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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Help for the helpers: New Hong Kong employment agency aims to stamp out 'modern-day slavery'

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 11:12pm by Angharad Hampshire

    ... and general manager of the Fair Employment Agency, a new not-for-profit recruitment organisation for foreign domestic workers. The problem is debt bondage, a state in which employees- in this case ... or choose to ignore the situation," says Stiles. "The root of the problem is the employment agencies overcharging. If you look at the news reports of horrible situations of abuse, ...

  2. Magazines - Good Eating

    News bites

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 09:47pm by Tracey Furniss

    ... quiche, sandwiches and salads, and sweets such as macarons, cookies, muffins, cupcakes and cheesecakes. The new cafe serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Ali Oli has been baking bread ... and chille roselle, and coconut pudding with osmanthus. New items include chicken rolls with enoki and lily flower. The menu is available after 6pm, Mondays to Thursdays, until October 30, ...

  3. Magazines - 48hrs - ART

    New Vision Arts Festival- what else is on

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... Vanessa Yung New Vision Arts: a festival with edge Other than Rice, there is a lot more to look forward to in this year's New Vision Arts Festival. Kicking off the month-long ... includes stage veterans Bonni Chan Lai-chu, Tang Shu-wing and Chan Wing-chuen. Vanessa Yung New Vision Arts Festival, October 16-November 16, various venues, newvisionfestival.gov.hk Inquiries: ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine

    When China and France went to war: 130 years since forgotten conflict

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:17pm by Stuart Heaver

    ... A soft-power approach has seen a strong bond develop between Hong Kong and the French, unlike 130 years ago, when France went to war with China. Stuart Heaver looks back at a forgotten ... this weekend, hardly anyone will be marking the 130th anniversary of a little-known war between France and China that created such antipathy towards the European nation that there was a boycott ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Courting the dragon: How Scotland is seeking to woo China

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:51pm

    ... where he was an outstanding medical student. After graduation, he volunteered for missionary work. In July 1882, with his new wife, he set sail for China and landed at Newchwang, now Yingkou, ... Standing on the brink of independence, Scotland is pulling out all the stops to win over China as it seeks to find its place in the world, writes Peter Simpson. Courting the dragon You ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Something new: The sweet smell of excess

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:36am by Kylie Knott

    ... d'amour. The hotel's new executive chef, Alain Allaire, has collaborated with four brands- Balmain, Jimmy Choo, Lanvin and Montblanc- to create a perfume-inspired afternoon tea set. ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - ART

    Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso fuses pop culture with Buddhist iconography

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Catherine Shaw

    ... was tasked with creating at school. "We didn't have art classes, but I was quite good at drawing, so the teachers made me do a new one on the blackboard each week," recalls the artist. ... and also examine the cultural identity crises that globalisation causes. "Pop Phraseology" is a new series of works that artist created for his solo show at Pearl Lam Galleries, ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine

    How Kowloon Walled City survived attempts to knock it down for almost a century

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by Fionnuala McHugh

    ... and is intolerable," thundered the New China News Agency, China's de facto embassy in Hong Kong. The story made international headlines; a mass rally and strikes were called; the police patrolled ... on November 28, 1991, and by 8pm that night about 30 protesters had set up camp outside Government House. In the following days, they would move on to the New China News Agency in Happy Valley, ...

  9. Magazines - 48hrs - ART

    British photographer Martin Parr's show documents modern Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... activities of this new world." China is a good place to examine this theme, he says. "There's no better place for mainlanders to come and spend their money than Hong Kong. ...

  10. Magazines - 48hrs - CULTURE

    UK pop duo Pet Shop Boys bring their lavish stage show to Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 11:49pm by Richard Lord

    ... Richard Lord Veteran British electro-pop maestros return with a lavish new show mad about the boys Pet Shop Boys are something of a paradox — a mainstream band that consistently comes up ... in the mid-1980s, they scored a string of hits during what Tennant has called their "imperial phase" between 1986 and 1988. We wondered how it was going to go down in China. But it was amazing ...




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