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  1. News - Hong Kong - HISTORY

    Divers uncover historical treasure trove in waters off Sai Kung

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:21am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Divers find sunken hoard in Sai Kung A group of local divers are on an underwater mission to find historical treasures they believe may have been resting ... editing, marketing, heritage and tourism- but they share a desire to promote and preserve the city's underwater heritage. Li noted there were no maritime archaeologists with the Antiquities ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    UN heritage body refuses request to preserve letters of kamikaze pilots

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:28am by Julian Ryall

    ... for a repository designed to preserve unique historical archives. Documents that have previously been accepted into the register include the Magna Carta and the diaries of Anne Frank. Despite the rejection ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Heritage agency rejects request to preserve suicide fliers' personal documents, which Seoul and Beijing say glorify Japan's war record U.N. snubs kamikaze ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - LETTER OF THE LAW

    Both city and nation must preserve Cantonese language

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 04:17am by STEVE GALLAGHER

    ... Steven Gallagher Obligation to protect intangible cultural heritage applies to minorities and their languages Both city and nation must preserve Cantonese language A recent controversy ... 2007, which ensures that all UN states must recognise and uphold the rights of indigenous peoples, meaning those who have historic links to a territory, such as the Cantonese of Canton, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Jackie Chan gives last of his historic sandalwood houses to Singapore

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Singapore to get last ofJackie Chan's old homes Jackie Chan will give the last six of his collection of 10 historic Chinese sandalwood houses to a Singaporean university, after a decade of failed preservation talks with Hong Kong bureaucrats. The film star bought the houses - said to be between 200 and 400 years old - for an unknown sum in Anhui ...

  5. News - China - ART

    China’s historical relics decomposing due to mishandling

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 05:46pm by Angela Meng

    ... the country steps up its methods of art preservation. In 50.66 per cent of historical relics there are varying degrees of decomposition, with some 2.3 million pieces of cultural treasures having been ... Angela Meng angela.meng@scmp.com More than half of the historical relics in China are undergoing varying degrees of decomposition due to mishandling, reported Sichuan-based Huaxi ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - REDEVELOPMENT

    Ink dries on historic Hong Kong shop's final chapter

    Posted Mar 05th 2014, 04:05am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Nam Wah Company has served printing companies for eight decades, but its store will be bulldozed despite pleas from conservationists Ink dries on historic ... a revolutionary ally of Dr Sun Yat-sen, founder of modern China. While the Nam Wah shop will be demolished, the building next door, home to Wing Woo Grocery for 80 years, will have its façade preserved ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Tai O's stilt houses safe despite new zoning, say planning officials

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... over the water- are zoned as a low-density residential area. In contrast, the site of the Tai O Heritage Hotel, a grade two historic building, is zoned as "preserved for cultural, recreational and commercial uses". A two-month consultation by the Antiquities Advisory Board on how buildings such as stilt houses should be preserved is due to end on August 4. District planning ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Preserving Pok Fu Lam village is a chance to save some of city's history

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 05:03am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Pok Fu Lam village is on an international list of sites to be preserved, but will Hong Kong listen? Chance to save our vanishing history Hundreds of humble huts and small houses perch on a hillside in the middle-class neighbourhood of Pok Fu Lam. Between them, narrow alleys lead to small shops, green fields and historic structures that were once part ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ARCHITECTURE

    HK$700m conservation project lost in time

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... in time A plan to conserve a row of historic shophouses in Mong Kok's flower market has been delayed indefinitely, with the Urban Renewal Authority acquiring only half of the properties ... grade-two historic status, the past two decades have seen most of the ground-floor shops occupied by florists, while filmmakers and dancers have taken over the upper studios. A few remain as flats. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Preserve stability', Vice-President Li Yuanchao says, in appeal to Hong Kong's youth

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Cary Huang, He Huifeng

    ... Cary Huang and He Huifeng Li Yuanchao appeals to Hong Kong's young people to support the government's plans for reform, as student groups take to the streets Preserve stability, ... of the People in Beijing yesterday. "[We] hope young people can raise their understanding of the rule of law, and make themselves the vanguard of preserving Hong Kong's prosperity ...




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