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  1. Rich heritage opens up for visitors to explore

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and culture are often overshadowed by its religious heritage. As the birthplace of the Prophet Mohammed, founder of Islam, and site of Islam's holiest shrines, the focus of travel to the country has been linked to its religious significance. But the gates to the kingdom as a travel destination are opening wider as the government plans to showcase its extraordinary heritage ...

  2. Journey to a rich heritage

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... social disorder, which leaders hope to resist through continued economic growth. So the party must turn back to its roots in order to re-engineer an ideology. This will come from cultural ...

  3. Foreign missionaries return with warnings of cultural imperialism

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Ruth Lor Malloy

    ... as 'rice Christians'. The peasant movement, the Boxers, attacked both the foreigners and their converts. 'Cultural imperialism and the missionary movement as it occurred in China,' ... And cultural imperialism as practised now by our current US administration is wrong. We do not have a right to impose philosophies or religions on other people.' When the Communists took over ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    'Monkey King' actor fights to save temple

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Times questioned whether the temple would continue to have any heritage value if monks were forced out. "Their activities are an integral part of the temple culture in the same way ... the destruction of historic buildings and other heritage sites as local governments collude with developers and transform the landscape in pursuit of profits. The Southern Metropolis Daily reported ...

  5. Shandong hopes Confucian credentials will help its quest for perfect prosperity

    Posted Jul 21st 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... is a win-win effort, as it embodies not only historical and cultural heritage, but also helps score political points with a central government keen to revive Chinese values in a western-dominated ... would promote the moral reputation of local businesses,' Professor Kong said. Shandong is not only home to Confucius but many other scholars. With its well-preserved cultural heritage ...

  6. Officials see heritage sites as cash cows

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... the outburst of frustration by the monks will do little to stop commercial development of the temple and other heritage sites on the mainland, which often are seen by local governments as cash cows. ... and previous agreements, and they should not try to harm our feelings,' he said. Tsinghua University professor Li Dun said Famen Temple was designated a state-level heritage site in June 2006 ...

  7. Saving our heritage

    Posted Dec 21st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last year the historic Kom Tong Hall in Mid-Levels was on the verge of being demolished, until the government stepped in at the last minute and offered compensation to its owner, the Mormon Church. But, 13 months later, the 89-year-old building is still c ...

  8. A totem of his respect

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Canadian national, born to an indigenous father, is delighted to share his Tsimshian heritage with people in Hong Kong. The totem pole is an icon of First Nations- the collective term for Aboriginal Canadians- culture. While some regard them as cultural symbols, others think they are works of art. For Helin, they're both- he enjoys creating a beautiful work, while conveying ...

  9. New York

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Quinn. As New York's first elected female speaker, this daughter of an Irish immigrant couple should have been an icon for the parade that sets out to celebrate her own heritage. That is, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Muslims feel free in Hong Kong but left out

    Posted Sep 30th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... but left out Hong Kong's Muslims have religious freedoms they cannot enjoy elsewhere in a unique city of hybrid cultures, but have to put up with prejudice and, often, overt discrimination. ... followed by 17,000 South Asian Muslims, most of whom are Pakistani. O'Connor found that because there was no strong Christian heritage in Hong Kong, there was no friction based on monotheistic ...




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