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  1. Write about Asian art for art's sake and get some money for your own sake

    Posted Apr 09th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak The booming market is a clear indication: Asian art is hot! To encourage people not just to invest in it, but also study it, the Asia Art Archive created the Martell Contemporary Asian Art Research Grant in 2005. The organisation wants to push more research and in-depth analytical writing, suggesting it's important ...

  2. Art crackdown creates a climate for unrest

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... While the Chinese government appears to be in constant debate over how best to continue alleviating poverty and maintaining a forward-looking economy, it adheres to a predictably hard line ... the actions of Ai the artist, they create a perception of having launched an attack on art itself. Hence artists from around the world, including novelist Salman Rushdie, have come to his support, ...

  3. Pressure rises for release of arts hub papers

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng and Colleen Lee The government is under growing pressure to release records relating to the 2001 arts hub design competition at the centre of the conflict-of-interest controversy involving chief executive hopeful Leung Chun-ying. International architect Dr Ken Yeang, who is caught up in the row, and more politicians across the spectrum said the government should release its ...

  4. News - China - POLITICS

    'I'll break your legs if you go into business': former president's career advice to children

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 01:02pm by DARREN WEE

    ... as a secretary at the Chinese embassy in the United States, has worked at the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries her entire working life. She is now president of the diplomatic organisation and a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference’s national committee. Li Xiaolin said she had originally wanted to become a doctor. “That’s not a bad ...

  5. 7,700 government posts

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... economic analysis unit, while the Chief Executive's Office would employ a domestic chef. Ivan Choy Chi-keung, a political scientist at Chinese University, warned about the possible costly ...

  6. Requirement for arts groups to have audits on performances waived

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... whether the government had ever looked at the terms of the agreements before granting subsidies. The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra is one of the arts groups that depend heavily on public subsidies, ... acknowledged this by agreeing to waive a requirement that nine subsidised arts groups submit annual audit reports on their performance standards as well as their finances. The requirement was included ...

  7. Kung fu star honoured

    Posted Oct 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... arts movie star. Fans were disappointed in June when the government said a plan to build a Bruce Lee museum in Lee's old house was cancelled after negotiations with the property's ...

  8. Transparency needed on criteria for funding of small arts groups

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the reasons for the Arts Festival's triumph as a start so that we can all improve ourselves. One is given the impression that, as we say in Chinese, there are two lids for 10 pots ... I refer to the report ('Arts Festival richest ever with HK$14m boost', October 19). In conversation with the Home Affairs Bureau earlier on in the year and up till recently, ...

  9. Artist Ai Weiwei held

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff Writer Top mainland artist Ai Weiwei (right) was arrested on Sunday in Beijing. The government said Ai was suspected of economic crimes. Ai, who has been featured in Young Post for his work at the Tate Modern gallery in London, is best known for hel ...

  10. Pop art

    Posted Dec 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Revolution period. These posters depict the iconic workers, schoolchildren and parades, and one is a rather large, sombre photo of Mao. It incites such a wide variety of reactions among Chinese ... Local workmen, from Hong Kong or Guangdong, were appalled or confused that we would hang it in a place of veneration. More worldly Hong Kong Chinese friends were equally astonished, and would ...




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