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  1. Spy story with brains

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Revolving around Edward Wilson, a humourless US spymaster superbly played by Matt Damon, the film traces the origins of the agency and the confrontations between post-second world war US and its communist arch-enemies. Many of the characters are based on real people (Wilson is an mix of US spymasters James Jesus Angleton and Richard Bissell). Original footage of events like the failed Bay ...

  2. There is no blast, public security agency says

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An unnamed woman with the Public Security Bureau in Aksu, Xinjiang, yesterday denied that there was any blast in the area under its jurisdiction. When asked on the phone about the explosion by a Cable TV reporter, she said: 'We in public security have never made such an announcement. This is a fabrication. No such thing has ever happened here. It is nothing more than ...

  3. WikiLeaks teaches privacy lesson

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ever since WikiLeaks released highly confidential documents regarding the US government, most people seem to be only concerned about how it will affect the US govenment. However, I wonder ... condemming the US government for being inhumane to prisoners, that country may just be the next target for WikiLeaks. However, the incident may have a positive effect. It may teach teenagers ...

  4. Lunar New Year's Eve gala a far cry from its heyday

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Often billed as the most-watched US television broadcast, the Super Bowl draws an average audience of over 100 million viewers. But the CCTV gala is not merely entertainment. Because of its huge audience, it carries significant political overtones for mainland officials who use the platform to laud the leadership of the Communist Party and demonstrate national unity. To their dismay, ...

  5. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    'Unstable' suspect attacks Cannes studio with blanks and fake grenade

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Cannes, France 'Unstable' suspect fired blanks and had dummy grenade as he approached TV channel set-up Studio attacked at Cannes festival A man ... in the crowd around the seafront studio, but no-one was hurt. Marcel Authier, in charge of public security in the local Alpes-Maritimes department, said that the arrested individual was a 42-year-old ...

  6. News - China - ENTERTAINMENT

    How popcorn has become a 390 million yuan hit with mainland Chinese movie-goers

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 06:02pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Snack big revenue earner at cinema chain as China has become the world's second-largest film market outside the US Popcorn has become a big money maker at the mainland’s largest cinema chain, as more people flock to the nation’s movie theatres. Wanda Cinemas said on its website it earned 390 million yuan (HK$491 million) in revenue last year from popcorn, ...

  7. Ex-CCTV anchorman detained for fraud

    Posted Oct 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and reported the case to Longyao police, who detained him last Tuesday. Fang then repaid the money and was allowed to leave prison the next day, the news agency said. But it suggested he had been ... Fang was not available for comment. The Public Security Bureau in Xingtai, the prefecture where Longyao is, refused to verify the case. Fang began work at CCTV in 1992, and helped launch ...

  8. National Geographic in tie-up with RTHK

    Posted Mar 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at Fox International Channels. National Geographic has so far directly invested about US$80 million in co-productions with partners across Asia. It declined to provide ... Bien Perez National Geographic Channel, the popular pay-television brand under Fox International Channels, is teaming with broadcaster Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) to cultivate ...

  9. Smart traveller pioneers reality-TV show

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li Contestants to tour 12 nations spending as little as possible He has seen the world on a shoestring budget of US$3,000. His adventures in 28 countries over 77 days in 2003 ... in a reality-TV show based on his five-continent, around-the-globe tour, starting this September. Mr Zhu and a team of 18 full-time staff are working on his new pet project, Round the World on US ...

  10. CCTV hits wrong note with music industry

    Posted Feb 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to about US$180 million a year, while in the US the figure topped $500 million, Dr Bickerton said. Music publishers have slowly been making inroads in convincing public institutions on the mainland ... a number of copyrighted songs from Hong Kong and Taiwan. 'We are negotiating with CCTV and the National Copyright Bureau. According to mainland law, CCTV should pay royalties,' he said. ...




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