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  1. Celebrity cut-outs

    Posted Jul 12th 2007, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Services Department and Chinese Arts Papercutting Association and features delicately-crafted work by renowned paper-cutting artist Lu Xue. Born in Shandong, Lu has practised the age-old folk art for the past six years. The president of the Chinese Arts Papercutting Association, Lu has staged solo exhibitions in overseas countries including Switzerland, Korea and the United States. Her previous ...

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    Donald Tsang deserves to know his fate in ICAC's graft probe

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by GRENVILLE CROSS

    ... although Tsang himself indicated in March that the case was still alive, when he said it would be inappropriate of him to join the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference until ...

  3. Calls for halt to arts factory scheme

    Posted Mar 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Arts groups are making a last-ditch appeal to the government to delay a scheme that aims to promote their sector by making use of old factory buildings. The groups claim that the scheme, to be launched on April 1, will 'poison the entire sector' by introducing higher rents that artists cannot afford. A coalition of San Po Kong-based arts groups has called ...

  4. Overseas news release written in Chinese only for... Chinatown readers abroad, perhaps?

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Its audience is, presumably, overseas, and English is, after all, an international language. But, true to form, the subdivision issued a Chinese-only summary. Perhaps it only aims at people in overseas Chinatowns. This follows another Chinese-only release based on a Department of Statistics questionnaire on care for racial minorities under the title: 'No one should be left out: ...

  5. Democratic camp's art of the improbable

    Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... Philip Bowring If politics is the art of the possible, the democratic camp in Hong Kong has a lot to learn as it stumbles towards the resignations-cum-referendum plan to push for real change in the voting system. It is a fact of history that reform movements are often defeated, or at least held up, by their own lack of unity. Divisions within the democratic camp, ...

  6. Can this government deliver a perfect 10 for the people?

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... rather than medicating flus and dealing with stomach upsets. It would enable our doctors- both Western-trained and traditional Chinese- to work with nurses, opticians, podiatrists, ... programme of sheltered housing for our elderly. The Elderly Commission seems to already be focused on such issues, so maybe we should listen to them. That leaves one project for the arts. Perhaps we ...

  7. In Brief

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

    ... billion. Both the Chinese Civil Servants' Association and the Senior Government Officers' Association said they were disappointed by the increases, saying the proposed increments would ... of practice governing the political parties' sponsorship of radio programmes, while political advertisements were prohibited unless they received prior approval. Political art OK for Tamar ...

  8. Actress calls on Tsang for arts subsidies

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung The government should offer subsidies for new arts groups intending to operate at vacant factory buildings, prominent actress Liza Wang Ming-chun told Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday. She made the call at a meeting between Mr Tsang and local delegates to the CPPCC, part of his consultations ahead of the drafting of his October 14 policy ...

  9. sound bites

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How can performance art play a role in political movements? Artist Gum Cheng Yee-man: 'Performance art is interactive. People get our message at once. To draw a picture or to make a sculpture seems indirect. 'Good performance art can arouse people's interest in politics. It can provide a forum for discussion. My wife [Clara Cheung- right, with Cheng] and I belong ...

  10. C.Y. accused of hiding behind rhetoric

    Posted Jul 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... through Leung's evasive rhetoric. 'His deployment of vocabulary to dodge the integrity problem is not an art but false make-up which will soon lose effect as the public gets used to it,' Lee said, while Chinese University political scientist Ma Ngok said Leung's handling of the question belonged in the playground, not the Legislative Council. 'Is he still ...




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