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Chinese Culture

Cultural understanding

Cultural differences can be a major source of confusion and frustration for expatriates living in Hong Kong, or those who regularly travel to the mainland for business.

Saturday, 14 January, 2012, 12:00am

Unease at dragon stamp just hot air

The controversy over China Post's stamp marking the Year of the Dragon shows the sensitivities that have arisen over China's rise. Even though the philatelic offering bears a classic depiction of the mythical creature, there is criticism among some that it is a message about the government's true intentions.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Young iconoclast's dim view on revolution strikes chord in Beijing

There may be many mysteries in Chinese politics, but whether the state propaganda machine is surrounded by many competing voices is not one of them.

A leader among those voices is Han Han, a 29-year-old professional rally driver and self-described amateur writer, whose blog has received 520 million visits since he started it in 2006.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Dragon stamp 'doesn't send wrong message'

The designer of the mainland's Year of the Dragon postage stamp has defended what some have described as a sinister-looking beast, saying it will help exorcise evil spirits and represents a confident China.

The latest Lunar New Year stamp, designed by Shenzhen-based Chen Shaohua, was released by China Post yesterday with a face value of 1.20 yuan (HK$1.47).

6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The Planner


A is Green, R is Red - And Other Obstacle in Seeings

Designer Lio Yeung's works suggest an alternative way of seeing the world. Today, 11.30am-8pm, Agnes B's Librairie Galerie, 1/F, 18 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai. Inquiries: 2869 5505. Ends today

Living for the Moment

31 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Jade Christy can dazzle with his luxury weight

Trainer Ricky Yiu Poon-fai took a little time to hit his straps this season, but the yard is in full flight now and Jade Christy should continue that roll by winning the Chinese General Chamber Of Commerce Cup (1,000m) at Sha Tin today.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Cultural evolution

Dennis Chan didn't really learn about Chinese culture until Hong Kong was handed back to China.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Beijing looks to ancient sages

Beijing is seeking inspiration from religious teachings to help the nation through a 'crisis of social morality'.

25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Supreme Taiji can arrive on time

Horses which miss the start and horses drawn in the outside barrier are not usually a recipe for success at Happy Valley, but the chemistry of both of those factors might help Supreme Taiji upset the favourites in a tricky Hong Kong Squash 50th Anniversary Cup (1,000m) today.

23 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Hanging in the balance

Mrs Ho is 72 and her life has always been entwined with the little roadside stall that sells traditional weighing scales in Sham Shui Po.

She remembers the neighbourhood in the old days, with the bustling wet market and the fishermen hauling in fresh fish from the nearby harbour.

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am