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Hakka People

Then & now: a many-named writer

Han Suyin displayed enthusiasm for Mao Zedong's China and became a conduit for communist propaganda.

The life story of the recently deceased author best known as Han Suyin is as fascinating as any of her books, writes Jason Wordie.

Saturday, 10 November, 2012, 11:31pm

Celebrity fans turn out as a teary-eyed Gary Chaw finally gets to take the stage at the Coliseum

Taiwan-based Malaysian singer Gary Chaw's Sensational Sound Concert over the weekend at the Coliseum attracted a bevy of celebrity fans, including singers Andy Lau Tak-wah, David Huang Dawei and Li Quan.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

Wembley Arena feels like home, says Li

Wembley Arena might seem a world away from Beijing, but China badminton head coach Li Yongbo feels right at 'home' as his charges prepare for their London Games campaign this week.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'I only wanted her not to die'

A Beijing man who pleaded guilty last week to forging a hospital stamp so his sick wife could receive free medical treatment has received overwhelming public sympathy amid hope he may be given a lenient sentence.

18 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

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

Investigators to report on Air France disaster

5 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bad Girls (Film)

Ella Chen Chia-hwa of Taiwanese pop trio S.H.E. (the 'E' being Ella) is as famous for her music as her fiery personality.

Bad Girls is Ella's first leading role, and it does little more than ride the wave of her off-screen fame.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Ella Chen's big bad letdown

Ella Chen Chia-hwa of Taiwanese pop trio S.H.E. (the 'E' being Ella) has carved out a successful career as much for her music as her fiery personality. Bad Girls is Ella's first leading role, and it does little more than ride the wave of her off-screen fame.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

Bad Girls

Starring: Ella Chen Chia-hwa, Mike He Jun-xiang, Wang You-sheng Director: Weng Jing-ting Category: IIA (Mandarin)

Bad Girls is a bad film. The direction is silly, the acting is phony and the plot is like a teenage girl's daydream. Yet somehow it has charm, thanks to one of mankind's oldest arts - baking.

17 May 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

We shouldn't, because of one incident, make that into an issue

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong responds to a Chinese student's insulting reference to Singaporeans

You are not infallible, today websites are hacked, tomorrow it will be your vile regime that will fall

Message posted on mainland websites by Anonymous, the internet activists

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Taiwanese auteurs Chang and Hou make time for fans at film premiere

Taiwanese actress Sylvia Chang Ai-chia and director Hou Hsiao-hsien were in hot demand at the Tuesday premiere of their new film, 10+10, at the Cultural Centre's Grand Theatre.

Photographers and fans vied for a chance to see Chang, who's also a director, and Hou, a pioneer in Taiwan's new wave cinema scene.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Thaksin return won't bring reconciliation

Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a fugitive from Thai law, continues to raise the political temperature at home. Recently, while visiting South Korea, he said he would return to Thailand at the end of the year.

21 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Ho Ho Life ticks all the right boxes

In-form Dennis Yip Chor-hong will use a tried-and-tested formula for Ho Ho Life, who can bounce back into Class Three off a two-week break and a step up in trip to win at Happy Valley tomorrow night.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

[Donald] Tsang was on ... a private visit, which also included tomb-sweeping

A spokesman for Tsang (above), explaining the chief executive's presence in Macau

We will be apologising and will comply with all the demands 100 per cent

An editor of a website accused of defaming Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (above)

21 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


Two lottery winners express their gratitude towards God with an Avatar DVD; an old woman doggedly runs her little grocery despite the proliferation of convenience stores; a new singer makes her debut on television in 1968. These are just some of the threads in the Taiwanese omnibus movie, 10+10.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Stakes high as Lee aims to bow out with gold

Badminton world No 1 Lee Chong Wei has learned how to accept defeat, but the stakes have never been higher as he seeks to become Malaysia's first Olympic champion.

Four years after his crushing defeat by arch rival Lin Dan in the Beijing Olympics final, Lee is hoping to go out in a blaze of glory before retiring next year.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am