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  1. Lifestyle - Books

    Window to club life in the Asian-American past

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Alison Singh Gee

    ... on the prewar era, as you did in? What do you find particularly fascinating about that period? I wanted to write about these early Asian-American pioneer performers who truly broke the mould so they could do what they loved most, whether it was singing, dancing or doing comedy, magic or acrobatic acts. These were people who showed incredible persistence and courage against difficult odds. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Hong Kong poised for political showdown on 2017 election; Jimmy Lai to join Occupy

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Tony Cheung, Amy Nip

    ... warning about the relationship between democracy and national security, Wong said: "In a sense, it was quite naive for the pan-democrats to ask 'what does universal suffrage have to do ... the Dalai Lama. Beijing would also be concerned about what such a chief executive could do with all the public resources and sensitive information at his fingertips, he suggested. Wong said: ...

  3. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Online purveyor of Xinjiang treat helps earthquake victims in Yunnan

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:49am by WU NAN

    ... Institute of Science and Technology opened an online store to sell the handmade delicacy. To their surprise, orders came from all over the nation and it has now become massively popular. Why do you ... they experienced severe damage. Many Muslims lived there along with other minorities. They really appreciated our cut cake. Do you think you can make a difference as a Uygur through charity? My father ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Town planners must put pedestrians first

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 04:46am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial It's time to put pedestrians first Vehicles rule the roads in Hong Kong. Those behind the wheel seem to think that pedestrians do not enjoy the same rights as them and do not hesitate to honk their horns at anyone standing in their way. This oddity is reinforced by policies and planning that are heavily tilted towards cars. The city is hardly ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Unscrupulous taxis drivers overcharging Peak Tram tourists in off-meter scam

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 06:27pm by Bryan Harris

    ... in Central are illegally charging tourists more than four times the metered fare to make the journey to The Peak. "Police don't seem to do anything at all. They don't seem ... and frustrations among both tourists and residents wishing to use the service. The taxi "touts" take advantage of tourists who do not want to wait in the queues. "We saw the line and decided ...

  6. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    Rant: pecking disorder

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by TIFFANY AP

    ... to curse in five languages and offer the inside track on finding the best empanadas, injera and pot-au-feu in town. But do I love the accompanying confusion on how to greet people? Not so much. ... to cheek-kiss, I become incredibly self-conscious. How loud do you make those lip-smacking, kissy sounds? I felt bad for an acquaintance of mine when I clumsily banged my cheekbone into his face during ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - chief executive election 2017

    Hong Kong pan-dems, Occupy organisers vow 'long fight' after Beijing unveils restrictive election framework

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 03:52pm by Peter So, JEFFIE LAM, Adrian Wan

    ... in it, though I really hope they would not do it," Fan said. Fan sought to defend Beijing's concerns that Occupy Central could harm national security.   "The protection of national ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The unsung heroes who make Hong Kong special

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 05:23am by SCMP Editorial

    ... and soul that make Hong Kong special. The people who manifest these positive qualities do not always get the appreciation they deserve. For this the media is partly responsible. The tendency ... and the people that make Hong Kong such a special place. The nominees are all ordinary people who do extraordinary things day after day without seeking recognition or reward. Their stories epitomise ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SWIMMING

    Hong Kong must embrace professionalism to move forward, says top swimmer

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 01:38am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Swimming' and running it like a business geared towards producing sporting success," Cheah said. "The question we have to ask is: do we want to reach the highest levels in the sport? I have dreams and I'm sure so do many other swimmers and we need to sit down with the association, brainstorm and see how we can progress. In the past no one has raised this subject which ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Action thriller's pumped up in third coming

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 10:13pm by Kavita Daswani

    ... into it and it seemed quite daunting," the Australian filmmaker says. "At the same time, I had a job to do. My favourite part of the directing process is working with actors. The role of a director is 90 per cent communication. That's why I jumped on board. Sly [Stallone] called me and asked me to do the movie and I said, 'damn, yes'. It's a proven franchise, with 13 ...




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