A historical city in Henan province is planning to spend the equivalent of 20 times its 2011 fiscal revenue to demolish slums and build a replica ancient town that it hopes will be a tourist hot spot, local media say.Monday, 13 August, 2012, 9:04am
At a point during my obligatory 'Aussie year off in Europe', in 1985, I stepped into the umpteenth museum, glanced towards the gloom-shrouded glass display cases, shut my eyes, shuddered, then turned and walked back out. There is only so much of the same old thing you can take, no matter how important or historic.17 May 2011 - 12:00am
Leung Kwok-shing directs and choreographs the HK Dance Company's epic work inspired by Northern Song dynasty imperial court painter Zhang Zeduan's silk-scroll paintings of street scenes in the capital city of Bianjing. May 21-22, 3pm, also May 22, 7.45pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$180-HK$320 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3103 180615 May 2011 - 12:00am
Coolies stack up bags of goods in a pile. People ride on donkeys and sedan chairs. Boats slip along a river, propelled by men. These are all moving characters in the animated version of Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival, whose creator is making final preparations before it makes its debut in Hong Kong next week.6 Nov 2010 - 12:00am
Beijing may be kicking out Google, censoring the internet and cracking down on dissidents left and right, but it is not averse to promoting a bit of rebellious literature.3 Apr 2010 - 12:00am
Lawmaker Chan Kam-lam pleaded guilty in Sha Tin Court yesterday to careless driving.
Chan, a member of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, was fined HK$1,000 as it was a first offence.25 Feb 2009 - 12:00am
The place on the eastern edge of the ancient city of Kaifeng looked so rundown from the outside that it could have easily been mistaken for a chicken farm.
But inside the well-disguised, simple structure, the air was thick and all eyes were on pair of gamecocks fighting at the centre of a dusty arena.25 Jul 2008 - 12:00am
Ceramic incense burners and Buddhist art pieces will be showcased by Beijing Seeks Antique International Auctions, along with quality fragrant wood from the Song dynasty.23 May 2008 - 12:00am
In an attractive park in Kowloon City, near the Kai Tak airport site, is one of Hong Kong's few old historical monuments. The now sadly fragmented Sung Wong Toi (terrace of the Sung kings) - once a 45-metre-high boulder standing on a sacred hill - was widely regarded, before the second world war, as the most important Chinese antiquity in Hong Kong.23 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
The Hong Kong Museum of Art yesterday opened its doors for a 'once-in-a-lifetime exhibition' of world- acclaimed masterpieces of Chinese painting and calligraphy selected from the Palace Museum in Beijing's Forbidden City.
Phase two of 'The Pride of China' exhibition is one of several events being held around the city to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the handover.24 Jul 2007 - 12:00am