Schools in HK must rebuild appreciation of Chinese culture

Chief executive-elect John Lee Ka-chiu’s election manifesto focused on four broad areas, one of which was education, in the form of “building a caring society and emphasizing youth development”. Meanwhile, “enhancing the sense of belonging toward the country and the sense of national identity” was given a mention, before the issue of “Promoting the ‘STEAM’ […]

Kitchen Culture’s business transformation at risk – funds raised not accounted for

SINGAPORE, Apr 21, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – As the single largest shareholder of Kitchen Culture Holdings Ltd. (“Kitchen Culture”) with a 21.19% stake, OOWAY Group Ltd. (“OOWAY Group” or the “Group”) shares the frustration of many shareholders who raised concerns over matters of internal controls and governance ahead of Kitchen Culture’s recent […]

Advancing rule of law in sports essential

Cross-country Skiing — Men's team short distance, Beijing Winter Olympics. (PHOTO / XINHUA) The Beijing Winter Olympics and ongoing Winter Paralympics have attracted worldwide attention and put China on the road to becoming a global sports power. The 14th Five-Year Plan for Sports Development (2021-25) is aimed at transforming China into a global sports power. […]

Korean Culture and Information Service Releases Korea Contents Week’s First Official Video, “Su:m”

Seoul, Korea, February 7, 2022 – (SEAPRWire) – On February 4, the Korean Culture Information Service (KOCIS) of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, released “Su:m,” the first official video of Korea Contents Week (KOCOWEEK). KOCOWEEK is a festival prepared by KOCIS to promote Korea as a cultural powerhouse and follow through the achievements of Hallyu (Korean […]

GS Holdings to Accelerate Business Expansion in Asia with New F&B Brands and Franchises

Singapore, Jan 3, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via – GS Holdings Limited (“GS Holdings” or the “Company” and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), is pleased to announce that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Hao Kou Wei Pte. Ltd. (“HKW”), has set up a new subsidiary, Sing Zhong Brands Management Pte. Ltd. (“Sing Zhong Brands […]

Unlock potential of HK’s cultural tourism

The global pandemic has presented Hong Kong’s tourism industry with unprecedented challenges. There is a need to upgrade tourism products, create new resources, and shape a more sustainable and innovative tourism ecosystem.  The synergy of culture and tourism will be the driving force behind this process and will significantly enhance the competitiveness of our tourism […]

Exhibition revealing early human civilization opens in Beijing

BEIJING, Nov 27, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – An exhibition on the 10,000-year-old Shangshan culture opened at the National Museum of China on Nov. 21. “Rice, Origin, Enlightenment: Special Exhibition of Shangshan Culture Archaeological Discoveries in Zhejiang” demonstrates the significance of rice farming society represented by the Shangshan culture to Chinese civilization, as […]

Fluency in Chinese is crucial to future of ethnic minority children

In her latest Policy Address, the chief executive said: “To encourage non-Chinese-speaking students’ parents to send their children to local kindergartens, starting from the 2017-18 school year, the Education Bureau has been providing additional subsidies for kindergartens under the Kindergarten Education Scheme, admitting non-Chinese-speaking children.  What is more important, however, is to assess the effectiveness […]

Cyber Security Visionaries to Gather at #WCSSAfrica to Define, Describe, and Forecast the Market

TOKYO, May 13, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – Taking place on 24 May 2021 in Africa, the 10th global edition of World Cyber Security Summit will focus on topics such as Cyber Security framework and strategies for the African Government Authorities; National security, Cyber Threats and Governance: The Rise of Security Culture in […]

Build more liveable new towns with culture and technology

Hong Kong is notorious for its acute housing shortage, and it needs more land for housing. Yet, large-scale development projects in the New Territories are often under fire, because previous new towns like Tseung Kwan O and Tin Shui Wai created bedroom communities offering limited employment opportunities and recreational activities. As more development initiatives like […]

US should address root causes of racist assaults against local Chinese

Recent months have seen a significant uptick, perhaps even a contagion, of racially motivated attacks on Asians in the United States. Chinese Americans are the biggest targets, with 84 percent saying they are victims or at least are personally aware of it, compared to two-thirds for Asians generally.  Discrimination and accompanying assaults on Chinese, of […]

A Challenge for Australia: Can the deep-rooted racial discrimination be eradicated?

SYDNEY, Mar 26, 2021 – (ACN Newswire via – On November 19, 2020, the Australian Department of Defense issued a report that officially recognized the killing of 39 civilians by Australian elite forces in Afghanistan. The 300-page report caused an uproar in the international arena. Killing civilians was named “blooding” by Australian military by […]

Australian defense minister apologizes over rape victim comment

Australia's Minister Defense Linda Reynolds speaks during a press conference at the US Department of State in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / POOL / AFP) CANBERRA – Australian Minister for Defense Linda Reynolds apologized Friday to an former government staffer who alleges she was raped in Parliament House and demanded an apology after Reynolds called […]