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Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was a Chinese American martial arts expert and movie star best known for films including Enter The Dragon and Game Of Death. Born on November 27, 1940 in San Francisco, he was the son of Cantonese opera singer Lee Hoi-Chuen. Lee returned to Hong Kong at three months old and was raised in Kowloon, where as a child he appeared in several films. In his late teens he moved to the United States where he began teaching martial arts, eventually moving into films. Lee is widely credited with changing the perceptions of Asians in Hollywood movies, as well as founding the martial art of Jeet Kune Do. Lee died in Kowloon Tong on July 20, 1973 aged 32 from acute cerebral edema.

No cash to buy Bruce Lee home: minister

The government has ruled out the idea of using public money to buy the Kowloon Tong home of martial arts legend Bruce Lee despite pleas for the preservation of the building.

Saturday, 5 July, 2008, 12:00am

Fans kick into action to plan museum at Bruce Lee's home

Bruce Lee devotees are working on a proposal for the restoration of the late star's home and the establishment of a museum commemorating Lee after owner Yu Panglin said he would consider donating it to the community.

Bruce Lee Club chairman W. Wong Yiu-keung said the club had been approaching professionals to seek their support and help in drafting a proposal to Mr Yu.

4 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Followers from around the world urge memorial to martial arts legend

Fans from around the world have called for Bruce Lee's home to be preserved as a museum.

On internet forums and in e-mails, they make often emotional pleas for the setting up of a memorial to the martial arts and movie legend. The issue will also be raised at events in Seattle to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Lee's death this month.

4 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Triad and error

Danny Lee Sau-yin is back in Hong Kong having spent most of January working in Chongqing - where he's been shooting a series for CCTV.

21 Feb 2008 - 12:00am


'Much delayed' and 'finally finished' are phrases often used in connection with Sparrow, the Johnnie To Kei-fung adventure recently selected for competition in next month's Berlin International Film Festival.

17 Jan 2008 - 12:00am


Adults face tougher job than students

Many teenagers prefer to be adults because they can lead carefree lives.

There won't be any homework and they can do a job and earn a lot of money.

Actually adults face more pressure than students.

Adults have to look after their families, while we can rely on our parents to do everything for us.

16 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Lost legend of kung fu movies still packs a punch with the fans

She left Hong Kong's movie scene in the mid-1970s, and since then Angela Mao Ying has become something of a lost figure. Even now, it's taken over a month for this small news item to surface - even though she was one of the pioneer female martial artists at Golden Harvest, and even co-starred with Bruce Lee in Enter The Dragon.

15 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

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Science & Nature

1 Which national symbol was finally taken off the list of animals categorised as an endangered species after a 30-year recovery period?

1 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Role with the punches

Ethan Ung Sheung-wai is muttering to himself, trying to commit to memory a bit of dialogue. If he makes an impression at his audition, the local model and actor could become the leading man in a film remake of the 1970s US television series Kung Fu.

21 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

A father who teaches fair play

This week Footballer Lee Kin-wo talks to Lau Kit-wai about how coaching a team is like being a parent

For a rookie football coach, Lee Kin-wo cuts a surprisingly authoritative figure.

Part of the reason is that Lee is one of Hong Kong's most well-known faces and still arguably one of our best soccer players.

2 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

'King of Asia' Lee boosts Beijing chances

HK ace breaks into world elite

Hong Kong's Daniel Lee Chi-wo yesterday expressed his delight at expanding his Olympic qualifying options through a superb showing at the world championships.

Lee registered his best ever finish in a top-class international event by placing 16th overall in the championships in Hamburg, Germany, on Sunday.

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Think ink

Combining quirky characters with off-beat captions such as 'How can I turn on my charm when I can't even find the switch?', Bien Yip Wing often brings a smile to readers' faces. Better known to fans as b.wing, she's among a group of female illustrators who are gaining prominence in a male-dominated field.

21 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Dynamics of a duo

Choreographer Mui Cheuk-yin and actor/director Lee Chun-chow are both Aquarians. This wouldn't be worth mentioning except that it's their similar astrological traits that has brought these two performers together for a new project.

19 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Action hero

Warner Bros has announced plans to remake the 1973 classic, Enter the Dragon. Who would you like to see being chosen to play the role made so famous by the late great Bruce Lee? Write to us

19 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Licence plate honouring Bruce Lee bought for bargain HK$40,000

A licence plate bearing the name Bruce Lee was snapped up by a fan of the legendary martial arts star for HK$40,000 at a government auction yesterday.

The winning bidder, a Mr Wong, said he had planned to pay as much as HK$1 million for the plate and would consult Lee's widow before deciding what it should be used for.

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am