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  1. Henan Satellite TV is an anomaly in China’s popular entertainment landscape, where terrestrial TV stations and streaming platforms fall over themselves to produce sentimental soap operas and sensational reality-TV shows to attract viewers.While most of the industry chases TV ratings and advertisers using star-studded shows, Henan TV sticks to its formula of shunning pop culture in favour of tasteful content promoting traditional Chinese culture.Defying industry norms, the station, which is…
  2. My parents came to Hong Kong from Guangzhou [in southern China] a year before I did. I came at three years old (in the early 1960s), via Macau, with foster parents and when we went through immigration I was coached to say they were my parents.At the time my parents struggled; they were from a landowning family and lost everything during the Cultural Revolution. We lived in a tiny Shek Kip Mei flat that only had a bed, which doubled as our table to do our homework and eat our meals on. Next to…
  3. Although she hasn’t had an uninterrupted night’s sleep since the premature birth of her twin boys in 2017, actress and former singer Charlie Yeung Choi-nei says they have given her a new life full of hope and joy – and she feels younger than ever.“They became my first priority in life,” she says. “I am an only child and I was also born prematurely. My mum gave me lots of nutrition, and [I did lots of] exercise. My husband and I decided to do the same for the boys. Very [small] and incubated for…
  4. A global survey released in June by Booking.com laid bare the new expectations of travellers: some 83 per cent of 29,000 respondents said they found sustainable travel to be vital, with 61 per cent noting that the coronavirus pandemic had increased their interest in travelling sustainably.Half added that finding a hotel with actual eco credibility wasn’t easy – and they’re right. Hotels that take sustainability seriously don’t often shout it from the rooftops, while others tout themselves as…
  5. Kind-hearted may not be the first word that springs to mind when you think of a banker, but Carmel Armstrong proves the exception.After working for HSBC in Asia for 36 years, Armstrong decided to retire and volunteer for local Hong Kong charities. Through this work, she met Jeff Rotmeyer – and her life suddenly changed.After he had seen one too many young adults with Down’s syndrome die early, Rotmeyer set up the Love 21 Foundation in the city in 2017. Its mission is to extend the lives of…
  6. Some of the world’s biggest pop music stars have come together to release single My Universe.Issued on September 24, the ambient pop tune from British rockers Coldplay and superstar K-pop boy band BTS features Coldplay frontman Chris Martin rallying and harmonising vocals with members of the South Korean septet as they sing in both English and Korean.The song features sleek instrumentals, playful vocal distortions and twinkling synth effects and is the third track pre-released ahead of the…
  7. With the launch of Windows 11 approaching, Microsoft is rolling out a new line of Surface devices, including a foldable mobile device, new tablets and a fresh laptop.Microsoft just revealed several gadgets that will run Windows 11, the latest operating system for PCs arriving on October 5.“Each new version of Windows unlocks the next generation of hardware innovation,” said Pete Kyriacou, vice-president of Microsoft Devices, in a blog post Wednesday. “And for the last decade, Surface has been…
  8. One of the more popular domestic holiday destinations for Chinese citizens is Hainan province, a series of islands (the largest of which is Hainan Island) at the very south of China, for the beach resorts and the area’s food.Hainan’s year-round tropical climate means it yields a bumper harvest of produce, ranging from coffee beans to zhegu (partridge tea leaves) to fruit.As a result, the province is known for its wide range of dishes.The area’s culinary diversity even made the news in a…
  9. [Sponsored Article] The Swiss brand renowned for its high-performance luxury skincare that turns back the ravages of time takes its pursuit of timeless beauty and engagement with art to another level with the ongoing conservation of four masterpieces by Piet Mondrian at Fondation Beyeler. Elevating luxury with a higher meaning The Piet Mondrian Conservation Project, La Prairie’s two-year patronage with Fondation Beyeler, the most visited museum in Switzerland, resonates with its values of…
  10. The flier for the September 25 gig at The Catalyst in Hong Kong’s Sheung Wan neighbourhood sounds sinister.On the bill of “Repo Populace” is “freakish” electronic music that will keep the audience feeling disturbed into “the unforeseeable future”; an eccentric and provocative line-up with “no off switch”, and; a “calamity” that might warrant ear plugs.It’s alternative, for sure, but as the two people behind the militant-sounding live show point out, their kind of indie music is thriving in Hong…