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Book: The Uniqueness of China's Development Model by Yip Kwok-wah

In his youth, Yip Kwok-wah was a prominent pro-communist leader in Hong Kong, yet by the time he took up his post as special advisor to the chief executive of the HKSAR from 1997 to 2012, he had apparently eased up on his "redness". But in his new book, patriotism prevents him from discussing the Chinese development model from an unbiased perspective.

Sunday, 21 October, 2012, 11:26am 1 comment

Fastest draw in the East

Penter Yip, founder of the Fashionary range of sketchbooks, might not have stumbled into the fashion business for all the right reasons, but he has definitely discovered his metier.

10 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Healer faces 18 months for lapse

A former Chinese medical practitioner was given an 18-month suspended sentence yesterday for continuing to treat patients despite being delisted for unprofessional conduct.

19 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Seize the day, lend a hand

The Challenge-Seeker

Jolly Yip Chi-fung may take five years to complete his bachelor of science (BSc) in quantitative finance, but there are very good reasons for this.

The final-year undergraduate at Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School realised early on that life at tertiary level is about seizing opportunities.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Where designers source their ideas

Great minds may well think alike, but all ideas have to start somewhere. Ever wondered where our designers found their inspiration? We asked several leading lights to reveal who ignited their creative process.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Cue for a cure

When Bill Yip Kim-fung arrived in Bangkok in April 2009, he was within reach of the one goal which had eluded him since he graduated from Hong Kong Baptist College's film department in the mid-1980s.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

New kid on block makes dream start

A debut double to new apprentice Alvin Ng Ka-chun yesterday launched the young rider's career in dream fashion as the local trainers who booked the only 10-pound claimer reaped immediate rewards.

6 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Diaspora diaries

Her petite frame, round eyes, long dark hair and tightly fitting cheongsam draw attention on the streets of New York, but it's those who shake hands with Mingmei Yip who discover just how delicate she is. Her stunningly long, slim fingers can only have been created to produce beauty.

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

I did wrong, says '80s gangster Yip Kai-foon

Yip Kai-foon (pictured), once Hong Kong's most wanted man and now serving a 36-year stint in Stanley Prison, has publicly expressed his remorse for his crimes for the first time in the latest issue of a Christian magazine.

8 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Keeping up with mainland's pseudo-tactics

Boys and girls, it's time for language lesson of the day. Many expats who speak fluent Putonghua still find it hard to keep up with rapid changes in colloquialisms and invented words on the mainland.

3 Apr 2010 - 12:00am