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  1. It's not always possible to put a price on culture

    Posted May 19th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Organisations that receive government funding have to be audited to ensure that they are properly managed. The Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra can't be treated differently just because it is a cultural ambassador for our city. Its books have to be kept in order and waste minimised. That said, though, we shouldn't look on so important an asset as if it was a company, expecting ...

  2. Booming arts and culture scene at the crossroads

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 4 Incident for sure was a tragedy for the Chinese- offers a satirical comment on chief-executive elect Leung Chun-ying's reticence to address the bloody crackdown on the student democratic movement in Tiananmen Square in 1989. By entering the enamel-paint-on-canvas work into an official competition run by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Chow expects to raise many ...

  3. Culture bureau to inspire vision

    Posted May 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... policies in place would be more important than having a physical bureau, said Oscar Ho Hing-kay, programme director of Chinese University's Master of Arts in Cultural Management, and Ma ... of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, said the Hong Kong government was falling behind in terms of investment in arts and culture, compared to the mainland, Singapore and Taiwan. He also warned ...

  4. Cultural and economic ties drive relations

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... secondment. 'I was in the right place at the right time,' says Wong, who can speak Cantonese, but cannot read or write Chinese. 'I came to Hong Kong at a time when my use of English was more than sufficient to develop a career in the city. If I came to Hong Kong now, I would not be able to survive because written Chinese and Putonghua are essential in the business ...

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    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... of Chinese culture and its diaspora- and the respect for, and fear of, China. Many Southeast Asian countries take the long-term view: China will always be there. Their valid concern is that US influence may eventually recede like the outgoing tide, to be replaced by a Chinese storm surge. Asean was already divided on the South China Sea issues. Non-claimants Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong art critics prize restrict to Chinese language entries

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

    ... the local branch of a critics association affiliated to the UN cultural body Unesco, argued that writing in English was just as important as Chinese-language criticism. He said the English language ... 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Home is where the art is in any cultural centre

    Posted Nov 27th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Gordon

    ... effort to be China's cultural capital, so that Chinese musicians, stage actors, conductors, singers, artists and authors feel that, if they can make it here, they can make it anywhere? ... and the result is being discussed from Manila to London. Closer to home, this prize is a homegrown cultural project that has evolved, in just two years, into something with international influence. ...

  9. Hall of rites needed for Chinese festivals and ceremonies

    Posted Jul 28th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Your leader is absolutely right in breathing a sigh of relief at the recognition by the Ministry of Culture of a number of traditional Chinese festivals ('Drawing on past will keep our culture fresh', July 21). I have always thought it one of the saddest aspects of Hong Kong culture that not more of such Chinese traditions are celebrated. Indeed, for the best part ...

  10. Cultural 'pillar' in peril, warn artists, patrons

    Posted Oct 15th 2009, 12:00am by Denise Tsang

    ... Company- all of which are important cultural assets that help attract visitors to the city, he said. His sentiments were echoed by the president of the Chinese Manufacturers' Association, Paul ... Denise Tsang Funding cuts due to already inadequate government support for the arts in Hong Kong threaten to undermine the city's cultural 'pillar' and tourist appeal ...




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