Product Issues

Brothers fear forced sale of family business

Sham Shui Po's Leung Faat Noodle Factory could close after more than half a century in business, with the owners facing the prospect of forced surrender of their property to make way for redevelopment.

Monday, 25 October, 2010, 12:00am

Sad state of affairs

It has been a heady few weeks for Yiyun Li. Firstly, her new book of short stories, Gold Boy, Emerald Girl, was released to widespread acclaim: The Guardian called it 'delicate and haunting'; The Independent praised its 'potent emotional force'. And then Li was among an elite group of artists, scientists and activists who received a MacArthur 'genius' award.

24 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

The Planner


A Song of Lemon

Works by Japanese painter Sakae Ozawa of scenes and people in fantastical and seemingly magical places, albeit ones with a dark side to them. Sat, 10am-6pm, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, G/F 6-10 Shin Hing St, Central. Inquiries: 2548 2286. Ends Oct 23

Edward Burtynsky

23 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Mengniu says sorry for smear aimed at Yili

Dairy giant Mengniu apologised for an act of commercial libel by one of its former employees against competitor Yili, but said it had also been the victim of such smear campaigns.

23 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Crown to recall 2,400 Toyotas over braking glitch

22 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Violence is golden

Takeshi Kitano remembers the wariness he felt throughout the 1990s when he was forced to justify his films' on-screen carnage in nearly every interview he did. It was a period during which he was known on the international film-festival circuit for directing mobster flicks such as Boiling Point, Sonatine, Hana-bi and Brothers.

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Two weeks ahead


Kino 10 begins

Soul Kitchen at HK Arts Centre

The Complete History of America (Abridged) opens at Academy for Performing Art


Feather opens at City Hall

Grand Expectations opens at Cultural Centre

HK Asian Film Festival begins

Hype Nasty at Volar

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Starring: Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul Category: (IIA) (Thai)

21 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Firm's windfall puts Wen's son in the spotlight

If there's any advantage to being the son of Premier Wen Jiabao, it may be the guanxi.

Wen Yunsong, also known as Winston Wen, has the connections that most venture capitalists would die for, helping the firm he co-founded to become the leading private equity player in the fastest-growing economy in the world.

19 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

They make scents

At my first job, I was working for a non-profit organisation and our committee had been invited to a wealthy benefactor's mansion. I was 23 years old with an innocent incapacity to conceal my thoughts. Upon first greeting our benefactor, I not only told her she had the largest home I'd ever seen, but that she smelled absolutely fantastic.

18 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Container volumes suffer as trade slows

Lower trade growth caused by high unemployment in the United States and difficult economic conditions in Europe has hit container shipping lines, which have seen a steady fall in average container shipping rates over the past two months.

15 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Popular noodles taken off shelves

Supermarkets and convenience stores Wellcome, ParknShop and 7-Eleven removed all Indomie noodles from their shelves this week following reports that the noodles contain harmful chemicals.

Last Saturday, authorities in Taiwan recalled the brand after finding methyl paraben, a preservative commonly found in cosmetics, in the noodles.

14 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Two weeks ahead


Chinese Film Panorama 2010: A Feminine Perspective begins

Confessions opens

Paichangxi Repertoires of Cantonese Opera ends at Ko Shan Theatre

Peking Man begins at Kwai Tsing Theatre

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens


14 Oct 2010 - 12:00am


New Releases

Confessions (III) (Japanese)

See review on this page.

Eat Pray Love (IIA)

See review on next page.

Child's Eye in 3-D (IIB) (Cantonese and Putonghua)

14 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

All for charity

In the highly volatile and time-sensitive investment market, Vivian Liao, vice-president of HSBC Broking Services (Asia), is keenly aware of the difference a few minutes can make. 'When the investment market suddenly drops, my clients will immediately call me up to seek advice. I am expected to help them make important decisions within a few minutes.'

13 Oct 2010 - 12:00am