Run Run Shaw

Tributes paid to 'Uncle Six', the symbol of a generation

The hall was themed in gold and pink; guests were asked not to wear sombre clothes. Photo: Felix Wong

Sir Run Run Shaw meant many things to many people, judging from the accolades that flowed in yesterday at a public memorial service in tribute to him.

Saturday, 18 January, 2014, 4:31am 1 comment

No better time for Hong Kong to honour the simple craft of filmmaking

Actors Chen Kun and Tian Yuan play husband and wife in the film Bends, 2013 Hong Kong drama film directed by Flora Lau. Photo: SCMP Pictures

There was no mistaking the global attention given to Sir Run Run Shaw’s death on Tuesday.  Aside from his great philanthropic work, the movie mogul was one of the leading (if not foremost) pioneers of Hong Kong’s entertainment industry, most notably co-founding the Shaw Brothers Studio and later TVB.

10 Jan 2014 - 11:44am

Shaw Prizes still favour men of science

(Left to right) Ching Pak-chung, Council member; Yang Chen-ning, chairman of the Board of Adjudicators of The Shaw Prize; Mona Shaw, chairperson of The Sir Run Run Shaw Charitable Trust; and Kenneth Young, vice chairman of the Board of Adjudicators of The Shaw Prize. Photo: Dickson Lee

It's still a man's world in the Shaw Prizes for scientific research, with only one woman winning an award in the past decade. And while strides are being made to tip the gender balance, the prizegivers said at this year's awards that it was not up to them to give more recognition to female scientists.

29 May 2013 - 5:22am 2 comments

A bad week for ...

Howard Shaw

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Frankie Dettori

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

At 104, Run Run Shaw hands over reins at TVB

Media mogul Run Run Shaw will be relinquishing - at the age of 104 - all his posts at TVB, bringing the curtain down on a remarkable 44-year career in broadcasting.

The firm's board of directors announced yesterday that chairman Shaw (pictured) would be retiring on December 31, when he would also step down as non-executive director and executive committee member.

8 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Six degrees

The Human League were due to give Kitec a taste of 1980s synth-pop nostalgia on Thursday. Before joining the group, Philip Oakey (below) was working as a hospital porter with no inclination towards a musical career. He was approached purely because he 'already looked like a pop star'.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Nobel Prizes play catch-up to Shaws

When the Shaw Prize was established in 2004 to recognise the highest achievements in the sciences, it was immediately billed as Hong Kong's answer to the Nobel Prize.

This year, it's turning out to be a predictor of the Nobels.

6 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Film festival set on finding permanent venue

The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society plans to set up a permanent venue to screen art-house features year-round.

Festival chairman Wilfred Wong Ying-wai told the Sunday Morning Post that the festival's new executive director, Soo Wei Shaw, a granddaughter of movie and television mogul Sir Run Run Shaw, would press ahead with the project.

28 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

100 years of solicitude

Many countries in Asia, including China and Japan, honour elderly people who have made extraordinary contributions to society. They call them Living Treasures. In Hong Kong, we've several people who qualify for this title. But none of them ranks with that tiny, chirpy man whose family today is celebrating his 100th birthday.

27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Landmark year

Television tycoon Sir Run Run Shaw sits with actresses Lisa Wang Ming-chuen (left) and DoDo Cheng Yu-ling last night at TVB's 40th anniversary celebrations. Sir Run Run is 100 this year, but there has been confusion about his exact birthday. A copy of his identity card was reproduced in a Chinese-language newspaper last month, giving his birth date as October 14.

20 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Path to glory

Sometime in the late 1990s, one of Hong Kong's long-time educational donors decided that giving hundreds of millions to local universities was no longer enough to satisfy his philanthropic urges.

13 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Lai See

PR harbinger to bid farewell after 18 years at SHKP

One of Hong Kong's longest-serving public relations executives is to retire at the end of the summer.

We hear the head of corporate communications at Sun Hung Kai Properties May Lau Mei-mui is bidding farewell to the property firm after 18 years of service.

14 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Henry Fok and Sir Run Run Shaw both ill

Tycoon Henry Fok Ying-tung is critically ill in Beijing and has been visited by a senior state leader in hospital.

Rumours had circulated in the capital for some time that the 83-year-old Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) vice-chairman had fallen sick.

26 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Observatory does a star turn ... but only in name

On February 18, the day tycoon and philanthropist Lim Por-yen (right) died, the Purple Mountain (Zijinshan) Observatory in Nanjing named a small star after him.

Apparently, the observatory has been at this for a while, and not just for dead tycoons but live ones as well.

26 Feb 2005 - 12:00am