Hong Kong’s cultural revolution has arrived at the arts

It was always going to be a matter of time before the new Cultural Revolution surge sweeping through Hong Kong would focus on the arts. This is, after all, intrinsic to the idea of a revolution described as being cultural. What was less expected was that this new attack on Hong Kong’s way of life should so closely echo the depths of the Mao era on the Mainland. However it is fully in line with what Mao Zedong said back in 1942, “there is in fact no such thing as art for art’s sake, art that stands above classes, art that is detached from or independent of politics.” This sentiment was revived …

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