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  1. Lifestyle - Books - GEOPOLITICS

    Book review: The South China Sea- The Struggle for Power in Asia, by Bill Hayton

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by BEN RICHARDSON

    ... into the nationalist corner, Beijing has little room to manoeuvre without appearing weak and bringing its legitimacy to rule into question. "From primary school to politburo, the U-shaped line has become ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    China's outspoken transgender queen of modern dance talks about her tough road to the top

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 10:41am by Kathy Gao

    ... expansive personality and often acerbic wit. "People call me sharp-tongued in China. They say many people cannot stand my critical language. But Chinese society today needs this kind ...

  3. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Xu Jiang's sunflowers are symbol of a lost generation

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by XU DONGHUAN

    ... Xu Jiang paints these days. But unlike Vincent Van Gogh's blooms, Xu's sunflowers stand on autumn fields with their parched leaves curled up and heads drooping. Despite ... hearts to the sun when we were young and now we stand there like old soldiers with a sense of bitterness." An exhibition of Xu's sunflower works- 50 oil paintings, 100 watercolours ...

  4. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Designer Stella Jean wants to bring jobs to workers in Haiti and Mali

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 10:58am by Francesca Fearon

    ... "And there I was, standing on the podium in the great hall, alongside the Commissioner for Refugees talking to the delegates." Jean explaines how she uses her collections to bring work ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Rewind album: Synchronicity, by The Police (1983)

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by Robin Lynam

    ... of Ghost in the Machine, the sparseness of early hits such as Roxanne and Can't Stand Losing You had been replaced by a lusher sound with extensive overdubbing of saxophones and synthesisers, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    Rewind book: The Third Policeman, by Flann O'Brien (1967)

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by James Kidd

    ... is a basement where policemen don't age because time stands still, a torch turns men into grey powder, and everything is possible. "What else is there?" asks the narrator. ...

  7. Lifestyle - Books

    Book reviews: Lavish tomes offer insight into architects' work

    Posted Oct 18th 2014, 11:53pm by Richard Lord

    ... in places, for instance with in-construction photos of, essentially, builders standing on scaffolding (which we can see any time we like in Hong Kong). But these are both spectacular, gorgeous books, ...

  8. Lifestyle

    Ming dynasty buildings preserved as part of Wuxi shopping mall complex

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 10:26am by Peta Tomlinson

    ... as the Chenghuang Temple Precinct in Wuxi, Jiangsu province has survived throughout the ages, and now stands preserved as part of a new mixed-use development, Centre 66. Two Ming dynasty theatre stages, ...

  9. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - STYLE DAVID RODEN

    Style with David Roden, October 15, 2014

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:50am by David Roden

    ... locations; www.ikea.com.hk                   What: Three-tier cake stand Why: Designed by Miranda Kerr for Royal Albert, taking inspiration from nature and her grandmother's tea set How much: ...

  10. News - World - SECURITY

    Email vulnerable to 'Poodle' attack, Google warns

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 10:50pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Boston Email vulnerable to Poodle attacks Three Google researchers have uncovered a security bug in widely used web encryption technology. They say it could allow hackers to take over accounts for email, banking and other services in what they have dubbed a Poodle attack. The discovery of Poodle, which stands for Padding Oracle On Downloaded Legacy Encryption, ...




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