Thursday, 3 February 2011

Kung fu star Jet Li becomes Singaporean citizen

Chinese kung fu superstar Jet Li publicly confirmed on Tuesday that he has become a Singaporean citizen, saying he wants his children to receive a bilingual education in the city-state.

VeryCD pledges to bounce back in wake of IPR violations crackdown

Mainland internet users lost a popular download service for music, TV series and movies when the central government forced VeryCD, a leading mainland peer-to-peer file-sharing internet portal, to overhaul much of its core business.

Download website faces shutdown, a leading Chinese website offering free movie and music downloads - most deemed unauthorized - on Saturday removed its entire music download links and posted a note saying the move was done “to meet copyright owners’ requests”.

Sentence for hit-and-run death criticised

Scepticism greets six-year jail term for the man who shouted ‘my father is Li Gang’

Inflation makes Beijing more expensive than Hong Kong

Rising prices have made daily necessities in big mainland cities even more costly than in Hong Kong, which consistently rates as one of the most expensive cities in the world.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

New generation aspiring to Taiwan’s leadership

Of all the younger members of prominent political families in Taiwan, Eric Chu Li-luan may have the brightest future.

Ho family rifts laid bare on YouTube

Videos detail sparring over tycoon’s empire

Monday, 31 January 2011

Macau tycoon's family brawl takes another U-turn

The family feud between Macau tycoon Stanley Ho and relatives he accused of trying to steal his empire took another bizarre turn on Monday, with both sides disputing whether a lawsuit had been dropped.

Later in the day, Ho's lawyer said lawsuit is still on.

Stanley Ho drops legal action against family

Feud over mogul’s fortune takes new twist after secret talks draw a blank

First, on Monday morning, Ho's 3rd mistress said lawsuit withdrawn.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Congressmen play games as US economy is hurting

You know we’ve got problems when Barbra Streisand and Herbie Hancock understand the global economy better than John Boehner and Harry Reid. Singer Streisand and jazz great Hancock were on hand for the Chinese president’s White House dinner last week, while House Speaker Boehner, Majority Leader Reid and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell wimped out and stayed away.

Clubs reopen after vice crackdown

Two Beijing nightclubs ordered to close last year for alleged links to prostitution and breaches of fire-safety regulations have reopened, it was reported at the weekend.