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  1. News - China - TECHNOLOGY

    Is the end near for text messages in mainland China?

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:06am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... The first text sent using the short messaging service, or SMS, was received in 1992 on the mainland and towards the end of the decade the technology rapidly gained in popularity. Jiang Yanhong, ... 1,000 love messages a month until Jiang became his girlfriend. "Most have been deleted, but I still keep a few as precious memories," she said. Jiang and her husband now rarely use SMS ...

  2. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Foreign chefs in Hong Kong source top ingredients from their homelands

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 04:58am by Gillian Rhys

    ... the sauce," he says. Chef Zhao Li at He Jiang sources duck, pigeon, pepper and chilli from his home in Sichuan province. Likewise, Hideki Endo, executive sushi chef at Nobu, sources uni (sea urchin), ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - BOOKS

    Pitfalls in immigrant writer's road to becoming American

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by BRON

    ... Bron Sibree Pitfalls in migrant writer's road to becoming American Born in Shanghai in 1957, Anchee Min was taught to write "long live Chairman Mao" before she could write her own name. Sent to a labour camp in East China at 17, Min endured three years of hardship before a talent scout from Mao Zedong's wife Jiang Qing's Shanghai Film Studios recruited ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology

    China's Dragon King Bridge connects two architectural concepts

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:49am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... beautiful, trendsetting and even one of the sexiest projects of 2014. Next partners John van de Water and Jiang Xiao Fei led the project to design a pedestrian bridge that would be "more than ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Stuntmen a dying breed in Hong Kong says daredevil expert, as Hollywood comes calling

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 10:39am by YVONNE TEH

    ... next year), and signed on as action director for Jiang Wen's Gone with the Bullets. He will also oversee the vehicle stunts in Indonesian director Timo Tjahjanto's The Night Comes ...

  6. Lifestyle

    Foreign-born Chinese face bureaucratic limbo over visas

    Posted May 30th 2014, 12:50am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Foreign-born Chinese face travel permit limbo For the city's non-ethnic Chinese residents, naturalisation is only the first step in a long process towards securing a home return permit- the document issued to Chinese nationals from Hong Kong and Macau for travel to the mainland. But while the process may be simpler for ethnic Chinese, ...

  7. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    How Chinese University vice-chancellor Joseph Sung promotes vision of holistic learning

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:49am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang @scmp.com Chinese University's popular vice-chancellor Joseph Sung enters his second term eager to extend the institution's holistic brand of learning to its soon-to-open Shenzhen campus, writes Sijia Jiang The People's Champion It is a rare university president who is amenable to students greeting him by his first name. Joseph Sung Jao-yiu, ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - LITERATURE

    Hong Kong Book Fair pulls in crowds but needs to attract bigger-name authors

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:07pm by Kate Whitehead

    ... to Chinese readers. The author of the year is Dung Kai-cheung and other Hong Kong writers include Chung Hiu-yeung, Liu Wai-tong and Wong Pik-wan. Mainland writers include Jiang Fangzhou, Jing Yucheng ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD CANNES

    Postcard: Cannes

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 02:00pm by James Mottram

    ... and Jiang Wen. The Hong Kong director arrived with his cast, including Zhang Ziyi, to promote The Crossing, a Titanic-like tale set in 1949 about the sinking of a passenger ship to Taiwan. And at a glitzy press launch, Jiang unveiled footage from Gone with the Bullets, the sequel to 2010's mega-hit Let the Bullets Fly. Set in 1920s Shanghai, the dazzling clips looked every bit as glam ...

  10. Lifestyle

    More Hong Kong expats seeking Chinese citizenship, minorities left out in the cold

    Posted May 30th 2014, 12:50am by SIJIA JIANG

    ... Sijia Jiang sijia.jiang@scmp.com Increasing numbers of expats in Hong Kong are seeking Chinese citizenship, but they face a system that seems to be stacked against ethnic minorities. ... "I wish I could live like a normal person; this is like prison." sijia.jiang@scmp.com ...




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