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  1. Lifestyle - Books - MEMOIR

    Book review: Free Trade's First Missionary, by Philip Bowring

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 10:11pm by DAVID BARTRAM

    ... David Bartram Free Trade's First Missionary: Sir John Bowring in Europe and Asia by Philip Bowring HKU Press Sir John Bowring, the fourth governor of Hong Kong, deserves to be recognised as one of the defining men of his era, says a new biography by Philip Bowring, a distant descendant and Post columnist. Free Trade's First Missionary paints Bowring as the archetypal ...

  2. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Asian designers shine at fashion trade show

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 10:39am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon The Hub started out as a trade show for international brands and is now a showcase for Asian brands On the right rack For two days last week Lai Chi Kok was the unlikely ... fashion fairs and trade shows. Started last year by Richard Hobbs and Peter Caplowe, The Hub was meant to be a non-traditional trade show for niche, mostly Western, fashion brands hoping to gain ...

  3. Business - Companies - TECHNOLOGY

    Microsoft postpones release of Xbox One in mainland China

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... vendors on the mainland since foreign video game console sales were banned there in 2000. The opening of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone last September helped lift the ban. "We pride ourselves ...

  4. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    How Monopoly came to dominate board games

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 11:07am by Richard Lord

    ... that for the first time closely resembled the current Monopoly board. However, the original idea of the game was certainly not to illustrate the joys of property ownership and trading. In fact, American game ... had changed: everyone was a lot more serious. "I was glad to win for Hong Kong, because Hong Kong is a leader in finance and property trading." Winning at Monopoly is more complex ...

  5. Lifestyle - Food & Wine

    Gelato champs churn out a taste of the good life

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 01:20pm by Gary Jones

    ... "What do you know about gelato?" The university co-organised the Gelato World Tour with Sigep-Rimini Fiera (the world's foremost artisanal-gelato trade show). The aim was to promote ...

  6. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    How Italy's Pitti Uomo menswear trade fair became a vanity project

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 12:03am by Abid Rahman

    ... Abid Rahman life@scmp.com Vanity always in vogue at top menswear fair Pitti Uomo, the international menswear and accessories trade fair that takes place in Florence twice a year, ... trade shows. "Pitti is a way to promote an elegant way of living, of being proper. Dress in a proper way, act in a proper way." Scaccione says that he, too, has become caught up ...

  7. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches

    Stylist puts fun back into accessories at pop-up shop

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 01:07pm by Kylie Knott

    ... a point of going to trade fairs and showrooms to look for pieces. The DNA and atmosphere of PMQ also allows Liu to present more fun-oriented accessories. "The crowd and traffic at PMQ ...

  8. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Record label boss is helping musicians reach an audience

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by Mathew Scott

    ... has taken him from Britain, to Australia, to the US and to Hong Kong. The room takes its lead from Rough Trade in Ladbroke Grove, London- "I first went there when I was 13, so ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Facing the music on hold on the telephone

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 12:27pm by MCT

    ... established that its trade group (the On-Hold Messaging Association) even has its own award show (last year's winner was a Canadian commercial cleaning company). Apart from the original intention ...

  10. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    Urban planner marks Hong Kong down

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:36am by Christopher Dewolf

    ... the past several centuries. One of the earliest of these was Chinese immigration to Southeast Asia, which established trading links which the Spanish and Portuguese capitalised on when they arrived ...




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