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  1. 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

    ... hall. But concerts continued, including one by the Beijing Hongwen Clothing Trade City Symphonic Orchestra.   Between February and September last year, some 133 Chinese groups performed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1551055/how-chinese-government-decree-could-take-glimmer-out-viennas
  2. News - China - CULTURE

    Chinese court rejects family's right to treasures in their great-grandfather's tomb

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:47pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... the trove buried in it, should be rightfully the descendants’. However, the Intermediate People’s Court of Pingdingshan, a city that administers Baofeng, rejected the brothers’ claim yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1549544/chinese-court-rejects-familys-right-treasures-their-great-grandfathers
  3. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Warning- handle heritage with care: Government warned treasures could be lost

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 02:46am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Cheung Chau Bun Festival cited as victim of its own success and a cautionary tale for officials in their efforts to preserve city's traditions Warning: handle heritage with care The government was warned yesterday that its efforts to identify and protect the city's cultural heritage could end up destroying Hong Kong's treasures ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543689/warning-handle-heritage-care
  4. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    How ziplining nomadic tribesmen could help to change people's perception of entrepreneurs

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 03:14am by Amy Nip

    ... from an old man who turned his fishing boat into a ferry and carries passengers to and from the city's outlying islands, and a family who recycles their waste. But he said the book would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1546697/how-ziplining-nomadic-tribesmen-could-help-change-peoples-perception
  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    City's newest museum is more than meets the eye

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 04:06am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com The exhibition hall in Tsim Sha Tsui will feature 3-D paintings with a touch of Hong Kong culture City's newest museum is more than meets the eye ... in the city. There are three similar museums in Asia- Trick Art in Tokyo, Japan, and Trickeye in Seoul, Korea, and Phuket, Thailand. "We saw the 3-D art trend in Asia and wanted to bring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1526133/citys-newest-museum-more-meets-eye
  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Artist Siu Leung-hing putting his stamp on iconic images

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:06am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... also created a cartoon image of a policeman out of some 1,000 used postage stamps depicting Chinese chess and the Hong Kong landmarks- representing the strategic task of policing the city. Siu, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543199/artist-siu-leung-hing-putting-his-stamp-iconic-images
  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Cartoonist's World Cup draw

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 03:41am by Amy Nip

    ... a chance." Of the remaining teams this year, his bet is on Brazil emerging the ultimate victor, given its home advantage and talent. The 54-year-old Japanese cartoonist was in the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1542004/cartoonists-world-cup-draw
  8. News - China - CULTURE

    For animal rights activist, dog meat fight extends beyond summer festival

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:32am by He Huifeng

    ... shows that portray them as scamps and heroes. For many people, especially those in the city, a dog is the only animal they have regular contact with, and eating them is viewed as outdated ... by the county government to attract tourists from other cities in Guangxi," Gao said. At one slaughtering site in the county, an acrid smell filled the air as dogs packed into cages behind ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1537252/animal-rights-activist-dog-meat-fight-extends-beyond-summer-festival
  9. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Heritage listings welcomed- but cash is needed

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by Denise Tsang and Olga Wong

    ... rituals and techniques for making delicacies such as salted fish, snake wine and milk tea. The city plans to hammer out measures to preserve the items before they are lost forever. Ip Chun, the eldest son of legendary kung fu master Yip Man, welcomed the decision to recognise three types of wing chun- a type of kung fu- as part of the city's living heritage. They include Yip Man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535154/heritage-listings-welcomed-cash-needed
  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    IN FULL: The Hong Kong cultural heritage list

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 08:46pm by Staff Reporter

    ... compiling a list of 480 items that best represent the city and its people. With the inclusion of such diverse entries as egg tarts, the annual Hind Diwali festival and Bangladesh's ... which point to the city's "rich and colourful" history in trade and migration, the Heritage Museum says. New Territories settlers with family histories spanning as far back as 900 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534799/over-500-hong-kong-traditions-must-be-safeguarded-under-un-convention

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