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  1. Elderly particularly vulnerable to dishonest tactics, says watchdog

    Posted Mar 30th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Some salespeople of telecommunications firms are luring elderly customers using misleading or false information, the industry's watchdog said yesterday. In one case, a Hutchison Global Communications salesman told a 76-year-old man that ...

  2. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - ART

    European art museums flock to Asia to exhibit- and attract donations

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 04:46am by Vivienne Chow

    ... and refurbish eight galleries that house 2,200 items of 18th century decorative art. The museum, home to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, turned to Hong Kong when fundraising fell €4 million short. ... the theatre received some private donations. Since then, private non-profit Italian arts groups- including HangarBicocca, an exhibition space in Milan, and Zuecca Project Space in Venice, which last ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Cloud Atlas points to new role for the Hong Kong film industry

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... award-winning novel. The complex story is set in Europe, East Asia and the Pacific, as well as America. It features six plotlines that run forwards and backwards from the mid-19th century ... is that the story of the film's production mirrors its plot, following the same trail across the Pacific from Hollywood to Hong Kong- and offering clues as to how the city can forge a new role ...

  4. Airline in cello row called insensitive to the arts

    Posted Jun 09th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the cello aboard for a flight from Hong Kong to Shanghai. Dragonair is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cathay Pacific, in turn a subsidiary of the Swire Group, which is principal patron of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in a three-year, HK$36 million sponsorship deal. Cathay Pacific is the official carrier for the Asian Youth Orchestra. Musicians with bulky instruments commonly pay ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Arts groups vie to helm historic site in Central

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow vivienne.chow@scmp.com Many express interest in running the Central Police Station’s heritage and contemporary art programmes, but question the selection process Arts groups vie to helm historic site in Central At least four groups of cultural organisations, local and overseas, are vying to be in charge of the heritage and contemporary art programmes ...

  6. Marooned on a merry-go-round of uncertainty

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... contact lenses, I'm hand-washing my clothes and I'm certainly in no mood to do any more shopping. I was supposed to take a Cathay Pacific flight back to Hong Kong on April 19, ... was available. I finally got on a waiting list for flights on April 23 and 24, but the only date Cathay Pacific could confirm was May 7. May 7? Seriously? Will rooms still be available at my hotel ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Run Run Shaw opened the world's eyes to Hong Kong filmmaking

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 04:14am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the Asia-Pacific Film Festival. She said in the 1960s, the studio had many star directors who brought Shaw Brothers productions to worldwide attention. Among them were Cheng Cheh, a master in martial arts ... formerly at TVB "[Run Run Shaw] will be missed. Rest in peace." Ng Yu, CEO at Emperor Entertainment Group and former production controller at TVB "Sir [Run Run Shaw] dedicated his ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - ART MARKET

    Auction houses vie for space in city's booming art market

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 05:23am by Vivienne Chow

    ... the auctioneer would open a 10,000 sq ft office at Pacific Place in January. The new location will ease space pressures during auction seasons and allow it to stage temporary off-season preview ... Christie's and Sotheby's auctions were on at the centre, hotels nearby were also crowded with simultaneous sales. "Smaller auction houses need to group together to create this synergy ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FILM

    Hollywood director Michael Bay eager to shoot in Hong Kong again

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 11:37pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... Knight (2008), Contagion (2011) and Pacific Rim. Michael Mann finished filming Cyber here couple of months ago. Asked if he might follow the footsteps of his friend Nicholas Cage who earlier said ... not be a movie yet. He said he got a call from Dalian Wanda group, which acquired the US cinema operator AMC Theatres last year, but he was out of town. “Maybe designing a car,” said Bay, adding that he ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Doubts cast on Jockey Club's role in Central Police Station project

    Posted Jul 06th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of an independent heritage and art programme". The Central Police Station complex has 16 buildings dating back to the mid-19th century. The 42-hectare site includes the Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison. It will be redeveloped into a heritage and contemporary art centre under a partnership between the government and the Jockey Club Charities Trust. Nine groups submitted proposals ...




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