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  1. Comment - Letters

    Golden age of Hong Kong movies long gone

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... and Stephen Chow Sing-chi. In his book Lam points out that film companies are so money-oriented that they do not want to make a movie that cannot yield a profit. So they decline to make art-house ... of this film will persuade the government to allocate more resources to Hong Kong's film industry. This could help film-makers produce more art-house and low-budget movies, and re-establish ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    City Digest, September 29, 2012

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Man kills wife before leaping to his death A 32-year-old man hacked his wife, 34, to death last night, then jumped to his death from their 38th-floor flat at Sau Yin House on the Sau Mau Ping Estate. Police received a 999 call from the man's mother at 8pm. They found her in the flat with the couple's two-year-old son. The man was a construction worker and his wife ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Lawyers for Leung Chun-ying attack challenge to his election victory

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... an arguable case and had no chance of success, so his election petition should be struck down without a substantive hearing. Ho had missed the deadline to mount the challenge within seven days of the announcement of the election result, and the court did not have the power now to adjudicate it, the lawyers said. In lodging the petition, the Democratic Party chairman called into question the chief ...

  4. Bail extended for Mak, Tsang and wives

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... They left after 30 minutes. Tsang and his wife turned up later. None of them spoke to the media. Mak has been in the spotlight after it emerged he claimed a housing allowance for renting a City ... The two couples were arrested on July 12 for allegedly violating the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance in relation to government housing allowances, just 12 days after Mak took office as Secretary ...

  5. Film

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House, and the young woman he falls for. CT The Pirates! Band of Misfits (I) Aardman Animations' animated action comedy about a pirate captain ... day discovers a pig- an animal considered unclean by both Muslims and Jews- tangled in his net. CT Art House Born to be Wild Omnimax film documenting the life of orphaned orangutans ...

  6. Should Paul Chan step down? The jury is still out

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... month over allegations that he misused the civil service housing allowance when he and a colleague bought flats in the same building and leased them to each other in the 1980s. A resident ... in the housing market is unnecessary and ineffective to solve the issue at hand. Ms Au Yeung, 32, a former accountant He is running away from the problem. His statement does not help with the problem. ...

  7. HKU student stunned as she lives the dream

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... preliminary. 'It's just sensational,' said 20-year-old Fong. 'I know athletics is a popular event in Great Britain but I did not expect to see a full house of 80,000 in the morning ...

  8. Film

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... (Zhou Xun) with supernatural powers. CT Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (I) Tale about a bitter, deformed man who lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House ... (IIA) (Cantonese and Putonghua versions) Vincent Zhao Wenzhou stars in a martial arts actioner revolving around seven Wudang treasures that various individuals are out to steal. YT Art House ...

  9. Murder, bank fraud 'despicable'

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com A handyman who killed a 74-year-old man before impersonating him to withdraw HK$600,000 from banks was jailed for life yesterday. Mr Justice Darryl Saw called Alan Ng Nga-lun, 52, 'truly despicable' for murdering Tang Lo-loi at his house in Tseng Tau village, Ma On Shan, on November 9, 2010. The Court of First Instance judge gave Ng ...

  10. Li Keqiang protester convicted; to appeal

    Posted Jul 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... arrangements- such as setting up an area for protesters to hand in petitions- the incident could have been avoided. Police could have acted more competently when they arrested Siu, the judge said. Siu ...




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