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Policy solution. Cultural and Sports Travel | Attach importance to the construction of cultural soft power to create a "Hong Kong, China" value home

2022-05-17T01:14:15.324Z

On Wednesday (May 11), the Legislative Council passed a non-binding motion proposed by Cheng Yongshun of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, urging the government to "formulate a cultural and arts policy and development blueprint for the next five years", including establishing an industry fund, reviewing funding mechanisms.



On Wednesday (May 11), the Legislative Council passed a non-binding motion proposed by Cheng Yongshun of the DAB, urging the government to "formulate a culture and arts policy and development blueprint for the next five years", including establishing an industry fund, reviewing the funding mechanism, and promoting arts and technology. , promote the combination of culture and tourism, etc.

In response, Acting Secretary for Home Affairs Chen Jizhi said that the authorities will step up the restructuring work including the establishment of a culture, sports and tourism bureau. It is believed that the next government, with the support of the central government, will make every effort to promote Hong Kong as a "Sino-foreign cultural and artistic exchange center".

However, the crux of Hong Kong's criticism of being a "cultural desert" is not whether there is a decision-making department dedicated to cultural work, nor whether there is central support, but the SAR government has always ignored the public attributes of "cultural soft power" and its shaping of social values. The significance of it is to let the industry blindly pursue Western standards and lose the cultural subjectivity of "Hong Kong, China", and let the commercial competition model dominate the development of literature and art to make it a luxury for the upper class.


Whether it can successfully create a new cultural name card of "Hong Kong, China" depends on how the Hong Kong government will break the situation in the future and truly make Hong Kong a "Sino-foreign cultural and artistic exchange center".

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DAB Legislative Council member Cheng Wing-shun urged the authorities to review the current allocation and mechanism of funding for arts and culture.

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Under the epidemic, although the government has successively launched six rounds of anti-epidemic funds, it has not solved the livelihood plight of freelancers.

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Cultural and artistic workers play a pivotal role in a complete and progressive society, but Hong Kong has neglected the development of literature and art all the year round, which indirectly stifled the free creation space of literature and art practitioners.

The occupancy rate of the major performance venues under the LCSD is over 90%, making it difficult for literary and art workers to find suitable rehearsal venues.

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The Savannah University of Art and Design (Hong Kong) University, a project under the first phase of the revitalization plan, was finally closed in June 2020 due to a chronic shortage of students.

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Hong Kong lacks a clear policy on cultivating talents, and the education layout has completely "marginalized" literature and art.

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For details, please read the 317th issue of "Hong Kong 01" Electronic Weekly Newsletter (May 17, 2022) "

Essential Cultural Soft Power Construction to Create "Hong Kong, China" Cultural Home

".

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Source: hk1

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