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  1. News - China Insider - CULTURE

    How a Chinese government decree could take the glimmer out of Vienna's Golden Music Hall

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:13pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... to regret popularising the Golden Hall in China. “I set a bad precedent,” she said at a public event during this year’s parliamentary session in Beijing, according to the Shenzhen Evening News. ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A Chinese concert has been cancelled at one of Europe’s most prestigious musical halls as China has vowed to crack down on the rampant  practice ...

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    Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra pays tribute to legendary maestro

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Legendary composer honoured in great form Maestro Peng Xiuwen- A Tribute Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra Cultural Centre Concert Hall No orchestra or conductor is more qualified in showcasing the genius of the father of modern Chinese orchestral music than the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and its artistic director. The late Peng Xiuwen, a legend ...

  3. News - China - CULTURE

    Building craze 'stops at officials'

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

    ... across the arts and senior state officials in Beijing last week, state media reported. He delivered a broad call for artists to reflect Chinese values and socialism. Xi, instead of the ideology ... way to spend taxpayers' money- all these projects cost hundreds of millions [of yuan]." Cheng Taining, a scholar from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, told Xinhua ...

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    Time for a new chapter in Hong Kong, says author

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

    ... problems in Hong Kong. "I was about to speak to the media about Hong Kong values but the session was called off at the last minute," he said, referring to a session scheduled at the Asia ...

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    Hong Kong Philharmonic conductor cancels two concerts due to shoulder injury

    Posted Oct 12th 2014, 06:04am by Oliver Chou

    ... shoulder had been in pain for about 18 months. The first sign of a problem became apparent in late summer when he cancelled his appearance at the Cleveland Orchestra's 2014 Blossom Music ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Musical feast that's sure to be in tune with the times

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:21am by Oliver Chou

    ... for music," Trey Lee, artistic director of Musicus Fest 2014, said. The cellist said he had little concern about the effect of Hong Kong's politicised atmosphere on the three-day festival in late ... Tchaikovsky and Yuri Bashmet, the Russian viola legend, will perform a work by Tan Dun, the Oscar-winning Chinese composer. The presence of Bashmet and the Moscow Soloists, an ensemble he founded, ...

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    Speaking up for Cantonese, a tongue in peril

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 02:33am by Vivienne Chow

    ... heritage as a Chinese Hongkonger and the culture and language of her British husband. But she says Hong Kong's schools aren't helping. Ho's children attend local schools. While her 10-year-old daughter learns Chinese in Cantonese, her six-year-old son, who just started Primary One this month, is taught Chinese in Putonghua. She feels her son's command of Cantonese may ...

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    Students and masters capture force behind martial arts- in 3D

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:31am by Vivienne Chow

    ... practising his kung fu stunts. Dressed in a black body-hugging motion-capture suit with 99 markers covering his body- including one on each finger- the 37-year-old designer and Chinese martial arts ... been studying martial arts since he was eight, said the physical practice was an integral part of Sinology, which encompasses language, medicine, the arts and culture. Chinese martial arts ...

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    Mainland Chinese buyers contribute significantly to global art sales: report

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 08:14pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... Jeremy Blum jeremy.blum@scmp.com Buyers in mainland China accounted for 24 per cent of global auctioneer Christie's profit for the first half of 2014 A new class of art aficionados ... to the report, in the first six months of 2014, Christie’s experienced a record half year, with art sales of around US$4.5 billion (HK$35 billion), a 12 per cent increase from the previous year. ...

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    A trip down memory lane in Hong Kong's classic cars

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 04:03am by SARAH KARACS

    ... of their value decreasing with mileage. Vintage cars are growing in popularity in Hong Kong and across the border, as more Chinese with disposable incomes look to the West for ideas on how to spend ...




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