Chinese Mythology

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.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:07pm

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Close to 200 items (such as a late Ming dynasty Kesi chuba dragon robe) dating from the Neolithic period to the 20th century illustrated with dragons. Daily, 10am-5pm, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, Chinese University of HK, Sha Tin, free. Inquiries: 3943 7416. Ends Nov 18

25 Oct 2012 - 11:24am

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

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

The sisters of Shunde

Shunde - better known in Cantonese as Shun Tak - is a substantial city on the West River, about an hour's drive north of Macau. Heavily industrialised, like most of the Pearl River Delta, Shun Tak nevertheless remains distinct.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Flexible approach

Kung Hei Fat Choy! LuxeHomes wishes all our readers a prosperous Year of the Dragon. The dragon is a favourite creature in Chinese tradition, but it is really a human creation. It is made up of the head of the crocodile, the horn of the deer, the claws of the eagle, and the body of the snake.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

How China welcomes its little dragons

We can expect to see a lot of dragon babies this year. That is, a lot of couples having children in the Year of the Dragon.

The dragon is the only Chinese zodiac sign that is an imaginary animal. Why is that? Are dragons better than the other 11 creatures?

18 Jan 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

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

It's all off, folks - models Mikki Yao and Sunny Tsang call it quits after 10 years

Almost as many A-lister break-ups as hook-ups registered on our radar over the holiday season. Model-about-town Mikki Yao spilled the beans at a fashion event on Tuesday that she had ended her 10-year relationship with fellow model Sunny Tsang.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Mainlanders do have a moral compass

That hundreds of people rioted in Xian at the weekend over the death of a child provides a bleak sense of hope. Unbearably sad as reports of 10-year-old Xu Yueqi's death in a traffic accident undoubtedly are, this shows that mainlanders do indeed care about the well-being of their children.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Duo evoke spirit of craftsmanship

Fusing inspiration from Chinese traditions, with a fresh take on contemporary design, has been a winning formula for Jeff Shi and Jiang Qionger, who will share their experiences at Business of Design Week.

The two designers will be featured in the heritage and design forum at the annual flagship event of the Hong Kong Design Centre.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Activist released after year in prison

An Aids activist was freed yesterday after serving a one-year jail term for 'intentionally damaging property'.

Tian Xi, a 24-year-old rights advocate for Aids patients, said he arrived home around 3am yesterday morning after being released by police in Xincai county, Henan province.

19 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Fate, timing and a lot of skill spell success

There is a tricky relationship between failure and success, and rower Liao Shun-yin's experience is a perfect example of this. The 19-year-old athlete, nicknamed 'Long Leg' for obvious reasons, sat his A-level exams for the second time, and will receive his result next Thursday.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am