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Chinese Culture

Style Check: when art and fashion collide

Partnering with Chinese artists seems to be a growing trend for international fashion labels - and no prizes for guessing why. All eyes are focused on the region as a producer as well as a consumer of creativity.

Friday, 9 November, 2012, 2:05pm

Materialism a threat to China's literary culture, fears Wang Anyi

With more than 60 literary works under her belt, Shanghai-based author Wang Anyi is regarded as one of the most prolific and influential writers in contemporary China.

28 Oct 2012 - 4:52pm

Tai Hang dragon dance marks colourful start to Chinese holiday

Thousands of people thronged in Tai Hang to watch the area's heritage-listed dragon dance, kicking off the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day celebrations. Paraded along the narrow streets by 300 dancing Tai Hang residents, the 61-metre fire dragon swung its head and tail to the cheering of crowds.

30 Sep 2012 - 11:53am

Avenue of Comic Stars opens in Kowloon Park with statues of characters

The world's first Avenue of Comic Stars (above left) opened in Kowloon Park yesterday, with fans having fun in the sun.

Tony Wong Yuk-long, president of the Hong Kong Comics and Animation Federation, and Gregory So Kam-leung (right), the Secretary for Commercial and Economic Development, officiating at the ceremony.

29 Sep 2012 - 3:11am

Mooncakes of solid gold are a Shanghai sell-out

They are the hottest mooncakes this season, selling out across the mainland. And their secret ingredient? Pure gold.

But as traditional pastry versions are trumped by gold counterparts, some warn the trend is a ploy with the shiny cakes better for bribing officials.

27 Sep 2012 - 4:00am

Out shopping

16 Sep 2012 - 2:36am

Setting the mood with quality, value and finesse

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.

7 Sep 2012 - 11:01am

Who said it?

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

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