Li Chuncheng is the first ministerial-level official fired after the party congress, but he is definitely not the last one
Academic Liu Shanying on the downfall of the former deputy party chief of Sichuan in a graft probe
Friday, 14 December, 2012, 2:57am
There is absolutely no one who means to destroy it
NPC Standing Committee member Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai dismisses concerns that the principle of "one country, two systems" is under threat
These things happen in football. I will leave it to others to speculate what it does to our reputation27 Oct 2012 - 1:24am
The Rolling Stones will rock the stage once again with four gigs in Britain and the United States to mark their 50th anniversary, the legendary British band has confirmed.
In a video released on Monday on the Stones' website and their Facebook page, frontman Mick Jagger, 69, and his three bandmates announced four dates in London and New Jersey, confirming widespread concert rumours17 Oct 2012 - 4:55am
The Rolling Stones: 50 Thames & Hudson8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
There's no doubting the rise of the Asian model, with names like Liu Wen, Ming Xi, Fei Fei Sun and Du Juan regulars on international runways. Add to the list Wang Xiao, whose big break came last year when she was booked for a major campaign with top fashion photographer Steven Meisel. 'The industry now views the Asian market as vital, particularly in the luxury goods sector,' she says.4 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
When I was in school I used to wonder who Gloria Mundi was and how she had died, but it turned out to be my defective Latin. Sic transit gloria mundi means 'Thus passes the glory of this world.' But still, it kind of fits, doesn't it? Sic transit Muammar Gaddafi.25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
Easy Come Easy Go
(Love Da Records)
Marianne Faithfull sounds much as she always has (although detractors say cocaine has deepened her voice). Even so, many of the songs here seem dated and out of touch.28 Dec 2008 - 12:00am
A good concert movie is about capturing the right moments: moments of ecstasy, of surly youth and of a rocker's cocky belief that he can defy old age death as long as he keeps hitting the right notes.18 May 2008 - 12:00am
Previously the weapon of choice for screen siren Sharon Stone, the ice pick has fallen into the hands of rock royalty.20 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
The godfather of Chinese rock is coming back to town for a club show next Wednesday. Cui Jian (right) will be playing at the Hard Rock Cafe in Canton Road on Wednesday in support of his new CD, Show You Colours.19 May 2006 - 12:00am
Feeling a little old this morning? Perhaps a bit rough around the edges after a sleepless night trying to work out why the dinosaurs of rock 'n' roll - the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, the Beach Boys, Eric Clapton et al - keep wheeling themselves back on tour? They should have made enough money to retire by now, right?26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
FROM THE VAULT: 1982
Burden of Dreams
Starring: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale
Director: Les Blank
The film: At the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, the giant movie posters hanging along the length of the seafront were dominated by those for Werner Herzog's Fitzcarraldo.21 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
The Rolling Stones impressed even the most jaded of Harbour Fest critics on Sunday night.
The finale has left many music lovers in the post-Fest doldrums. Imagine the next concert - shuffling back indoors to the beer-and-smoke-free coliseum.
But the official after-party at the China Club left club members with a bad taste in the mouth.11 Nov 2003 - 12:00am
Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is looking forward to meeting up with Bill Clinton tonight and would be happy to jam with the sax-playing former US president.
'If he wants to, we'll do it,' said the singer, who confirmed that Mr Clinton - in town to address a conference of CEOs - will be backstage at the first of the Stones' two Forty Licks concerts in Hong Kong.7 Nov 2003 - 12:00am
Reader John Snelgrove wonders if after the Rolling Stones cancelled their Hong Kong gig Mick Jagger (right) was heard singing: 'I can't get no Sars infection'.16 Apr 2003 - 12:00am