Alison Friedman, who has worked in China for almost two decades, was hired as artistic director for the arts hub. Photo: Handout

Local talent should be the best direction

The appointment of American Alison Friedman rather than a local as the West Kowloon arts hub’s Chinese opera chief has sparked criticism. While there is no question about her connection with the arts in China or her track record, intensive local experience may be needed to deal with the politicised Hong Kong opera and culture scene

Topic |   West Kowloon Cultural District

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Alison Friedman, who has worked in China for almost two decades, was hired as artistic director for the arts hub. Photo: Handout
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