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  1. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Fear of mainland China cultural influences political claptrap

    Posted Apr 24th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung It's not just a one-way street, as Taiwanese singers and soap operas have been popular for decades across the strait Fear of mainland cultural influences political ... a Singer thus serves as a warning to Taiwan- not politically, but culturally. As Taiwan's Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai says: "We need to cherish our creativity and do our utmost ...

  2. Our textbooks are politically biased

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mindset. How can we learn to relate to the mainland if we are not allowed to know its political system, warts and all? Tommy Chan Chuen-hin, SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School From the Editor ...

  3. Politics the punchline at film awards

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stuart Lau and Emily Tsang While A Simple Life cleaned up on the awards front, local politics gave the hosts plenty to laugh about at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards. The crowd at the Cultural Centre in Tsim Sha Tsui roared as host Ronald Cheng Chung-kai said film fans could have 'predicted' recent political events by watching an old Cantonese film about a large ...

  4. Clooney's ugly face of politics

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau Has anyone ever warned you not to go into politics as it is a dirty business? Well, the warnings were right- at least according to George Clooney's latest movie, The Ides ... of political jargon and incomprehensible tactics, the film still manages to thrill, and shouldn't pose a problem even for those who struggle with Politics for Dummies. It leaves you questioning ...

  5. HK safe from politically correct TV

    Posted Nov 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Carney john.carney@scmp.com Television broadcasters have vowed not to spoil viewers' fun by reducing their light entertainment programmes, as their mainland counterparts have done. TVB, Hong Kong's dominant terrestrial broadcaster, and riva ...

  6. Shotgun Politics

    Posted Jul 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dae Su-jung Shotgun Politics June 25, Graffiti Hong Kong has seen more than its fair share of indie bands come and go. The local musical community is small, but diverse- bands tend ... together for more than a few years can be said to have paid its dues. Shotgun Politics is one such band who have weathered it out together for almost three years. Last weekend they celebrated ...

  7. When politics gets in the way of culture

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung Simpson.cheung@scmp.com It's a daily pleasure for the elderly that often gets disrupted by politics. Every Wednesday RTHK Radio 5 broadcasts Chinese opera that elderly listeners enjoy. But because Legislative Council sessions overrun, the Chinese opera programmes are often rescheduled to run after the adjournment of the weekly meetings, much to the listeners' ...

  8. Piano diplomacy or politics, no strings attached as Lang Lang's ode to motherland wins American applause

    Posted Jan 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Ng Tze-wei and Cary Huang With all the sensitivities surrounding Sino-US relations, even pianist Lang Lang's performance at the White House came under scrutiny- not for his undisputed virtuosity but for one tune he played- My Motherland, the theme so ...

  9. Political satire has movie fans buzzing about the inferences

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai A dark political satire from one of China's most notorious directors has set the mainland blogosphere alight with chatter about possible hidden meanings, nuances ... and the state-controlled cigarette industry are hard to ignore. Using the fictional past to satirise the political present is an old trick. Framing the corruption neatly in the early republican era- a period which ...

  10. Political dramas

    Posted Nov 14th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... and the then British colony of Hong Kong. While the post-1949 output of mainland studios was dictated by political policy, a far more benign approach was adopted across the border, where left-leaning ... Moon and Girl on the Front Page's Chen Sze-sze commanded the screen and fans' loyalties as much as their right-wing rivals. Ironically, it was politics that kept the era's ...




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