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Featured Cuisine: complex by design

Cuisine from Qufu is relatively obscure in China and it might not be known at all if not for the fact that the city, in southwest Shandong province, was the home of Confucius.

Thursday, 24 January, 2013, 10:01am

Talking points

Heineken poised to take Asia Pacific Breweries

28 Sep 2012 - 1:50am


Wong Fei-hung is one of Hong Kong's most important cultural icons: for the past six decades, 'Master Wong' - a real-life martial arts practitioner made famous on screen first by Kwan Tak-hing, and later by Jet Li Lianjie - dazzled local audiences with his dexterous kung fu and unwavering patriotism.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The Peregrinations of Confucius

Yuen Siu-fai stars in The Confucian Academy's Cantonese opera production on Confucius and his wanderings from one state to another in search of a worthy ruler and position. In Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. Feb 13, 7.15pm, Feb 14, 1.30pm, also 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$90-HK$1,000 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2735 5556

13 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Still growing

My elder son has just turned 21, a milestone age among his classmates at university in Australia, but one that has no special meaning in Hong Kong, where he was born and schooled, or the Philippines, the place I chose for a family celebration.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Romantic, patriot, or just a prize fool?

When the Confucius Peace Prize was announced shortly after the dissident Liu Xiaobo won last year's Nobel Peace Prize, many queried the background of the mysterious award.

It even became the subject of ridicule when a young girl received the award on behalf of the honorary chairman of Taiwan's Kuomintang, Lien Chan, who said he knew nothing about the award.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Putin named winner of Confucius Peace Prize

The controversial Confucius Peace Prize - banned by the mainland authorities in September - has made a comeback through a Hong Kong-registered company.

The organiser said this year's award went to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, and an award ceremony will be held on December 9 in Beijing, according to poet Qiao Damo, one of the founders of the prize.

16 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

In the footsteps of an old sage

A group of students in a local secondary school stand as they dutifully recite the familiar words: 'The Master said: 'It is a pleasant experience to apply what you have learned, isn't it?'.'

Every Hong Kong student is familiar with such Confucian texts from their Chinese lessons.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am


Confucius says my teacher is wrong

One of my teachers has set up a rule that everybody has to participate in the class. If you don't put up your hand, there are two reasons why you will be punished: you failed to contribute your views and you did not know the answer.

I have two reasons why I don't think this rule achieves anything.

6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Public Eye

When 'meddling' is really a contribution to healthy debate

3 Aug 2011 - 12:00am