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Mainlanders do have a moral compass

That hundreds of people rioted in Xian at the weekend over the death of a child provides a bleak sense of hope.

Tuesday, 6 December, 2011, 12:00am

Lost in Shangri-La

Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff HarperCollins e-books (e-book)

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Lockdown of Tibetans takes economic toll

Beijing's lockdown of Tibetan communities is starting to take an economic toll in the tourist town of Shangri-la in the north of Yunnan province .

Authorities have flooded the traditional Tibetan-populated town - which lies a little more than 100km from the border with Tibet - with troops and police and have banned foreign tour groups arriving by air.

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Scaling the heights for inspiration

When Davi Russo arrived in Shangri-La in Yunnan province - a place so beautiful it is often referred to as an earthly paradise - his experience was anything but heavenly. The 29-year-old New York photographer was, at an altitude of about 3,300 metres above sea level, suffering from altitude sickness.

11 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Shangri-La, MCS resume hotel development

Shangri-La Asia and MCS Holding have resumed development of a property-cum-hotel project in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, involving a total investment of US$64 million.

Shangri-La and MCS, a Mongolian conglomerate that bottles exclusively for Coca-Cola, agreed to form a 75:25 joint venture to develop a 190-room hotel, residential properties, office towers and retail outlets.

13 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

County paid to clean up Shangri-La, says investor

An investor in director Chen Kaige's martial arts epic, The Promise, yesterday denied mainland media reports that the film crew had harmed the environment at a Yunnan scenic spot by not cleaning up after the shoot.

20 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

The Gyalthang Dzong Hotel, Shangri-la

Where is it? Shangri-la, in Yunnan province, 50 minutes by air from Kunming or four hours' drive northwest of Lijiang.

11 Sep 2005 - 12:00am



Oil paintings by Beijing-based artist Sun Guangyi, including Dream (left), and fashion from Sin Sin's spring/summer collection inspired by the mountains and spirit of Shangri-La.

Tue-Sat, 10.30am-7.30pm; Sun, 2pm-7pm. Chouinard Gallery, G/F, 1 Prince's Terrace, Mid-Levels. For details, call 2858 5072. Ends Apr 23

9 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Soul searcher

LAURENCE BRAHM spent the summers of 2002 and 2003 hitchhiking across three provinces in China, from Tibet to Qinghai and Yunnan. The 42-year-old lawyer and former consultant wasn't trying to find himself, but rather answer the question: where is Shangri-La?

2 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Shangri-La ends deal

Hotel operator Shangri-La Asia has terminated the acquisition of a 25 per cent stake in Pantai Dalit Beach Resort in Malaysia due to the failure in obtaining a waiver of pre-emptive rights from the beach resort's shareholders in the share transaction.

18 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Mainland Survivor teams head for Shangri-la

Chinese television viewers and Internet surfers will soon be treated to a domestic reality show similar to the US smash-hit Survivor.

19 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Select few to test mettle on 30-day TV trek

Eighteen people have been chosen to take part in a reality show that will let television viewers and Internet users follow their 30-day trek across a no-man's land dubbed 'Shangri-la'.

The participants, aged 16 to 59, were selected last week from more than 200,000 applicants who responded to an announcement in late April.

19 Jun 2001 - 12:00am


Songs Of Qin: A collection of vivid oil paintings by Xian-based artist Geyue, depicting characters singing songs of Qin, the most ancient form of Chinese opera, which originated in Xian. The Clown is pictured below. Noon-midnight Mon-Sat. Zentro Restaurant, Shop 202, 2/F International Finance Centre, Central. Tel: 9522 3929. Ends January 9.

15 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Paradise found

With most of the world's peaks and other extreme places conquered by adventurers, there are few places of great geographical interest left to discover.

3 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Exchange trip to the mainland instils pride in Chinese culture and heritage

'Backward' and 'unsanitary' were among the words that first came to mind when I was chosen to go on an academic exchange trip to Xian. What I thought was just a way to escape boredom this summer actually turned out to be an inspiring and enchanting experience.

7 Oct 1999 - 12:00am