Chinese Philosophy

Book fair may lack pseudo-models, but it can still set the pulses racing

For avid readers unsettled by our book fairs being swamped by scantily-dressed 'pseudo-models', the Antiquarian Book Fair in December will be lang mo-free.

Friday, 29 October, 2010, 12:00am

China: A Religious State

China: A Religious State by John Lagerwey Hong Kong University Press HK$125

17 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Leaders learn how to be led

For ambitious Generation Y graduates, it pays to remember that a good follower makes a good leader. For employers, it pays to listen to these young mavericks.

Known as the products of advantageous upbringings and an ideal education, today's fresh graduates are proactive, creative and independent.

15 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Woman accused of slapping husband

13 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

When cultures talk

In an awkward moment during CNN broadcaster Fareed Zakaria's recent interview with Premier Wen Jiabao , the former praised the latter for initiating the rehabilitation of Hu Yaobang , the pro-reform leader whose death in April 1989 triggered the student unrest that year.

8 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Living life with no regrets

Some religions claim the world will end on May 21, 2011. Would you have any regrets if it happened?

5 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Author heads to book fair armed with a liberal attitude to the subject of sex

Some people turn out books faster than I can finish a meal. Among them is my former boss Lau Tin-chi. We both used to work at the same Chinese-language press group a couple of centuries ago. Well, he was then a top adviser to the brothers who still own the group, while I was a lowly reporter, so I doubt he even knew I existed.

2 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Follow your interests

While international schools often have career guidance counsellors, many local schools don't. But there are plenty of ways to find out about prospective careers and jobs. Cyrus Chan Kwan-ho, 21, qualified as a gym instructor in six months. Now, he helps youngsters at the Changing Young Lives Foundation stay fit and stretch their muscles.

4 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Why suffering astronaut told the nation he was fine

'I feel fine,' lied Yang Liwei , eyes closed and arms drifting weightlessly.

It was 9.31am on October 15, 2003. Yang had just become China's first astronaut, and ground control was asking him how he felt.

His positive response brought enormous joy and relief to hundreds of millions of people holding their breath in front of television sets around the country.

5 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Cradle of 1911 revolution to get facelift in URA project

A street in Central that was a cradle of the 1911 Chinese revolution is to get a facelift and a link to nearby historic sites under a plan drawn up by the Urban Renewal Authority.

The HK$40 million project will revamp a park at Pak Tsz Lane and improve its accessibility.

1 May 2010 - 12:00am


Stop blaming the West for all of Chinese society's ills

I refer to the letter by Hermia Lee ('Young people will benefit from ethics', February 21).

She writes that Western values 'dominant in Hong Kong' account for 'compensated dating, pseudo models and higher suicide rates. If our young people had studied Chinese ethics, things might have been different.'

28 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

A lesson from greedy Chan

Fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen is ridiculous. He received a lot of money when Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum died. But that was not enough for him. Now it looks as if was behaving illegally and his greed drew attention to that.

23 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Moral tales a far cry from seedy reality

It is no doubt sheer coincidence that the Confucius movie is being screened almost simultaneously with all-time box office record holder Avatar. But the apparent overwhelming popularity of the latter compared with the former probably cannot only be put down to Avatar's technical brilliance.

31 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Chow Yun-fat talks up relevance of Confucius ahead of biopic's opening in city tomorrow

The patriotic biopic film Confucius makes its debut in Hong Kong tomorrow and the film's promotion machine rolled through the city on Monday.

27 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

It's lies, all lies

I really wanted to cancel my vacation and come forward to clarify that I have no such godfather. The story really insulted my intelligence. I don't even know this person. Forget it. He already has to suffer his consequences. His family is unhappy. I don't want to put salt on someone else's injury. I don't want to say anymore

26 Jan 2010 - 12:00am