Asian People

Gangnam Style: loved by America for all wrong reasons

Singer Psy performs "Gangnam Style".

The Chinese author Mo Yan may have won the Nobel Literature Prize, but the most popular, talked-about and imitated Asian artist of the moment in the United States is a pudgy South Korean guy with a goofy dance by the name of  Psy.

Monday, 29 October, 2012, 2:56pm 4 comments

Talking points

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Microlending pioneer attends HK forum

15 Aug 2012 - 11:29pm

C.Y. inquiry's invisible man turns up in town

The architect at the centre of a conflict-of-interest row involving chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying reiterated last night that he did not know Leung - as he visited the city just days after the close of a Legislative Council inquiry he was 'too busy' to testify at.

27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Asia's path

History may judge that 2011 was the year when the 21st century really began. Back in 2000, continuity seemed assured, with the US consolidating power and primacy. One decade on, the changes have the potential to upend the global balance.

2 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Culture holds the key to improving the health of the city's ethnic minorities

The number of people from ethnic minorities, especially South Asians, is growing rapidly in Hong Kong and their culture is very different from Chinese lifestyles in terms of religion, beliefs about health, and dietary practice.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Supporting role

Fears about Europe have rippled through the global economy and Asian markets are not immune. At times, assurances are given and the euro rallies, but the euro zone crisis is far from over. The rescue of Greece is just one issue. A spillover to other economies and European banks poses far greater risks.

20 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

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With deadly blaze in mind, fire crews beef up

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Diamonds not the only treasure in Reis' life

It had been a while since Michelle Reis had been seen at an event after the birth of her son Jayden in February. Now she's out and about again, and her youthful looks and slender figure haven't changed at all.

1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Be prepared

Problems in public finance in the United States and Europe have spooked markets. The debt ceiling debacle in Washington shows how divided politics has become. Riots first in Greece and now in Britain dramatically signal how governments struggle as downturns upend the expectations of citizens.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Portrait of an artist

For a man who spent more than 20 years documenting Hollywood's celebrities and its culture of excessive consumption, David LaChapelle appears to have simple tastes: right now, for example, he is yearning for a cup of green tea and a view of nature.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

HK duo on course for second medal

Women's doubles pair Tie Yana and Jiang Haujun are on course for their second World Championship medal following a significant 4-0 victory over strong rivals Feng Tianwei and Wang Yuegu of Singapore in Rotterdam yesterday. The Hong Kong duo, who won a bronze at the last world event in Yokohama two years ago, reached the last eight following an 11-6, 11-7, 11-8 and 11-9 win.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Paving the political path for Thaksin's sister

Is Thailand ready for its first female prime minister? From his base in Dubai, former-premier-turned-fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra reportedly said that he wanted to nominate his sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, 43, as the new leader of the fragmented opposition Peua Thai party in the upcoming election, due in late June.

15 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Q&A: Aarif Rahman

Aarif Rahman is perhaps best known as the actor who played the eldest son of a shoemaking couple in Echoes Of The Rainbow, which won a Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival this year. But the 23-year-old is also a musical talent: he plays several instruments, sings and composes.

4 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Asia Alone

Asia Alone by Simon S.C. Tay John Wiley & Sons HK$200

1 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Child 'abduction' e-mail explained

A viral e-mail claiming Chinese women tried to abduct a Western boy in Ocean Park was triggered by a real-life incident in which a frightened two-year-old boy was separated from his mother and feared someone was trying to take him away.

24 Mar 2010 - 12:00am