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  1. News - China Insider - CULTURE

    Mainland Chinese buyers contribute significantly to global art sales: report

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 08:14pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... to the report, in the first six months of 2014, Christie’s experienced a record half year, with art sales of around US$4.5 billion (HK$35 billion), a 12 per cent increase from the previous year. Christie’s sales at its Asian auction houses declined by eight per cent, but sales to clients based in Asia rose to encompass 28 per cent of the company’s total half year profit. Buyers from Greater ...

  2. 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

    ... Wong Wai-king's passion for telling the story of her home village led her to create the museum. She rented the ground floor of a century-old house at 54 Tai O Wing On Street from a friend, ... sales for a fortnight. Three months later, the house was left waist-deep in water when Typhoon Hagupit hit. The flooding soaked and ruined many of the artefacts. "It was a massive effort ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    One million people visit Hong Kong book fair in record turnout

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Amy Nip

    ... the film adaptation of which will hit the cinemas next week, sold out in days. He said sales remained similar to last year. Watch: Crowds descend on Hong Kong's annual book fair Major bookstores including Metrobooks, Page One and Commercial Press expected moderate growth in sales. Metrobooks, which offered items for half-price yesterday, saw a particular interest in soccer ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Plan for new M+ firm met with doubt

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Vivienne Chow

    ... as an advantage in fundraising. Sabrina Law Chung, principal assistant secretary for Home Affairs, said the government agreed with the authority's plan. "All the planning, policies and operation ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Mainland hooked on 'China that hasn't grown up'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by SARAH KARACS

    ... trying to feed her children, or a young man in love, readers could imagine how they might survive in the same circumstances. "The idea is to bring a very faraway experience close to home- so ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time to rethink the vision for West Kowloon?

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by Vivienne Chow

    ... big," said the board member. Although the Home Affairs Bureau, which oversees cultural development in the city, says the government has the authority to grant exceptions to the six-year rule ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Literature lovers camp out overnight as Hong Kong Book Fair begins

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:42pm by BRIAN YAP

    ... They can take home copies of magazines published in the 1970s and 80s, including popular women's magazines with erotic covers but conservative romantic stories inside. They can also pose ... into a riveting read. Vacilando Yip Chun-kit, 18, left his home in Sheung Shui last night and joined the queue at 4am to be among the first batch into the fair. “I’ve come here to get some relief from ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Delve into the past and travel the world at the Hong Kong Book Fair

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by AMY NIP AND SARAH KARACS

    ... two decades. They can take home copies of magazines published in the 1970s and 80s, including popular women's magazines with erotic covers but conservative romantic stories inside. ...

  9. News - China Insider - CULTURE

    How a Chinese government decree could take the glimmer out of Vienna's Golden Music Hall

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 03:13pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... of performers travelling abroad on the government’s dime.   Vienna’s Musikverein, the historic home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, has scrapped a “Chinese pupils and choir concert” scheduled ... such as the Musikverein’s neoclassical Golden Hall and then parading their so-called international acclaim back home.   “Rather than attempting to draw crowds and profits, they rent venues at their own expense ...

  10. Lifestyle - Books - CULTURE

    Book review: What Do You Pack? If You Are Never Coming Back, by Roberto Di Marco

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:16pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... in a remote village. It becomes his new home. He is finally able to free himself from the memories of his old life, thanks to the remoteness, subzero temperatures, and little to do in winter but drink ...




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