Chinese cars end up sidetracked in emerging markets

It’s nice, but is it art? A Mercedes AMG SLS sport car on display at the Art Beijing Expo earlier this month. Foreign car brands in China have a cachet that local companies have failed to match. Photo: EPA

A funny thing happened on the way to China’s drive to build a world-beating auto industry: It got sidetracked.

Thursday, 16 May, 2013, 11:04am

How artist Otto met his perfect match

Visual artist Otto Li was living in the moment at his exhibition opening before Cherry Lam came and took his breath away. 'It was love at first sight for me,' Otto, 31, recalled.

Otto and art teacher Cherry, 29, were married on November 11. They celebrated with more than 350 guests in the ballroom of the Regal Hongkong Hotel.

31 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Date set for inquiry into Angland's fall on Cerise Cherry, while Du Plessis is passed fit

Stewards have announced their inquiry into jockey Tye Angland's fall more than two months ago will resume at Happy Valley next Tuesday.

Angland clung on for several seconds when Cerise Cherry blundered during the Chinese New Year Cup on February 5 after an incident at the 350 metres mark, but the young Australian rider eventually fell on to the track.

19 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Double pushes Leung closer to senior ranks

Apprentice Derek Leung Ka-chun is making the most of his five-pound claim while he still has it, and bagged a double on Cerise Cherry and Ambitious Treasure in a memorable afternoon that took him to within three victories of outriding his weight claim and joining the senior ranks.

18 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Hall's new purchase Summer Dash is coming along nicely

David Hall's new acquisition, Summer Dash, made an impressive third appearance at the Sha Tin barrier trial last Friday morning and the Australian import is looking primed to make a late assault on gaining a Hong Kong Derby start.

Summer Dash was a three-time winner before arriving, at distances between 1,400m and 1,800m under the guidance of Rosehill trainer Chris Waller.

26 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Cruz targets another coup with Joy And Fun

Derek Cruz has made a spectacular start to the domestic season with a winning strike rate of 14 per cent, and the trainer is hopeful of parlaying that momentum into a surprise Hong Kong Sprint win at Sha Tin tomorrow.

11 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Let Me Fight so close to landing a shock KO

Talented Let Me Fight had the odds stacked against him facing seasoned opposition in his return on Sunday, but came close to landing the spoils in the Class One Panasonic P2HK Professional Video Handicap and should be greeting the judge next time out.

9 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

'He will fight right to the line'

Jockey Howard Cheng Yue-tin outwitted his rivals in the eight-horse Albert Handicap (1,400m), controlling the pace on Cerise Cherry and leading all the way to victory on the consistent Derek Cruz-trained performer.

6 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

What changed and why

This very simple new version of Annie's story is still about the potential dangers of slimming.

In the original story we are surprised when we discover that Betty and Cherry have taken slimming medication, and that they did this because they wanted to take part in a modelling competition.

27 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Trawling for a home

Last Sunday, Winston rose from his bed in Tuen Mun at 7am, dressed, had breakfast, caught the 962 bus, then a tram to Kennedy Town where at 9.30am he could be found on Belcher's Street holding a clipboard and standing under a sign which, as it happened, said 'Playboy'.

22 Feb 2004 - 12:00am