Sunday, October 12, 2008

Zhong Man

Zhong Man is a sabre , who competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics, winning the second ever gold medal for China in fencing.

Major performances

* 2007 Asian Championships - 1st saber team

Zhang Jiewen

Zhang Jiewen is a female badminton player from the People's Republic of China.

Zhang competed for China in badminton at the 2004 Summer Olympics in women's doubles with partner . They had a bye in the first round and defeated Jo Novita and Lita Nurlita of Indonesia in the second. In the quarterfinals, Zhang and Yang beat Saralee Thungthongkam and Sathinee Chankrachangwong of Thailand 15-2, 15-4. They won the semifinal against Ra Kyung-min and Lee Kyung-won of 15-6, 15-4. In the final against fellow Chinese women Huang Sui and Gao Ling Zhang and Yang came out on top after losing the first set to win the gold medal 7-15, 15-4, 15-8.

Zhang Jiewen will quit the world of badminton after 2008 Summer Olympics, where she will marry to doubles star Choong Tan Fook.

Yeung Sum

Dr Yeung Sum, is the second Chairman of the , a pro-democracy political party in Hong Kong. He is a lecturer in the University of Hong Kong. He was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong.


Yeung Sum obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Hong Kong. He was a residential member in ''St. John's College'' and became the president of its student association from 1972-1973. He gained his master's degree at the University of York in before returning to earn his doctorate from the University of Hong Kong. Yeung Sum has taught at the University of Hong Kong since 1979 and has been a lecturer in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration since 1985.

Yeung was a member of LegCo from 1991 to 1997, and since 1998. In the 1980s, he was the Chairman of Meeting Point, a pro-democracy political group. He had also served as the Vice Chairman of the United Democrats of Hong Kong . With the merging of the two groups to form the Democratic Party in 1994, he continued to serve as a Vice Chairman in the party, until he took the present position of Chairman from Martin Lee Chu-ming upon the expiry of the latter's term in 2001.

Yeung represented a relatively moderate faction within the democratic camp, and discontent with him within the DP led to fragmentation of the party. As a result, legislator Chan Wai-yip quit the party when Yeung took the Chairmanship in 2001, and a number of "Young Turks" left the DP to join in 2002.

In consideration for bearing responsibilities for recent election failures, he has since announced that he will not be seeking another term as party Chairman.

Xie Xingfang

Xie Xingfang was born January 8, 1981, in Guangzhou, Guangdong province in China. She is a female badminton player from the People's Republic of China.

Her first big title was won in the woman double event, with her provincial team mate Zhang Jiewen, in the world junior championships in 1998. Yet once she entered the Chinese national team, she switched to singles, in between two generations, the one of Gong Ruina, Zhou Mi and Zhang Ning, and the following one, which is now filled with impressive talents amongst which , 17, who just won the China Open.

Xie is currently in a relationship with fellow Chinese badminton player Lin Dan. Xie Xingfang and Lin Dan made a romantic moment when both together won the in Madrid.

Major achievements

Wong Jim

James Wong Jim was a renowned Cantopop lyricist and writer based primarily in Hong Kong. He was also a well known in Asia as a columnist, actor, film director, scriptwriter and talk show hosts. He took part in creative directing positions within the entertainment industry in Hong Kong. Wong was also an alumnus of La Salle College. Many fans like to call him "Uncle Jim"

Wong died of lung cancer after a four-year battle at the age of 64 in November 24 2004 at 00:46.


Wong was born in Panyu, in what now is part of Guangzhou, China and migrated to Hong Kong with his family in 1949. He completed his secondary education at La Salle College. In 1963, he graduated from Chinese Department, Faculty of Arts of the University of Hong Kong. Wong received an degree from the University of Hong Kong in 1983 for his study in Cantonese opera . In May 2003, in the midst of his fight with lung cancer, he obtained a degree at the Department of Social Science, University of Hong Kong. The title of his thesis was .

Career and contributions

Wong had participated in a variety of media fields including advertisement, movie and music. He was best known for his achievements as a lyricist of Cantonese songs in Hong Kong. Beginning from the 1960s, he was the lyricist for over 2,000 songs, collaborating with composer Joseph Koo on many popular TVB TV drama theme songs, many of which have become classics of the genre. His works had pushed the development of Cantopop to unprecedented popularity. Joseph Koo, might be one of his closest friends, but James Wong acknowledges that Koo is the exact opposite of him, saying that he is handsome , while Koo has a terrible reputation, he curses or uses vulgar while Koo doesn't know how to curse!

At the same time of being well known and praised for his creative works in the entertainment and advertisement fields, Wong was also famous for his vulgar and indelicate image. His vulgar includes jokes that lightly touch on adult topics. In one of his last concerts, he sung ones of his songs intended for advertisements. This one, "Leung Go Gau Saai Sou" has one particular line where he emphasises the word for mother, lo-mo. On that night he also said he loves si-lai (married women, he said, his mother was a si-lai and he loves si-lai so badly, his si-lai at home said he could only have one si-lai. It is said that his charismatic nature blends so perfectly with his jokes that he makes everyone laugh until they fall off their chairs. He had a series of best-seller books on adult-oriented jokes. He was regarded as the one breaking the cultural barrier to taboos in Hong Kong during the conservative environment in 1970s. He is best remembered as the person who came up with the slogan "Two kids are good enough" for The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong.

Wong hosted several TV programs, mostly interviews or talk shows oriented towards adults, on both TVB and . One of the talk shows called "Off-guard Tonight" , co-hosted by Wong and his close friends Chua Lam and Ni Kuang on ATV, is particularly remembered.

Since the 1990s, Wong's creative works had become less popular, and many entertainment companies featured less of Wong's songs. Some TV shows hosted by Wong were also unpopular. Wong had decided to return to Hong Kong University to get a Doctor's degree, about Hong Kong popular culture. His essay is now in the library of Hong Kong University.

On November 24 of 2004 at 00:46, he passed away in in Hong Kong Shatin. At this moment, Hong Kong people reflected back and agreed to his career and accomplishment. For the following few days, the news of his death had become the headline of media in Hong Kong and his compositions were played throughout the week. A remembrance ceremony took place at Hong Kong Stadium, over 15,000 attended this ceremony.

Important works in lyrics

* '''' Chinese adaptation
* ''Below the Lion Rock''
* ''The Bund of Shanghai'' , theme song from TV series ''''
* ''All Kind Sentiments'' , theme song from TV series ''The Bund II''
* ''Shanghai Beach of the Dragon Tiger Battle'' , theme song from TV series ''The Bund II''
* ''When I'm Asked''
* ''Both are forgetten in the mist''
* ''Tao'' , theme to the Tsui Hark-produced ''A Chinese Ghost Story''
* ''A laugh in blue sea'' , theme to Tsui Hark's ''''
* ''A Man Should Stand Strong'' , theme song to Tsui Hark's ''Once Upon a Time in China'' series about Wong Fei Hung; set to the traditional Chinese tune ''On the General's Orders''
* ''No need to remember old dreams''
* ''Childhood''
* ''Work Hard''
* ''Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre''
* ''The Invincible Medic'' , theme song from TV series ''The Invincible Medic''
* ''The Adventurer's'' , theme song from TV series ''The Adventurer's''
* ''In Love and War'' , theme song from TV series ''In Love and War''
* ''Breath and Depths of Mountains and Waters''
* ''It Will Be Throughout Lucky'' , theme song from TV series ''The Duke of Mount Deer''
* ''Detains the Fall Scenery'' , sub theme song from TV series ''The Buddhism Palm Strikes Back''
* ''Difficult Even Agreement'' , theme song from TV series ''Against the Blade of Honour''
* ''Splendid Story'' , theme song from TV series ''Corner the Con Man''
* ''Has You Rarely'' , theme song from TV series ''Corner the Con Man''
* ''The Cool Breeze Does Not Dye'' , theme song from TV series ''Justice Sung II''
* ''The Sentimental Often In''


Wong received numerous awards for his works.

- Music Awards
* 1981 忘記他, The best cantopop, 4th Top Ten Chinese Golden Pop Music, RTHK
* 1982 兩忘煙水里, The best cantopop, 4th Top Ten Chinese Golden Pop Music, RTHK
* 1989 Best Lyricist, 2nd Hong Kong Artist Awards
* 1990 Golden Pin, 13th, Top Ten Chinese Golden Pop Music, RTHK
* 1991 Hall of Fame, RTHK
* 2000 Hall of Fame Award, CASH .
* 2002 Hall of Fame Award for 25th Anniversary, 25th Top Ten Chinese Golden Pop Music, RTHK

- Film Awards

* 1987 ''A Chinese Ghost Story'': Best Original Score and Best Film Song , 7th Hong Kong Film Awards
* 1990 ''The Terracotta Warrior'': Best Original Film Score; and '''': Best Original Film Song, 10th Hong Kong Film Awards
* 1991 黃飛鴻, 11th Hong Kong Film Awards
* 1992 黃飛鴻 之II 男兒當自強, 29th Taiwan's Golden Horse Award
* 1994 梁祝, Best Original Film Score, 14th Hong Kong Film Awards

Filmography as actor

* ''In-Laws, Out-Laws''
* ''Visible Secret'' - Lo Kit
* ''Funny Business''
* ''Love Paradox'' - Security guard
* '''' - J.P.
* ''A Chinese Ghost Story: The Tsui Hark Animation'' - Red Beard
* ''Screwball '94'' - Tong Shi Yi
* '''' - George
* ''Best of Best''
* ''I Will Wait for You'' - Thief
* ''Return to a Better Tomorrow'' - Wong
* ''I Have a Date with Spring'' - Triad
* '''' - Governor Cheng
* ''Flirting Scholar'' - Mr. Wah
* ''All's Well, Ends Well Too'' - Magistrate
* ''Summer Lovers'' - Uncle Wah
* ''Fight Back to School II'' - Minister Wong
* ''Stooges in Hong Kong''
* ''Rich Man'' - Peter Chow
* ''Once Upon a Time a Hero in China''
* ''All's Well, Ends Well''
* ''The Twin Dragons'' - Twins' Father
* ''Spiritually a Cop''
* '''' - Food Vendor
* ''Gambling Ghost'' - Brother Dragon
* ''Doctor Vampire''
* ''Stooges in Tokyo'' - Chung, Kwok Shing
* ''B B 30''
* ''The Wild Goose Chase''
* ''Tiger on the Beat II'' - Wong
* Miss Asia Pageant 1990 - Host
* ''The Romancing Star III'' - Housiu Jim
* ''Just Heroes'' - Solicitor Wong
* ''Mr. Sunshine''
* ''Celebrity Talk Show'' TV Series - Host
* ''Happy Ghost 4'' - Judge
* Miss Asia Pageant 1989 - Host
* ''Black Dragon'' - Mr. Ku's Friend
* ''City Squeeze''
* ''The Crazy Companies'' - Priest
* ''Fractured Follies'' - May's father, a supermarket owner
* ''Tiger on Beat'' - Police Inspector Jim Pak
* ''Mother vs. Mother'' - Substitute Minister
* ''Double Fattiness'' - Orchestra Director
* ''Red Headed Stranger'' - Chinese Laborer
* ''Musical Dancer'' - James Wong
* ''My Darling, My Goddess'' - Randy Jim
* ''Chinatown Kid'' - Gambler
* ''Let's Rock''
* ''Games Gamblers Play''

Vivienne Tam

Vivienne Tam has become well known for creating beautiful clothes that appeal to all ages, ethnicities, and income levels. She has earned the reputation for offering a stylish and high-quality product while at the same time inviting the consumer to experience the inspiration behind it. A longstanding dedication to innovation and exotic imagery, Vivienne Tam is truly one of the world’s most passionate and symbolic designers in fashion today.

As a designer of clothing that “suggests tolerance, global acumen, and a Fourth of July faith in individual expression,“ Tam, in the words of fashion critic and curator Richard Martin, possesses an “idealistic globalism that transcends politics and offers a more enchanted, peaceful world.”

Born in Canton, China, Vivienne Tam moved to Hong Kong when she was three years old. Her bi-cultural upbringing in the then British colony was the first stage in the development of her signature East-meets-West style.

After graduating from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Vivienne Tam moved to New York where she thrived on the excitement and energy of the fashion world. New York became a home for her and a continuing source of stimulation for her designs.

In 1994, Vivienne Tam launched her signature collection of Eastern inspired clothing with a modern edge on the New York runways. In 1995, she introduced the influential “Mao” collection that triumphantly crossed over from the fashion world into the art world. Then in 1997 Vivienne Tam launched the venerable Buddha collection. The public and celebrities around the world quickly embraced both collections. Some of the images became so popular that scores of designers even adopted the look into their designs. Pieces of the collections were ultimately incorporated into the permanent archives of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, The Museum of FIT and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

In an era where the fashion industry is populated by numerous names and emerging new talents, Vivienne Tam has shown that she can consistently appeal to everyone from high-society to urban to teens, offering them fresh collections every season. She is poised to become the next multi-tasking, multi-successful designer and businesswoman.

Tsang Yok-sing

Jasper Tsang Yok-sing was the founding Chairman of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong , the largest pro-Beijing political party in the Hong Kong. He is currently a member of both the and President of . Beginning in 1997 he is mostly responsible for shifting the pro-Beijing party to one that is more inline with the Hong Kong people image. He is also the older brother of Tsang Tak-sing, most notable for his participation in the Hong Kong 1967 Leftist Riots.


Tsang received his primary and secondary education in , and graduated with honours from the University of Hong Kong with a bachelor degree in mathematics in 1968. Trained as a teacher later in the University of Hong Kong, he began his teaching career in Pui Kiu Middle School, a "pro-Beijing" secondary school. He obtained a master degree in education in 1983, and worked all the way up to become the principal of the school in 1986. He left his position in the school to become a full time politician in 1998.


Tsang's involvement in politics began in 1976, when he was appointed a member of the Guangdong provincial committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

He became a member of the Conference's national committee in 1993. He took an active part in the consultative activities when the Hong Kong Basic Law was drafted in the late 1980s and was subsequently appointed into the committee responsible for the preparatory work for the establishment of the Hong Kong.

He was also a Council Member of the Open University of Hong Kong, a Non-Executive Director of the Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong, and the Supervisor of Pui Kiu Middle School, where he formerly served as the principal. Now he is also the supervisor of a newly established direct-subsidised school - Pui Kiu College.

He ran unsuccessfully for the Legislative Council in 1995, with his loss being blamed on revelations that he had secured Canadian passports for his wife and kids, leading to accusations from political opponents that he could leave for Canada if the 1997 handover did not go well.

Tsang is elected into the Legislative Council from the Kowloon West Geographical Constituency via direct election. Due to the setback of the DAB in the elections in November 2003, he resigned from the position of Chairman from DAB.

Pro-Beijing DAB

Tsang was the founder of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong in 1992. His party is perceived as pro-Government in a number of public policies. Most notably, the DAB was largely supportive of the Government's proposed legislation to implement of the . This has drawn heavy criticisms from the Pro-democracy camp and other critics of the legislation.

In particular, after the mass protest in 1 July 2003 to voice dissatisfaction against the proposed legislation and the government, Tsang remarked that many of those who took to the street have been misled. This caused widespread anger among the public, and although Tsang publicly apologized a few days later, his image and his party's popularity were severely affected.

Tsang shouldered the responsibility for the poor performance of his party in the 2003 District Council election, and resigned from the party's chairmanship in December 2003. He was succeeded by Ma Lik as Chairman of the DAB.

Tsang's brother was appointed by Chief Executive, Donald Tsang, to be the secretary for Home Affairs in 2007.