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Government issues warnings over Falun Gong 'banner war'

A Food and Environmental Hygiene Department official puts up a letter demanding the banners' removal. Photo: Felix Wong

The government has promised to step up enforcement against unauthorised banners in the city, in a move that is seen as a bid to bring an end to the bitter banner war between the Falun Gong spiritual movement and a pro-establishment group.

Wednesday, 3 April, 2013, 5:44am 7 comments

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What do you think of the heritage gradings?

The government has asked the general public to provide input regarding which buildings or urban features should be listed in order to be preserved under legislation ('Public to grade 1,400 sites', March 20).

This is an important move and most Hongkongers should be encouraged to give their opinions.

24 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Change of heart on hawkers welcome

Hong Kong's street hawkers tend to be seen in black-and-white terms - either out of step with the city's modern image, or part of its living heritage worth preserving. While the government has tried over the years to reduce the number of hawkers by attrition, there has been growing public interest in efforts to protect and preserve them.

12 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Time to move on to other heritage issues

Debate over whether Queen's Pier should be preserved rather than dismantled to make way for a road misses the point about heritage; we should be keeping for the sake of collective memory and future generations the aspects of society worth saving, not anything and everything.

28 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Protesting prostitutes allege police harassment

Mainland prostitutes held a rally yesterday to protest against alleged police harassment and wrongful arrests for soliciting.

Among the masked demonstrators outside the Star Ferry pier in Tsim Sha Tsui were two mainland women who claimed through loudspeakers that they had been wrongly arrested and framed by police for soliciting.

18 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Change of mindset is key to preserving heritage

Hong Kong's rush to become part of the developed world has been impressive and the results are all around: a modern and efficient city. But as celebrations marking the beginning of the Year of the Pig also show, our society is deeply traditional, with its soul rooted in the ways of the past.

20 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Swift action must follow new strategy on heritage

The government's answer to critics of its approach towards preserving Hong Kong's past will be unveiled today with the announcement of the new-look Antiquities Advisory Board and new proposals for public consultation on heritage conservation.

8 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Calendar to have ferry fans piering at the past

If you're desperately missing the old Star Ferry pier in Central, just wait until June when it makes a comeback - in the government's own calendar.

30 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

If only officials would listen

With the Star Ferry pier in Central little more than a memory, it is time for the government of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen to re-examine its consultation procedures and find out how it could have got public sentiment so wrong.

26 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

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