Zhang Jigang

Opera spinoff for John Woo movie

Movie tie-ins are a must nowadays and it's more than just McDonald's toys and Bossini T-shirts.

Tuesday, 16 December, 2008, 12:00am

Scaled-down closing ceremony aims for big emotional statement

Tonight's closing ceremony for the Beijing Paralympics will feature a fraction of the cast of thousands mobilised for the Olympic Games finale, but organisers promise the event at the National Stadium will be just as touching.

17 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

The Chinese name for Zhang Jigang, executive director for the opening ceremony of the Paralympics, is , not as was printed in the story headlined 'Paralympics open with a show of harmony' on September 7. We apologise for the mistake, which was introduced in the editing process.

14 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Dazzled by opening ceremony? Just wait for the closing party

The dazzling opening ceremony of the Beijing Paralympics has been hailed a success by organisers.

8 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Touching spectacle on theme of travel to get Games under way

Kung fu demonstrations and traditional dances will feature in what is expected to be a dazzling Paralympics opening ceremony tonight as Beijing rushes to bring down the barriers for disabled athletes from around the world.

6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Paralympics officials vow 'touching, exciting, warm' opening ceremony

The opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics may be hard to beat, but the show marking the start of the Paralympics on Saturday will be just as exciting and 'warmly spectacular', Games organisers promise.

Canto-pop king Andy Lau Tak-wah, who performed at the Olympics closing ceremony a week ago, will sing the theme song Everyone Is No 1 at the Bird's Nest.

2 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Celebration in Motion - A Chinese Folk Dance Gala

Zhang Jigang directs the Elite Dance Company of China in a performance of Tibetan, Mongolian, Korean, Han and Miao ethnic dance. Today, 7.30pm, Tuen Mun Town Hall, 3 Tuen Hi Rd, Tuen Mun. HK$100-HK$240 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7323

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Gala parade of diversity

China's vast population, comprising 56 ethnic groups, spreads across the country - from the grasslands of Mongolia and the great plateau of Tibet to the industrial cities of the east and south and the parade grounds of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) - as one great, harmonious family.

22 May 2007 - 12:00am