The principal philosophy and religious traditions of Taoism, which incorporate elements of Buddhism, were established in China about 2,400 years ago. Yet even today, the lives of Taoists may still appear veiled in mystery to the casual observer.Sunday, 14 April, 2013, 7:05am
On a hotline to help Hong Kong mothers get baby formula receiving over 5,000 calls ...20 Feb 2013 - 4:12am
No matter how one spins these fortune sticks at the Che Kung Temple, as Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat tried to, this is one of those "rituals" we need to let go of.18 Feb 2013 - 1:59pm 1 comment
A stick bearing the number 95 was drawn by Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat at Sha Tin's Che Kung Temple in the annual ritual. The prediction for stick 95 says: "In a splendid carriage you embarked on your journey. Today, you came home barefoot. Is it that you failed the imperial exam? Or did you lose all your gold in business?"12 Feb 2013 - 9:39am 3 comments
A Taoist hall asked a court to declare it a religious institute, so it could serve as a repository for human ashes.9 Dec 2012 - 3:59am
Contrary to what some might think about public relations (PR) executives, Clara Shek has never been one to sugarcoat or gloss over things. Instead, she advocates a policy of candour and authenticity, which, as MD at Ogilvy PR, she employs in both internal and external dealings.
Why emphasise authenticity?7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Recently, I read a book about the need to be yourself. Yet I have to admit I don't find it easy.
We also behave differently towards different people.
We often get along with our family without pretence. They can accept us the way we are. However, with friends, we may become more careful so as not to appear in a bad light in front of them.24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
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Peking University professor Kong Qingdong, who hit the headlines recently for calling Hongkongers 'running dogs', has been accused by a scholar of plagiarising a book he wrote 17 years ago.3 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
That hundreds of people rioted in Xian at the weekend over the death of a child provides a bleak sense of hope. Unbearably sad as reports of 10-year-old Xu Yueqi's death in a traffic accident undoubtedly are, this shows that mainlanders do indeed care about the well-being of their children.6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Dressed in their traditional dark-blue robes and square caps, hundreds of Taoist priests recently walked through the streets of Hengyang , Hunan province.14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
It is usually taboo to ask a Taoist priest's age, but Master Gao Mingjian says without hesitation that he is 40.
'I became a monk 10 years ago because I was fascinated with Taoism,' he said, explaining that he abandoned his secular farmer's life and went to Lao Mountain in Qingdao, Shandong province, where he met his future master.14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
China's astonishing progress in recent decades has largely been due to a shift away from ideology to policies focused on economic development. Millions have been lifted out of poverty and many have become wealthy. But this achievement has come at a cost. The environment has suffered, prompting efforts to make the country's growth more sustainable.5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Beijing is seeking inspiration from religious teachings to help the nation through a 'crisis of social morality'.25 Oct 2011 - 12:00am