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'Traditional Chinese villages' selected in drive to preserve cultural heritage

More than 600 ancient villages have been designated as having special cultural significance, a first step towards slowing the pace of their destruction in the drive towards development.

Saturday, 22 December, 2012, 3:37am

We must not destroy our heritage because of bad policy

Last week saw the announcement by Development Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po of the government's acceptance of the redevelopment of a historic mansion by its owner, as well as the reversal of a previous decision to demolish the west wing of the Central Government Offices for redevelopment.

12 Dec 2012 - 2:25am

Hong Kong now sees merit of preserving heritage

Unlike in the past, our city has been paying a lot more attention in recent years to preserving and maintaining its heritage.

15 Oct 2012 - 5:05am

Archives still lack right care, but bid for law fails

Government archives are still not being properly cared for despite a survey nine years ago that found a third of 1,600 selected records were deteriorating - and some have been destroyed without authorisation by government bureaus or departments, the Audit Commission says.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Paper trail leads to need for archive

The lack of a law governing the preservation and disposal of government documents has long been a concern to anyone who cares about history and the need to archive important records so they can be studied by future generations. The absence of legally binding requirements mean records dealing with matters of public interest or having historical value can be disposed of for no good reason.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Haphazard approach to preservation must stop

With the public outcry over the demolition of the old Star Ferry pier late last year still fresh in the memory, Hong Kong is in the midst of a community consultation on ways to strengthen and broaden its heritage preservation system.

21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Trip brings home importance of heritage

The old village houses on Tung Ping Chau may be crumbling and covered with moss. But for a group of students from Chinese International School (CIS), the deserted houses are a treasure trove of precious relics and memories.

2 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Planning board silent on Queen's Pier plea

Conservationists say 'collective memory' is no basis to judge a building's worth

The Town Planning Board has yet to respond to a demand from a harbour preservation group to intervene to save Queen's Pier, due to be demolished later this month.

12 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Arts policy pitch falls short, say critics

A government consultation paper launched yesterday to seek views on the promotion of arts and culture was greeted with cynicism from arts groups.

The paper, released by the Culture and Heritage Commission, invites opinions on the SAR's cultural development, ranging from arts education to heritage preservation.

20 Mar 2001 - 12:00am

Indigenous people's rights compromised

The preservation of Sha Lo Tung is another victory for the environment and, as I see it, a victory for the courts. It shows that there are a few enlightened souls within the legal profession willing to look beyond the strict parameters of protection of human rights.

4 Feb 2001 - 12:00am