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Cai

Czech mate

Slovakia's attractions may be unpronounceable, but there are enough of them to give the nation's more tourist-oriented neighbour a run for its money. Words and pictures by Tim Pile.

Thursday, 30 August, 2012, 6:56pm

A bad week for ...

Fung Wai-wah

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Trailblazer knew nothing of mainland

A keen dog-lover, Tsai Eng-meng derived the company name and brand Want Want from the Chinese rendition of the sound of a dog yapping - the name also sounds like the pronunciation of the Chinese character for 'prosperity'. A giant portrait of his dog, Happy, hangs at the group's headquarters in Shanghai.

23 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Cai Bao In is ready for first trip to city track

Paul O'Sullivan's Cai Bao In still has plenty of maturing to do, but a handy draw and suitable tempo should overcome any problems when he heads to Happy Valley for the first time tomorrow night, with the last-start winner looking the best banker in the middle leg of the Triple Trio.

29 May 2012 - 12:00am

Asian societies need a lesson in tolerance

Any general statements about West and East are bound to be little more than cliches and stereotyping. Still, it may not be inaccurate to say tolerance as an ideal and practice is much more cherished and encouraged in Western societies than in Eastern or Asian countries. This does not mean Western countries always practise what they preach.

21 May 2012 - 12:00am

The plight of the condor

Is there really a difference between Chinese parents and Western parents? It's a topic that most parents in Hong Kong approach with caution, lest they be accused of being prejudiced, narrow-minded or downright racist. We all know the cliches, but how true are they? Does the place of our ancestry, or our ethnicity, really determine what kind of parent we will become?

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

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