Vivienne Chow

Baptist University arts students get reprieve

Baptist University arts students battling to continue classes in an east Kowloon heritage building have been allowed to stay for another year.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:16pm

TVB's wannabe brides set off storm over values

A group of academics and professionals have set up an alliance to fight what they call the 'distorted values' of a new TVB reality series.

Bride Wannabes, which first aired on Monday of last week, brands single women 'leftovers' and tramples on women's dignity, Ho Chi-wan, a retired academic, said yesterday.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

18 groups share HK$39m fund to foster creativity

The government yesterday announced the names of 18 arts groups that will receive money from a HK$39 million fund, but warned them not to rely solely on official funding

Secretary for Home Affairs Raymond Young Lap-moon said the scheme hoped to foster medium-sized arts groups to make them self-sufficient when the grants ended in two to five years' time.

8 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

D&G store the target of fresh protests over photo ban

Outraged internet users targeted Dolce & Gabbana's flagship Tsim Sha Tsui store again last night, and are planning another protest tomorrow unless the Italian fashion giant apologises for banning Hongkongers from taking photographs there.

14 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Row over luxury retailer turns ugly online

Anger towards Dolce & Gabbana intensified yesterday when a woman claiming to work for the Italian luxury fashion house posted remarks online describing protesters drawn to the flagship outlet at the weekend as shameful and mentally retarded.

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Arts authority considers building literary centre

The building of a literary arts centre is being considered by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority.

'We have allowed for the provision of a platform to showcase Hong Kong's literary achievements through exchange and exhibitions,' said a spokesman for the authority. However, it was still at an early planning stage, he said.

8 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

'Bauhinia Heroine' movie plan takes shape

Hong Kong's 'Bauhinia Heroine' - the masked crusader who came to media prominence by handing out cash to the needy - has inspired the next project for the maker of the hit 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy.

9 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Bonanza at the holiday box office

Cinema box-office earnings over this year's Lunar New Year holiday were up 10 per cent from last year, with Hong Kong movies leading the pack. The Hong Kong Theatres Association said earnings hit HK$43.3 million from February 13 to 16 - up 9.47 per cent from HK$39.5 million.

18 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Ad's animated tongues turn off TV watchers

A Coca-Cola television commercial featuring vivid animation of human organs - an eye ball, two tongues, a finger and a brain - has upset at least 178 people, who found it anything but fun.

The animated tongues and other characters, which act and argue like human beings, were meant as part of a playful image in the recent ad for Coca-Cola Zero.

4 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

TV co-productions across borders boost Expo's pull

The television industry's role in the entertainment market - spurred by increasing numbers of international TV co-productions - is reflected in a huge leap in the number of exhibitors at Hong Kong's TV World exhibition, just a year after it was launched.

17 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Net users call for Gillian Chung event boycott, but others disagree

Some Net users have vowed to boycott Gillian Chung Yan-tung's performance at a Sham Shui Po shopping mall today, while others regard the action as nonsense.

23 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Agency proposed to protect consumers

Need for enforcement seen as cases increase

The Consumer Council will include the establishment of a law enforcement agency in its proposals for new laws to protect consumers.

The council documented a record 38,521 consumer complaints last year, a 7 per cent increase over 2006.

22 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Best Christmas spending in a decade

Hong Kong people are splurging in the best Christmas shopping season in a decade, with retail turnover expected to exceed HK$20 billion as consumers spend big on meals, expensive gifts and trips abroad.

23 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Slimmers warned not to rely on workout devices

Traditional exercise still best option, says Consumer Council

Passive workouts with 'horse-riding' machines and massage belts are not as effective as traditional exercises and a balanced diet, the Consumer Council has warned.

It also urged people to get medical advice before using them.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Waist belt just made my belly itch

With no energy left for exercise after work, and lured by adverts for slimming belts, I parted with $1,600 to see if they were effective. The result: I think it is time I found the time and energy to visit the gym.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am