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  1. News - China - WEATHER

    Cold front to bring snow and ice to Beijing and northern provinces

    Posted Nov 04th 2012, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Temperatures to head towards zero today but chill winds should be over before party congress Northern provinces brace for wintry blast A cold front will bring a blast of early winter weather across much of northern China today, including Beijing, where preparations are underway for the 18th National Party Congress, weather authorities warned. Northern ...

  2. More hardy souls warm to winter swimming

    Posted Feb 12th 2006, 12:00am

    ... For 69-year-old Li Zhichun, winter in Beijing is a time to head for one of the downtown lakes for a bone-chillingly cold dip. The retired traditional Chinese medicine doctor tells Alice Yan why he takes to the water in freezing weather. Q: What does it feel like to go into the water when the temperature is four degrees below zero? A: A lot of people say that winter swimming ...

  3. Lawsuit against comedian puts celebrity ads back in spotlight

    Posted Apr 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan When Beijing crosstalk fan Wang Litang felt he had been misled by a celebrity endorsement for a weight-loss product, he did what most mainland consumers would not dream of doing- he took legal action. Mr Wang's lawsuit, filed last July, alleged fraudulent advertising to promote the slimming tea Zang Mi Pai You. He named crosstalk comedian Guo Degang, who promoted ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SECURITY

    Beijing to look into attack on TV pair

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... yesterday the department is waiting for the results of the investigation. Civic Party lawmaker Claudia Mo Man-ching has written to chief executive Leung Chun-ying asking him to urge the mainland ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mo-po, chairman of the forum's organising committee, founded by 10 members of the Hong Kong Coalition of Professional Services, said central government officials would brief the 300-strong ... for the national education programme. Party chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan said the decision had gone against Beijing's policy to promote a harmonious society. ...

  6. Brash Russian cellist puts his foot in it

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Anti-foreigner sentiment was further inflamed yesterday after a video clip showing an expatriate insulting a woman on the Shenyang-Beijing train went viral. The woman had asked the man to take his bare feet off the back of her seat. Monday's fracas ended with a security officer advising the woman to ignore the offence because the man 'is ...

  7. Begging gymnast off to a new life

    Posted Jul 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alice Yan ting.yan@scmp.com Former gymnastic champion Zhang Shangwu will bid farewell to poverty tomorrow when he flies to Nanjing in Jiangsu province to start work with one of the country's richest men. The move will mark a remarkable turnaround in the life of the athlete who, in recent years, has been forced to steal and beg to make ends meet. His story came to light earlier ...

  8. Beijing Beauties

    Posted Mar 09th 2007, 12:00am by Jane Chow

    ... Stylist Jane Chow Hailed as the most promising stars on China's modelling circuit, Zhou Bin, Dai Xiao Yi and Lu Yan travel to the capital to showcase spring's exquisite clothes. Name: Dai Xiao Yi Age: 22 Hometown: Qingdao 'Style for me means not only beautiful clothes, but also a lifestyle.' Name: Lu Yan Age: 25 Hometown: Jiangxi 'Style means personality, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying pays first duty visit to Beijing as chief executive

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... in an attempt to resolve in one go right-of-abode issues involving foreign domestic helpers and children born to mainland parents. Lawmaker and solicitor Albert Ho Chun-yan of the Democratic Party said ... because the leader-in-waiting appeared to be gaining popularity after wrapping up his recent five-day tour of Guangdong, Lau suggested. Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan believed Leung should ...

  10. Official denies banning books

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... and breaching Beijing's pledges to allow freedom of expression. Administration deputy director Yan Xiaohong said in Beijing yesterday: 'My administration had not banned the eight books.' ... pornographic content, some could cause religious and ethnic minority problems and some have touched on national security and state secrets,' Mr Yan said. He did not give further details, ...




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