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Chinese Christians

'Don't you dare bring Christianity to Shanxi,' says official before detaining Beijing believer

When Li Wenxi, a Beijing book store worker traveled to Shanxi province in December to help local Christians open a new book store in the capital city Taiyuan, he was threatened by local state security agents.

Friday, 19 July, 2013, 12:22pm 11 comments

Reality check

Anniversary celebrations for the 1911 revolution have - yet again - highlighted Sun Yat-sen's place in history. The one figure who bridges the nationalist-communist ideological divide, Sun and his legacy remain controversial.

6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Dr Sun Yat-sen opera isn't a revolution in sound

Dr Sun Yat-sen Opera Hong Kong Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre Thursday

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A wrong note on Sun Yat-sen opera

After all this time, you'd think there would be nothing controversial about the legacy of Dr Sun Yat-sen, but that would underestimate the mainland's unpredictable sensitivities.

24 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Audit office task force probes group over profiting from donations

The National Audit Office has sent a task force to probe the Henan Soong Ching Ling Foundation, which is accused of profiting by lending out millions of donations.

5 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Founded on real life

Witnessing the evolution of a musical work is a fascinating experience - particularly if you've written it. In a small rehearsal room deep below New York's Lincoln Centre, mainland composer Huang Ruo and Hong Kong librettist Candace Chong Mui-ngam are hearing a 25-minute extract from their new opera, Dr Sun Yat-sen, sung for the first time.

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

SUN'S SPOTS

IF YOU ARE planning to visit the new Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum, it's best to go in the next six months when some of the more valuable exhibits, such as the exam sheet bearing the handwriting of the father of modern China, are still there.

17 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Historic home of China's first lady under threat

The grounds of the childhood home of China's original first lady, Soong Ching-ling, are threatened by a road-widening project in eastern Shanghai.

7 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Changing a nation

Just a day after my first visit to Soong Ching-ling's memorial museum in Shanghai, news came that her sister Soong Mei-ling had passed away in New York City.

28 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Work day with a difference

Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping had ice-cream with a group of children recently after an inspection tour to a flood-affected area.

Mr Ho was almost 90 minutes late for a competition ceremony hosted by Cable TV. He was held up by a hastily-arranged tour to visit families affected by the recent downpour in the New Territories.

15 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

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