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  1. Stars come out to view a constellation of luxury smartphones

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... The 20,000 sq ft ArtisTree space in Taikoo Place was transformed into multimedia installation-cum-swanky lounge for the exclusive launch party for Vertu's latest smartphone series, Constellation Quest, last week. Guests, including actress Carina Lau ...

  2. Tina Leung

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Who is she? The 28-year-old creative director of Innermost, an edgy lighting and interior-design studio with showrooms on Hong Kong's Hollywood Road and in London. Hong Kong-born Leung was inspired to design by her architect father. After a year stud ...

  3. Eat this ...

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai In the long queue outside a local bakery, a woman is overheard telling her young son, 'You can have a little bit but a whole one is unhealthy - it's got 800 calories.' She is, of course, referring to the old-fashioned double-yolk lotus-seed paste yuet beng (mooncake) that will feature on many a table over the next couple of weeks, as we celebrate ...

  4. Tens of thousands of cancelled trips big blow to summer tourist season

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangzhou and Kristine Kwok in Urumqi Tourism, a pillar of Xinjiang's economy, has been hard hit by the ethnic strife in Urumqi . Industry experts said summer was the peak season for Xinjiang's travel industry, but tens of thousands of trip cancellations would be another blow to the autonomous region's economy. Liang Jie, a spokeswoman ...

  5. Guangdong party chief confident of growth

    Posted Jul 31st 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Guangdong Guangdong Communist Party chief Wang Yang is confident the province's economic growth will reach 8.5 per cent this year, even though the global outlook remains uncertain. Speaking to Hong Kong and foreign media for the first time since he assumed the post in late 2007, he said he expected growth would largely come from expanding the province's market ...

  6. Detention of alleged drug users defended

    Posted Jul 29th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Shenzhen The 119 alleged Hong Kong drug- takers who were kept in a detention centre in Shenzhen for 15 days early this month were treated in accordance with mainland law, Hong Kong's security chief said yesterday. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong said Shenzhen did not single out Hongkongers for heavier penalties. Mr Lee also said their home return permits ...

  7. Zhongshan, HK study Chinese medicine hub

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai in Zhongshan Zhongshan officials held discussions with Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen recently to explore how the two cities could join hands to turn Hong Kong into a Chinese medicine hub, the city's vice-mayor, Tang Ying, disclosed yesterday. The meeting took place two months ago, said Mr Tang, who stressed Hong Kong medical companies would benefit from ...

  8. Urban Jungle

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Eric Lai I watched a recently made documentary the other day about a film crew's experience in a Himalayan village in China, where they stayed for a whole year. They were documenting what life was like for the people there over the changing course of the seasons. Mostly they were concentrating on the life of the local people and the mysterious life of the monks who live ...

  9. Urban Jungle

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Eric Lai

    ... Eric Lai I am typical of many Hongkongers who have recently returned to the city from a life overseas. My mother was a first-generation immigrant to Australia and struggled with alienation because of poverty, culture and language in the early years in her new country. But she brought her family through with resounding success. I find myself in a similar situation but in reverse. ...

  10. Film focus

    Posted May 17th 2009, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... Yvonne Lai It's been a good year for veteran director Ann Hui On-wah. Having been named best director at the Hong Kong Film Awards for last year's The Way We Are, Hui has followed up with Night and Fog, an exploration of working-class struggles in post-1997 Hong Kong based on a real family living in Tin Shui Wai. The film opened in theatres on Thursday in the wake ...




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