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  1. Comment - Letters

    Antiquities board did not act over Ho Tung Gardens

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 02:53am by LETTERS

    ... Antiquities board did not even try to save Ho Tung Gardens The destruction of Ho Tung Gardens was extremely regrettable, solely for the profit of one person. Every time there has been ... to preserve Ho Tung Gardens and redevelop the West Wing office block. The Antiquities Advisory Board also failed. It sat by while this site with the highest possible rating was demolished. I wrote ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    ESF sense of entitlement an antiquated school of thought

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp If expats can't afford international education without subsidies they will just have to go home ESF sense of entitlement an antiquated school of thought The ESF was established to provide an affordable international education for students whose home country was not necessarily Asia and whose mother tongue was not Cantonese. By freezing the subvention ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Keeping it real in China's burgeoning art market

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:28am by PATRICK LECOMTE

    ... When in 1388, during the first years of the Ming dynasty, Cao Zhao, an author from the Yangtze city of Songjiang, published the Ge Gu Yao Lun (Essential Criteria of Antiquities), he had no idea ... the feudal middle kingdom of yore. How could such a magnificent and rich heritage be trivialised to the point that the very values of connoisseurship and authenticity embodied by antique artefacts ...

  4. Comment - Blogs

    All quiet at Gresham's auction house in Hong Kong, a year after its debut

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 09:50am by Chris Oliver

    ... and antique auctions, trailing New York and London. Tracking down Freeman for comment, however, isn’t easy. A former colleague of his at HK Magazine wasn’t able to shed any light on his whereabouts ... doubted whether the local market for fine wine, antique Persian rugs and contemporary Chinese painting is really big enough to keep a mid-tier concept like Gresham’s afloat. The exit of Schoeni ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., February 23, 2014

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:07am by STAFF

    ... one of his painted vases at an art museum in Miami. The Florida artist, Maximo Caminero, said he was copying an earlier act by Ai, who smashed an antique vase. Ai insisted the American's ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The middle way to electing the next chief executive

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:22pm by MICHAEL DAVIS

    ... a 40-year-old colonial British reservation to the covenant's democracy requirements. Relying on such antiquated doubts would undermine public confidence in our electoral system and damage Hong ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - wildlife protection

    How tracking their financial footprint can keep the poachers from the animal trail

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 08:44am by YURY FEDOTOV

    ... In the 21 st Century, the phrase “worth its weight in gold” has become antiquated. According to a Chatham House report rhino horn is now worth more than either gold or platinum on the black markets ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking Points

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... range of trade and financial issues, including the bilateral trade imbalance and the yuan. Antiquities experts decide grading of west wing A meeting of the Antiquities Advisory Board finalises ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, February 10, 2014

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 02:46am by LETTERS

    ... of Hong Kong's heritage and was the first executive director of the Antiquities and Monuments Office, should have also fought on Mount Davis. Jo McBride, Pok Fu Lam   Ancient kiln put in what resembles cage The Antiquities and Monuments Office is to be commended for the work it undertakes to protect Hong Kong's heritage, sometimes in the face of indifference. However, there does, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... to husband Robert, Zimbabwe's president   There's no such thing as an expensive antique. If it's real, it'll have a real price that will on average double in value in five years William Chak Kin-man, antique dealer and collector   We are devastated Indian Congress party president Sonia Gandhi after a "dastardly attack" by Maoist rebels killed 28 party members ...




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