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Chinese Mythology

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Divine Power - The Dragon in Chinese Art

Thursday, 25 October, 2012, 11:24am

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

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

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