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Kowloon Walled City Remembered

Kowloon Walled City. It’s remembered again. It’s a shame it was destroyed!? Imagine thousands living on top of each other in a place that was built upon itself. Just the illustration is amazing. In a past GR issue, we interviewed Greg Girard the photographer of this crazy building and dreamed that we walked through the place. (Gizmodo – Kowloon)

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Save the Children

Giant Robot may be part of the problem, with Game Nights and our annual Game Over art show, but it looks like video game addiction is getting serious in Hong Kong. The South China Morning Post reports on the efforts of social workers, and their plea for financial assistance to helpĀ  the “hidden youth” escape the vortex of their computer monitors and walk freely in the sun, under blue skies free of pixels. “It is most important to engage these youths… We need more funding support. It is rather labour intensive [to reach out to these youths]. “If we just contact them by e-mail, they still sit in front of the computers.” New tactics must be devised in the war...

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Top 10 Chinese Films?

I’ve seen most of the films on this list, and what strikes me the most is how not one filmmaker can have two films in it. I’d think Zhang Yimou could easily have more than a single film in it, same with Chen Kaige and since it’s dipping into Hong Kong, how about another Wong Kar Wei film? Although they take on another tone, not one John Woo film which revolutionized action films? Drunken Master? Once Upon a Time in China? The list is ambitious in idea, but overall, this should just be a top 20, or don’t bother including Hong Kong and Taiwan. They could easily have their own lists. (whatsonxiamen – Top 10)

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