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

    Xi Jinping's call for political art evokes bad memories of Cultural Revolution

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang Some see president's speech to artists as echoing forebear's cultural edict that helped trigger excesses of Cultural Revolution Shades of Mao in Xi's call for art to serve the party The role of arts and culture has again become a hot topic of debate on the mainland, after an unusual speech by President Xi Jinping. In remarks reminiscent of an imperial edict, ...

  2. Comment - Blogs

    What did HandsOn Hong Kong start?

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 02:14pm by Mischa Moselle

    ... Mischa Moselle mischa.moselle@scmp.com We recently previewed the NGO’s night of drinking in a good cause – in this instance raising money to fulfil the wishes of children with special ... They also appeared to have started a minor bandwagon. Now the team at Dim Sum and Then Some have joined forces with the Hong Kong Cancer Fund to promote a night of drinking in the cause of raising ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Prime minister at a time of tumult, Gough Whitlam made a difference

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... it was the difference he made during three tumultuous years in office, socially, culturally and to Australia's image, that was remembered. For an Asian audience, his legacy is best illustrated by the story ... the environment, withdrawing troops from Vietnam and ending military conscription, needs-based school funding, free university education, universal free health care, liberation of culture and the arts ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by LETTERS

    ... On cultural workers trying to save creative works at Occupy protest sites after museums refused to help document them: Ada Lee- It's an important time in the history of our country. Successful or not, people made a point. Sam Shiu- They don't want a record of this event in the history books. Trinke Trinkete- They don't want to show this historic moment in museums, ...

  5. Business - Economy - THE VIEW

    Asia resists US-style super-sized packaging – for now

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 12:29pm by Cathy Holcombe

    ... notes that there is no unlimited refill culture for soft drinks in Asia. "The mega drinks are a direct effect of this culture in the US," he says. "A small size is considered ... Cathy Holcombe America's huge sweet drinks are largely absent from Asian store shelves, but the domestic drinks market may not be indefinitely immune to them Generation Sugar My ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Austria banks on spirit of innovation to forge deeper ties with Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:29am by CLAUDIA REINPRECHT

    ... Claudia Reinprecht Claudia Reinprecht notes opportunities for collaboration from business to cultural development Austria banks on spirit of innovation to forge deeper ties with Hong Kong ... relations as well as cultural and education exchanges now at an all-time high. The rising influx of Austrian companies to Hong Kong- some 230 enterprises have settled here and the number has doubled ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT YOU LIKED

    What you liked, October 25, 2014

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:57am by STAFF

    ... are ancient staples of Hong Kong culture while others have a more recent inspiration.  ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Promoting wisdom of responsible drinking among city's students

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:18am by LETTERS

    ... SCMP Editorial Promoting wisdom of responsible drinking among our students We can all remember our university days- the enduring friendships made during long nights studying and cramming ... in students, it can sometimes lead to bad choices as they struggle to cope with the pressure. Such choices include a range of activities, but one harmful option is binge drinking. Alcohol consumption ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Church's gay debate can help bring about change in attitudes

    Posted Oct 26th 2014, 05:19am by SCMP Editorial

    ... discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is still commonplace across cultures and societies. The problem is equally prevalent in Hong Kong. An ongoing review of the existing ...

  10. News - China - YANGTZE BRIEFING

    Turning an artist's home into a museum can rile the neighbours

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 03:40am by MANDY ZUO

    ... in part, because the government hasn't defined how much fame is enough to get an artist on the home protection list. The State Administration of Cultural Heritage promised to draft detailed ... buildings once home to famous figures. Eighty-two were not officially recognised. The Shanghai Morning Post quoted an official from the municipal cultural relics bureau as saying people still lived ...




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