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  1. Turning the Games spirit into song

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Beijing sent out a call for Olympic-inspired songs yesterday in the second round of an international competition. The 10 winning entrants will be selected in June. They will each receive 10,000 yuan. The competition was launched as an annual eve ...

  2. News - China

    German pianist Stefan Aaron plays composition on Great Wall in Beijing

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Musical journey German pianist Stefan Aaron plays his orange piano yesterday on the Great Wall in Beijing. Before his performance in China, Aaron played his piano at 4,206 metres on the peak of the Alphubel mountain in Switzerland. In these unusual places, he performs different new songs tailored to the locations, according to local reports. Photo: Reuters ...

  3. Urban Drift

    Posted Aug 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Photography exhibition (including Beijing Worker, left) by former BBC journalist Ben McMillan explores urbanisation in China. Opens today, 9am-9pm daily. The Landmark, 15 Queen's Rd Central. Inquiries: 2522 0405 ...

  4. Bitter-sweet music

    Posted Jan 17th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest, BEIJING Despite outside temperatures dropping to minus-10 degrees Celsius and a cold wind blowing through the tunnels of metro stations, Beijing's underground musicians are still there to cheer up commuters. Their guitar cases hol ...

  5. Trade tensions

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mainland officials have rejected a US complaint that Beijing's quotas on American movies and music are hampering its fight against piracy. What are your views on this global problem? Write to us. ...

  6. In the dark

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by David Eimer

    ... for a population of 1.3 billion. The lack of cinemas is an anomaly, because only Hollywood and India's Bollywood produced more films than the 260 movies made in China last year. The vast majority of them, though, never get shown in a cinema. Last year, just 40 Chinese movies were screened in mainland movie houses. The rest were sold to China Central Television or the People's ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    City's concert venues 'too small' for Madonna

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip, JOANNA CHIU

    ... revealed the new Tourism Board chairman yesterday. Japan was the only Asian country Madonna visited during her 2006 Confessions tour. The tour, which covered North America, Europe and Japan, ... Meanwhile Chan shone at the China Film Satisfaction Survey Awards Presentation at the Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre last night. The kung fu star and mainland actress Zhang ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong Sinfonietta set for maiden tour of North America

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com The HK Sinfonietta's two-week trip celebrates 15 years since the handover Maiden tour of North America for orchestra Hong Kong's home-grown orchestra embarks on its maiden tour of North America, an endeavour intended to show through music that there's more to the city than its status as a financial hub. "After 10 years ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENTERTAINMENT

    Johnnie To, Sean Lau win at Golden Horse Awards

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip and Agence France-Presse in Ilan, Taiwan Pair pick up China's answer to Oscars for crime drama; best picture winner a surprise Johnnie To, Sean Lau win Golden Horses Hong Kong ... the film did take home the audience choice award. Mainland production Beijing Blues, directed by Gao Qunshu and about plain-clothes police hunting down thieves and con artists in Beijing, ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    China's portrayal in Hollywood is far removed from negative stereotypes of old

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Clarence.tsui@scmp.com The mainland's economic clout has bought China and its people a more positive portrayal in films made in the West, writesClarence Tsui Look who's talking To properly understand China's standing in the new world order of the 21st century, just look at upcoming sci-fi thriller Looper: Rian Johnson's time-travelling hitman ...




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