1st Millennium Bc

Ancient warriors marching into the future

There is an earthen pit, with thousands of terracotta warriors and horses lined up in battle order.

It's not in Xian, but scenes from a multimedia show that brings Xian's terracotta army to Hong Kong, in virtual reality.

Friday, 13 July, 2012, 12:00am

Kong Khong-chang, aka comic artist Kongkee

What I'm listening to: online radio station www.sky.fm. It's a classical jazz channel, and the rhythms it broadcasts really inspire my drawing.

What I'm watching: US detective drama The Mentalist. I love the investigation team inside the story. I learn many storytelling skills and techniques from this TV series.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Oldest Confucian classic is fake in parts

A book that is supposedly the oldest Confucian classic, Shang Shu (Book of Historical Documents), has been declared a fake in parts by a Tsinghua University professor.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Yuan grabs early lead in Chengdu

Big-hitting Yuan Hao shot a six-under-par 66 to lead amateur Zhang Xinjun by one stroke after the first round of the Luxehills Golf Championship, the Omega China Tour's first event in Chengdu. Teenage star Benny Ye Jianfeng - who had eight birdies - and Taiwan's Tsai Chi-huang both shot 68 at the Luxehills International Country Club.

5 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

China Central eyes asset for 1b yuan

Developer China Central Properties (CCP), a listed investment unit of Shui On Construction and Materials, is negotiating to buy a distressed building in downtown Guangzhou for about one billion yuan, sources say.

15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Three charged for chopping activist

Police in Chengdu , Sichuan province , have charged three men over a vicious attack on a 62-year old woman who was representing inner-city residents demanding better relocation compensation.

Liu Chongyou , who had lived in Maan village in Chengdu's Jinniu district for more than half a century, was chopped by thugs sent by a developer early this year.

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Warriors on mall duty

Terracotta warriors from the Qin dynasty have marched into a shopping mall in Hong Kong.

The soldiers have taken up position in a 1,500-square-foot exhibition hall at Telford Plaza, in Kowloon Bay.

The 11 life-sized terracotta warriors are accompanied by 80 smaller statues of soldiers about one metre tall and a bronze horse wagon weighing about 1,000kg.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am


A Cyrus The Great (590BC - 529BC)

Use these words to complete the passage: declaration, tribute, abolished, conquer

When Cyrus inherited a small kingdom called Anshan from his father, he was expected to pay ____________ to Astyages, the leader of the powerful Median Empire.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Easy makes it tough for Socrates

Three wins means sprinter may force a tie with Happy Valley Million Challenge leader

The new Happy Valley sprinting find, Easy, won his third straight at the track last night to force Caspar Fownes' hand with Happy Valley Million Challenge leader Socrates.

8 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Radio host talks fugitives into jail

Radio host Xiang Fei was on her way to visit a man she had persuaded seven months ago to turn himself into police when she received a startling text message from a man she did not know.

24 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Punters' cash pouring in on Socrates

Early punters have put their faith in a couple of expensive gallopers to put the record straight at Sha Tin this afternoon.

Whatever they cost to buy, punters could have paid for Socrates and Picture Perfect a couple of times over in recent starts but are prepared to vote with their hard-earned dollars to say that both are in their right spots to win now.

26 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Winds of change bring despair for displaced family

A year ago, Zhao Shen worked as a researcher for China Central TV, earning 2,000 yuan (HK$1,890) a month. His family made extra money leasing out most of the 17 apartments in their classic courtyard-style compound in Beijing's north-central Xicheng district.

3 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

Nationalism that dates back centuries

As a non-Chinese, I find Hero to be a clumsy film in more ways than one. My immediate reaction was against the one element of the movie that most people seem to admire - the intense visual effects. Sure, the gorgeous scenery, the sinuous characters in flowing robes and all those painstakingly choreographed fight sequences in slow motion provided a singular sensory experience.

14 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Yesterday's hero

Who or what is a Chinese person? Scholars think the word 'China' comes from the short-lived Ch'in dynasty (now romanised as Qin), founded by the first emperor more than 2,200 years ago. As movie fans who saw the hit film Hero will know, the first emperor created a unified country by conquering all rival states.

7 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Ask mr Brain...all will be explaiend

How were archaeologists able to decipher hieroglyphics? Until the last century, people knew little about the ancient Egyptians. The picture writing which covered Egyptian temples and tombs was indecipherable. Hieroglyphics had been used for about 3,000 years in Egypt - they were already perfected during the Old Kingdom period, 3100 BC-2258 BC.

5 Aug 1999 - 12:00am