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  1. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Tai O's private heritage museum will be history in just two years

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... museum will be history in 2 years Time is running out for one of the city's handful of private museums, which is set to close in the next couple of years after the building owner applied ... at the Heritage Museum and I refused," she recalled. "Tai O things have to stay in Tai O to keep their life and history. A Tai O shan dau put in a Sha Tin museum would be nothing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556869/tai-os-private-heritage-museum-will-be-history-just-two-years
  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    London's National Gallery explores sources and varieties of colour in the history of painting

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 03:35pm by Victoria Finlay

    ... Victoria Finlay A London exhibition opens our eyes to the amazing variety of pigments in the history of painting, writes Victoria Finlay For the love of colour In 2008 British artist Roger ... Finlay is the author of A Brilliant History of Colour in Art, which will be published by the Getty Museum in the US in November. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1556123/londons-national-gallery-explores-sources-and-varieties
  3. News - World - AIR SAFETY

    Timeline: The tragic history of civilian airliners shot down since the cold war

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 09:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris In the wake of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy, here are some cases of civilian airliners being shot down by armed forces since the end of the second world war. Cathay Pacific VR-HEU, July 23, 1954. Chinese PLA Air ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556036/timeline-tragic-history-civilian-airliner-shootdown-incidents
  4. Sport - Rugby

    A hop, skip and numerous jumps ahead of biggest game in HK history

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:39pm by Andy Hall

    ... in Hong Kong 15s rugby history. The August 2 Rugby World Cup repêchage game in Uruguay is, without question, a huge challenge. It is truly a “test” match, and as we look ahead to arguably our ... this is not ideal preparation for the biggest game in our history. Our time together has also been limited by player-commitments, such as pre-planned holidays, family time, work and the Hong Kong national ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/rugby/article/1554912/hop-skip-and-numerous-jumps-ahead-biggest-game-hk-history
  5. Comment - Blogs

    Making history, one Chinese government official at a time

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 05:04pm by Jesse Appell

    ... Jesse Appell I do not want to brag, but I believe that I have made history. On July 1st, at exactly 7:32 PM, at the Shangri-La Hotel in Wuhan, a Chinese government official laughed, and I caused it. If I might, let us rewind and review the process that led to this remarkable occurrence and the environment in which it took place. Towards the end of June, I received an invitation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1554808/making-history-one-chinese-government-official-time
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    War commemoration suggests modern purpose for Beijing's version of history

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:25am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang President Xi Jinping's involvement at war commemoration suggests a modern purpose for Beijing's version of history Playing politics with history shows lesson has been ... to learn lessons from history". The high-profile nature of this year's service reflects growing Chinese unease with modern-day Japan. Beijing has been particularly infuriated by Prime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1552880/war-commemoration-suggests-modern-purpose-beijings-version
  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Facing history can be painful, but is vital, says Merkel, as she ends China trip

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:21am by Teddy Ng

    ... Angela Merkel said yesterday it was necessary for her country to reflect upon its wartime history even though the process was painful. Merkel made the remarks in an address at Tsinghua University ... Sino-Japanese war. Premier Li Keqiang said at a joint press conference that lessons from history should be kept in mind, but Merkel did not comment. China and Japan have been at loggerheads over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549990/facing-history-can-be-painful-vital-says-merkel-she-ends-china-trip
  8. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: History and Popular Memory, by Paul A. Cohen

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:14pm by Amy Russell

    ... Amy Russell History and Popular Memory: The Power of Story in Moments of Crisis by Paul A. Cohen Columbia University Press 4 stars Amy Russell History is often imbued with bias ... and political study of the nature of history and how we remember it, particularly at times of crisis. Anchoring his reasoning in an accessible selection of examples from around the world, Cohen explains ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1546504/book-review-history-and-popular-memory-paul-cohen
  9. News - Hong Kong - MULTIMEDIA

    July 1: a short history of Hong Kong's march for democracy

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:00am by Erin Hale

    ... Erin Hale erin.hale@scmp.com Hong Kong has seen its fair share of political protest from annual Tiananmen Square vigils to outright clashes with police over the last 17 years as a Special Administrative Region of China. Grievances vary from year to year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1543549/july-1-short-history-hong-kongs-march-democracy
  10. News - World - HISTORY

    Bosnia marks the day 100 years ago when two shots changed course of history

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:43am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Sarajevo Bosnia marks the day when two shots changed the course of history Hopes for century of peace rise out of carnage Artists and diplomats have declared a new century of peace and unity in Europe in the city where the first two shots of the first world war were fired 100 years ago. On June 28, 1914, the Austro-Hungarian crown prince Franz Ferdinand ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543073/bosnia-marks-day-100-years-ago-when-two-shots-changed-course-history

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