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· April, 2006

Stories about Hong Kong (China) from April, 2006

Hong Kong: Incentives for local musicians

This week on n8ma's Xanga site: “news of a new orchestral fellowship for string-playing graduates of the Central, Shanghai, and Hong Kong Conservatories that will help curb the mass emigration...

Hong Kong: Benefits blogs bring

More meta-commentary from Roland at EastSouthWestNorth in ‘Why Blogs Are Better Than Mainstream Media‘.

Hong Kong: Japanese retailer leaving

With Hemlock's Diary this week comes reminiscing of times gone by with Hong Kong's last Japanese-owned department store, Mitsukoshi, announcing plans to leave the Special Administrative Region. “The name brings...

China: Detained writers remembered

Has it really been a year since Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong was charged by China for spying? And two months since Beijing or Bust blogger Wu Hao's arrest for...

Hong Kong: Health hazard ignored

sevenyearsinChina‘s Han Girl stayed up late one night last week to show us why it wasn't in Hong Kong television station TVB's best interest to cover a recent report from...

Taiwan: Regional aggregator coming

Prominent Taiwanese blogger Portnoy has started an English-language blog, Portnoy in Between. First up? Time to see a Chinese-language blog aggregator. “It is nothing about English hegemony;” he writes of...

China: Yahoo! implicates writer

Seen on the Chinese Law Prof Blog today is a post on Reporters Without Borders’ announcement of Yahoo!'s role in the persecution and arrest of yet another Chinese internet essayist,...

Hong Kong: Uncharacteristic blog behaviour

EastSouthWestNorth comes up blank tonight save for an error message which reads: “Sorry, you have reached either a non-existent site or the site has been suspended (or deactivated) due to...

Hong Kong: Same sex discourse

Has Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain given homophobia a foothold within the Cantonese language? The flagrant harbour blogger gives us the both the short and long answer in ‘Brokeback Mounting.’

Hong Kong: Spending questioned

Nathan “n8ma” Madsen writes on his Xanga blog about the controversy surrounding Hong Kong Chief Executive Officer Donald Tsang's plans to relocate government headquarters into a new complex which will...

Hong Kong: Remains of the war

BigWhiteGuy Randall posts on the unearthing this week of “a massive stockpile” of leftover World War Two explosives from just three feet below an inner-Hong Kong street. “From what I...

Hong Kong: Future of China

SimonWorld links to an article from mainland China-born but American-based political science professor Pei Minxin which, Simon says, contains “brave observations about why we should be pessimistic about political liberalization...

Hong Kong: Drug mules

Would you go easy on a drug smuggler? “For the number of people whose deaths they would most likely have contributed to by bringing that stuff in they got off...

Hong Kong: Mainland development

Simon World blogger HK Dave sees some meaning in a photo which, although admittedly doctored, came away with the top prize in this year's China International Press Photo Contest.

Hong Kong: Labor strife

The EastSouthWestNorth blogger translates a report on a recent protest in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen and finds some missing details in corresponding English-language coverage.

Hong Kong: Film festival

sevenyearsinchina's Han Girl bids good farewell to the recent Rugby Sevens tournament held on Hong Kong island and welcomes the Hong Kong International Film Festival, which begins tomorrow. “Today I...

Hong Kong: HSBC birthday

Dave and Stefan from Walk the Talk commemorate the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation's 141st birthday with an original biography of its founder, Sir Thomas Sutherland. “On a trip...

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