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Wong Kar-wai's Grandmaster premieres in Beijing

The Grandmaster stars Tony Leung Chiu-wai

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai’s long-awaited martial arts film The Grandmaster was shown in public for the first time in Beijing on Sunday, after more than six years in production.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

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

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.

21 Oct 2012 - 11:26am 1 comment

Pair jailed for plotting to stab martial arts master

Two men who plotted a knife attack on banker and wing chun martial arts master Checkley Sin Kwok-lam have been jailed.

Delivery worker Ling Chi-yip, 38, and unemployed Wong Chi-wa, 41, had earlier pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to wound.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

A good week for ...

Wong Kar-wai

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Kung fu starlet says actors molested her

Rising kung fu starlet Rose Chan Ka-woon made a report to the police and a public complaint yesterday alleging she had been molested by two married actors after a news magazine published pictures of her apparently being pawed by the pair.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Statistician's calculated career move

A midlife career change is what many of us dream about, but few dare to take the step. It is a big gamble to leave behind a well-established career, stable income and settled work relationships in favour of the unknown.

But Hong Kong University academic Paul Yip Siu-fai is doing just that. One of the city's leading statisticians, he has decided to become a social worker.

14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Rowing back the years

Yip Lai-fong loves the colourful spectacle that is dragon boat racing. As a child, she'd beg her family to take her to the annual event in her village in Dongguan. Although she longed to make a splash in the ornately carved boats, all she could do was watch - girls were traditionally barred from competing.

18 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Life is a stage ...

Standing up and speaking in front of your peers is daunting, especially if it's in a second language.

But some students have found a fun and exciting way to practise their English, build confidence and expand their horizons: drama.

16 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Pics of the week

Two of China's finest artistic traditions are given modern-day interpretations by two Hong Kong-based artists in an exhibition at Hanart TZ Gallery. Ink painter Leung Kui-ting has worked with the best - he studied with Lu Shoukwan and published a book with Wucius Wong. Fascinated by the principles of graphic design, Leung took its elements and injected them into ink paintings.

6 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

The Interview

Johnny Yip Yee-tat used to be one of Hong Kong's most prolific romance novelists. The fictional daily newspaper columns he began writing in serial form as a teenager have been combined to form more than 300 potboilers, and his name is familiar to most Hong Kong women of his generation (Yip reluctantly admits to being 'near 60').

21 Nov 1999 - 12:00am