Ace of pace: 'In Hong Kong, people are always on the run', says Monica Chen Yi-ping

Monica Chen Yi-ping

For Taiwanese model-turned-entrepreneur Monica Chen Yi-ping, there is nothing more important than spending time with her daughter, Lyann. Chen's schedule revolves around her daughter's.

Wednesday, 7 November, 2012, 3:22pm

Hong Kong's hip and cool hang out in style at Lacoste L!ve party

Crocodile Garments chief Lam Kin-ming channelling his inner cool.

SML restaurant in Times Square was transformed into a hip hangout for fashion lovers at the Lacoste L!ve party.

The party tour of the French apparel company Lacoste's diffusion line, which targets the young, stylish crowd, has stopped off in cities including New York, Montreal and Singapore.

19 Sep 2012 - 4:06am

Officers inflicted 117 injuries on detainee who later died, court finds

Three prison officers were found guilty yesterday of inflicting serious bodily harm on a Taiwanese detainee who died the day after, in 2009.

1 Sep 2012 - 3:57am

Pepper spray claim over Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre inmate who died

Three Correctional Services Department staff accused of injuring an inmate were seen leading him with a pepper spray-like liquid "all over his face" the day before he died, a court heard yesterday.

Acting officer Koon Kin-yip had earlier seen two of the defendants holding the man down in a hospital consultation room, the District Court was told.

15 Aug 2012 - 3:47am

Bitter row over Macau hotel still not resolved

Shareholders in the Macau New Century Hotel remained deadlocked yesterday despite the resumption of limited booking services that were temporarily suspended on Monday amid an ownership dispute.

4 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Tributes for screen villain Chen Qiang

Chen Qiang, an actor best known for playing roles of antagonists on the big screen, died at Beijing Anzhen Hospital on Tuesday night at the age of 93.

Chen starred in 43 movies, and was most famous for his portrayal of an evil landlord in The White-Haired Girl in 1950, and as a local tyrant in another classic, The Red Detachment of Women, in 1961.

28 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Stage holds no fear for Hong Kong prodigy

Butterfly Lovers & Yellow River Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Cultural Centre Concert Hall June 22

'A calf holds no fear of tigers' is an old Chinese saying that could be used to describe prodigy Chloe Pak. The 12-year-old tackled the Yellow River Piano Concerto, a four-movement work of taxing virtuosity, and pulled it off triumphantly.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Last line of defence

Security guards keep the public at bay at the private funeral service for Chen Din-hwa, founder of the Nan Fung Group, at the Hong Kong Funeral Home in Quarry Bay yesterday.

8 May 2015 - 10:49am

Family fraying at the edges

Before the Chen family feud erupted onto the front pages of Hong Kong's newspapers two years ago, patriarch Chen Din-hwa and his kin were best known for being little known.

8 May 2015 - 10:49am

Driven to succeed: tycoon's daughter has big ambitions

In 2009 Vivien Chen Wai-wai took over the reins at the Nan Fung Group in an impatient mood. She wanted to maintain the expansion pace set by her father, Chen Din-hwa, who founded the now-unlisted Nan Fung business empire in 1954.

'Previously, our marketing was not good enough. We should put more effort into that,' Chen told the South China Morning Post in June last year.

8 May 2015 - 10:49am

Compelling dance can't mask a poorly told story

Evacuation Order Hong Kong Dance Company Cultural Centre Grand Theatre

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A warm receptionfor the undisputed Queen of Cool

The Parisian designer-du-jour Isabel Marant celebrated the opening of her third stand-alone boutique last Saturday night with local fans at Central's Zuma restaurant in Landmark.

Canto-pop star Kelly Chen Wai-lam, an avid Marant fan, made her first public appearance since giving birth to her second son in March to meet the designer.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Rhyme and reason: how a crime writer found poetic justice

Shanghai-born crime writer and poet Qiu Xiaolong created the best-selling Inspector Chen detective series. Qiu, 59, won the Anthony Award for best new novel in 2001 with Death of a Red Heroine, which was declared one of the five best political novels of all time by The Wall Street Journal.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

St Paul's [Cathedral] was hated when it was begun. Everyone wanted a spire

Artist Anish Kapoor, who designed the controversial tower next to London's Olympic Stadium

Nothing's been decided and it's the last game of the season, which is ... agony for both clubs

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Flights of fancy

Sino-American relations have long been plagued by unsubstantiated conspiracy theories that undermine needed efforts to develop mutual trust between the world's two most important countries.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am