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Candidate forum for HKADC Nomination Exercise to be held this Saturday
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     The exercise for the nomination of representatives of arts interests for the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) has entered the final stage of electioneering. To enable voters to learn more about the candidates standing in this nomination exercise, a forum will be held for candidates. Fourteen candidates from the seven contested arts interests, namely Arts Education, Drama, Film Arts, Literary Arts, Music, Visual Arts and Chinese Opera (Xiqu), standing for nomination will participate in the forum. Interested parties are welcome to attend.

     ‚ÄčThe candidate forum will be held from 1pm to 5.20pm this Saturday (October 5) at Mong Kok Community Hall, L2, Mong Kok Complex, 557 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok. The candidate forum will be held according to the following schedule:
 
1pm to 1.30pm         Chinese Opera (Xiqu)
1.35pm to 2.05pm     Visual Arts
2.10pm to 2.40pm     Arts Education
2.45pm to 3.15pm     Film Arts
3.20pm to 3.50pm     Literary Arts
3.55pm to 4.35pm     Drama
4.40pm to 5.20pm     Music
 
     The list of candidates who will attend the forum is as follows:
 
Arts Interest                   Candidates
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Chinese Opera (Xiqu)*     Lau Wai-ming
Visual Arts                      Chris Chan Kam-shing
                                     Zhao Zhijun
Arts Education                Leung Sung-yum
                                     Wu Chun-him
Film Arts                        Sunny Chan Wing-san
                                     Choi Kam-chuen
Literary Arts                   Yan Pat-to
                                     Ho Kai-lam
Drama                            Terence Sin Chun-tung
                                     Joyce Cheung Pui-wah
                                     Lee Chun-leung
Music*                           Chow Pok-yin
                                     Yim Wan
 
* Ricky Ho Yat-ming, candidate of Chinese Opera (Xiqu), and Maggie Chang Cheuk-yin, candidate of Music, will not attend the forum.
 
     Each session of the forum will include presentation of candidate platforms and candidates answering questions from the floor. Aside from the session for Chinese Opera (Xiqu), sessions will also include debate among the candidates of the same arts interest.
      
     Polling is scheduled for October 20 and 21. Cross-arts interest voting will continue to be adopted this year. Voters from the 10 arts interests may cast votes for candidates standing for nomination in each of the seven contested arts interests. A list of the nominated representatives will be submitted to the Chief Executive for consideration of appointment to the HKADC for the next term beginning on January 1, 2020.
 
     For enquiries, please contact the Nomination Agent appointed by the HKADC - Tri-Leaves Promotion Limited - at 3956 1408. For more information about the Nomination Exercise, please visit the website: www.voteforhkadc2019.hk.
      
     The HKADC is a statutory body set up to promote the development of arts in Hong Kong. The term of office of its current members, including representatives of 10 arts interests, will expire on December 31, 2019. The HKADC is conducting the Nomination Exercise to nominate representatives of arts interests for the Chief Executive's consideration for appointment as members of the HKADC for the next term.
 
Ends/Friday, October 4, 2019
Issued at HKT 11:00
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