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War games fracas strains ties between South Korea and Japan

South Korea is refusing to allow a Japanese warship to dock at its port during a joint naval exercise, reports said yesterday, as ties between the pair remain strained over disputed islands.

Wednesday, 26 September, 2012, 2:48am

The Pusan International Film Festival, South Korean Cinema and Globalisation

The Pusan International Film Festival, South Korean Cinema and Globalisation by SooJeong Ahn Hong Kong University Press

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


Celebrating its 16th edition, South Korea's - if not Asia's - premier film festival was all about engaging with the new. Apart from its new official name - it's now called the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), replacing its host city's former romanised name of Pusan - the most visible change lies in the opening of the Busan Cinema Centre.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Pusan, South Korea

When the fireworks lit up the night sky over the South Korean port city of Pusan nine days ago, they marked the end of the latest edition of Asia's most important annual cinema gathering - and the end of an era.

24 Oct 2010 - 12:00am


THIS TIME LAST year, William Kwok Wai-lun was having the time of his life. His project, Dark Heart of Man, was among those being presented to international investors at Hong Kong's premier event for emerging filmmakers. The 37-year-old, who had made three self-financed features, spent three hectic days meeting more than a dozen potential backers for his $6 million project.

20 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Let the Games begin

SOUTH KOREA HAS gained a wealth of experience in hosting large-scale sporting events in just over a year. Thirteen months ago, the FIFA World Cup came to Asia for the first time, and Seoul shared the responsibility of putting on the world's most popular sporting extravaganza with neighbouring Japan.

21 Aug 2003 - 12:00am

Crowning moment

Excitement will reach fever pitch in Busan, South Korea as the 2002 Asian Games open on Sunday at the 80,000-seat Asiad stadium in the southern maritime city. The two-hour ceremony will feature a spectacular re-enactment of an ancient meeting of Korean kings in celebration of Asia's past and future.

27 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Flying the flag

Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa gave his support to SAR athletes at an Asian Games flag presentation ceremony held at Government House last week.

Hong Kong will send its largest-ever contingent comprising more than 300 athletes and officials to the 14th Asian Games to be held from September 29 to October 14 in the South Korean port city of Busan.

14 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

San San finds silver lining in Shenzhen

Lee Lai-shan remains unfazed by failing to capture her 10th Asian title in Shenzhen this week, saying her sights are firmly set on defending her Asian Games title in October.

6 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

More sailings to West Africa

P&O Nedlloyd is to increase the frequency of its Waccon service, which links Asian ports such as Shanghai, Pusan, Hong Kong and Singapore with West Africa, from fortnightly to every 10 days from May 1.

25 Apr 1997 - 12:00am