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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protect Hong Kong's children against emotional abuse

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:08am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... Grenville Cross Grenville Cross says HK must follow England and update its antiquated child cruelty law Protect our most vulnerable against psychological abuse "If we don't stand up for children," said activist Marian Wright Edelman, "then we don't stand for much". Although the criminal law seeks to protect the people's rights and to deter ...

  2. Antiquities board gives historic villa new lease on life

    Posted Nov 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong and Adrian Wan A historic villa on The Peak that Hutchison Whampoa wants to redevelop is likely to be saved after the antiquities office raised its status to a top-grade historic ... of the Antiquities Advisory Board agreed at a meeting yesterday to lift the status of the Coombe Road villa, built in 1887, from grade two to grade one. Grade-one buildings have 'outstanding merit' ...

  3. Things Chinese: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles

    Posted Nov 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Guy Haydon Things Chinese: Antiques, Crafts, Collectibles by Ronald Knapp Tuttle Next time you pick up a pair of chopsticks, take a moment to think about their history. You will have ... in the shops selling antiques, crafts and collectibles. Ronald Knapp, professor emeritus at the State University of New York at New Paltz, describes the history and cultural significance relating to 60 ...

  4. Magazines - 48hrs - FASHION & LIVING

    The Shopper: By Malene Birger

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 10:09pm by Divia Harilela

    ... in the city. The 400 sq ft boutique in Lee Gardens One may be small but impresses with its sophisticated interiors featuring antique handmade crystal chandeliers, plush grey carpets, a marble island ...

  5. Antiques add variety to a strong property portfolio

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sandy Li From property to jade and antique fragrant rosewood chairs, investor and collector Wong Koon-kau has many strings to his investment bow. As a chartered surveyor with nearly 30 ... the valuation of the chairs is as much as 600,000 yuan. And the owner of the antique furniture store where I bought them has offered me 400,000 yuan.' he said. A sandalwood table and four chairs he ...

  6. Demand forces antique prices up

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The chance to buy affordable Chinese antique furniture is diminishing as supplies dry up on the mainland. Increasing demand among wealthy mainlanders is pushing prices up and reducing ... age-group of 50- to 60-year-olds buying antiques, as was the norm 20 years ago. They are also popular with 20- to 30-year-olds,' she says. 'Even if they are living in a 500 sqft place ...

  7. Antique instrument still plucks heartstrings

    Posted Jun 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Oliver Chou Dialogue between Guqin and Gragnani Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra June 18 City Hall Concert Hall The East-meets-West theme took the form of two antique instruments. Beijing professor Zhao Jiazhen treated the audience with her priceless guqin, a seven-string zither dating from the Song dynasty some 800 years ago. With that she opened the concert with the ancient tune ...

  8. Antique furniture are timeless attractions

    Posted Aug 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Antique Chinese furniture is proving increasingly popular in the city, but buyers are often uncertain of what constitutes an antique. Experts say that an antique piece of Chinese furniture must be more than 100 years old and at least 90 per cent original. For Chinese antique tables and chairs, replaced legs significantly lower the value of a piece. 'For cabinets, the shelves ...

  9. Failed Carrian boss Tan loses antiques dispute

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... empire, George Tan Soon-gin- over a batch of precious Chinese porcelain worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Lam was entitled to the sale proceeds of three of the antique pieces- a Guyuexuan ... of antiques from the Song and Qing dynasties that were at the centre of the legal dispute. 'Neither Lam's nor Tan's performance in the witness box can be regarded as impressive,' ...

  10. Zenith boss misses a beat but the antique watches get big tick

    Posted Dec 15th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... timepieces, most of them antique with the oldest made in 1899, will be on show until January 2. Hong Kong is the exhibition's last stop in Asia - after Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo - before ... Ch?reau-Hoffmann (pictured), Hong Kong general manager for LVMH watches and jewellery. 'Our craftsmen today still get inspiration from history. These antique pieces reflect the identity of our brand ...




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