Patriot suffered for beloved art

Huang Xinbo (1916-1980) was a pioneer of the modern Chinese woodcut and, through the influence of Lu Xun (1881-1936), devoted himself to the development and promotion of this art form.

Friday, 16 December, 2011, 12:00am

There's no time like summertime as Tissot dives right in at the opening of its flagship city store

Swiss watchmaker Tissot opened its flagship store in Mong Kok with a summer-appropriate nautical theme - at the same time launching its new Seastar 1000 product line.

Models in grey bathing suits strutted down a makeshift runway at Tuesday's event, with goggles, inflatable rings and other swimming gear in hand, and the sailing and diving watches on their wrists.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Internet training split dubbed 'mysterious'

The government's decision to let two separate organisations run their own internet-learning programmes for underprivileged children will create problems unless students can choose between the schemes, according to one of the two groups.

18 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Wife fears house arrest looms for released activist

Mainland dissident Huang Qi, who has spent three years in jail for 'illegal possession of state secrets' after helping families whose children died during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake, is to be released today, although his wife fears that he could be placed under house arrest.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Bribing judges is almost a sure thing

Bribing judges to fix court cases on the mainland is more profitable than drug dealing, according to Huang Shenger from Zhanjiang, in western Guangdong.

21 May 2011 - 12:00am

Lucky break brings benefits

With a touch of self-deprecation, Elaine Hwang might claim to be still in her 'first job', but that is simply to emphasise a point. Unlike others whose careers are marked by false starts and unrealised ambitions, she found her professional niche early in life and enjoys the challenges and satisfaction that it brings.

15 May 2010 - 12:00am

FILM (1950)

The White-Haired Girl Tian Hua, Chen Qiang, Zhang Shouwei, Li Baiwan Directors: Wang Bin, Shui Hua

4 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Noted scholar tripped up by greed and lust

The desire for power, money and women has been the downfall of a number of talented mainland officials. Huang Songyou, the former vice-president of the Supreme People's Court, is no exception.

Huang, 52, the highest-ranking court official to be convicted of taking bribes and embezzlement, was a rare scholar who became one of the top leaders of the mainland judiciary.

20 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Fashionista goes back to basics in her campaign to clear the air

A black T-shirt and jeans aren't normally the kind of ensemble a fashionista like Joanne Ooi would wear to her own party, unless it's for a good cause. That was the case on Tuesday night at the Box Thai restaurant as the Clean Air Network Ooi now heads hosted a cocktail event to highlight its agenda.

26 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In yesterday's report 'Ten of city's top judges near age of retirement' on page A2, quotes attributed to Lester Huang, former president of the Law Society, should have been attributed to Huen Wong, the society's current president. We apologise for the error.

5 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Time is on their side

Shanghai Tang Fung Shui Master watch launch

Where: Shanghai Tang's Pedder Street store

When: May 20

What: The local label celebrated its new timepiece inspired by Chinese geomancy with an exclusive preview hosted by executive chairman Raphael le Masne de Chermont.

19 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Hit men to die for killing adviser

Two men have been sentenced to death for assassinating a top political adviser in Lianjiang city , Guangdong, over what police said was the official's failure to hold up his end of a bribery deal.

A third man was given a death sentence, suspended for two years, and a fourth gang member was jailed for 11 years, Xinhua reported.

2 May 2009 - 12:00am

Long-distance call

Natasha Huang was the principal make-up artist for the pop opera Monkey: Journey to the West, written by Blur frontman Damon Albarn and cartoon artist Jamie Hewlett and directed by Chen Shi-zheng. The sell-out show, based on the Chinese legend, has just finished a run at London's O2 arena.

1 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Trip for cheaper poultry ends in bird flu tragedy and a deep debt for medical costs

Nineteen-year-old Beijing-based migrant worker Huang Yanqing would not have travelled to Yanjiao, Hebei province , to buy ducks if the difference in price had not been so important to her.

And if she had not travelled, Huang would probably have avoided being infected by the deadly bird flu virus.

7 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Farmer recalls time of hard work and honest profit

A dusty old box contains some of 69-year-old Zhongshan farmer Huang Xinwen's happiest memories. It holds several hundred letters he received after mainland media reported in 1979 that his was the first post-1978 wanyuanhu, or household to earn at least 10,000 yuan a year.

4 Dec 2008 - 12:00am