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  1. Flagship of cultural heritage tarnished

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Priscilla Jiao prisicilla.jiao@scmp.com A string of scandals have rocked the Forbidden City, raising concerns that the crown jewel of Chinese cultural heritage is entrusted to the wrong ... These embarrassments have shed light on security loopholes and mismanagement, prompting some observers to say the nation's cultural heritage has been degraded by inept museum management ...

  2. British Heritage

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... elegant than casual, so go for understated accessories made from heritage fabrics. Chanel's classic ballerina flats are updated with a houndstooth print made from black-and-white tweed ...

  3. Unease about rich-poor gap fuels proxy war over heritage

    Posted Dec 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... interest: heritage. It was, I believe, part of the rise of a more assertive and aware public after the handover. I have been lucky to be involved in the heritage issue as chairman ... and pollution, as well as heritage. After arguing that Central badly needed new office space, officials agreed to scale back the plans and conserve the east and central wings, while the west wing would ...

  4. Bid to educate public on the heritage battle

    Posted Oct 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... failed to give the bigger picture. A thousand copies of her booklet, Hong Kong Heritage Conservation Timeline, will be distributed to 450 schools today. It highlights the different approaches ... booklet documents the facts to make people aware that public opinion and pressure is important in protecting our heritage.' ...

  5. Umbrella maker, salted fish on list of intangible treasures

    Posted Feb 12th 2011, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng Government-appointed researchers have identified 63 local traditions and customs as the city's 'intangible cultural heritage', including some skills and crafts ... of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Leisure and Cultural Services Department director Betty Fung Ching Suk-yee said this was just a first step. 'For education and research purposes, we will build ...

  6. Heritage buildings are better preserved through adaption for everyday use

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... which reflects the focus of one of the first international documents on the conservation of built-heritage: the 1972 Unesco Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural ... We refer to the letter by K. N. Wai ('Turn Central Market into a merchant marine museum to celebrate heritage', August 6). He believes the market would be perfect for a museum ...

  7. Our heritage needs better protection

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Heritage buildings, like collectable wine, improve in value with age. Unlike wine, however, they can be opened time and again to give pleasure to generations of people, so long as they are lovingly conserved. Saving them from the developer's hammer is therefore just the beginning of heritage preservation. A classic Hong Kong example is the New Territories villa Yu Yuen, in Tung ...

  8. The heavy costs of keeping alive HK's cultural festivals

    Posted Sep 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... this year finally made the list of national intangible cultural heritage. Unfortunately, the benefits of the honour are pretty intangible too. Dwindling interest among younger people and rising costs threaten the future of the festivals, locals warned. Enthusiasts are wondering what meaures need to be taken to ensure the survival of these cultural traditions. The heritage status does ...

  9. Four festivals on national heritage list

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Four traditional Hong Kong festivals have been placed on the national list of intangible cultural heritage. The Cheung Chau Bun Festival, Tai ... to the Ministry of Culture for such recognition. 'They all have unique characteristics and cultural value,' Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing said. 'In spite of modernisation ...

  10. Symbol of national heritage dealt blow

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... What's more important to a nation than its culture? That question is being asked on the mainland after a short, slightly built man on a tour of the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City ... equipment in an internet cafe. Beijing's streets and public places are heavily monitored, partly to curtail dissent. But it is in protecting heritage, history and art where such vigilance ...




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