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25 Oct 2014 - 10:26PM
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Beijing Bohème updates Giacomo Puccini's opera to modern times

Beijing Bohème is a 21st-century take on Puccini's La Bohème, drawing parallels between the Chinese capital today and the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1840s.

Beijing Bohème is a 21st-century take on Puccini's La Bohème, drawing parallels between the Chinese capital today and the Latin Quarter of Paris in the 1840s.

10 Sep 2014 - 10:50PM
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Behind the label: Oroton

Australian Boyd Lane founded the accessories brand in Sydney in 1938. In the 1950s, Oroton started making compacts out of metallic mesh, which until then was only used as a utilitarian material.

Australian Boyd Lane founded the accessories brand in Sydney in 1938. In the 1950s, Oroton started making compacts out of metallic mesh, which until then was only used as a utilitarian material.

30 Aug 2014 - 11:47PM
22 Aug 2014 - 5:10PM
Behind the label: Le 16 Août

French-Chinese designer Tiffany Yan left the United States for Paris, France, on August 16, 2011, or 16 Août in French, which marked the beginning of her fashion journey.

French-Chinese designer Tiffany Yan left the United States for Paris, France, on August 16, 2011, or 16 Août in French, which marked the beginning of her fashion journey.

16 Aug 2014 - 11:31PM
15 Aug 2014 - 11:17AM
Wacky they may be, but unicycle hockey and bubble football are fun ways to exercise

There are any number of wacky ways to keep fit. Here's some of the best out-there sports to sign up for.

There are any number of wacky ways to keep fit. Here's some of the best out-there sports to sign up for.

15 Jun 2018 - 12:32PM
Old Master Q: What the @#$% is Going On?

Joseph Wong Chak remembers as a child running towards his father's laughter, to find him howling over his latest comic. "He would laugh like hell when he was drawing," he says about his father, Alfonso Wong Kar-hei, the creator of the beloved Old Master Q series.

 

Joseph Wong Chak remembers as a child running towards his father's laughter, to find him howling over his latest comic. "He would laugh like hell when he was drawing," he says about his father, Alfonso Wong Kar-hei, the creator of the beloved Old Master Q series.

 

14 Aug 2014 - 1:32AM
Hong Kong-based inventor's breakthrough robotic boat aims to clean-up oceans

Inventor hopes fleet of automated boats will one day patrol the oceans, performing clean-up and data-collection tasks, such as radioactivity sensing, coral reef imaging and fish counting.

Inventor hopes fleet of automated boats will one day patrol the oceans, performing clean-up and data-collection tasks, such as radioactivity sensing, coral reef imaging and fish counting.

29 Jul 2014 - 1:29PM
Ani-Com Hong Kong promises an unusual take on city life as seen by comic artists

A sideways glance at life is certain when comic artists tell the city's story at the Ani-Com and Games event.

A sideways glance at life is certain when comic artists tell the city's story at the Ani-Com and Games event.

17 Jul 2014 - 12:15AM
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9 Jul 2014 - 11:10PM
Beyond the casinos: Where to find the sights and sounds of old Macau

There's something for everyone in Macau. Here's three ways to get the best out of the city.

There's something for everyone in Macau. Here's three ways to get the best out of the city.

15 Apr 2015 - 3:58PM
A wide berth: Will Kai Tak's little used cruise terminal catch on enough to justify HK$8 billion cost?

A year after opening, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal remains a little-used virtually empty building. While operators are upbeat, sceptics wonder if it will catch on enough to justify the investment, writes Darren Wee

A year after opening, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal remains a little-used virtually empty building. While operators are upbeat, sceptics wonder if it will catch on enough to justify the investment, writes Darren Wee

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
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8 Jun 2014 - 12:57AM
Superfans share their tournament strategies

We quizzed some local superfans about their World Cup strategies.

We quizzed some local superfans about their World Cup strategies.

4 Jun 2014 - 11:54PM
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21 May 2014 - 11:25PM
Young Chinese designers increasingly head to London art, fashion schools

Chinese students who go abroad have a reputation for studying "pragmatic" subjects like business or science, but an increasing number are staking out identities in London's design and fashion worlds.

Chinese students who go abroad have a reputation for studying "pragmatic" subjects like business or science, but an increasing number are staking out identities in London's design and fashion worlds.

13 Apr 2014 - 5:17AM
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25 Mar 2014 - 5:20PM
Hongkongers show support for Taiwanese student protesters

Hongkongers are showing their support for students occupying the Taiwanese parliament in a protest against a cross-strait trade pact. Some have flown to Taipei to join the sit-in, while lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung led 30 protesters to Taipei's representative office in Admiralty yesterday morning.

Hongkongers are showing their support for students occupying the Taiwanese parliament in a protest against a cross-strait trade pact. Some have flown to Taipei to join the sit-in, while lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung led 30 protesters to Taipei's representative office in Admiralty yesterday morning.

22 Mar 2014 - 8:48AM
Canada immigration chief admits mainlanders flouting rules was one reason for visa axe

Canada's immigration chief admitted yesterday that the flouting of residency rules by mainlanders was one of the reasons its investor visa scheme was axed - although he asid it was not the 'principal reason'.

Canada's immigration chief admitted yesterday that the flouting of residency rules by mainlanders was one of the reasons its investor visa scheme was axed - although he asid it was not the 'principal reason'.

21 Mar 2014 - 10:49AM
Parents praise inquiry into kindergarten medications but seek justice and assurances

Parents of children fed prescription drugs by kindergartens welcomed the government's "blanket inspection" of all nurseries, primary and middle schools on the mainland. But they said they were more concerned about the long-term effects of the medicine and bringing those responsible to justice.

Parents of children fed prescription drugs by kindergartens welcomed the government's "blanket inspection" of all nurseries, primary and middle schools on the mainland. But they said they were more concerned about the long-term effects of the medicine and bringing those responsible to justice.

20 Mar 2014 - 3:29AM
Tactile Jackie Chan shrugs off controversy over cuddle with singer at CPPCC meeting

Jackie Chan has dismissed the controversy online over his cuddling of a singer at a political meeting in Beijing as "a lot of fuss over nothing", according to a mainland media report.

Jackie Chan has dismissed the controversy online over his cuddling of a singer at a political meeting in Beijing as "a lot of fuss over nothing", according to a mainland media report.

19 Mar 2014 - 4:33AM
Mainland Chinese art buyers grow more choosey

The mainland's droves of newly rich are keen to dabble in the art market, but many hold misconceptions or make basic mistakes, said the co-organiser of a new international fine art fair on the mainland.

The mainland's droves of newly rich are keen to dabble in the art market, but many hold misconceptions or make basic mistakes, said the co-organiser of a new international fine art fair on the mainland.

18 Mar 2014 - 6:14PM
‘The Chinese government wants to kill us,’ say Hong Kong women accused of Taiwan vandalism

Two women said to be from Hong Kong have become notorious in Taiwan for allegedly vandalising multiple apartments and telling local authorities that they are being "hunted" by the Chinese government.

Two women said to be from Hong Kong have become notorious in Taiwan for allegedly vandalising multiple apartments and telling local authorities that they are being "hunted" by the Chinese government.

19 Mar 2014 - 5:48PM