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Hong Kong’s Literary Follies

The old aphorism that fact turns out to be stranger than fiction is pretty shopworn, but the recent goings on within the small world of the Hong Kong literati certainly seem to bear out the truth ... Read More...
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The passion of Gan

Photo: A church procession before a marriage ceremony Guangzhou, the sprawling industrial heart of the Pearl River Delta, seems an unlikely adopted home for a film director. But it might be an ... Read More...
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Vietnam Joins the Amateur Idol Brigade

Boyish, cheeky and immaculately groomed, 20-something model Tommy Tran bears a striking resemblance to his American counterpart, Ryan Seacrest, the host of the runaway television success Americ... Read More...
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Korea Invades the Philippines

They came without warning, trickling in almost unnoticed until there were too many to ignore. It seemed, all of a sudden, that South Koreans were practically everywhere in the Philippines – in malls, ... Read More...
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A Second Chance in Cambodia

On the top floor of a city center shopping mall, youngsters in baggy jeans breakdance to loud hip-hop music while an energetic emcee raps over the top. It could be a scene from any N... Read More...
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Indian Men Put on a Pretty Face

Tall, dark and handsome? Make that tall, fair and handsome in India. While savvy brand managers have always cashed in on Indian women’s obsession for lighter skin by peddling a raft of ... Read More...
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Canadian Hong Kongers

By the time the Union Jack fell at midnight in Hong Kong’s Statue Square on June 30, 1997, hundreds of thousands of the city’s residents had already left the territory that Britain ruled for ... Read More...
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Indonesia’s Religious Frontline

At 8 am each Sunday morning for two years at the Indramayu State Prison in West Java prison, the jailhouse doors were opened to allow Christians in the surrounding community to attend religious s... Read More...