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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Plug pulled on Pac-Man again

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 06:47pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... yesterday. "This moment lives on forever in the people of Hong Kong." The Highways Department admitted the Pac-Man recreated at the beginning of last month was removed on Thursday. The department was a works agency responsible for maintaining road safety, a spokesman said. "Any unauthorised materials or graffiti on public facilities are unlawful," he said. It would ...

  2. News - China - CULTURE

    Saving Guangxi's cultural heritage from decline

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 01:37pm

    ... of Zhuang civilization, Pan said. “They constitute an important part of our group’s soul and roots.” The new holiday has, to some extent, eased the worries of people like Deng, who fear folk songs ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    The day the government gobbled up Pac-Man

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Vivienne Chow

    ... public works across the city. The Highways Department admitted removing it. Net users criticised the government for paying lip service to its promise of supporting the arts. "The government ... before Valentine's Day. The department said it received a report of a "decoration made up of materials believed to be ceramic tiles" found on a slope at the junction of King's ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Artist hits back after 'invaders' destroyed

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 03:23am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The Post reported on Tuesday that a mosaic picturing characters from the classic arcade game Pac-Man had been removed from a wall on King's Road, Fortress Hill. The Highways Department said it ordered its removal to ensure public safety. The department has been criticised before for painting over street calligraphy by the late "King of Kowloon" Tsang Tsou-choi. Invader adopted ...

  5. Comment - Blogs - CULTURE

    Movie Reviews: The Lego Movie and The Butler

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 06:06pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... (however wild) and the courage to be different (however out-of-place that makes us feel). After all, nothing is impossible and everything is awesome. The Butler The Civil Rights Movement ... toilets across the country, when cross burning and lynching were prevalent in the Deep South. It is all the more remarkable that, less than 50 years after the Civil Rights Act finally outlawed ...

  6. News - China - CULTURE

    British pair recruit North Koreans to paint Beijing as a socialist utopia

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 04:27am by WU NAN

    ... artists to complete the paintings. The government department that organised the deal was paid €300 (HK$3,150) for each painting. The result was The Beautiful Future, a collection of six works ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Show says sayonara to famed animator

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:36am by Amy Nip

    ... the industry in 1997, only to come back four years later to direct Spirited Away in 2001, the Japan Daily Press reported. The exhibition is one of several events announced by Fung's department ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Nine Hong Kong arts groups in plea to government for increased funding

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 04:59am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Department as well as the education and commercial sector. The Home Affairs Bureau said the total subvention for the nine groups in 2013/14 was HK$304 million- a 40 per cent increase from HK$219 ...

  9. News - China - CULTURE

    With ‘Confucius cuisine’, they cook to order

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 04:37pm by AFP

    ... century, as Japan invaded the country and the Communists won the civil war. Many Confucius descendants – then in the 77th generation – abandoned Qufu and fled to Taiwan. After taking power ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Venice Biennale talks to be stepping stone for aspiring curators

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... exposure amid the growth of the West Kowloon Cultural District and the thriving art market. But the city remained a tough place for curators, Ma said. The Leisure and Cultural Services Department, which runs 14 museums and four cultural centres, is the biggest employer of the city's curators. But they work under a civil servant system, which is vastly different from working ...




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