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  1. An outsider's look at culture

    Posted Mar 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... gracefully to the sound of tinny ghetto blasters. If I jog around the upper pagoda, there is usually a cluster of gnarly kite fliers launching their home-made contraptions. I have to take extra care not to be garotted by an unseen wire. The colourful fluttering of scores of kites high in the Beijing sky is a magical sight; picking them out individually requires intense visual concentration. That's ...

  2. review

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... scene. Inside, for readers in a hurry, the customary highlights page tells you what to do. 'Walk in royalty's footsteps at the Forbidden City', 'dodge kites ...

  3. Stabbings bring cutting-edge security in Beijing

    Posted Sep 21st 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... authorities also want no unaccounted for flying objects, as they have also banned kites and homing pigeons- a common sight in the skies above Beijing parks- between September 15 and October 8. Three ...

  4. Quiet anniversary

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... years earlier, while flying kites with my children, after I had tried to take a photo of a demonstrator, and I had no wish to repeat the experience. This year, with the sun partly obscured ...

  5. Home best place to view the People's Parade

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the period is also exhaustive: from model planes to balloons, kites and homing pigeons. Those who let their pet birds out of their cages before October 8 will be penalised, according to Hong Kong ...

  6. Imperial secrets

    Posted Jun 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with children flying kites, says Lee. It is believed there are fewer than 10 of these murals left in the whole of the mainland, of which five are in this garden, in situ, in the buildings in which ...

  7. Park life

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... classes, fly kites, play chess or cards, or simply sit around and chat. The dreaded cliche of old age in the west, sitting alone in your home watching daytime TV, doesn't seem to apply ...

  8. Spending on festivities cut amid hard times- except on security measures

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... the capital and patrol streets and the central business district in mid-August. Beijing also banned all flying activities, including pigeon racing and kites. Authorities have inspected all basements ...

  9. Petty theft, corruption make Shenzhen no walk in the park

    Posted Oct 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stolen,' he shouted, frantically looking around. There were many people around us, sitting on the lawn, flying kites, taking pictures and chatting. But there seemed no place to hide a handbag. ...



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