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  1. Canto-pop conformists

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Jean Nicol

    ... Being a cheap mood manipulator, music has become a near-constant accompaniment to city experience. Though generally considered trivial, it is interesting to look at a community's musical-creation and consumption patterns, which reveal much about how ...

  2. Film freedom

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cannot be screened on the mainland. Producers and actors have mixed feelings. China is our motherland, but their work is not shown there. But with censorship relaxed and more Hong Kong films ... I strongly agree with the idea for less stringent censorship in the article headlined 'Plan to give HK movies more leeway in mainland market' (October 25). Hong Kong films, ...

  3. Tomb Raider fails to get past censors on mainland

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Doug Nairne

    ... by China's censorship board. 'We are very disappointed, but I cannot say we are surprised,' he said from his London office yesterday. 'We have to abide by decisions of national censorship bodies.' Mr Cripps said the hit movie Bad Boys II with Will Smith had also been banned from the mainland, apparently for portraying Cuba in a negative light. He said China ...

  4. India opens door to internet censorship

    Posted Aug 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... of information and not censorship.' But some observers worry these provisions could be misused by the government. 'Any measure that gives more power to a government makes me suspicious. This is the first step towards internet censorship,' said Somasekhar Sundaresan, a Mumbai-based lawyer specialising in technology issues. Commentators believe invoking umbrella terms ...

  5. China's losing battle to control cyberspace

    Posted Jul 23rd 2003, 12:00am by John Gittings

    ... The Sars crisis in China has provided intriguing evidence on how the use of modern communications - particularly the internet and mobile technology - can be used to break down the walls of official secrecy. When China sought to conceal the spread of the virus, millions of Chinese turned to their keyboards and mobile phones to access banned foreign reports and censored domestic ...

  6. Director provides cold, hard facts about life in rural China

    Posted Nov 09th 2003, 12:00am by Liz Shackleton

    ... October, but thickly padded army overcoats- the type designed to keep out northern China's freezing winters- have become essential on the set on Wang's new film, Day & Night, which ... a rural, natural environment and that's exactly what we've been able to achieve.' Set in modern-day China, Day & Night is a 'rags-to-riches' story about a country boy, ...

  7. Relaxation of film rules may be a screen saver

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Infernal Affairs needed a different ending in which the bad guy no longer triumphs, the vampire theme is being ditched for the sequel to Twins Effect and the producers of the risque comedy Ho Qing are preparing a separate version with less nudity. The impact of censorship on the Hong Kong film industry's bid to break into the rapidly developing mainland market is all too ...

  8. Loosen control of internet, Schroeder urges mainland

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Leu Siew Ying in Guangzhou He says freedom will allow the nation to become world's biggest Web market China must free up the internet if it wants to achieve its goal of becoming the world's biggest web market in four years' time, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said yesterday. 'China will reach its ambitious aim... in four years only if the internet ...

  9. From the lecture hall to the public airwaves

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Denny Ho Kwok-leung's career spans the disparate spheres of academia, pop culture and, most recently, showbiz. By day, Professor Ho teaches in the applied social sciences department at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. But after dark, he leaves the l ...

  10. Hawkers of video porn face automatic jail sentences

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Sara Bradford

    ... Hawkers who sell pornographic VCDs will be jailed automatically if convicted despite the material being readily available over the internet, the Court of Appeal warned yesterday. The ruling has clarified the sentencing stance magistrates and judges should ...




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