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  1. Action needed to protect our cultural heritage

    Posted Feb 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... museum. In one stroke, both our physical and cultural heritage has been given a mighty boost. Home Affairs chief Patrick Ho Chi-ping is therefore entitled to feel 'extremely jubilant'. ...

  2. A big dose of Swiss culture

    Posted Nov 08th 2004, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... with Flora Wu As if Lan Kwai Fong doesn't have enough cute girls already! Now it's preparing for an infusion of Swiss Misses on November 20 from 4pm to midnight. Switzerland is coming to the nightlife district to raise awareness of Swiss culture and brand names, complete with Swiss cows (let's hope they mean the kind that moo), the Matterhorn, blondes in braids ...

  3. More consultation further delays review of heritage conservation policy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... disappointed at the consultation document,' said legislator Ma Fung-kwok, a former member of the cultural and heritage commission. 'I was hoping there would be more concrete plans.' ... Elaine Wu Proposed changes to the heritage conservation policy have been delayed further with a second-phase consultation, which means it will not be released until early next year, ...

  4. Theft of China's cultural relics surged 80pc this year

    Posted Dec 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... surge in the number of relics stolen this year. Mainland heritage experts say the threat to cultural relics is critical, with 80 per cent of thefts going unsolved. Shan Jixiang, director of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, told heritage administration officials at a recent Beijing conference that the agency's branches across the country had reported 223 cultural ...

  5. New Face of Heritage

    Posted Jun 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... New Face of Heritage- Installation of Public Artworks at Yat Tung Estate, Tung Chung, Stage II. Public Art Scheme 2003/04 Award-winning artwork proposals from two open competitions held by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and the Hong Kong Housing Authority. The competitions aim to bring art into the communities, and the LCSD will commission three winners to create ...

  6. Policy review on heritage sites is long overdue, say experts

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Clearer guidelines urged for laws to protect buildings Laws on heritage conservation should be reviewed to make it easier to preserve valuable buildings, experts in the field said yesterday. Louis Ng Chi-wah, executive secretary of the Antiquities and Monuments Office, said there was a need to amend the heritage conservation policy and to draw up clearer guidelines ...

  7. Priority is placed on new Unesco agreement

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... member country of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation can only put one site forward each year for inclusion on the World Natural and Cultural Heritage list. But China plans to propose that this limitation be restricted to the culture heritage category but not to the category for both culture and nature heritage. The mainland already has 29 sites ...

  8. Silence at culture forum

    Posted Nov 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... that will likely be declared World Heritage sites by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) next summer. They have brushed up their English and Mandarin so ... the younger generation. In Macau, where most disagreements are resolved harmoniously, the preservation of its cultural heritage is one of the few pressing issues. The Unesco World Heritage list ...

  9. Heritage conservation built on trust

    Posted Aug 05th 2004, 12:00am by Ian Brownlee

    ... Such a trust need not be related only to buildings. It could include many of those things that make up Hong Kong's varied cultural history and heritage, such as the many private collections ... another tourist attraction involved here. A charitable foundation for heritage conservation is not a new concept. The idea has been proposed by professional groups and developers, but has ...

  10. Pawnshop trades on its heritage

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... before winning honourable mention in the Unesco 2004 Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. Sixteen other heritage sites in the region also won awards. 'Tak Seng On has become the world's first pawnshop to be awarded a heritage honour of such scale,' said Stephen Chan, chief of the Cultural Heritage Department under the Macau government's ...




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