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Confusing messages leave spectators with a sinking feeling

It was a moment of joy and pride for many when the country's modern PLA Navy fleet, accompanied by dozens of foreign warships, began an unprecedented parade in Qingdao to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its founding.

Friday, 24 April, 2009, 12:00am

Hu's suit catches the eye - but not of distant crowds on shore

President Hu Jintao broke from tradition at the country's historic naval parade in Qingdao yesterday as he opted for a western suit instead of the usual greenish Maoist military uniform.

24 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Diligent arts campaigner calls on volunteers to help with next month's culture festival

As usual, the hardest working arts organiser in town is Lindsey McAlister of the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation. At present, she's organising the winner's display for the Bloomberg Emerging Artists Exhibition at the Pao Galleries, which will open in a week and a half, as well as a fashion project with the University of Central Lancashire next week.

7 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Sha Tin greets new year with colour and movement

Sha Tin Sports Ground was a riot of colour and activity yesterday as thousands turned out for the Sha Tin Festival Parade, part of the Lunar New Year celebrations.

26 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Global festivities

The Lunar New Year is a time for us to get together with our family. As the traditional celebrations begin in Hong Kong, let's see how Chinese people overseas will celebrate this festive weekend.


The Lunar New Year festival and parade in central London are highlights of the city's events calendar.

16 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

A golden beginning

Golden, glistening floats will light up the Lunar New Year parade, a portent to good fortune in the widely hyped year of the 'golden pig'.

16 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Political partying

If you want to understand New York's cultural and political divides while having a lot of fun in the process, there's no better way than going to some of the city's street carnivals and national-day parades.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Military spectacle keeps crowd happy

Troops put on a stunning show of force in the heat

About 27,000 people braved scorching heat to greet the first military parade by the People's Liberation Army in Hong Kong.

At least 18 people were overcome by the heat, which reached a high of 32 degrees Celsius. A soldier on parade collapsed but soon regained consciousness.

2 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Jaws, Claus and more for New Year parade

Cheerleaders, Jaws and Santa Claus are to be among the stars of the largest Lunar New Year parade ever, organisers announced yesterday.

The $5.5 million parade on February 12 is expected to attract more than 250,000 spectators, plus a television audience of millions in Hong Kong and abroad.

16 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Fashioning success

Students from St Stephen's College in Stanley held a fashion parade to raise money for Operation Santa.

In a first for the appeal, major fashion companies were courted to sponsor a catwalk parade at the school.

More than 50 models paraded clothes from Marks & Spencer, Shanghai Tang, U2, K Swiss, Sergio Tacchini, United Colors of Benetton and Bossini.

23 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Party messages difficult to read

Perhaps it was when dozens of graceful Viennese waltzers - women in golden gowns, men in white tie and tails - were joined by roller-blading rabbits that it became obvious something distinctly odd was taking place in Tiananmen Square.

6 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Downpour washes out main parade

Torrential rain washed away more than a year's work and up to $8 million in sponsorship when yesterday's main handover celebration parade was cancelled.

The Parade in Celebration of the Return of Hong Kong - from East Tamar, Admiralty, to Victoria Park - was abandoned shortly before it was due to begin.

3 Jul 1997 - 12:00am