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  1. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    A gateway to Hong Kong in the US

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 07:08pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... Kong in the U.S. A huge bamboo flower plaque combining one of Mao Zedong's most famous slogans with traditional Hong Kong craftsmanship has put the city at the centre of a symbolic culture clash between China and the United States. But artist Danny Yung Ning-tsun, who created the plaque, says the Hong Kong government has missed a chance to demonstrate the city's ambitions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539689/gateway-hong-kong-us
  2. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Cyberattack threatens to derail Hong Kong’s unofficial vote on universal suffrage

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 03:47pm

    ... The popvote.hk website was designed by the University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Polytechnic University to gauge support for Occupy Central’s push for universal suffrage for the election of the chief ... at the University of Hong Kong, said. Such moves are known in computing as distributed denial-of-service attacks, which aim to overwhelm a website with requests so regular visitors can’t reach it. “We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534725/cyberattack-threatens-derails-occupy-centrals-unofficial-referendum
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Populist politicians threaten Hong Kong's economic stability

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 12:21pm by JEFFREY LAM

    ... Jeffrey Lam Jeffrey Lam decries the tactics used by some lawmakers to win over voters, to the detriment of Hong Kong's economic stability Populist threat Populism is taking hold in Hong Kong, fuelling investor concerns. The Legislative Council election is not until 2016, but we are already seeing more and more cases of politicians taking extreme positions on social issues ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1535459/populist-politicians-threaten-hong-kongs-economic-stability
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE: ANALYSIS

    Pledging to safeguard Hong Kong's heritage won't save traditions from dying out, critics fear

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:50am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Experts say identifying items of intangible cultural heritage will not, alone, save them Hong Kong has identified 480 items of intangible cultural ... that integrates intangible cultural heritage- including forms of kung fu and techniques for making delicacies like milk tea- into the cultivation of Hong Kong's cultural identity. This is fundamental ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535757/pledge-wont-save-our-heritage-we-need-plan
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Weather defences are vital in dense, built-up Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 04:01pm by THOMAS TANG

    ... Thomas Tang Thomas Tang says given the warning signs of more unpredictable weather ahead, Hong Kong must not wait for disaster to strike before preparing its defences to ensure people's safety and business continuity Resilient to change Last week, Hong Kong experienced one of the hottest days so far this summer. Higher temperatures seem to be on the horizon. At the same ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1536911/weather-defences-are-vital-dense-built-hong-kong
  6. Lifestyle - Family & Education

    Mock trials teach students about Hong Kong's legal system

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 10:36am by Andrea Zavadszky

    ... it to the appeal court. In the end they went to the district court and tried to launch an appeal. The groups are made up of 15 to 20 students, with eight of them participating in the actual litigation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1537034/mock-trials-teach-students-about-hong-kongs-legal-system
  7. News - Hong Kong - CIVIL RIGHTS

    Hong Kong activist Yang Kuang jailed for eight months in Shenzhen

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 04:48am by Danny Mok

    ... the sentence might have been politically driven to stop him from taking part in Hong Kong's Occupy Central civil disobedience campaign. "This is definitely unreasonable... Yang's parents ... Xiaobo, who has been under house arrest since 2010. At the People's Court in Nanshan district in April, Yang denied a charge of crossing the border without a legal permit. He could have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531052/hong-kong-activist-yang-kuang-jailed-eight-months-shenzhen
  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    A revival's brewing for Hong Kong's tea house theatre

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of the International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong), said Chinese operatic showcases and speech singing had been popular at tea houses in Sheung Wan and the Western district in the 1940s and 1950s. ... by the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority. The arts hub is planning a series of experimental showcases that will be open to the public in an effort to revive interest in the art form ahead ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523353/revivals-brewing-hong-kongs-tea-house-theatre
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing has a legitimate role to play in Hong Kong's political affairs

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A legitimate role for Beijing Beijing has published dozens of white papers over the years, but few as sensitive in their timing as the one this week on Hong Kong ... on Hong Kong's political development. It makes it clear that while the city may enjoy a high degree of autonomy, this is only at Beijing's discretion. In other words, if Beijing can give ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530355/beijing-has-legitimate-role-play-hong-kongs-political
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Ageing Hong Kong pan-democratic politicians seek to influence the West on political reform

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 05:04am by Alex Lo

    ... a few pan-democratic prima donnas who are trying to influence the foreign policies of a few English-speaking countries vis-à-vis Hong Kong and to internationalise our fight over universal suffrage, something that is clearly a domestic struggle and ours alone to resolve. If you read the recent official statements on Hong Kong by the US, Britain and the European Union, it's all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1557716/ageing-hong-kong-pan-democratic-politicians-seek-influence

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