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  • Oct 22, 2014
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Knowledge - Power: The Imperial Examination System of the Qing Dynasty

Exhibition of artefacts (including a depiction of A scene of archery in the military imperial examination in the Qing dynasty, left) that traces the Chinese imperial examination system's legacy.

Friday, 27 January, 2012, 12:00am

Ho's Competitor holds aces in exotic opener

Prudent punters will keep their powder dry for Saturday's monster $42 million Triple Trio jackpot but for those who cannot wait, tomorrow night's Happy Valley meeting provides another opportunity to cash in on the world's best bet.

There's no carry-over but the game is the same and No Competitor looks as good a banker as any in the opening leg of an extremely tough TT.

23 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Cazenove rises to challenge of playing classic Cowardly cad

Starring opposite Joan Collins as the dastardly Ben Carrington in hit 1980s soap opera Dynasty is only one of the many highlights of Christopher Cazenove's acting career.

Cazenove can be seen until May 16 in the British Airways Playhouse production of Noel Coward's Private Lives at the Conrad.

7 May 1999 - 12:00am

Chinese Dynasty gala raises an imperial $5.8m

Following the trend of raising money in Hong Kong for mainland charities, Project Hope's 'Wonders of the Chinese Dynasty' charity gala saw local socialites don Chinese costumes and fancy dress.

22 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Brats with big hearts serving HK

Is the mall-rat really the same as an ex-pat-brat? Before coming to work in an ESF (English Schools Foundation) school, I had the impression that all those ESF schoolchildren one sees in and around Pacific Place were really rather selfish, pushy and self-centred brats! I confess to having had wrong and odious stereotypical first impressions.

10 May 1996 - 12:00am

Rich pickings

Too Damn Famous by Joan Collins, Orion $195.

THE much-maligned superbitch actress of a top-rating American soap opera is really a vulnerable, generous, loving mother.

2 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Organisers in a lather over soap queen's visit

EVEN the Dynasty scriptwriters (difficult to believe I know, but the programme did actually employ some) would have been hard pressed to come up with the sort of scenario that is unfolding for the upcoming visit of actress Joan Collins to Hongkong.

26 Mar 1993 - 12:00am