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Have you heard the one about the bossy and overbearing parents?

There are 170 steps leading up to Diocesan Boys School from Prince Edward Road West in Mong Kok. One fretful parent thought this was too many for her son and offered to build an outdoor escalator.

Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 12:00am

A Better Tomorrow (film)

A Better Tomorrow is a Korean remake of the 1986 John Woo gangster shoot-'em-up. The original Hong Kong film made Chow Yun-fat a household name, and launched Woo's Hollywood career.

21 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Slim shades of Woo magic

A Better Tomorrow is a Korean remake of the 1986 John Woo gangster shoot-'em-up of the same name. The original Hong Kong film made Chow Yun-fat a household name, and launched Woo's Hollywood career.

16 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Chang's season just gets better as Tremendous Add raises his tally

The mysterious role of a move to the Olympic stables this season might be hanging over disappointing seasons for three trainers, but for Michael Chang Chun-wai the move has taken things the other way.

17 May 2010 - 12:00am

Great escape from boredom

Sometimes a well-paid corporate job just does not feel right. That is what Derrick Chang Dao-yan discovered nine years ago in his then role as a Toronto-based project manager with telecommunications company Bell Canada.

9 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Unwanted Golden Boy wrecks most TT players

Michael Chang Chun-wai was not exactly the 'Golden Boy' for Triple Trio punters when his Class Five winner of that name put the sword to most tickets in the first leg - and even the trainer confessed to some surprise.

7 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

All that glitters, it seems, is not jewellery

It's back to the future for Cartier. The jeweller refashioned something old - its famous Trinity collection - into something new on Tuesday afternoon at the Four Seasons, while introducing brand image celebrities Shu Qi (left) and Sylvia Chang Ai-chia. Mainland actor Chen Kun was also named a brand ambassador, but wasn't in town for the event.

2 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Film Workshop's founders take colleagues, friends down a 25-year-long memory lane

As part of this year's film festival, tribute is being paid to local director Tsui Hark (right) and his company, Film Workshop - co-founded with his wife, Nansun Shi (left) - on its 25th anniversary.

27 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Generous handicapping allows Enchanted to show some real magic

The vagaries of the ratings system allowed trainer Michael Chang Chun-wai to do something with Enchanted that he would not normally - lead all the way to win.

Jockey Zac Purton had suggested to Chang that the Sha Lek Handicap (1,400m) was devoid of pace and pressing forward from an outside draw might be the seven-year-old gelding's best chance.

2 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Poisoning: student held

A university student in Jiangsu province has been arrested for allegedly poisoning classmates.

Three students from China University of Mining and Technology in Xuzhou needed hospital treatment for food poisoning a few days after eating in the university canteen on May 31.

They were diagnosed with thallium poisoning, New Express Daily reported.

21 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Love in a Fallen City

Love in a Fallen City

by Eileen Chang

New York Review of Books, HK$117

24 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Language, patriotism and ambition behind creative legacy

Journalist, educator, filmmaker and publisher ; Born: September 18, 1916 Died: February 2, 2006

In 1928, when 11-year-old Chang Kuo-sin and his father left their native Hainan Island in search of a better life in Kuching, north Borneo, he had only a rudimentary education in Chinese.

11 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Little Brother

Starring: Park Ji-bin, Soe Dae-han, Choi Woo-hyuk

Director: Lim Tae-hyung

Category: I (Korean with Chinese

and English subtitles)

1 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Guns & Talks (Korean)

Starring: Shin Hyeon-jun, Shin Ha-kyun, Won Bin, Jeong Jin-yeong

Director: Jang Jin

Category: IIB

9 May 2002 - 12:00am

Recovered classic a real reward

Traces Of Love And Other Stories by Eileen Chang, edited by Eva Hung Renditions $89 (pb) THE SHORT stories of Eileen Chang, set mainly in Japanese-occupied Shanghai, are like fine wine. They mature over time. In the 1950s, when China was obsessed with building a new communist order, Chang's earlier preoccupation with a culture in transition and under siege had little relevance.

8 Jul 2000 - 12:00am