1st Millennium

No one loves a celebrity more than someone with a grudge

Celebrities everywhere, it seems, have problems with their celebrity. Advertisers frequently use their portraits without permission and the paparazzi have an uncanny ability to find them eating at local takeaways without their makeup.

Sunday, 22 July, 2012, 12:00am

'Perfect' student showed she has nerves of steel

Lieutenant Liu Yang, who today is likely to become China's first woman astronaut, can keep a clear head in a crisis, according to mainland media.

She survived various air accidents and near misses, the most famous of which occurred at a military airport in Guangzhou about 10 years ago.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Master and God

Master and God by Lindsey Davis (read by Jonathan Keeble and Clare Corbett) Hodder & Stoughton (audiobook)

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Drug snorting adds insult to injury in latest graft case

Hardly a day goes by on the mainland without reports of high-ranking officials being investigated or jailed for corruption.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Jin Liansheng Gaojia Opera Troupe of Xiamen City

The Chinese opera troupe performs: Wu Zetian: Usurper to the Tang Throne (starring Wu Jingjing, left), a historical play about Wu Zetian who became the only female emperor in Chinese history, Jul 2; and opera excerpts including Lady Zhaojun Going Beyond the Great Wall, Jul 3. Both shows in regional dialect with Chinese and English surtitles.

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Proposal over a bowl of soup

Cecilia Law and Alex Li were married on May 21 at the SkyCity Marriott Hotel on Lantau in front of 400 guests. Cecilia, 26, is a high-school physics teacher, while Alex, 30, is a project manager with a telecommunications company.

25 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Sleeping with the enemy

At the gilded gates of a colonial-era mansion in the seaside city of Qingdao, in Shandong province, giggling young couples pose for snapshots, craning their necks to peer in at the sumptuous grounds and gossiping excitedly about the scandalous liaisons of the female billionaire who lived here.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

China's favourite son faces more hurdles

Liu Xuegen answers his mobile on a hilltop at a coastal resort in Hangzhou. He is snatching some precious moments of peace away from his exhausting full-time job - being the dad of China's most celebrated athlete.

21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

All together now

Camille Lively, a teacher, performer and conductor with the Katterwall production company, helps Jacob Howes, nine, follow the music in a rehearsal with the Hullaballoo Kassia Children's Choir. The children have fun developing a musical ear and even compose their own tunes. The choir will be having its first public performance at Stanley Plaza next month.

8 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Lu Xun Blossoms

HK Cultural Centre, Studio Theatre

Sept 6-8, 8pm, Sept 9, 3pm

There are no elaborate sets or sumptuous costumes in this adaptation of five short stories by 20th-century Chinese writer Lu Xun. Co-produced by Canada's Theatre Smith-Gilmour and the Shanghai Drama Arts Centre, Lu Xun Blossoms takes a bare-bones approach to theatre.

6 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Lu Xun Blossoms

Actors from Canada and China perform in this physical theatre, based on five short stories by modern Chinese writer Lu Xun. In Putonghua and some English with Chinese and English surtitles. Thu-Sat, 8pm, Sept 9, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$140, HK$220 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

New appreciation of wise, old thinkers

There have been many famous leaders in times of war, such as Napoleon from France, and Zhuge Liang in ancient China. What made these men so great is their intelligence. A leader has to be brave and strong, but many have lost wars through a lack of wisdom.

4 May 2007 - 12:00am

Cat accounting quiz

E-mail the answers with your name, contact number, name of school and level of study/business position to catquiz@hk.accaglobal.com no later than 5pm, Wednesday, February 14. The winners will be notified.


Can I audit my brother's company? The key issue involved in this question is:

10 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Lady's the image of success

TINA LIU TIEN-LAN has made her name over the past two decades creating striking album and magazine covers for the likes of Gong Li, Karen Mok, Jackie Chan and Leslie Cheung, but what gives her particular satisfaction these days is working with clients she describes as 'real people'.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Cat accounting quiz

E-mail the answers with your name, contact number, name of school and level of study/business position to catquiz@hk.accaglobal.com no later than 5pm, Wednesday, January 17. The winners will be notified

Financial Accounting

13 Jan 2007 - 12:00am