Chinese Culture

Setting the mood with quality, value and finesse

A solid oak coffee table is among pieces created out of hard-wearing wood.

In decorating any room or apartment, the key is to find the right balance between style and comfort. Realising that, Infurniti Home makes a point of selling furniture and accessories that combine high-quality craftsmanship with everyday functionality.

Friday, 7 September, 2012, 11:01am

Who said it?

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

We had a witness that said Johnson fired at the police. But … it appears that that's not the case

New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, on the wounding of nine people by police firing on a gunman on Friday


The Taiwan Academy should not compete with the Confucius Institute

27 Aug 2012 - 4:53am

Joshua WF Thomson wants to nurture Hong Kong's unique sounds

Joshua WF Thomson wants to nurture Hong Kong's unique sounds

Inside the cover of the upcoming first release on new local music label Platinum Metres, there is a message: "For every benefit brought by new technology there is a disadvantage. The shrinking world can leave us feeling less attentive, less reflective, and perhaps more … stupid.

25 Aug 2012 - 8:18am

Civil society thrives on the mainland, so long as it leaves politics well alone

Each year on the mainland, there are hundreds of thousands of "mass incidents", that is, protests involving more than 50 people. Indeed, demonstrations involving thousands of people are a frequent phenomenon. Chinese leaders are concerned about serious domestic as well as international challenges, and there is less talk of a "glorious era" in the mainstream mainland media.

16 Aug 2012 - 2:33am

Son urges leniency for father who chopped him

A case of family violence took a touching turn yesterday when a son pleaded for leniency for his father, who chopped his forehead in a fit of rage.

Chan Ngok-kui, 18, made the entreaty in the District Court just before his father, construction worker Chan Sui, 57, was sentenced for one count of wounding with intent.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

Sea dive risks stoking tensions

China's decision to send the Jiaolong manned submarine to explore a basin close to the Philippines may signal a new step in its approach to bolstering regional territorial claims, experts say.

But the survey mission risks stoking tensions with neighbours that hold competing sovereignty claims, they argue.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Submersible sets national record

China's deep-sea manned probe surpassed its operational depth of 7,000 metres yesterday, setting a national record for the country's sea-exploration programme.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Applauding Hong Kong Pop Legend Roman Tam

Exhibition examining the close connection between the career of the late Canto-pop singing star Roman Tam Pak-sin (1950-2002) and the development of popular music in Hong Kong. Mon, Wed-Sun, 10am-8pm, closed Tue, HK Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2180 8188. Ends Jul 30

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Vessel plumbs new depths

China's state-of-the-art manned submersible, Jiaolong, dived to a depth of 6,965 metres at the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific and returned safely to the surface late yesterday afternoon with samples of water and sea life.

20 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon wheels

Power and prestige are attributes of the dragon in Chinese folklore. So it's hardly surprising that, in this Year of the Dragon, producers of luxury cars have adopted the symbol to roll out special edition models for the China market.

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

All aboard for the trip of a lifetime

The route is long and the monotony of the road through the heartlands of West and East Europe soon starts to play tricks on the mind.

4 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Beware undertow of race relations

Overseas Chinese everywhere should be concerned about China's aggressive moves in the South China Sea, advancing its territorial claims close to the coasts of littoral states. Specifically, the ethnic Chinese minorities in the concerned Southeast Asian countries need to guard against anything suggesting sympathy for the claims of their former motherland.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

A night of memories with the master himself

Sam Hui in Concert 2012 Hong Kong Coliseum Ends Monday

A concert Canto-pop legend Sam Hui is usually a tour down memory lane and his latest concerts that opened on Friday are no exception, except for the fact his regular guest singer for decades, brother Ricky, died last year.

15 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In Tuesday's story entitled 'More doubts cast on Tang's claims' on A5, Dr Yeoh Eng-kiong was quoted as saying 'Article 23 of the Basic Law was a major piece of legislation ... but I do not recall anyone in the Exco making such remarks.' The quote should have been 'I do not recall anyone within the government making such remarks.'

23 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Canto-pop losing out

Over the past 10 years, Canto-pop music has really lost its way. People in other countries pay no attention to it. On the other hand, J-pop and K-pop are on the rise.

J-pop music has a powerful rhythm and beautiful melodies. K-pop stars have great dance moves and the lyrics are easy to remember.

12 Mar 2012 - 12:00am