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Condor Trilogy

The Little Red Guard

The Little Red Guard by Huang Wenguang Riverhead Books

Sunday, 6 May, 2012, 12:00am

A pop writer for starry-eyed teens

He calls himself a 'mainland version of the American dream'. And that's just what he is.

Guo Jingming is a self-made young man from poor circumstances who now tops the 2011 Rich List for Chinese writers. His royalties last year alone were 24.5million yuan (HK$30 million).

Critics call Guo's writing overly commercial and self-involved.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Freed activist aims to recover health

Legal activist Guo Feixiong says he will focus on recovering his health after 'experiences that were beyond human imagination' during five years in jail.

Guo (pictured), released from Meizhou Prison on Tuesday, also said yesterday that he remained convinced that a democratic China would be realised through gradual reform.

15 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

The Transition Period

Today, Zhou Hao's The Transition Period - which premiered at the Hong Kong International Film Festival in 2009 - comes with a new Chinese title. It's now called Shuji (Secretary). This title refers to the profession of Guo Yongchang, the documentary's protagonist and, at the time of filming, party secretary of the Henanese county of Gushi.

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Pay fee or give wife's body to science, man told

A Beijing hospital has told a migrant worker to pay off 530,000 yuan, or 265 times his monthly earnings, in medical fees or donate his wife's body to medical research, after she died several weeks after giving birth, according to the Beijing Times.

24 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth

20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth

by Xiaolu Guo

Chatto & Windus, HK$208

Readers familiar with Xiaolu Guo's first novel in English will be relieved that her follow-up work dispenses with the cloying Chinglish that nevertheless saw its being short-listed last year for the Orange Prize.

20 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Prison for activist who wrote book on scandal

Dissident Guo Feixiong has been sentenced to five years in jail for conducting 'illegal business activities', his wife and his lawyer have said.

Guo's wife, Zhang Qing , said the Tianhe District Court in Guangzhou also fined her husband 40,000 yuan yesterday.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers

by Xiaolu Guo

Chatto & Windus, HK$208

When Chinese writer and filmmaker Guo Xiaolu moved from China to London on a British Council filmmaking scholarship in 2002 she began a diary, written in English. That diary was to become the inspiration for a novel.

18 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

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First impression: those unfamiliar with Chinese martial arts TV series or films will probably think Hong Kong television stations and the MTR have gone completely loopy by airing adult content

in broad daylight. Not so. This is a weird, but funny, ad.

29 May 2005 - 12:00am

'Sick' diving star skips events, and shops

Diving sensation Guo Jingjing took the morning off from the medallists' tour yesterday due to illness, but was seen shopping with her rumoured boyfriend, fellow diver Tian Liang, in the afternoon.

Guo did not appear with medal winners at Golden Bauhinia Square or the Tsing Ma Bridge, and she was also absent from a group lunch at the JW Marriott hotel.

8 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

McDonald's bites back into market

It slashes prices and enlists diving star Guo Jingjing to help

McDonald's China, under pressure from a global rival, meat scares and consumer demand for 'greener food', has slashed its prices and announced a second alliance with a mainland sports star.

26 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Persecuted graft-fighter is finally a hero

Years of fighting to expose corruption cost Guo Guangyun, left, almost everything - his government job, his freedom and his health.

After surviving labour camp internment, which left him sensitive to the cold and 'often seized by a feeling of approaching death', the 61-year-old is finally being hailed as a hero for exposing corrupt officials in Hebei province.

26 Nov 2003 - 12:00am