Jin-Soo Kwon

Weeks of agony for wife who could only wait and hope

When Jiang Tianyong 'disappeared' in February, his wife, Jin Bianling, thought he might return in a day or two like he had previously.

Wednesday, 14 September, 2011, 12:00am

My Favourite Wife

by Tony Parsons, HarperCollins, HK$150

2 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

A Free Life

A Free Life

by Ha Jin

Pantheon, HK$205

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Finance chief replaced amid sex scandal

Finance Minister Jin Renqing has been replaced abruptly after a sex scandal snowballed to implicate several senior mainland officials, sources said.

Mr Jin had been shifted to a government think-tank and would be replaced by Xie Xuren, director of the State Administration of Taxation, Reuters reported, citing an announcement by the Communist Party's Organisation Department.

29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

544 days to go

A well-worn cliche in the run-up to the games is how the 2008 Olympics will act as a huge window through which the world will have a good look at China.

11 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

The importance of finding yourself

This terrific graphic novel is not a book you just put on your bookshelf to gather dust once you have finished reading it. You leave it somewhere close by, so that you can dip back in at any time, and relive bits of the pleasure it gave you the first time round.

17 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Fated families

Digging to America

by Anne Tyler

Chatto & Windus, $195

2 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Shining moments

An engaging Korean love drama, A Moment to Remember is a charming film that reminds us to treasure every sweet moment of life.

Korean star Sohn Ye-jin plays the merry Su-jin, the daughter of a president of a construction company. She meets and falls for Chul-soo (Jung Woo-sung), a carpenter at the company.

5 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Mc jin has the edge

MC Jin is no stranger to the Hong Kong clubbing scene. When he's here, he has the hip-hoppers raising their arms to the ceiling, cheering at each dirty word he throws out to the crowd.

8 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Launch pads to a better career

Three young people explain how work training schemes gave them the skills and focus to find rewarding jobs

BRIAN HO, now a customer service manager at New World Telecom, took part in Project Yi Jin, offered by Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He majored in computing and information technology.

7 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Give villages more aid, minister urges

Finance chief says the time has come to give more support to rural areas

The mainland must change the way it administers its finances by abandoning the old mindset that urban development has priority over the countryside, according to Finance Minister Jin Renqing .

12 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Nation celebrates 100th birthday of a literary icon

But a frail Ba Jin cannot join in the festivities and wishes only to die

The 100th birthday of Ba Jin, one of China's most famous writers, is being celebrated across the nation - but not, it seems, by the author himself.

24 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Prickly look at life in China

HA JIN'S SHORT stories are as easy to read as TV soaps are to watch. But while his storylines may be uncomplicated and his writing unaffected, his work is far more thought-provoking and satisfying because of the complex characters conjured. Skilfully drawn and easy to relate to, many of his protagonists are initially endearing but ultimately repugnant.

30 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

High anxiety over hotel's mobile-phone blackout

VISITORS to the world's highest hotel in Shanghai have been left speechless by the spectacular view, the ultra-modern decor . . . and the fact that their mobile phones refuse to work at such lofty heights.

29 Aug 1999 - 12:00am


Curios Grand Theatre Cultural Centre November 27 In our trade, something inauthentic does not make it a fake, said one of the main protagonists in Curios, antique furniture dealer Han Hongmu. A miniscule gag it may seem, but Curios' theme actually revolves around this train of thought: the contradictory definitions of truth and lies in turbulent climes.

30 Nov 1998 - 12:00am