China's central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan is a soft-spoken, scholarly bureaucrat who chooses his words and his occasions carefully.
But from now on, he will have to be even more cautious in what he says.Monday, 1 August, 2005, 12:00am
ON THE FACE of it, Alex Zhang lives an enviable life. At 30, he holds a master's degree from Tsinghua University, earns a comfortable salary as an engineer with a major firm, and has bought a flat with his wife. But despite the trappings of a successful life, Zhang is frustrated.1 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
GUSTAVO WONG CHUN-KIT, 22, was kicked out of school after he failed his Chinese exam in Form Six. But looking back, Mr Wong considers this a blessing. 'I never enjoyed studying the subjects in Fifth and Sixth Form. I wanted to quit for a long time but I couldn't think of what I could do,' he said.30 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
'Everything that I do, I work hard for, therefore I have a lot of confidence,' Matthew Ko Kwan-yin, TVB's first Mr Hong Kong, tells CitySeen in explaining why he deserves the title. 'There's a fine line between confidence and cockiness and if I don't pretend to be something I'm not, then I don't come across as the latter,' says the 21-year-old model.29 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
The most intriguing aspect of the monsoon session of Parliament that got under way this week will not be the debates or the bills or the antics of MPs throwing tantrums.
It is who is the real opposition - the communists or the Bharatiya Janata Party?28 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
MAGIC, MUSIC AND PUPPETS
Celebrated Hong Kong magician and musician Harry Wong will present Made in Hong Kong with Harry Wong, a family entertainment combining music, puppetry and magic.
The solo show centres on misunderstandings between a father and his daughter, who has recently left home to study abroad.27 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
Hang Seng depositors' rush to yuan turns into a comparative trickle27 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
General Manager of Multimedia
Ms Chen joins from McKinsey & Co in New York where she worked as a media industry consultant. Prior to that, she worked for CCTV for more than five years. She holds a doctoral degree in biochemistry and molecular genetics.
Norm Lo25 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
Life was once an endless tunnel of despair for Matthew Lui Yu-chun, whose rocky path in life went from his parents' divorce to his dropping out of school and becoming a triad member.
Today, the 32-year-old is a secondary school teacher, is pursuing a doctorate degree, and has published a book, The Wanderer's Transformation of Failure, about his rise from his dark past.24 Jul 2005 - 12:00am
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo likes to portray herself as the mother of the nation. So imagine for a moment that she is your mother.
With a reputation for being extremely serious, getting everything she wants and liking nothing better than curling up with a good book on economics, breakfast at the Arroyos may not be everyone's cup of tea.23 Jul 2005 - 12:00am