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Hello Kitty

Never say Dai Mingfang, it sounds too feminine

Why is it that Frank Dai Mingfang, the chairman of solar-panel equipment maker Hanergy Solar Group, is so careful about the use of his name?

Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 3:56am

Rant: what the cat dragged in

22 Sep 2012 - 11:26pm

Cutest collection of cuddly cartoon characters bring shopping malls' summer campaigns to life

You've got to hand it to cuteness: it does sell. A string of shopping malls across the city have adopted cute cartoon characters for their summer campaigns, which feature shopping privileges, novelty souvenirs and in-store decorations.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

'Hello Kitty' protests take swipe at new leader

The heat yesterday did not deter protesters from turning up with props and creative banners - some with Hello Kitty images - to ridicule and question the integrity of new Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying.

2 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

For I.T, dragon year's all about the rabbit

Local fashion brand I.T has hopped to it to reveal a new collection featuring cutesy bunny My Melody.

The range of 20-plus styles and accessories featuring the bunny character - brought to you by Sanrio, the Japanese company behind Hello Kitty - was launched on Tuesday at its flagship store in Causeway Bay.

2 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

End the cult of cuteness with Mr Men

It's never a good idea when your company's sales rely too much on a single product. And when that product, however popular, is in its fourth decade, you are tempting fate. That's the situation in which Sanrio, the Japanese children's cartoon powerhouse, finds itself when its biggest star, Hello Kitty, accounts for 80 per cent of overseas revenue and 60 per cent domestically.

13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Summer's hottest fit comes swathed in a dressing for all shapes and sizes

What's hotter than a steamy summer's day? Well, check out some of the girls around town flaunting their bikini-ready bodies in super-tight bandage dresses.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Kings of kitsch mark 50 years in business with a seasonal special

It was bound to happen. Combine Hongkongers' love for cute Japanese cartoons and kitsch mall promotions, and it's heaven for Hello Kitty fans with the approach of 2010 - the 50th anniversary for that conglomerate of cute, Sanrio.

2 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

For art's sake

YouTube may store a vast quantity of videos but browsing the site for high-quality, art-focused content can be tedious. So, early this month, ArtBabble.org was launched to showcase works of art online as never before.

19 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Miffy follows in the pawsteps of sales tout Hello Kitty

For many dedicated fans of Miffy, the sweet little bunny with a cross-stitch for a mouth, Hello Kitty has been a disgraceful and unacknowledged knock-off. But in at least one respect, the Dutch rabbit has taken after the Japanese cat {minus} it's increasingly being used to sell completely unrelated products in Hong Kong.

3 Jan 2009 - 12:00am