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Opinion | How The Farewell’s theme of ‘a good lie’ is a metaphor for living in China

The Farewell skilfully depicts the modern Asian-American experience and is also surprisingly political: the theme of a ‘good lie’ is a metaphor for the collective delusion of living under the Chinese Communist Party.

The Farewell skilfully depicts the modern Asian-American experience and is also surprisingly political: the theme of a ‘good lie’ is a metaphor for the collective delusion of living under the Chinese Communist Party.

27 Sep 2019 - 8:00PM
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11 May 2015 - 12:56PM
Hong Kong theatre needs support to make an impact abroad

Lack of funding, inadequate venues and the consistent import of productions from abroad are some of the reasons Hong Kong theatre isn't making an impact abroad.

Lack of funding, inadequate venues and the consistent import of productions from abroad are some of the reasons Hong Kong theatre isn't making an impact abroad.

15 Aug 2014 - 2:39AM
5 Aug 2014 - 8:16PM
The lost art of risk-taking in Hong Kong theatre

Despite being described as a "world city", Hong Kong is failing to support or promote any of its theatre-makers at home and abroad. Many say this is because the city is run by bureaucrats; others feel it is due, in large part, to the lack of space and the high financial risk involved in first-time productions.

Despite being described as a "world city", Hong Kong is failing to support or promote any of its theatre-makers at home and abroad. Many say this is because the city is run by bureaucrats; others feel it is due, in large part, to the lack of space and the high financial risk involved in first-time productions.

12 Jun 2014 - 2:14AM
Stereotyping of Asian women the real problem for Cathay flight attendants

It came as no surprise when "too revealing" female flight attendant uniforms landed Cathay Pacific in yet another dispute with their employees.

It came as no surprise when "too revealing" female flight attendant uniforms landed Cathay Pacific in yet another dispute with their employees.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:53PM
Mission to Mars reveals some down-to-earth problems

Last week, it was announced that 25-year-old Hong Kong-born Birdy Cheng Yu-pang had acquired a place on the Mars One project, a one-way expedition to establish a "self-sustaining colony" by 2025 on the red planet. Given Cheng's belief that planet earth is polluted and hopeless, does this mission to Mars suggest a widely shared dissatisfaction with life?

Last week, it was announced that 25-year-old Hong Kong-born Birdy Cheng Yu-pang had acquired a place on the Mars One project, a one-way expedition to establish a "self-sustaining colony" by 2025 on the red planet. Given Cheng's belief that planet earth is polluted and hopeless, does this mission to Mars suggest a widely shared dissatisfaction with life?

13 Feb 2014 - 1:49AM
Breathing dirty air is Hong Kong's lot, sadly

There's something in the air, but it's not the smell of the approaching holiday season. Rather, it's the unwelcome return of smog which for the past week has hung over Hong Kong like a viscous cloak of invisibility. Recently, the concentration of one out of the four most threatening air pollutants, nitrogen dioxide, rose to 231.8 micrograms per cubic metre in Central, a level of concentration the World Health Organisation deems toxic and a cause of severe respiratory illness.

There's something in the air, but it's not the smell of the approaching holiday season. Rather, it's the unwelcome return of smog which for the past week has hung over Hong Kong like a viscous cloak of invisibility. Recently, the concentration of one out of the four most threatening air pollutants, nitrogen dioxide, rose to 231.8 micrograms per cubic metre in Central, a level of concentration the World Health Organisation deems toxic and a cause of severe respiratory illness.

12 Dec 2013 - 3:33AM
New UK strategy provides few real opportunities for overseas students

Jingan Young says plan to draw students from China and elsewhere fails to tackle lack of jobs.

Jingan Young says plan to draw students from China and elsewhere fails to tackle lack of jobs.

6 Aug 2013 - 4:30AM
30 May 2013 - 2:56AM
Crackdown on public drinking won't deter binge drinkers

The path taken by the government and other public institutions to control drinking-related accidents and crime takes the form of stone-walling the consumer's choice: drinking in public.

The path taken by the government and other public institutions to control drinking-related accidents and crime takes the form of stone-walling the consumer's choice: drinking in public.

21 Mar 2013 - 2:50AM
Drug mules must find no welcome in Hong Kong

This month, Hong Kong has witnessed a worrying number of cases of individuals arrested after entering the city with large amounts of drugs. 

This month, Hong Kong has witnessed a worrying number of cases of individuals arrested after entering the city with large amounts of drugs. 

27 Aug 2013 - 8:39AM
17 Jan 2013 - 5:03AM
Book: 'Avant Garde Art Groups in China, 1979-1989' by Paul Gladston

A little over three decades ago, the global perception was that China's contemporary art scene was virtually non-existent.

A little over three decades ago, the global perception was that China's contemporary art scene was virtually non-existent.

15 Sep 2013 - 11:21AM
Darker dangers ignored in Hong Kong's youth drug abuse figures

Last week, Narcotics Commissioner Erika Hui Lam Yin-ming relayed the results from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse survey of local and international school students. Rather predictably, the number of reported and new drug users aged under 21 last year dropped by 20 per cent and 21 per cent, respectively, in comparison to 2011.

Last week, Narcotics Commissioner Erika Hui Lam Yin-ming relayed the results from the Central Registry of Drug Abuse survey of local and international school students. Rather predictably, the number of reported and new drug users aged under 21 last year dropped by 20 per cent and 21 per cent, respectively, in comparison to 2011.

28 Mar 2013 - 8:49AM
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