Outsider in search of the real China: Seong-hyon Lee

Sunny Seong-hyon Lee

Sunny Seong-hyon Lee, a 40-year-old South Korean who lives in Beijing, has a profound interest in exploring the complex nature of China. A Harvard University psychology graduate with a doctorate in communications from Tsinghua University, his research spans China's unique traditions and culture to the rising power of its social media and its relations with neighbours such as North Korea.

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Cover-up on broken artefact exposed

A laboratory researcher and his boss at the Palace Museum in Beijing were finally punished nearly a month after a precious 1,000-year-old artefact was broken - but only after a cover-up was exposed.

4 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the report headlined, 'Activists arrested and beaten in 'worst crackdown in five years',' published on Page A6 on Friday, the surname of Nicholas Bequelin, China researcher for Human Rights Watch, was wrongly spelled. We apologise for the error.

15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Producers' dead chickens sold for the dinner table: researcher

Most of the poultry that die prematurely before slaughter on the mainland end up on the dining tables, a top ecologist has warned.

Jiang Gaoming , a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' botany department, said in a report on the nation's poultry industry that mainlanders consumed 4.7 billion chickens a year.

20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Embezzler highlights lack of controls on party fees

A Zhejiang official's embezzlement of public funds, most of it Communist Party fees, to pay gambling debts has further highlighted loopholes in managing party funds, official media and a party school expert said yesterday.

A Ningbo municipal government researcher surnamed Han who was a habitual gambler embezzled the party fees, according to a Xinhua commentary.

26 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Stars not to blame for bad ads: researcher

Mainland regulators trying to curb celebrity endorsements of suspect products should target the heart of the system instead of the famous faces, a researcher said yesterday.

In an open letter on Tuesday, the Beijing Consumers' Association urged mainland celebrities to drop endorsements of products or services that were promoted with overblown or false claims.

27 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Officials should consider recommendation

I am the Education Department researcher who provided the information contained in the story headlined 'HK English students two grades below peers' (South China Morning Post, October 7). Two points require clarification.

15 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Trade seen growing 10pc after bright start

The mainland's foreign trade is expected to grow by 10 per cent this year, according to the country's most authoritative news weekly Outlook .

In the first quarter, foreign trade was above expectations considering the economic slump since early last year.

29 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

Subjects linked to personality

Do you know yourself clearly? Do you want to know more about other people's personality? Look at the subjects you want to study in university.

2 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Centre to link land projects

A RESEARCH centre to help the Government and industry improve and co-ordinate infrastructure development will be set up at the University of Science and Technology.

Applications for the institute directorship close this month.

19 Jan 1995 - 12:00am