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  1. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    'New trust can't serve as funding dodge'

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 05:56am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... has warned the government against washing its hands of its conservation responsibilities by setting up a trust to fund the renovation of private historic buildings. Professor Ho Puay-peng, ... Advisory Board's public consultation document. It proposes creating a trust specifically for historic buildings which would promote public participation and raise funds from non-governmental ...

  2. Business - Money

    Tai O Heritage Hotel – a piece of historic heaven

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 06:34pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... and the old police station is a perfectly preserved example of British colonial architecture. Built in 1902 on the small hill next to Tai O Ferry Pier, it bolstered the community police presence ... the ones chosen to do the conversion to a nine-room boutique hotel. They did a marvelous job – why can’t other historic buildings also be saved in the same way? In 2010, it got a Grade II historic ...

  3. Magazines - Style - HAUTE

    Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates preservation of Chinese films at Shanghai festival

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 11:15pm by Vivian Chen

    ... pack celebrated the preservation of Chinese film culture. Since 2011, Jaeger-LeCoultre has partnered with experts in Shanghai to restore Chinese cinema classics. Nine titles have been ...

  4. Infographics - TRANSPORTATION

    INFOGRAPHIC: Ding! Ding! Hong Kong's historic trams celebrate 110th anniversary

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 06:52pm by Sarene Chan

    ... Sarene Chan Known affectionately by their reassuringly familiar chime, the city's historic trams have graced our frenetic thoroughfares since 1904. As they celebrate their 110th anniversary, the trams have remained as relevant as ever through constant modernisation, at the same time keeping fares affordable for all. Click here for the full size infographic ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - China Insider - Ethnic tensions

    Retired Chinese Minister of Culture Wang Meng makes moderate plea for Xinjiang unity

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:10pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... and make an effort to preserve their cultural heritage. He said both the Uygur and the Han cultures are part of the Chinese civilisation and should be cherished as such. “You cannot be reckless ... to Urumqi, the region’s capital and to Kashgar, a historic city in the south of the region, where most of the recent violence has occurred, and spoken about ethnic reconciliation. Only two Weibo ...

  7. Panel speeds up assessment of historic buildings to finish list by end of the year

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong The speed of assessing 1,440 historic buildings has been tripled to 120 a month to address growing public concern about heritage conservation, the government says in a paper to the Antiquities Advisory Board. The paper also notes the Old Pillbox at Diamond Hill, a grade two historic structure representing a significant part of Hong Kong's history, would be affected ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Heritage advisers to rate historic political retreat Fanling Lodge

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... some of them say the lodge- which was the scene of secret Sino-British talks before the 1997 handover- is historically significant and should be preserved and used as a public facility ... agreed, saying it was common conservation practice overseas to preserve a historic block as public space and the central part of a new development. "The lodge is huge and it is easy to give ...

  9. Property - Hong Kong & China - BRICKS & MORTAR

    Hong Kong's historical districts, buildings at risk as profit maximized

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by Yvonne Liu

    ... a challenge for it to acquire old flats and shops for redevelopment in the future. Over the last few years, the authority has been trying to preserve the local character of the city's districts ... Authority has a responsibility to our society and should do more to preserve buildings with heritage and unique characters, instead of just maximizing income. yvonne.liu@scmp.com ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CONSERVATION

    Tai O looks to build its own heritage museum as private showroom closes

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... O as a fishing village and salt field. A guide to historic buildings would work via quick-response codes linked to smartphone applications, and there may also be a souvenir shop. "We are also ... of History and University of Science and Technology cultural anthropologist Professor Liu Tik-sang, who also grew up in Tai O, he learned the building had historical significance. In 2007, ...




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