Qu Yuan

Noise of drums echoes back some 150 years

Aberdeen Dragon Boat Race 2013. Photo: David Wong

The history of Aberdeen's dragon boat races goes back about 150 years when the fishing community's parade commemorating ancient Chinese poet Qu Yuan evolved into a competition.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 5:05am

Who said it?

Premier Wen Jiabao

For the ideal that I hold dear to my heart, I'd not regret a thousand times to die

Premier Wen Jiabao quoting verses from poet Qu Yuan


At Chelsea, I think another sacking is just like any other day at the office

Former Chelsea soccer boss Andre Villas-Boas on the dismissal of his successor, Roberto Di Matteo


23 Nov 2012 - 2:22am

Dragon boat race upbeat despite shark alarm

Not even the reported sighting of a shark earlier last week could spoil the fun for the thousands attending the Stanley Dragon Boat Championships yesterday.

More than 250 local and overseas teams of more than 5,000 paddlers took part in this year's event, with the Hong Kong Friendship Dragon Boat Club winning the day's big race.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Layer upon layer

Willy Tsao Sing-yuen often looks to the past for inspiration. The choreographer made Xiang Yu - a Qin dynasty (221-206BC) general whose downfall is dramatised in the Beijing opera Farewell My Concubine - the protagonist of The Conqueror in 2005. Two years later, he picked another historical figure, from the Northern Qi dynasty (550-577), for his eponymous Warrior Lanling.

4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Record wrapper

It was a job wrapped up and well done for six students and one teacher from HKMA David Li Kwok Po College - along with more than 1,000 other people - when they set a Guinness World Record for wrapping rice dumplings last Sunday.

18 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Dragon Boat Festival

Get your oars ready and buckle up for Monday's (June 25) Dragon Boat Festival, one of the region's biggest celebrations.

22 Jun 2001 - 12:00am