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7 03, 2021

Pope Francis prays for war victims in Mosul, an Iraqi city left in ruins by Islamic State

By | 2021-03-07T09:09:45+00:00 March 7th, 2021|World|Comments Off on Pope Francis prays for war victims in Mosul, an Iraqi city left in ruins by Islamic State

Muslim and Christian residents of Mosul told Pope Francis of their lives under the brutal rule of Islamic State on Sunday as the pontiff blessed their vow to rise up from ashes, telling them that “fraternity is more durable than fratricide.”Francis, on...

7 03, 2021

Opera that might make you think of the coronavirus pandemic – Jenufa by Leos Janacek staged for Hong Kong Arts Festival screening

By | 2021-03-07T07:45:11+00:00 March 7th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on Opera that might make you think of the coronavirus pandemic – Jenufa by Leos Janacek staged for Hong Kong Arts Festival screening

The audience for the National Theatre Brno’s recent production of Leos Janacek’s opera Jenufa, being screened as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival’s celebration of Czech music this year, might be forgiven for thinking that the staging was inspired by...

7 03, 2021

Mastermind of Muji to Go line, collaborator on Shiseido eyewear, inspired by Henri Matisse to paint with drones, Dai Fujiwara is a design chameleon

By | 2021-03-07T04:15:05+00:00 March 7th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on Mastermind of Muji to Go line, collaborator on Shiseido eyewear, inspired by Henri Matisse to paint with drones, Dai Fujiwara is a design chameleon

In January 2018, New York street cleaners were fascinated to find Dai Fujiwara in Times Square vacuuming up garbage in the frigid cold. “They said, ‘Dai, what are you doing?’” the Japanese design giant recalls, laughing. “I spent a week in Manhattan, c...

6 03, 2021

The martial arts choreographers who brought fight scenes to life in wuxia and kung fu films

By | 2021-03-06T21:15:16+00:00 March 6th, 2021|Entertainment|Comments Off on The martial arts choreographers who brought fight scenes to life in wuxia and kung fu films

Hong Kong martial arts films owe much of their success to martial arts choreographers. But their history is mainly undocumented. A brief 1999 essay by the Hong Kong Film Archive’s Yu Mo-wan, called Martial Arts Directors in Hong Kong Cinema, set out th...

6 03, 2021

Christians in Cyprus demonstrate against ‘satanic’ Eurovision song entry ‘El Diablo’

By | 2021-03-06T16:35:04+00:00 March 6th, 2021|Music|Comments Off on Christians in Cyprus demonstrate against ‘satanic’ Eurovision song entry ‘El Diablo’

Cyprus’ entry for the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) has drawn the wrath of Christians, who demonstrated in front of state broadcaster RIK's headquarters in the capital, Nicosia, on Saturday.The song “El Diablo,” Spanish for “The Devil,” by singer Elena...

6 03, 2021

Property projects at two locations get mixed reception as Hong Kong’s homebuyers pick their way through leftover inventory

By | 2021-03-06T13:05:57+00:00 March 6th, 2021|Business|Comments Off on Property projects at two locations get mixed reception as Hong Kong’s homebuyers pick their way through leftover inventory

Hong Kong’s weekend property sales saw mixed reception at two different projects, as homebuyers picked and chose their way through two projects that had been on the market for at least nine months.At Lohas Park in Tseung Kwan O, CK Asset Holdings sold ...

6 03, 2021

Beijing 2022: European ski resorts bank on successful Winter Games to increase Chinese tourism arrivals

By | 2021-03-06T12:00:23+00:00 March 6th, 2021|Sport|Comments Off on Beijing 2022: European ski resorts bank on successful Winter Games to increase Chinese tourism arrivals

Several European countries are hoping a successful 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics will lead to an explosion of Chinese winter sports tourism, with experts suggesting that ski resorts in the continent may need to adapt to accommodate mainland arrivals.A r...