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  1. None can beat Hong Kong's pizzazz and wealth

    Posted Jan 13th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... cities in the world, alongside New York, London and Tokyo. Being positioned as Asia's financial centre helped. Stylish products can only be promoted when the economy is good. Hong Kong could ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Critics and viewers fear for the future of Hong Kong's golden TV tradition

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by Vivienne Chow

    ... that reflected new middle-class lifestyles as Hong Kong evolved from a manufacturing economy to a financial centre. The energy fed the emergence of the city's new wave cinema in the 1980s. When ... Kong television's problem is not just cultural, but financial. In 2008, four out of the five top-rated TVB shows had an average audience size of more than two million. Last year, just one ...

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    Cloud Atlas points to new role for the Hong Kong film industry

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Hong Kong has a unique edge in film financing, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. "Hong Kong is the Asian financial centre and has a long history in filmmaking. With more collaboration ... financing industry in the city is looking promising. The Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum, which brings together filmmakers and financiers, is celebrating its 11th anniversary in March. The Hong ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Estimated cost of Chinese opera centre more than doubles to HK$2.7b

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Vivienne Chow

    ... Olga Wong and Vivienne Chow Estimate more than doubles for the first venue due to be completed at West Kowloon arts hub Chinese opera centre cost soars to HK$2.7 billion The estimated cost of building a Chinese opera centre at the West Kowloon arts hub has more than doubled from HK$1.3 billion to HK$2.7 billion in six years, says Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. The Xiqu ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    West Kowloon park: 'it's about the arts not trees'

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 03:38am by Vivienne Chow

    ... by-laws to govern the park but the petition is calling for a "people-centred" management. The landscape design team said it was working on improving accessibility to the park, with ferries and footbridges. The site to its north is reserved for a mega performance venue- if the financially constricted arts hub has the money to build it. But, meanwhile, the design team ...

  6. More galleries for HK art fair despite crisis

    Posted Mar 05th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... that the financial crisis had hit the traditional art centres of London and New York, and this had made Asia even more important. The fair has received more than 250 applications for this year's event ... to participate in art fairs. ART HK 09 will run from May 14 to 17 at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. A series of educational programmes organised by the Asia Art Archive will take place alongside ...

  7. Financial turmoil takes gloss off art and jewellery auctions

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow and Celine Sun A number of famed art works and big-ticket jewellery items went unsold at two highly anticipated auctions yesterday as the global financial crisis hit the art ... sale at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. The two best-sellers- Still Life with Stretcher, Mirror, Bowl of Fruit by Roy Lichtenstein and Untitled XVI by Willem de Kooning- went ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong arts festival seeks more funding for future growth

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 05:49am by Vivienne Chow

    ... attracted audiences and corporate sponsors. "If there's more public funding, will it ease the festival's financial burden so that the festival can experiment with new programmes?" asked Cheng. Over the past three years, sponsorships have remained flat, at about HK$16 million- around 15 per cent of the festival's income. But when the financial crisis hit, money ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT: ANALYSIS

    Basement woes could get deeper

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by Olga Wong, Vivienne Chow

    ... 470,000 flats in the next decade. Arts hub bosses say splitting up the basement work could help them financially because it reduces uncertainty relating to the rail link and should allow them ... are divided into three batches. Batch one, planned for completion in 2017, covers the park and the flagship museum M+ at the western end of the 40-hectare site and the Xiqu Centre for Cantonese opera ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Government urged to drop West Kowloon arts hub basement plan over spiralling HK$23b cost

    Posted May 27th 2014, 11:26pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... to arts and cultural development overall in this financial year. "This will put the arts hub into a financial black hole," Mathias Woo, executive director of arts group Zuni Icosahedron, ... "But the above estimate has not taken into account the impact of the delay in the Express Rail Link project," said a government spokesman. The costs of building the Xiqu Centre and visual ...




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