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  1. 20,000 heritage sites lost to development

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li More than 20,000 cultural heritage sites have been wiped out on the mainland since the 1980s, victims of the country's unprecedented development, which is continuing at the expense of conservation efforts. Quoting Shan Jixiang, director of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage, the Beijing Morning Post reported yesterday that more than 23,600 heritage sites ...

  2. Beijing heritage bid to uproot 200,000

    Posted Feb 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mandy Zuo Beijing wants to preserve the cultural heritage around Gu Enguang's home... but it means he is not welcome to stay. It is all part of a broader plan to manage the sprawling ... 'part of the city's efforts to apply for Unesco World Heritage status for Beijing's central axis', which stretches 7.8 kilometres from the Yongding Gate to the Drum and Bell ...

  3. Art for workers creates a new heritage

    Posted Mar 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... such a culture, we will leave no heritage, and without a heritage, we don't have a future. ... but it also exposes the lack of cultural lives these people have. For example, there is often not even a television at construction sites. People have nothing to do after work except drink, play poker ...

  4. Linguistic heritage in peril

    Posted Oct 11th 2009, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the northern cities, the increasing influence of Taiwanese pop culture, and the rising economic might of Beijing and Shanghai since the early 1990s have turned the tide against Cantonese. Migrants ... The Cantonese festival is designed to remind Guangzhou natives to appreciate their local culture and make new arrivals respect Cantonese. Performances will include Guangdong music, folk songs, ...

  5. Worthy cause

    Posted Nov 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The organiser of Hong Kong's annual charity sedan race, which takes place today, wants it to be classified as an intangible cultural heritage. Do you agree that the 33-year-old event deserves this status? Write to us ...

  6. Cultural push risks leaving the masses behind

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... explained that they needed to outline a five-year plan for cultural development, highlighting the importance of each project, whether it was about preserving traditional cultural heritage ... Ivan Zhai Local governments in the Pearl River Delta are forging ahead with ambitious plans to develop the region's cultural credentials, but as far as migrant worker Huang Lianyu ...

  7. Miao curator faces dilemma in preserving traditional culture

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ken Howe Ouyang Hongyu faces a dilemma. As curator of the Culture Museum in Taijiang, Guizhou, he is trying to preserve the ancient culture of the Miao, one of the largest ethnic groups in the province. But he is also a realist, and has established 'sunshine' projects to teach local people how to cope with rapid development and modern culture.'For years now we have felt ...

  8. Embracing cultures

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and traditional-style baby clothes, hopefully one day to remind their adopted children of their heritage. The shops at the White Swan, where a walk through the lobby will inevitably encounter an armada ...

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    Where's Hong Kong's diversity pledge?

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by Kerry Kennedy

    ... the richness of different heritages and cultures. This is how Hong Kong can truly earn the title of "Asia's world city". But can Leung do what his predecessors have failed to: provide ... in any government policies, despite the fact that the Tourism Commission highlights the "cultural diversity and cosmopolitan lifestyle" of Hong Kong. This description is probably meant ...

  10. Database of local traditions planned

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A citywide survey will be conducted on intangible cultural heritage to help set up a database, Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing said in the Legislative Council yesterday. Mr Tsang said the government would commission local experts and scholars to conduct the survey of traditional festivals and rituals celebrated by the various districts in the New ...




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