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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Chung Yiu-kwong's notes from a small island

    Posted Oct 31st 2014, 04:33am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Hongkonger Chung Yiu-kwong says it's natural for him to compare the city with Taiwan, where his career took off Maestro and his notes from a small ... the governing cabinet's office- using water cannon and batons. "Compared to the 'sunflower movement' … the protests in Hong Kong have been peaceful. I think it's healthy ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Taiwan culture chief calls for 'southern alliance'

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 04:15pm by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau A strong cultural link between Taiwan and Pearl River Delta cities would bring strong advantages given the cultural advances in both regions, the island’s visiting culture minister said in Hong Kong on Thursday. “What I’m raising is a possibility of having a ‘southern alliance’,” Lung Ying-tai said on the second day of her six-day visit. “It’s not just between Taipei ...

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    Hong Kong's Hindus pray for city's prosperity in Diwali festival

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by ALICE WOODHOUSE

    ... Hindus mark Diwali with prayers for prosperity Indians making Diwali prayers are including wishes for peace and prosperity across the city as they celebrate the Hindu festival of lights. "We ... and wealth, Indian businessman Raju Sabnani said the Hindu community would offer wishes for peace and a resolution to the weeks of protests in the city. "We are praying that this protest ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Power of Bach's music calms pianist through turbulent times

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 04:25am by Oliver Chou

    ... of the Goldberg Variations at the University of Hong Kong, the first of a seven-city tour in China, will be Zhu's first Bach recital on Chinese soil. "That's 35 years since I left ...

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    Hard rock and soft power in New York

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 04:13am by Vivienne Chow

    ... said Hong Kong had a special role to play, the international city serving as a hub from which to export contemporary Chinese culture abroad. The Hong Kong-based Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation ... Thomas Berghuis said Wang's work spanned four decades of Chinese avant-garde art. On Hong Kong's role, foundation chief executive Ted Lipman said the city "has a history for being ...

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    Arts scene takes cue from Occupy movement

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the concept of enjoying open space." He said outdoor events had surged in popularity in recent years. That, together with the transformation of Admiralty's Harcourt Road into the city ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Vladimir Ashkenazy's 'special gift to Hong Kong'

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 06:30am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Ashkenazy says it was 'natural' for him to want to do something for the city and its situation by putting on two free concerts Conductor's ... Campus of the University of Hong Kong. All 1,600 tickets were snapped up shortly after registration opened last week. "All I want to do is to be of service and do something for the city ...

  8. News - China - CULTURE

    Building craze 'stops at officials'

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:37am by Andrea Chen

    ... Building craze 'stops at officials' City leaders are propelling the construction wave of landmark buildings on the mainland, choosing designs that convey an image of prosperity and power, ... in a city has the say [about what to build]," Peking University architecture professor Fang Yong said. "And the ancient 'political wisdom' that a new emperor needs to build ...

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    Protest 'will not silence' premiere at City Hall

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:37am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Composer and conductor say powerful maiden symphonic musical will go ahead as planned Protest 'will not silence' premiere at City Hall ... The Passage Beyond at the City Hall Concert Hall. Composer Leon Ko Sai-tseung said he had seen music made in far worse conditions than those created by the Occupy Central blockade outside. "I ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time for a new chapter in Hong Kong, says author

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 04:05am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Chan Koon-chung believes a fresh approach is needed for the city’s post-handover years Time for a new chapter in Hong Kong, says author Hong Kong's pre-handover narrative climaxed with its 1997 return to China- and ever since the city has struggled to find a new direction, novelist and critic Chan Koon-chung says. "The story of Hong Kong before 1997 ...




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