Kam Kwok-leung, the godfather of Hong Kong’s creative culture. File photo

Move over K-Pop: desperately seeking an international cultural icon made in Hong Kong

Kam Kwok-leung, who discovered some of city’s biggest stars, including Wong Kar-wai, ponders why today’s stars struggle to make an impact globally

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Kam Kwok-leung, the godfather of Hong Kong’s creative culture. File photo
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Vivienne Chow

Vivienne Chow

Vivienne is a journalist and critic specialising in the arts, culture and cultural affairs. She was named one of the world’s best young journalists and critics while representing Hong Kong at the 2004 inaugural Berlinale Talent Press at the Berlin International Film Festival, and in 2015 was awarded the IJP Fellowship for mid-career journalism training and conducting research on cultural policy. Vivienne was a staff reporter with the South China Morning Post for 15 years, and remains a contributor after founding her own non-profit educational initiative, the Cultural Journalism Campus. Follow her on Twitter @VivienneChow and read her blog, Culture Shock, at www.viviennechow.com