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Taiwanese Dramas

Pain still fresh for mum of girl slain in UK

The mother of a Chinese woman who was battered to death in a senseless killing that shocked Britain has spoken of her enduring grief on the anniversary of the loss of her only child.

Sunday, 11 March, 2012, 12:00am

Love

Starring: Vicki Zhao Wei, Shu Qi, Ethan Ruan Ching-tien, Mark Chao Yu-ting Directed by: Doze Niu Chen-zer Category: IIA (Mandarin)

The political systems of Taiwan and the mainland may be vastly different, but when it comes to cringeworthy celluloid depictions of love, both sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to the same facile family.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

All tangled up in love

Love is a romantic comedy about love and all its connected emotions. The plot swings between Taiwan and Beijing, revealing complex lives intertwined by blood, friendship and love.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A mother's anguish

Too distraught to travel to Britain to see her daughter's killer sentenced, Penny Pan Ning sent a letter to be read out in court before David Simmonds was jailed for murder. Here are extracts of the letter:

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The 18 Martial Arts Wang Lee-hom (CD)

Singer-songwriter Wang Lee-hom's new album The 18 Martial Arts was inspired by Taiwanese director Ang Lee and action star Jackie Chan.

With most of the music and some of the lyrics written by Wang himself, this is a mix of pop and traditional Chinese instruments, and the fusion is a perfect one.

One of Wang's goals is to spread Chinese culture through music.

28 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Old and new blend perfectly

Singer-songwriter Wang Lee-hom's new album The 18 Martial Arts was inspired by Taiwanese director Ang Lee and action star Jackie Chan.

With most of the music and some of the lyrics written by Wang himself, this is a mix of pop and traditional Chinese instruments, and the fusion is a perfect one. One of Wang's goals is to spread Chinese culture through music.

22 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

State policies fail to address realities of property market

In the past few weeks you have probably read more than enough about the mainland property market - a government minister complaining of expensive apartments beyond his reach; Premier Wen Jiabao promising to cool down the market; Shenzhen and Guangdong confiscating undeveloped land; securities regulators barring developers from fund raising ...

9 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

101 Drama Moods (CD)

Awell-balanced album featuring theme songs from Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese dramas, 101 Drama Moods is the perfect time-killer for your mother.

The songs have been picked from a variety of teen, family and romantic dramas, and with six CDs for the price of one, it would make a perfect gift for your hardworking mother.

24 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Finding Shangri-La

Finding Shangri-La

Zhu Zhiying, Matt Wu Zhong-tian

Director: Ismene Ting

31 May 2009 - 12:00am

Soundtrack songs to dust by

Awell-balanced album containing theme songs from various Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese dramas and local movies - the perfect time-killer for your mom when she's bored on the MTR.

10 May 2009 - 12:00am

Gao Xing

Gao Xing

Guo Tao, Feng Li, Huang Bo, Tian Yuan, Miao Pu

Director: Kiefer Liu (Ah Gan)

The country bumpkin musical, a sub-genre whose demise in Hong Kong cinema coincided with the region's urbanisation, lives on across the border, but rarely as anarchically as in Gao Xing.

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Xiao Jin: 430 Life

Hanart TZ Gallery Today-Aug 30

Every work by Xiao Jin has a real life story to tell. In her 430 Life series, which is on show at Hanart TZ Gallery from today until the end of the month, the 30-year-old Beijing-based painter takes a surreal approach in portraying neighbours and classmates she has known since childhood.

21 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Also showing: Lin Jing-jie

Taiwanese director Lin Jing-jie says that his most recent film, The Most Distant Course, has confused some critics by presenting a type of realism for which they may not be ready.

'In creating the characters, I wanted to get rid of all stereotypes, and this has been difficult for some people to accept because they are not used to seeing it,' he says.

13 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Read my diary

From studies to love affairs, mainland student Tian Zi's book details his life on a Hong Kong campus

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Qi Yun

Modern Chinese abstract art show features paintings by Lin Yan, Liu Zijian, Qiu Shihua, Wang Chuan, Zhou Li and others, including Zhou's mixed-media work Metamorphose No 1 (below). Part of the October Contemporary event. Tue-Sun, noon-8pm, Artist Commune, Cattle Depot Artists Village, 63 Ma Tau Rd, To Kwa Wan. Inquiries: 2104 3322. Ends Oct 17

7 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

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