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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong's journey from cultural desert to Asian arts hub

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial From cultural desert to arts hub Hong Kong used to be ridiculed as a desert when it came to arts and culture. But the recent boom in art exhibitions and auctions has helped ... significance in the art world. Our East-meets-West heritage provides the backdrop for exploring new artwork produced in the Asia Pacific region. Being the gateway to the world's second largest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1512273/hong-kongs-journey-cultural-desert-asian-arts-hub
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Is Pok Fu Lam worth naming as heritage site?

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 06:31am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Is Pok Fu Lam Venice of HK? Curiously, a little-known squatter area on Hong Kong Island has landed in a so-called world heritage watch list, along with big names like Venice ... as a step closer to becoming a Unesco heritage site. But the reality is that only two structures inside the village have been classified by the local heritage authorities. The system only gives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1335394/pok-fu-lam-worth-naming-heritage-site
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Let's get serious about heritage

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Let's get serious about heritage A city's character is often said to be defined by the way it preserves the past. Over the years, so many heritage buildings have ... in compensation to the owner. This shows conservation is still knee-jerk rather than backed by a comprehensive regime. As the existing heritage grading system has no legal power to stop owners from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1533495/lets-get-serious-about-preserving-our-heritage
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Xi Jinping's task to build on Deng Xiaoping's legacy

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... But it is also an occasion for reflection on how far it still needs to go to fulfil the vision. The late paramount leader set his country on a new course after the chaos of the Cultural Revolution, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1578815/xi-jinpings-task-build-deng-xiaopings-legacy
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ferguson exposes US policy fail

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by SCMP Editorial

    ... melting pot of cultures and races. That has happened in some places, but not all; parts of Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee and New York have divisions even wider than St Louis. Ferguson ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577264/killing-michael-brown-ferguson-exposes-us-policy-failings
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Shinzo Abe's three arrows are looking badly blunted

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 04:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... not encourage businesses to invest huge cash hoards. Abe needs to inject more momentum into structural reform, in particular by facing down sectional and cultural opposition to forging a more flexible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1575022/shinzo-abes-three-arrows-are-looking-badly-blunted
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs review of historic building heritage policy

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Heritage rules need a new look What is more sad than for a great city to lose its heritage bit by bit? Historic buildings and monuments, once demolished, are gone forever. That is why world cities steeped in history and culture have long embraced heritage conservation. A city that turns its back on its past loses its soul and character. Thankfully, Hong Kong joined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1204256/hong-kong-needs-review-historic-building-heritage-policy
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    World must help to contain Ebola

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to the lives of people who save lives. Local community leaders must be enlisted to support efforts to modify cultural attitudes and customs that impede proper health care, including suspicion of modern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1563709/world-must-help-contain-ebola
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Sino-German ties show the benefits of being pragmatic

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... But there are also growing cultural and educational exchanges. Germany is at the end of the economic "new silk road" to Europe envisaged by Xi. German influence within the European Union also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1551423/sino-german-ties-show-benefits-being-pragmatic
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pressing case for a heritage body to help preserve Hong Kong's past

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:31am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Pressing case for a heritage body Heritage has seemingly been a word little heard with the government so focused on housing and economic development. Yet the need ... well-funded heritage trust designated as a statutory body could resolve such matters. Whether our city needs such an authority is among questions expected to be included in a planned public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1447372/pressing-case-heritage-body-help-preserve-hong-kongs-past

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