PUBLISHED: 19:02 31 January 2014 Qualified martial arts teacher Heng Chen leads a Kung Fu class. Archant Children at Felsted Primary School celebrated Chinese New Year by practicing Kung Fu and Chinese arts and craft. Dylan and Olivia, both aged nine, show off their lucky red purses which they were given by Shivon.At the end of the day they were each presented with a lucky red Chinese envelope containing Chinese money. The workshop took place on Tuesday (January 29), prior to Chinese New Year, today (Friday, January 31). The workshops were hosted by Shivon Rong Chen, who taught the children how to make paper dragons and lanterns, while Kung Fu classes were taken by qualified martial arts teacher Heng Chen. … [Read more...] about Felsted pupils celebrate Chinese New Year in style!
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He is said to be a lifelong fan of magicians, inducted into the secretive Magic Circle in 1975 after performing a classic cup and ball trick of his own. What better way then for the Prince of Wales to celebrate his 70th birthday than with a magic show fit for, well, a future king. The Prince, who will turn 70 on November 14, is to be honoured with a London Palladium gala starring Britain’s finest magicians, at least one of whom he has supported throughout his career. The gala, which will also see comedians take to the stage, is to be broadcast by ITV and named We Are Most Amused and Amazed, a play on Queen Victoria’s famous phrase. It is one of numerous events lined up this year to mark the Prince’s landmark birthday, taking his charity work and royal duties into a new decade in which most of his contemporaries have already retired. Announcing the show, ITV said it would put on “a truly unique and unforgettable night where the world’s greatest comics … [Read more...] about Prince Charles to celebrate 70th birthday with TV magic show, 43 years after he joined Magic Circle
The civilian group descended on the village under government instructions to "win the people's hearts", but it also had a darker mission: identifying and punishing threats to the Chinese state. Four months after the Communist Party sent the "work team" to Akeqie Kanle, a fifth of its adult population -- over 100 people -- had disappeared into detention and re-education centres. The team -- comprising staff from a regional university -- was among more than 10,000 such groups that poured into rural Xinjiang last year as part of the government's battle against separatism and "religious extremism" in the region, home to several Muslim ethnic minority groups. Called "research the people's conditions, improve the people's lives and win the people's hearts", the programme recruits officials and university professors -- mostly from China's Han majority group -- to spread party propaganda, eliminate rural poverty and promote "ethnic harmony." The work is vital to a social engineering campaign … [Read more...] about ‘Eradicate the tumours’: Chinese civilians drive Xinjiang crackdown
Google’s latest Doodle honours Maria Felix, the Mexican actor widely considered “the most beautiful face in the history of Mexican cinema”. Felix, who died in 2002 at the age of 88, would have celebrated her 104th birthday today. Also known as Maria Bonita, thanks to a song composed for her by her second husband, composer Agustin Lara, the star’s screen career spanned four decades and as many as 47 films. Read more Secret Cinema does Blade Runner: Long live immersive cinema's king Mexican cinema: The new Aztec camera Google Doodle celebrates female artists on International Women's Day A leading light of the so-called Golden Age of Mexican cinema, in the 1940s and 50s, Felix was the incarnation of the strong, sexual woman who would ultimately be tamed by a man by the end of a movie. Felix was one of 16 children, born in the town of Alamos. She went to study in Guadalajara before moving to Mexico City, where she initially worked as … [Read more...] about Maria Felix: Who was the actor known as ‘the most beautiful face in the history of Mexican cinema’?
‘We drove more than 2000 km from Beijing to Shenzhen and handed out over 10,000 questionnaires along the way,’ said Wei Wei, director of the Chinese labour NGO Little Bird, after a month-long roadtrip interviewing construction workers. That was three years ago. They had thousands of answers, confirming that, in construction, wages were withheld for months. Most workers didn’t receive monthly, or even half-yearly, payments and simply hoped to get paid by the end of the year, even though, by law, wages should be paid monthly. Since Little Bird was founded, nearly 20 years ago, its telephone hotline has helped more than 50,000 migrant workers, half of them employed in construction. But according to Wei Wei, the situation hasn’t improved much. Hundreds of thousands of workers aren’t paid in keeping with their proper wages, if they are paid at all. Half of all construction workers have been deprived of proper payment at least once in their lives, according to … [Read more...] about Chinese New Year, but where’s the money?