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Dream of the Red Chamber

Xiaobaihua Troupe of Hangzhou Yue Opera Theatre

The Yue (aka Shaoxin) opera troupe performs: Interrogating the Husband (left), Jul 16; The Jade Dragonfly, Jul 17; and opera excerpts Sweet Memories at the 18 Spots During the Long Farewell (from The Butterfly Lovers), Burying the Petals and Mourning Daiyu (from The Dream

Monday, 16 July, 2012, 12:00am

He knows the score

Although nominated 11 times at the Hong Kong Drama Awards for best original score, Roger Lin Lung-ghi has yet to win. But he doesn't seem too upset.

'I sort of like it - it means my music isn't mainstream and I'm not trying to please anyone,' says Lin, who considers it a compliment the judging panels acknowledged him in the first place.

29 May 2007 - 12:00am

The big picture

As a political analyst, I have found scientific study insufficient in revealing the complexities and intricacies associated with human experiences in a rapidly changing world.

15 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Signs of bygone times sought for the capital

Heritage sites must be clearly marked, delegate suggests

Signs should be placed at the capital's cultural heritage sites by the Beijing municipal government to protect the city's fast-disappearing cultural legacy, a CPPCC delegate said yesterday.

12 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Dream over for crumbling home of revered writer

IGNORING the appeal of the scholastic community, the Beijing city Government is about to demolish the 300-year-old home of the man people call China's Shakespeare - Cao Xueqin, the author of the Dream of the Red Chamber, the most famous novel in Chinese literature.

10 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

The 1997 handover

A worker at Cao Xueqin Enterprise Group tends pots of a special vintage wine destined to celebrate next year's handover of Hong Kong.

Cao Xueqin will deliver 1,997 pots of its '1997 celebration wine' to the territory by the day of the handover.

The move is a major promotional coup for the hitherto obscure wine-maker from Tangshan in China's northeast.

13 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

Wine maker looks to be toast of Hong Kong in 1997

Tangshan Cao Xueqin Enterprise Group has joined the rush of Chinese enterprises seeking to grab a piece of the 1997 pie - using the handover of Hong Kong as a gimmick to promote its products.

The white wine maker says it will send six lorries carrying 1,997 pots of specially made '1997 celebration wine' to the territory by June 1997.

13 Jun 1996 - 12:00am