Guan Yu

Chinese boy, 13, to take on Euro pros

Thirteen-year-old world junior champion Guan Tianlang will make history next week at the Volvo China Open in Tianjin when he becomes the youngest player ever to compete in a European Tour event.

Saturday, 14 April, 2012, 12:00am

Yu Jie describes brush with death

Dissident Christian writer Yu Jie who has fled to the United States with his family, yesterday accused Beijing police of torturing him to the brink of death over a year ago and vowed he would not return before dramatic political change took place in his country.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Writer flees to the US with his family

Dissident Christian writer Yu Jie has fled to the United States with his family, he said yesterday, citing fears for his safety after the authorities had warned him about his criticism of the communist leadership.

13 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Showcase of Law Kar-ying's Art

Law Kar-ying (left) stars in Art of Cantonese Opera's productions of: The Dragon Order, Jan 4, 7.30pm; Heroic Treason, Jan 5, 7.30pm; Guan Yu, Jan 6, 7.30pm; Loyal to Love, Jan 7, 7.30pm; Lover's Mirror, Jan 8, 1.30pm; and Woman Warrior: Mu Gui-ying, Jan 8, 7.30pm. All shows: in Cantonese with Chinese and English surtitles. HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$100-HK$380 Urbtix.

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Frank Yu

Frank Yu spent much of his career as an architect in the United States, but moved to Hong Kong five years ago to co-run his studio, Gravity Partnership. His work takes him across China, from the smallest villages to the largest cities, designing major cultural, commercial and housing projects.

8 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Masterpieces in chocolate

Chocolate is not just a tasty treat: it can also be used to create art. Koo Ka-chun, executive chef of Vero Chocolates, and a master chocolate sculptor, is exhibiting some of his artistic creations made from the treat.

9 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Photographic preservation in Xi Guan

On August 8, 80 teenage photographers visited Xi Guan, a historic area of Guangzhou famous for its old streets and distinctive architecture.

1 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Night at the opera promises to be a treat

Chinese opera aficionados can choose from seven performances at this year's Hong Kong Arts Festival.

13 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Best-selling author escapes the censors

Leading mainland author Yu Hua's stories revolve around sensitive topics such as sex, violence and the mainland's political upheavals, but his works have always managed to get through the censors unscathed.

29 May 2006 - 12:00am

Investors hope war-god theme park makes mint

A Hong Kong businessman plans to build a theme park in Yunnan province devoted to Kuan Gong, the Chinese god of war, according to a mainland report.

Lui Chun-wan was one of the key investors involved in the project in Kunming, reported the official Yunnan Daily.

7 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Honouring tradition

Chinese Opera Extravaganza: This Arts Festival production is a showcase of Beijing, Kun and Cantonese operas, with all-star casts. All the performances feature Chinese surtitles and an English synopsis. Pictured is an actor as the heroic character Guan Yu. Four separate programmes, today-February 11, 7.30pm. Lyric Theatre, Academy for Performing Arts, Wan Chai. $120-$280 Urbtix: 2734 9009.

8 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

The lessons in loyalty gleaned from literature

I WAS intrigued by Margaret Ng's article 'Subtle warning on divided loyalties' (South China Morning Post, April 25) - a warning intended for Hong Kong Government officials was made by Lu Ping, director of Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office while touring the historic city of Wuxi.

23 May 1995 - 12:00am