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Appointments to Cantonese Opera Development Fund Advisory Committee
     The Government today (August 3) announced the appointments to the Cantonese Opera Development Fund Advisory Committee for the period from August 1, 2017, to July 31, 2019.

     The membership of the new term of the Cantonese Opera Development Fund Advisory Committee is as follows:
Professor Lui Yu-hon (Chairman)
Professor Yu Siu-wah (Vice-Chairman)
Dr Andrew Cheng King-hoi
Mr Cheung Kin-yip
Ms Christina Ko Mun-wah
Ms Leung Sum-yee
Mr Lui Hung-kwong
Ms Lum Man-yee
Ms Pun Kwai-mui (Ng May-ying)
Mr Seto Yok (Loong Koon-tin)
Dr Kitty Tai Suk-yan
Ms Wan Fai-yin
Mr Yeung Chi-sum
Professor Andrew Chan Chi-fai (Chairman of the Cantonese Opera Advisory Committee)
Representative of the Secretary for Education
Representative of the Secretary for Home Affairs
Representative of the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services
     The Home Affairs Bureau looks forward to collaborating closely with members of the new term to further enhance the transmission and development of Cantonese opera, taking this world-class intangible cultural heritage to its next level.
     The Home Affairs Bureau thanked all members of the last term, especially the outgoing Chairman Dr Frankie Yeung Wai-shing and the four members Mr Cheng Kok-kong, Ms Kuk Man-yu, Dr Poon Po-chiu and Ms Tang Mi-ling for their contributions to the Committee. Under the leadership of Dr Yeung over the past six years, the Committee has contributed tremendously to the promotion, transmission, preservation, education, research and development of Cantonese opera.
     Established in 2005, the Cantonese Opera Development Fund aims to support projects and activities relating to research, promotion and sustainable development of Cantonese opera. Since its establishment, the Fund has approved about $90 million in support of more than 700 projects towards the development of Cantonese opera, including professional training and performances, education and promotion activities, research and publication, as well as cultural exchange.
Ends/Thursday, August 3, 2017
Issued at HKT 16:00
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