and glorify the mainland. "What Hong Kong has become today will be repeated in Taiwan tomorrow," he said referring to perceptions that the mainland is exerting more propaganda and cultural influence on Hong Kong. But Su should realise ...

  7. Politics the punchline at film awards

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau and Emily Tsang While A Simple Life cleaned up on the awards front, local politics gave the hosts plenty to laugh about at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards. The crowd ... as they won their first Hong Kong Film Awards- with one of the performers receiving it from her hospital bed. So Hang-shuen and Lo Hoi-pang took best supporting actress and best supporting actor ...

  8. Our textbooks are politically biased

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Thank you for your letter, Tommy. It seems the subject of national education has united students across Hong Kong- in that they are against it. From the day we are born we are subjected to influences that go towards shaping our opinion of the world around us. We can hardly say that Hong Kong is not influenced by Western ideals. Often we don't realise that most of the media ...

  9. When politics gets in the way of culture

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung Simpson.cheung@scmp.com It's a daily pleasure for the elderly that often gets disrupted by politics. Every Wednesday RTHK Radio 5 broadcasts Chinese opera that elderly listeners enjoy. But because Legislative Council sessions overrun, the Chinese opera programmes are often rescheduled to run after the adjournment of the weekly meetings, much to the listeners' ...

  10. Does Hong Kong need more free broadcasting stations?

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in our media-saturated society? Hong Kong has two free-to-air broadcasters (ATV and TVB), seven radio stations, and many more paid-for cable and satellite services. These are more than enough ... 20, University of Hong Kong The mass media has long been an important source of information. The television broadcasting service, for example, has a significant impact on the type ...




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