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  1. Sex, Mao and censorship

    Posted Mar 20th 2005, 12:00am by Yan Li

    ... to publish the story by one of China's best-known writers- Yan has won about 20 awards- quickly pulled it. Contacted by telephone, editors at Huacheng declined to comment. Serve the People takes ... as Mao's signature phrase, written in his own calligraphy outside the gate of Zhongnanhai in Beijing, where China's leaders live and work. Dawang is reluctant, but also attracted to Lian. ...

  2. Liu Binyan, China's conscience, dies at 80

    Posted Dec 06th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... Elaine Wu Liu Binyan, the mainland author and journalist known as 'China's conscience' because of his honest critiques of corruption in the Communist Party and press censorship, died in the US early yesterday. He was 80. A relative reached by phone at Liu's home in East Windsor, New Jersey, said Liu had had cancer. Liu was a prominent political dissident who ...

  3. Editor gets 10 years for 'secrets' leak

    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting A newspaper editor was yesterday sentenced by a court in Hunan province to 10 years in prison on charges of leaking state secrets to overseas media. The Intermediate People's Court in Changsha, the capital of Hunan, yesterday convicted Shi T ...

  4. Beijing censors join in silent tributes to zhao

    Posted Jan 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... employee I talked to at the business centre did not know that he had expressed sympathy for students in 1989. 'It's the first time I have seen censorship on TVs in an international hotel in China, though I can access the websites of Reuters and CNN and read about Zhao's death online.' Censorship? Maybe it was just silent state tributes. ...

  5. Film firm awaits censorship shift

    Posted Nov 29th 2005, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng Golden Harvest Entertainment (Holdings) plans to invest heavily in cinemas in the Pearl River Delta if the central government waives censorship of Hong Kong films. The film financier, distributor and exhibitor had been negotiating with other industry players with the central government for a waiver and was awaiting a response, said spokesman Tony To. Films screened ...

  6. Late writer's family seeks to bring his ashes to China

    Posted Dec 14th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... about corruption and media censorship on the mainland. Liu was twice expelled from the Communist Party and had served time at labour re-education camps before being permanently exiled in 1989. ...

  7. China censors weave sophisticated Web to trap dissenters

    Posted Jul 20th 2005, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... with similar interests in censorship to follow.' According to the most recent official figures, China has 94 million internet users, nearly half with broadband access. Other estimates put ... Systems, Nortel Networks, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft and 3COM. Human rights organisations have charged these firms with actively assisting China in developing censorship and surveillance systems. ...

  8. Do you support internet censorship?

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Oliver Kwan, Pulcheria Chung

    ... Pulcheria Chung, Oliver Kwan Pulcheria Chung, 18 St Mary's Canossian College Yes, for the sake of our next generation. But the censorship must be carefully implemented. A majority ... co-operate with the authorities to protect children from those who abuse the internet. When talking about censorship, many people like to bring up the subject of freedom of speech. They say such laws ...

  9. IOC official says there will be no censorship of media

    Posted May 31st 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing There is no need to worry about Chinese authorities' censorship of the press, a senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) member said yesterday, citing Beijing's eagerness to ensure the 2008 Games are a success. 'There will not be censorship,' said Australian Kevan Gosper, a senior member of the IOC's co-ordination commission who ...

  10. Poor grades for East Asia

    Posted Jun 18th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... are persecuted or censored on a daily basis'. China leads in jailing journalists, with at least 25 languishing in jail. Print and broadcast media is growing rapidly, but the watchdog says 'the ... with Myanmar, Vietnam, Nepal and Laos all scoring badly. The watchdog's index scores press freedom based on 52 questions, ranging from concentration of media ownership and self-censorship ...




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