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January 28, 2001 | CHING-CHING NI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The qipao is to China what the kimono is to Japan and the kilt to Scotland. But until recently, the silky and slender symbol of national pride had nearly vanished from the Chinese wardrobe. It took a movie about Hong Kong to revive its popularity in China, especially here in the city that gave birth to this fashion icon--known in the Hong Kong and the West as a cheongsam--during the Roaring '20s.
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January 28, 2001 | CHING-CHING NI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The qipao is to China what the kimono is to Japan and the kilt to Scotland. But until recently, the silky and slender symbol of national pride had nearly vanished from the Chinese wardrobe. It took a movie about Hong Kong to revive its popularity in China, especially here in the city that gave birth to this fashion icon--known in the Hong Kong and the West as a cheongsam--during the Roaring '20s.
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TRAVEL
September 3, 1995
Here's what a woman's haircut and blowdry and a man's haircut will cost you (average charge) at franchise outlets in a number of cities around the world. Prices (in U.S. dollars) include sales tax and government levies where appropriate. *--* * Caracas Women: 17.42 Men:6.18 * Frankfurt Women: 35.01 Men: 23.06 * Hong Kong Women: 34.87 Men: 26/62 * London Women: 37.09. Men: 25.23 * Los Angeles Women: 22.61 Men: 17.00 * Madrid Women: 34.43 Men: 16.68 * Mexico City Women: 34.60 Men: 12.
NEWS
July 30, 1996
Brazil's Torben Grael turned the Star class tables on Mark Haenel of Los Angeles and Mark Reynolds of San Diego in the water off Savannah, Ga. Grael had finished 11th in the 1992 Games in Barcelona, with Haenel and Reynolds winning the gold medal, but on Monday, Grael and Marcello Ferreira were golden. "It was a great relief to win after our poor performance in Barcelona," Grael said. Reynolds and Haenel were eighth and Canada's highly regarded team of Ross MacDonald and Eric Jespersen was 14th.
BUSINESS
November 5, 1997 | JAMES FLANIGAN
James Carley, president of Carley Lamps Inc., a Torrance-based maker of specialized lightbulbs, first went to Hong Kong in 1970 to set up an operation for Oak Industries, a maker of components for television sets. Workers in Hong Kong were then making 19 cents an hour, Carley recalls. Today, they earn $8.50 an hour, including health and retirement benefits.
BUSINESS
November 5, 1990 | VICTORIA McGLOTHREN, REUTERS
Hong Kong's queen of high fashion, Joyce Ma, who recently took her company public, sells $13,000 evening gowns that captivate the colony's wealthy women. Her glossy black shopping bags have become status symbols. But financial analysts are less enthusiastic about her prospects. Despite Ma's success and an initial surge in the price of her company's stock, brokers believe that the luxury market may be heading for weakness and that the shares are overpriced.
WORLD
February 4, 2012 | By Jonathan Kaiman and Barbara Demick, Los Angeles Times
  At first glance, the newspaper ad depicting an enormous locust looking over the Hong Kong skyline seems like a plug for a horror movie. In fact, it's the latest slap in the face to the millions of mainland Chinese tourists who flood Hong Kong each year, bringing with them what many in the territory see as less-than-refined social habits in addition to their bulging wallets. Mainland tourists stand accused of littering, spitting, urinating in public, smoking cigarettes in inappropriate places and other breaches of etiquette that offend the more fastidious sensibilities of many Hong Kong natives.
NEWS
January 28, 1992 | CHRISTINE COURTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lily Wong and her relatives live the life of a typical Hong Kong family. They share a small apartment in a crowded district amid neon signs and street vendors. The only thing not typical about this family is Stuart--Lily's American husband. Stuart is not popular with Lily's father, who doesn't believe in mixed marriages. Lily's mother, on the other hand, is oblivious to the fact that Stuart is not Chinese. And Lily's younger brother, Rudy, just isn't interested.
NEWS
September 22, 1990 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seven years before China is scheduled to assume control of Hong Kong, hundreds of mothers-to-be from the colony are journeying to the United States in an ingenious, jet-age dash to have their children born on American soil for what has become a prized possession--a U.S. passport.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1987 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
The Episcopal Church, torn by controversy before it decided to ordain women priests a decade ago, is quietly indicating now that it would be happy to place the bishop's miter on a woman as well. Fewer than 30% of 10,000 Episcopalians surveyed in Southern California said they would object to a woman being elected this fall as bishop of the Los Angeles Episcopal Diocese, according to results released by the church Wednesday.
SPORTS
July 16, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Lawmakers urged Congress to formally oppose China's bid for the 2000 Olympics, but the head of the U.S. Olympic Committee warned the action could backfire and even hurt Salt Lake City's chances for the 2002 Winter Games. "This notion of granting China, this despicable regime, the glory and the honor of holding the Olympics in the year 2000 is literally unthinkable," Rep. Tom Lantos (D-Calif.) testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Aviation.
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