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  1. Comment - Blogs - FILM

    Movie Review: Man of Steel

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 05:04pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... to play James Bond and too old to play Edward Cullen in the Twilight Saga. With Nolan on the set and a weightier leading man, what can possibly go wrong? Man of Steel is the most anticipated ... in 1978, Man of Steel begins with the birth of Kal-El. Baby Superman is sent to Earth because his planet Krypton is about to explode. The opening sequence is a drawn-out action set piece that takes ...

  2. News - China

    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Superman in China

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 03:56pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com 'Man of Steel' star Henry Cavill arrives in Shanghai for the premiere of the newest film in the Superman franchise Superman visited China on Wednesday as actor Henry Cavill arrived in Shanghai for the mainland premiere of Man of Steel, the new reboot of Warner Bros' long-running film franchise. Cavill, the first Briton to play ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    A matter of trust- what both sides of the Occupy divide can learn from Confucius

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 11:57am by Otto Lin

    ... is as unmistakable as black and white. But the two are closely knitted, with a curved and twisting boundary. China is undoubtedly robust, disciplined and powerful; but inside that body of steel is a soft ... and seemingly porous to new ideas, fashion and culture; but inside Hong Kong's softness is a spot as hard as steel- the craving for self respect and freedom of choice. For Hong Kong's chief ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Student protest leaders showed a lack of willingness to compromise during talks

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:37am by LETTERS

    ... on the government. What concessions did the student leaders offer and are the protesters with their unlawful activities to be seen to be above the law? Ngan Man-wai, Sai Kung ...

  5. Sport - Racing

    Beginner's luck beggars belief as Happy Valley returns

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 09:24pm by ANDREW HAWKINS

    ... Valley is a candy store for adults. The only thing missing is HKJC chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges singing The Candy Man Taking anyone to Happy Valley racecourse for the first time ... is a candy store for adults. The only thing missing is HKJC chief executive Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges singing The Candy Man. Many things are described by that most overused of words, “iconic”, ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Democracy is on its last legs

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:18pm by DABING LI

    ... man, one vote" was first instituted in Greece around the fifth century BC and now- with its many mutations- dominates the Western world. But it has inherent problems. The voting masses ... by nature, selfish. We are helplessly susceptible to manipulation, particularly to perverse promises of free breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The most basic mechanism of democracy is "one man ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Judge does South Africa proud in Pistorius trial

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:36am by SCMP Editorial

    ... not enough. For the victims' family, the five-year prison term was justice done. But the case involved more than crime, a famous man, suspense and emotion: it was also about the new South Africa. ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Occupy-related complaints of police misdeeds must be properly investigated

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:11pm by Albert Cheng

    ... their batons. In one case, even those manning a first-aid tent were hit. Incidents like these have fuelled public mistrust. In particular, the footage of seven officers allegedly assaulting a protester ...

  9. Business - Economy - MACROSCOPE

    Great reform hopes riding on new emerging-market leaders

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:19am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... with stocks up a meagre 0.7 per cent over the past year. Modi and Widodo, on the other hand, are more attentive to the concerns of ordinary voters and are able to capitalise on their man ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    The sun may rise, but there's no ray of hope for democracy

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by Tammy Tam

    ... Day celebrations shortly after the Occupy Central protests kicked off, Beijing's top man in Hong Kong responded to the barrage of media questions with a wry smile. "The sun rises ... sun was not theirs. Dr Chan Kin-man, co-founder of the Occupy civil disobedience movement, said they were not feeling any warmth from Beijing since it shut the door on genuine democracy. ...




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