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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong art critics prize restrict to Chinese language entries

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by VIVIENNECHOW

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Council's language policy attacked after English entries excluded from HK$50,000 award Art critics prize is restricted to Chinese entries Aspiring arts critics are being given the chance to get their hands on a HK$50,000 prize funded by taxpayers- but only if they can write in Chinese. The first ADC Critics Prize, organised by the Arts ...

  2. Universities could place city at the forefront of Chinese art

    Posted Jan 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and that is in the field of Chinese art. It has already been playing a central role in the study of Chinese art for many years. It is home to some of the greatest collectors of bronzes, jades, ceramics ... for the most reputable scholars of Chinese art. They come from all over the world, but generally for only conferences or too-brief stints as visiting professors. In a fruitful interaction between ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A Chinese show of force to remember in the South China Sea

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... unprecedented in scale and led by the 200-metre-long, state-of-the-art landing ship Jinggangshan- draws Malaysia back into the fray, whether it likes it or not. It is a less-than-subtle reminder from Beijing that perceived diplomatic reticence is no defence against being drawn into its enforcement of sovereign claims. Brunei officials had no idea of the presence of the Chinese task force until ...

  4. Booming arts and culture scene at the crossroads

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... operations. Along with the boom in Chinese contemporary art, it's all propelled the city to the top of the world league for contemporary art sales. Boosted by the government's hands-off ... Renfrew, and Fine Art Asia, founded by Chinese antique furniture dealer Andy Hei in 2006, have thrived. Between them, they cover everything from Chinese antiquities to Western contemporary art ...

  5. News - China - MARITIME DISPUTES

    US says Chinese fishing rules for South China Sea 'provocative'

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 08:57am by Associated Press

    ... Associated Press in Washington The US says new restrictions by Chinese authorities on other countries’ fishermen in the disputed South China Sea are “provocative and potentially dangerous.” The regulations, which took effect this month, require foreign fishermen to ask China’s permission to operate within most of the vast, strategic waterway. US State Department spokeswoman ...

  6. Developing talent in local arts scene is possible only with better funding

    Posted Jan 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... In the excellent article, 'Little chance to bloom' (January 2), many good points about the local arts scene were made. However, that only a relatively small percentage in groups ... not be worried about the number of overseas artists in our midst, but rather put our efforts into improving conditions here generally. David Gwilt, emeritus professor of music, Chinese University ...

  7. Cash boost for arts ahead of review

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Hong Kong's 'big nine' performing arts groups and some medium-sized groups will get a boost from the government in the next financial year, even before a lengthy review of arts funding is completed. The Home Affairs Bureau said the nine major performing arts groups would receive 10 per cent more in the 2012-13 financial year- ...

  8. Gold medals in the arts for hearing-impaired duo

    Posted Oct 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to Hong Kong at 15. He studied typing and won two awards for it in 1995, at a contest that introduced him to the Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong- a link that profoundly affected his ... moved to Hong Kong in 1993, where he worked in a printing factory for a few years before he could earn a living by selling his Chinese paintings. Since 2000 the association has helped him ...

  9. Arts hub not a cure-all, boss warns

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... boom in the Chinese art world has put a premium on the sort of people that you would want to work in a museum like this,' he said. Soaring prices for contemporary artworks are also making ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com The new head of the West Kowloon arts hub may have a blueprint for the giant development, but he warns that the project will not solve all the problems ...

  10. Arts scene aims to fill void

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... professionals in many areas,' says Oscar Ho, programme director of Chinese University's master of arts programme in cultural management. For instance, museum management professionals are found ... outcome.' State of the arts Competent language skills It is necessary to be fluent in English and Chinese in order to handle the interchanges between mainland, Hong Kong and overseas artists. ...




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