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16 01, 2022

Climate change: Chinese sci-fi author’s new short story – The Girl and the Sea

By | 2022-01-16T08:15:09+00:00 January 16th, 2022|Entertainment|Comments Off on Climate change: Chinese sci-fi author’s new short story – The Girl and the Sea

“When can Tara leave this place,” the girl asked, her eyes shining like a newborn galaxy. “You’ll know when the time comes,” Miki said to the girl. What she didn’t say was, Tara, you shouldn’t be here at all.The double-masted icebreaker Akira was froze...

16 01, 2022

How Hong Kong buildings kept cool before air conditioning by copying India – deep verandas, high ceilings, chick blinds and shutters

By | 2022-01-16T03:15:17+00:00 January 16th, 2022|Entertainment|Comments Off on How Hong Kong buildings kept cool before air conditioning by copying India – deep verandas, high ceilings, chick blinds and shutters

Sustainability has become a buzzword in recent years and more-form-than-substance “green initiatives” inevitably lead to accusations of “greenwashing”. But how did buildings in the past help define an earlier era’s notions of practical sustainability?A...

14 01, 2022

Chinese art collector’s US$1.3 million lawsuit lifts the veil on back-door contracts for purchase and resale of coveted artworks

By | 2022-01-14T11:15:20+00:00 January 14th, 2022|Entertainment|Comments Off on Chinese art collector’s US$1.3 million lawsuit lifts the veil on back-door contracts for purchase and resale of coveted artworks

A lawsuit has dragged the discreet negotiations of the top-tier primary art market into the public spotlight.According to the suit, Michael Xufu Huang, a prominent Chinese art collector and socialite, had a financial agreement with Monaco-based Argenti...

14 01, 2022

Vietnamese boatpeople tell their stories for the first time to one of their rescuers, retired Hong Kong marine police officer Les Bird

By | 2022-01-14T10:15:18+00:00 January 14th, 2022|Entertainment|Comments Off on Vietnamese boatpeople tell their stories for the first time to one of their rescuers, retired Hong Kong marine police officer Les Bird

For the 1,433 refugees fleeing Vietnam aboard rusty freighter the Sen On in May 1979, Les Bird was the first person they saw when the ship quite literally hit Hong Kong. The captain had abandoned the ship outside Macau and pointed the refugees in the g...

13 01, 2022

K-drama midseason recap: Snowdrop –Disney+ drama starring Blackpink’s Jisoo takes several baffling turns

By | 2022-01-13T03:15:14+00:00 January 13th, 2022|Entertainment|Comments Off on K-drama midseason recap: Snowdrop –Disney+ drama starring Blackpink’s Jisoo takes several baffling turns

This article contains spoilers.An eventful 2021 for the K-drama industry ended on an ignominious note in December with the launch of Snowdrop, the highly controversial Disney+/JTBC drama which sparked a furiously negative reaction among Korean viewers,...

12 01, 2022

Hong Kong’s newest recycling centre is as beautiful as it is useful, with a courtyard for everyone – even pets

By | 2022-01-12T23:15:17+00:00 January 12th, 2022|Entertainment|Comments Off on Hong Kong’s newest recycling centre is as beautiful as it is useful, with a courtyard for everyone – even pets

When BREADstudio co-founder Benny Lee Chiu-ming adopted a cat in 2016 from theWan Chai branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), little did he realise that the process would inspire an award-winning project.Inadvertently lo...

11 01, 2022

NFTs of famous Hong Kong cartoon character McDull to be auctioned by Sotheby’s in January

By | 2022-01-11T10:15:11+00:00 January 11th, 2022|Entertainment|Comments Off on NFTs of famous Hong Kong cartoon character McDull to be auctioned by Sotheby’s in January

As if having your own bronze statue on Hong Kong’s Avenue of Stars isn’t enough, McDull has been further immortalised in NFTs.Two non-fungible tokens of Hong Kong’s favourite porcine cartoon character will be auctioned by Sotheby’s later in January, al...

11 01, 2022

The Tragedy of Macbeth movie review: Denzel Washington at his thunderous best in Joel Coen’s five-star Shakespeare adaptation

By | 2022-01-11T09:15:19+00:00 January 11th, 2022|Entertainment|Comments Off on The Tragedy of Macbeth movie review: Denzel Washington at his thunderous best in Joel Coen’s five-star Shakespeare adaptation

5/5 starsMore than 400 years after it was written, Macbeth remains one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. A bloodthirsty tale of ambition and betrayal that is equal parts historical drama and psychological horror, it is a play whose popularit...

9 01, 2022

Like a Dickens or Dostoevsky novel, tale of Beijing hutong life The Wedding Party, by Liu Xinwu, conceals drama and trauma beneath the seemingly inconsequential

By | 2022-01-09T08:45:18+00:00 January 9th, 2022|Entertainment|Comments Off on Like a Dickens or Dostoevsky novel, tale of Beijing hutong life The Wedding Party, by Liu Xinwu, conceals drama and trauma beneath the seemingly inconsequential

The Wedding Party by Liu Xinwu, translated by Jeremy Tiang, pub. Amazon CrossingA happy winter scene, a smiling close-knit community, good food and a little alcohol. The cover of the first English translation of Liu Xinwu’s 1984 novel The Wedding Party...

8 01, 2022

Kung fu mania in 1970s UK kept Bruce Lee’s memory alive after his death, thanks to dedicated fans and a society’s newsletters

By | 2022-01-08T22:15:19+00:00 January 8th, 2022|Entertainment|Comments Off on Kung fu mania in 1970s UK kept Bruce Lee’s memory alive after his death, thanks to dedicated fans and a society’s newsletters

The dreary Britain of the 1970s seems a long way from energetic Hong Kong, but Bruce Lee still managed to amass thousands of dedicated fans there – even if most of them didn’t hear about the star until after his death in 1973.British fandom is the subj...