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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Then & now: schools of hard knocks

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 11:21pm by Jason Wordie

    ... the Chinese down”) overstate the issue, it’s clear how these feelings arose. The 90s witnessed a huge flight of Hong Kong’s middle class to local international schools, where critical thinking ...

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    Reflections: Sleeping partners

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 11:24pm by WEE KEN KOON

    ... ladies), changzai (first-class attendants), daying (secondclass attendants) and gongnü (housekeeping maids) whose duties included sleeping with the emperor.   ...

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    Then & now: get me out of here

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by Jason Wordie

    ... the insult, Shaw tartly observed that local European “attitudes to the Chinese [in general] were close to middle-class attitudes to servants in Britain”. Few things enrage Hong Kong Europeans more than being accurately depicted; the suggestion that they might really be petitbourgeois folk with middling minds and manners to match, instead of the merchant princes of their own imaginations, ...

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    My life: Ren Yanfang

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 12:47am by RONG XIAOQING

    ... to tighten the class struggle, fortify the people's commune and thwart a wave of privatisation. Nowadays, most of the fictional works avoid mentioning this. Rather, they portray him as a leader ...

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    My life: David Walker

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 11:51pm by XU DONGHUAN

    ... on the camel. The family always remembered the embarrassment I caused them. DODGING BULLETS In 1958, the family went back to Adelaide. In 1967, I graduated (from Adelaide University) with a first class ...

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    Rant: Lose the pose

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 11:58pm by Chris Teh

    ... just stop. Stop pretending to be Zen, stop pretending that the daily yoga class is more to you than another attempt to show off your body, your money, how "successful" you are. ...

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    My life: Josh Summers

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 12:58am by JENNI MARSH

    ... an oasis in the middle of the desert that had mountains and beautiful people. Back then (in 2006), I could have barely pointed at Shanghai on a map. DESERT BLOOM Karamay is an oil town, four hours northwest of Urumqi, and it's literally in the middle of nowhere. There is no water source, the only thing here is oil- in Uygur " karamay " means "black oil". Sixty years ...

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    Then & now: Laundering service

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 12:58am by Jason Wordie

    ... a bubble of stability in an uncertain world. Other service-based economies – Singapore for Southeast Asia and, increasingly, Dubai for the Middle East and Africa – tend to have the same parasitic ...

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    Rant: Hong Kong Ferris wheel, an eye for eye's sake

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by JENNI MARSH

    ... a Victorian Ferris wheel dumped in the middle. The Star Ferry is enough nostalgia for me. I'm saving my HK$100 ticket fare and buying a cocktail at Ozone.   ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    So near, yet so feared: minding the store

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by cecilie gamst berg

    ... and price. The air is thick with the smell of newly moulded plastic slippers and there are so many singlets (with mesh backs!) that 10 million middle-aged women couldn't wear them out in as many ...




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