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2 January 2008

New book: The Man Who Owned All the Opium in Hong Kong

2016-11-24T01:14:51+08:00January 2nd, 2008|hong kong, new books|0 Comments

Scandal and corruption, drugs and pirates, triads and flower boats; the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong and the Communist takeover of Canton. Peter Hui was there. He knew everybody and saw everything. This is the real story of Hong Kong, told with the rich flavours of the street. If Peter had been only a little bit different he could have [...]

31 May 2007

Spiderman in Shanghai!

2007-05-31T22:51:14+08:00May 31st, 2007|authors, china, events, new books|2 Comments

Excited spectators gathered with their camera phones today to watch daredevil Alain Robert scale the 88-storey Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai. The 420-metre ascent ended in arrest for the fearless Frenchman, but he took it in his stride: having climbed the world's three tallest buildings barehanded, he wasn't about to let the fourth-tallest pass him by. Reuters has the story: [...]

29 April 2007

Oil wars

2007-04-29T00:15:58+08:00April 29th, 2007|authors, new books, publishing|0 Comments

Asian publishing pundit Nury Vittachi says of our spy thriller: IN TERMS OF geopolitical value for money, Paul Ulrich’s new book Saudi Match Point has it all: Al-Qaeda, the Chinese government, oil wars, a high level US conspiracy, a hostage crisis and the battle between radical Islam and modern mores. Paul's based in Hong Kong. The plot: The US government [...]

20 April 2007

Hong Kong director brings Blacksmith title to the silver screen

2017-10-05T21:20:55+08:00April 20th, 2007|authors, hong kong, media attention|0 Comments

Yeeshan Yang’s book of investigative journalism Whispers and Moans has been brought to the big screen by Hong Kong filmmaker Herman Yau. Starring Athena Chu, Candice Yu and Monie Tung, the movie (Chinese title: 性工作者十日談) had its premiere at the Hong Kong International Film Festival on 28th March. The prolific Herman Yau is this year’s Director in Focus. There’s an [...]