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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang urges Hong Kong’s leader-elect Carrie Lam to develop economy, unite society -- High hopes on the new administration from the central government in Beijing

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (right) presented an official certificate of appointment to Hong Kong’s chief executive-elect Carrie Lam on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.PHOTO: @PDCHINA/ TWITTER… 251 more words

The Lovers and the Despot

Following a string of recent documentaries like The Propaganda Game and Under the Sun , which gave audiences a rare glimpse of the notoriously secretive nation of North Korea, The Lovers and the Despot recreates one of the most shocking, yet wholly cinematic, stories from the country’s chequered history.
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A Silent Voice

Based on the manga by Yoshitoki Oima, A Silent Voice – also translated onscreen as The Shape of Voice – depicts two lonely souls who struggle to connect with their peer group, albeit in different ways.
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The Big Day

In The Big Day, French filmmaker Pascal Plisson scours the Earth for a quartet of passionate yet impoverished children, each of whom is embarking on potentially life-changing challenges.
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Fabricated City

It has been 12 years since director Park Kwang-hyun’s last film, the wartime comedy Welcome to Dongmakgol, and his follow-up betrays the frustration he has endured over the years.
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HKIFF 2017 Preview

Next week, the 41st Hong Kong International Film Festival begins, bringing to the city a 16-day cinematic celebration featuring hundreds of films old and new. Beyond the obvious choices of what to see – from gala screenings to retrospectives of newly restored masterpieces – choosing what to watch can be something of a gamble. 19 more words

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Turn off those digital devices, kids! My article in the SCMP Education Post...

As you know, I’m passionate about kids reading lots and lots and lots of books…and equally passionate about kids turning OFF their digital devices!! Scientific studies have proven, again and again, that the very best way to become not just a great writer, but also a great thinker, with a strong imagination and an original mind, is… 108 more words

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