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A week of arts, judo and beach entertainment to celebrate HKSAR 20th anniversary (with photo)
     Three exhibitions showing different types of art will open this week in Hong Kong. The showcases are among the highlights of events being held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

     The unique style of Dunhuang art will be on display at the "Splendours of Dunhuang: Jao Tsung-i's Selected Academic and Art Works Inspired by Dunhuang Culture" exhibition opening on May 24 (Wednesday) at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin.
     The exhibition, set to run until September 18, will feature publications, paintings and calligraphy by Professor Jao Tsung-i, who has made great contributions to the study of Dunhuang art and culture. Visitors should not miss iconic exhibits such as "Five-character Couplet in Dunhuang Sutra Scroll Style" and paintings entitled "Flying Apsaras" and "Holding the Lotus".
     For details, please visit the Museum's website at www.heritagemuseum.gov.hk.
     Another exhibition to open on the same day is "The Exhibition to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Return of Hong Kong to the Motherland and the Exhibition of the Masterpieces of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy". It will be open from May 24 to 29 (Wednesday to Monday) at the G/F Exhibition Gallery of the Hong Kong Central Library in Causeway Bay.
     Modern Chinese paintings and calligraphy by Mainland and Hong Kong artists, including Zhang Daqian, Huang Yongyu, Jao Tsung-i and Jin Yong, will be presented at the library for public viewing.
     Admission is free. The opening hours will be as follows:
May 24 (Wednesday): 4pm to 7.30pm
May 25 to 28 (Thursday to Sunday): 10am to 7.30pm
May 29 (Monday): 10am to 4pm
     The exhibition "Paris, Toits Emois: The Roofs of Paris" will bring together objects ranging from three-dimensional architectural models, French oil paintings, photos and multimedia installations. To be held from May 25 (Thursday) to July 23, the exhibition will highlight the urban panorama of Paris and show how it has transformed from a dark and ornate medieval city into the "city of light".
     Nineteenth century writers such as Victor Hugo, Émile Zola and Charles Baudelaire evoked Paris' remaining medieval, labyrinthine streets, while well-known impressionist masters such as Édouard Manet, Camille Pissaro and Vincent van Gogh depicted Paris' more modern urban landscape, especially the vast new boulevards built by Georges-Eugène Haussmann that carved through the city's urban fabric.
     The exhibition will be held at the City University Exhibition Gallery, 18/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong. Admission is free. For details, please visit www.frenchmay.com/en/home.
     The Asian Judo Championships 2017 will be held in Hong Kong this year. It will run from May 26 to 28 (Friday to Sunday) at the Hong Kong Velodrome in Tseung Kwan O, from 9.30am to 7pm.
     Yu Kin-ting, the gold medallist in the men's 55-kilogram grade at the 2009 East Asian Games, as well as Leung Po-sum and nine other contestants will represent Hong Kong to battle for the titles. Vying for the championship titles are also Olympic medallists from the Mainland, Japan and Korea.
     The final individual contests will be held in the afternoon on May 26 and 27 while teams will battle it out on Sunday afternoon. For the competition schedule, please visit www.onlinejua.org/eventsdet.php?pid=144.
     Admission is free. For enquiries, please call the Judo Association of Hong Kong, China at 2504 8360.
     There will be something for everyone at the Summer Music Extravaganza @ Tuen Mun Beach Festival 2017 on May 27 (Saturday) from 2pm to 9pm.
     The festival will be held at Golden Beach and Cafeteria New Beach in Tuen Mun. In addition to a variety of activities such as booth games, there will also be performances including hip-hop dance and a live band competition. The biggest attraction will be the music show in the evening featuring artistes and bands including Agatha Kong, Jason Chan and RubberBand.
     The festival is suitable for all ages. Admission is free. Participants for the daytime shows are reminded to wear sunscreen and carry drinking water. For enquiries, please call 2451 3440.

     To share the joy of the 20th anniversary, the HKSAR Government is joining hands with different sectors to organise a wide variety of activities and events under the theme "Together • Progress • Opportunity".
     Altogether, more than 600 events and activities will be staged by the Government and different sectors until the end of 2017.
     For full details and updates on the 20th anniversary celebrations and events, please visit www.hksar20.gov.hk.
     Applications for accreditation as events for the 20th anniversary celebration should be submitted to the Celebrations Coordination Office on or before May 31, 2017, for processing.
Ends/Sunday, May 21, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:00
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The exhibition "Splendours of Dunhuang: Jao Tsung-i's Selected Academic and Art Works Inspired by Dunhuang Culture" will be held from May 24 to September 18 at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum in Sha Tin. Professor Jao Tsung-i mastered the unique Dunhuang style of art in his painting "Flying Apsaras" (pictured).