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Out shopping

Hit the bull's eye

Sunday, 10 June, 2012, 12:00am

Slice of Life

'A pleasant surprise awaited the thousand or more employees of A. Wander Ltd, the manufacturers of Ovaltine.

23 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Carmen, please hold the bull

One day last month, as people in Shanghai were reading their morning news, they read the astonishing announcement that a bullfight would be held in the city's 80,000-seat sports stadium in early October.

28 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Ann's World of Music - All Creatures Great and Small

The Hong Kong Sinfonietta, conducted by Alastair Willis (above), and presenter Ann Wong tour the musical zoo of masterpieces by some of the world's greatest composers. Hear the bulls and bullfighters in Bizet's Carmen, the dancing swans in Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and more. In Cantonese. For ages three and above.

13 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

Is Beijing ready for Spanish bullfights?

It goes against Chinese culture, says academic, as bullring nears completion

Beijing could host its first bullfight before the year is out.

13 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Portugal censured on Macau bullfights

The Macau bullfighting fiesta will lead to Portugal being rebuked by the European Parliament.

A letter condemning the five-day spectacle will be sent to the Portuguese Prime Minister and its Permanent Representative in Brussels.

Anti-bullfighting lobbyist Vicki Moore told MEPs the bulls imported to the enclave for the fights in September appeared to be drugged.

17 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Driven on by the thrill of the fight

Portuguese Marta Manuela is one of the top bullfighters appearing in a five-day, $5 million fiesta starting in Macau tomorrow.

At 24, she is the world's only female cassaca - Portugal's most prestigious level of mounted bullfighter.

26 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

Animal passions

MOUNTAINS have been moved, rivers redirected, forests felled. The green and gently undulating south China countryside of 20 years ago has been scraped into a flat and orange scab, slashed by a superhighway and zigzag-stitched with electricity cables.

3 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Death brings luck to victors

THE spectacle of bull pitted against bull may lack the Matador, the colour and the pomp of Spanish and Portuguese bullfighting traditions.

But in Do Sun, Vietnam, the battle of the beasts is every bit as steeped in history. And much more is at stake, with village supremacy the ultimate prize.

2 Jan 1996 - 12:00am