Galician People

Along the Way

Along the Way by Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Hope Edelman Audible (audiobook)

Sunday, 3 June, 2012, 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Party briefs media on strategy for Legco elections

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

An unbalanced recovery would be better than a balanced recession

Vice-Premier Wang Qishan, warning that the global economy is in a grim state

Although the prices have not yet fallen to a level ... deemed satisfactory, this can perhaps be seen as a kind of soft landing, which I think is largely not a bad thing

22 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Good time Charlie

Outside Stage 27 at Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, on a warm September evening, an army of reporters stands in wait for the man of the moment- a man who has been grabbing hyperbolic headlines around the world, not for his creative talents, but for his many colourful rampages, be they drug-fuelled, sexual or verbally diarrhetic.

2 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Crazy reunion a laughing matter

Veteran comedian Lo Hoi-pang paced up and down a Kwun Tong studio holding an erhu and singing a comical Canto-pop oldie about the loss of freedom.

Behind him comedian Victoria Lam Kin-ming reclined on a black sofa. And when the music stopped, Louie Castro and Jaime Chik Mei-chun entered the studio, screaming 'daddy'.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Quotes of the week

He interrogated me almost like a doctor. And I confessed, almost like a patient

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, on Fidel Castro's concern which led to a cancer diagnosis

The moment of truth and reconciliation will come ... like in South Africa

Activist Hu Jia, freed from jail after three and a half years

3 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

The whole party is confronted with growing danger of lacking in drive, incompetence, divorce from the people, lacking in initiative, and corruption

President Hu Jintao, on the party's 90th anniversary

Let me assure you from the bottom of my heart ... my team and I will continue to work with full dedication ... until the last minute of office

2 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Spoof on Sheen takes a dig at mainland moral standards

A mainland newspaper column lambasting troubled Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen is a talking point online.

15 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Charlie Sheen rises, the Western empire falls. But are we Chinese really so different?

It's the rise of China and the decline of the West. How do we know this? It's Charlie Sheen, or so argues the Global Times, the sister publication of the People's Daily, the motherland's greatest 'all the news that's fit to print' newspaper.

12 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

A ride on the wild side... in almost total silence

Some people may have noticed a red sports car zooming round the New Territories yesterday. Nothing odd in this, you may think, except that this one, despite its sportif appearance, was completely silent.

10 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Bubbly singer draws on experience to help the depressed

Singer Louie Castro is such a cheerful optimist, the Samaritans have appointed him an ambassador. The ceremony happened in late December and the sunny vocalist will take part in events and campaigns encouraging youngsters to resist succumbing to pressure, depression and even suicide.

13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

From the vault: 1987

Wall Street

Starring: Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Martin Sheen Director: Oliver Stone

28 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

My Life

My Life

by Fidel Castro, with Ignacio Ramonet

Penguin/Allen Lane, HK$413

Castro has held the world spellbound with his defiance. The last great revolutionary leader of the mid-20th century, a lawyer turned fighter, then statesman and rebel, he has outlasted nine US presidents and survived hundreds of assassination attempts.

4 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Out of the West Wing and back to school

When Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001, he went straight on to America's lucrative after-dinner speaking circuit. George Bush senior retired to the family ranch in Texas at the end of his term of office eight years earlier.

16 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Finding the plot

A WRITER WHO was born on the Macau ferry should be ideal for the Hong Kong International Literary Festival. But Brian Castro returned to his childhood home with some disquiet last week. He has the talent, the output and the prizes of a top writer, but has only recently convinced himself to join the marketing circuit at the occasional festival.

19 Mar 2006 - 12:00am