Australian People

Heckler accosts Blair at HKU talk

Tony Blair was in Hong Kong yesterday to answer questions on the impact of faith and globalisation, but instead he was nearly the victim of a citizen's arrest for war crimes.

Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

CE candidates leave it late to declare funding

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A bad week for ...

Albert Lam Kwong-yu

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Lai See

The best obtainable version of the truth? But what if there are two?

The Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng story is some 15 years old but it still excites interest. Gary Davey, the former chief executive of StarTV, was ambushed by Peter Jackson, who was chairing a session at Casbaa's annual conference and, much to the amusement of delegates, demanded he recount how they met.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Human test

The Australian philosopher Peter Singer devised a thought experiment in his classic essay on global justice, titled Famine, Affluence and Morality. Singer asks his reader to imagine that a small child is drowning in a nearby pond. Without assistance, this child will soon die.

3 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Spin artists

1 Alexis Mabille

2 Band of Outsiders

3 Henrik Vibskov

4 Vivienne Westwood

5 Missoni

6 Prada

7 Raf Simons

9 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Australian denim designers show 'Der Face' of Ksubi in city

Dan Single and George Gorrow, the designers behind Australian denim brand Ksubi, were in town for the opening of a retrospective exhibition of their sunglasses and the launch of their custom-made denim collection at I.T Hysan One.

The retrospective, titled Der Face, showcases eyewear frames from the brand's previous collections and also concept frames created for the event.

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Women making waves

Not so long ago, many Chinese women thought it natural to become housekeepers who bound their feet and spoke in hushed tones. But modern women have embraced a whole new image: they are decisive, independent, charismatic. Time to meet the modern Chinese tigresses:

Amy Chua, the tiger mother

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Pie and machinations on FCC's Murdoch night menu

The lagers were flowing and the drama ran high as all eyes were glued to the big screen. Perhaps a sight to be expected in Wan Chai on the night of the World Cup final.

But Tuesday night's spectators, huddled in a packed bar at the Foreign Correspondents' Club, had gathered for a rarer sight - the live broadcast of Rupert Murdoch's fall from grace.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Rupert Murdoch, it is safe to say, has had better months. The world was watching last week as the frail father of six (below) told a British parliamentary hearing he felt humbled by the response to revelations that one of his newspaper titles had run stories based on the hacking of a murdered schoolgirl's phone.

24 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Young book-lovers turn more to e-readers

About a fifth of primary school pupils read using electronic devices, a publisher's survey has shown.

City University interviewed 566 parents of primary school pupils in June. It found more than three in five of the young e-book readers started using the devices less than a year ago - an indication of the e-reader's rapid growth.

23 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

What lessons from Murdoch saga can be drawn in HK?

Maybe there is some complacency in Hong Kong as the humbling of the Murdoch media empire is being played out far away in London, but what of the people who control the local media? What of their influence and the ethics that prevail here?

23 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Free press a check on abuse of power

When the media becomes the story, that can spell trouble for freedom of the press. Shocking revelations of callous invasions of privacy and bribery of police in Britain that have caused outrage are an example. In the mood that prevails now, many might sympathise with moves to clip the wings of London's sensational tabloids.

21 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Wwho said it?

If the US could reduce its military spending a bit and spend more on improving the livelihood of the American people ... wouldn't that be a better scenario?

PLA chief Chen Bingde, with a rationale for US defence cuts

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Kylie comes out of her shell

Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love, and there was a lot of love coming from both the performer and her audience at Kylie Minogue's 'Aphrodite Live 2011' concert on July 1.

Fans ranging from retirees to at least one five-year-old- some dressed in togas or wrapped in feathers and bright, colourful wigs- roared as Minogue made her grand entrance at the HKCEC.

10 Jul 2011 - 12:00am