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  1. Royal academy chief hints at arts hub link

    Posted May 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... following a model based on the academy's annual Summer Exhibition that has run since 1769. Finding a suitable site will be part of Saumarez Smith's mission for his visit to Hong Kong ... programme admitting only 20 students a year. Saumarez Smith said several cities, including Hong Kong, had shown interest in replicating the model of an academy led by artists, and the academy had ...

  2. Top arts academy needs a fund raiser

    Posted Mar 04th 2006, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft One of Asia's leading performing arts academies is planning major investments over the next few years and needs a leader who is passionate about arts to drive its fund-raising activities. The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts has played a unique role in developing a generation of performing, screen and technical artists. Established in 1984, the academy ...

  3. Terracotta warriors come to Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... yourself. From now until November, Hong Kong is holding an exhibition called 'The Majesty of All Under Heaven: The Eternal Realm of China's First Emperor'. Twenty of these mysterious terracotta warriors and their horses are coming to the Hong Kong Museum of History from their home in Xian in central China. The world-famous figures include a terracotta general, a standing archer, ...

  4. Children of 6 lured to opera in quest to revive ancient art form

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by students of the academy as part of their assessments- the first time children so young have been included. They were recruited by Hong Hai, a teacher in the academy's diploma programmes in Chinese traditional theatre, in a promotional tour of 36 primary and secondary schools that began in June. Hong said it was part of the academy's 'strategic plan' to promote ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HONG KONG

    Hong Kong ranks 14th in world for cost of living

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 04:38pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Hong Kong moved up eight places from last year to become one of the top 20 most expensive cities in the world to live in, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s latest report . The EIU’s Worldwide Cost of Living 2013 survey ranked Hong Kong 14th on a global scale and 4th in Asia, behind Singapore and Japan’s Osaka and Tokyo – the latter having edged Zurich off the top spot ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WORLD AFFAIRS

    Hong Kong thriving as Asia's hot spot for diplomacy

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... as Asia's hot spot for diplomacy Growing diplomatic activity in Hong Kong has made it one of the most cosmopolitan centres in the world. Figures obtained by the Sunday Morning Post show that 12 ... the same period in a bid to boost their profile in China and the region. Hong Kong - which proclaims itself as Asia's world city - now hosts 122 consular offices, up from 95 at the handover. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TOURISM

    Hong Kong named Asia's best shopping city

    Posted Oct 27th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com HK named Asia's best shopping city All those mainland visitors obviously know the best place to spend their money - Hong Kong has been named No 1 shopping ... Unit, a sister company of The Economist . Kuala Lumpur came second followed by Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. But Hong Kong scores poorly in affordability because of its high hotel rates. ...

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    Factbox: history of the case against Hong Kong tycoons

    Posted Sep 23rd 2012, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... January 30, 2008: Ao Man-long, former secretary for transport and public works in Macau, jailed for 27 years for taking HK$800 million in bribes. His sentence was extended to 28 1/2 years in 2009 for further bribery offences. April 16, 2012: Macau's ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    New head of Taiwan's office in Hong Kong aims to promote island's culture

    Posted Sep 15th 2012, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... Oliver Chou oliver.chou@scmp.com Head of island's cultural office in Hong Kong wants to widen its reach in the community 'Super saleswoman' pitches Taiwan Hongkongers ... culture of Taiwan." Lee's appointment was a personal selection by Lung, a former Hong Kong-based writer and scholar who became Taiwan's first minister of culture. Lee was chief ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Expat exodus to Singapore looms, as living costs rise in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com High cost of education and housing means staff get the worst deal in Asia, survey finds Hong Kong's expats suffer as wages squeezed Expatriates in Hong Kong ... is salary, according to the study by human resources consultancy ECA International, which attributes this to high housing and education costs. Hong Kong also fell a place from last year in the value ...




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