Pseudo-models strut their stuff

Pseudo-models may have been banned officially from signing autographs at the book fair. But on the first day, they still managed to titillate some, and offend others.

Thursday, 21 July, 2011, 12:00am

There is still time for donating a used book

There is still a full week to put your used books to good use by giving them to underprivileged children. This is how much longer the 'Books for a Cause' campaign is running.

The campaign, organised by the local charity Kids4kids, invites students, businesses and members of the public to donate used books between May 30 and June 6.

24 May 2011 - 12:00am

Models told not to 'cause chaos' at fair

With their autograph sessions banned from Hong Kong's annual Book Fair on grounds of bad taste, the skimpily-clad young women known as pseudo-models have found a new base for book-signing - Golden Bauhinia Square.

21 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

History-makers Part 17: Johannes

In 1450, Johannes Gutenberg made history by inventing the printing press. Although it was later improved upon, his invention was the basis of machines used to print books, magazines and newspapers until the 20th century

6 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Booksellers slash prices as fair winds down

Booksellers yesterday offered deeper discounts in a last attempt to boost sales and clear stock before the week-long Book Fair ends tonight.

Many exhibitors offered additional savings to customers if they bought more books.

28 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

After lining up for days, fans of stars excited for doors to open

Fans of pop stars and pseudo-models began lining up outside of the Convention and Exhibition Centre as much as a week ago to demonstrate their undisputed loyalty to their idols at the opening of the Book Fair today.

22 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Art on your sleeve

There is no question that pretty doll-shaped dresses top fashion's must-have list this summer. But what makes them different from last season's styles are the striking and colourful prints on them. Gone are the ditsy florals; today's prints are bold and dynamic with great sweeps of colour that blur, merge and bleed into each other, suggesting strong, independent femininity.

20 May 2009 - 12:00am

Little league

With space at a premium in most Hong Kong flats and offices, it's good to know major consumer-electronics brands are designing stylish products to perk up the look of small spaces. Samsung Electronics has given the usually bulky laser printer a makeover and come up with the CLP-315.

15 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Pressing times for companies with mainland facilities

Hong Kong's printing and packaging companies will find more commonality than differences when they meet at this year's Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and CIEC Exhibition Company (HK) from today until Thursday at the AsiaWorld-Expo, as the majority of businesses who have facilities in the mainland are feeling the pinch o

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Printing made easy

Printing and Presses

Choose the right antonym (opposite): common, unofficial, with difficulty

Until the invention of the printing press, books were handwritten. This made books rare and very expensive.

22 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Democrats planning green paper website

The Democratic Party plans a website to get more young people to respond to the government's green paper on constitutional development.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Post 'class apart' in press awards

The South China Morning Post was last night named one of Asia's best newspapers by the region's leading newspaper organisation, adding to a string of more than 40 accolades the paper has received this year.

The Post was voted runner-up as Newspaper of the Year by the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers' Association (Panpa).

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Ladder to success


STEP HONG KONG, a branch of the London-based Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), was established in May 2002 and has more than 270 members.

20 May 2006 - 12:00am


1992: Studied modern dance at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

1995: Clinched a scholarship to join the US Dance Festival

1996: Graduated from the advanced diploma course and joined the City Contemporary Dance Company

2001: Won the Hong Kong Dance Awards for his performance in Plaza X

12 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Students with low HKCEE score compete for A-level alternatives

More than 56,000 students have already applied for places on Vocational Training Council (VTC) programmes as the annual scramble for alternatives to A-level study gets under way.

9 Aug 2005 - 12:00am