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Yin Yang Yo!

Hi-tech entrepreneur uses daughter as inspiration

Hi-tech entrepreneur uses daughter as inspiration

A restless, curious spirit has led Yang Dan to register 20 patents and launch several hi-tech start-ups.

Monday, 17 September, 2012, 9:20am

Sweat it out

The best thing you can do for your children is let them sweat. As the head of a small education company, I have interviewed, hired, trained, worked with, and let go of, more than my fair share of interns, teachers, office managers and secretaries. We hire locally and from abroad; some of the people have been amazing, hard-working individuals, others complete flops.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

No quick fix

It's official - the internet is a drug. A recent study shows that excessive use of the internet damages white-matter tissues in our brain in a similar way to cocaine addiction and other narcotic additions. What's worse, about 400,000 Hongkongers - including 200,000 teenagers - and 24 million young people on the mainland may very well be addicts.

25 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Let light shine into your office - in moderation

Skyscrapers are run-of-the-mill in a bustling world financial centre such as Hong Kong, but offices with windows overlooking the cityscape are something else, reserved as they usually are for those who have achieved significant levels of success. But, from a feng shui point of view, the office that offers the 'best views' may not necessarily be the best for you.

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Businessman's torture video accuses police

A businessman jailed after taking his grievances to Beijing over a battle with a local court has recounted grim details of torture while in police custody, in a video that has sparked online outrage.

11 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Any colour will do so long as it's orange for fashion brand marking its anniversary

The Boss Orange shop in the IFC Mall morphed into a music venue when the brand celebrated its first anniversary in style and song.

Musician Jun Kung and actor, VJ and singer Terence Yin Chi-wai exercised their vocal chords on Friday for a shop full of fans both of the brand and the band.

5 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Enraged widower hits back at online critics

The enraged widower who mobilised victims' relatives to activism in the wake of the Wenzhou bullet-train crash, but then swiftly fell silent, has hit back at his online critics and conspiracy theorists who accused him of selling out to the government.

11 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Railway protester in court for tearing off police officer's epaulette

An activist accused of tearing off a police officer's epaulette in a protest last year appeared in court yesterday accused of criminal damage.

Yang Kuang, 43, a programme host on Green Radio, an internet radio station, pleaded not guilty at Eastern Court.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Building blocks

After you have assessed the layout and design of buildings and roads in the vicinity of a block you intend to live in, consider the function and nature of the nearby structures. For instance, it is not recommended to live next to hospitals, as the energy or chi associated with illness and death will undeniably flow over to your building.

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

New Yorker's quirky handmade rag dolls take him to fashion riches

A year ago, New Yorker Andrew Yang was a young and penniless aspiring artist. Today, he is collaborating with top fashion pros from Milan, London and Hong Kong, thanks to his quirky handmade rag dolls.

20 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Teen sweethearts take deadly 34-floor plunge

A 14-year-old schoolboy committed suicide with his girlfriend in Sheung Shui yesterday, although the pair had been tracked by social workers and a probation officer for more than half a year.

20 May 2010 - 12:00am

Professor with two children is sacked

A prominent legal scholar and strong critic of the mainland's family planning policies has been fired from his university for breaking the controversial one-child policy.

Yang Zhizhu was formally dismissed on Friday from his post as assistant professor at China Youth University for Political Sciences in Beijing. His wife gave birth to their second child in December.

12 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

A win for Asia and for all who aspire to greatness

Asia's rise is not just about economics or industrial output or literature and culture. It is also about being seen as an equal by the rest of the world. South Korean Yang Yong-eun has brought down another barrier with his victory in the US PGA golf tournament.

18 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Homecoming blues

Have you ever returned home from a long holiday to problems with the plumbing or electricity, or a suffocating feeling of flatness in the place?

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Olympic performer comes to HK

Lin Miaoke, the girl who became a star with her performance of Ode to the Motherland at the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, made a guest appearance at a Christmas charity event at apm mall on Sunday.

18 Nov 2008 - 12:00am