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  1. Censorship of internet against China's interests

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the world's greatest sporting event and- because they cannot access all the information that they want to- are instead writing about media censorship. The controversy hurts the image of both China and the IOC. But all is not lost: censorship is not a hard and fast matter. If the values of the Olympics are to be upheld, the order for unfettered access can be easily given. It is in China ...

  2. There's more to culture than kung fu dramas

    Posted Jun 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with politics- or rather, the ever-present threat of censorship- on the mainland. As we report today, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television says mainland television stations are airing ... domestic audience. China, too, has a potentially huge market. The print and electronic news media have become fiercely competitive. This forces publications to sometimes risk the censor's ire ...

  3. Blogging is more about fun than anti-censorship crusades

    Posted Mar 30th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If Steven Lin Jiashu, 24, had been born in almost any other country, he would have been just an ordinary blogger. Young bloggers in China are typecast as warriors who battle censorship ... I really hate this question. I am actually very fed up with the foreign media's obsession with 'censorship in China'. This has become an inevitable subject when foreign journalists ...

  4. Beijing yields in part to pressure over internet use

    Posted Aug 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... Peter Simpson in Beijing Some sensitive sites still blocked The mainland government has yielded to mounting international pressure for it to loosen censorship of the internet and lifted ... and Sing Tao. The limited relaxation of 'the Great Firewall of China' led International Olympic Committee vice-president Gunilla Lindberg to declare that 'the issue has been ...

  5. The Tongue's Memory of Home

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Kevin Kwong

    ... The theme of censorship in communist China and references to Cultural Revolution art (such as prototype dancing) may still interest a western audience but seasoned local theatre-goers may find ...

  6. Beijing's ban on English Wikipedia rescinded

    Posted Apr 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... last year. Mainland netizens applauded the relaxation in censorship even though several sites, such as those operated by human rights groups and others deemed subversive by the country's ... entry for Tibet, 'Tibet proclaimed its independence from China in 1911 on the eve of the fall of the Qing dynasty and its subsequent internal turmoil, while China never renounced its claim ...

  7. People left with official version on Tibet violence

    Posted Mar 16th 2008, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... demonstrations in the autonomous region, and the few reports on the protests were limited to the official version. Only two English-language newspapers- China Daily and Shanghai Daily- mentioned the protests, and both presented Xinhua's version. China Daily carried the news at the bottom left of the front page while Shanghai Daily ran it on the second page. The usually vocal ...

  8. IOC criticised over internet restrictions

    Posted Jul 30th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... guarantee to give reporters sufficient internet access to be able to write their reports,' he said. The Foreign Correspondents Club of China also complained about the Olympic censorship ... follows attempts by the South China Morning Post to access sensitive sites- including those mentioning Amnesty International, Tibet, the Falun Gong and the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident as well ...

  9. Artists urged to respect other cultures

    Posted Jun 11th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... of censorship, but I think that censorship is based on respect,' he said. 'For example, when Avril goes to China, she's respectful of the culture and she does not swear. So all the [swear] ... in Sichuan to lose their loved ones and their homes. Actress Sharon Stone sullied her name and wrecked her career in China just as quickly with her comment that the devastating earthquake reminded ...

  10. Rogge flies into storm on internet U-turn

    Posted Aug 01st 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... and publish their work freely in China. There will be no censorship on the internet,' he said. With global condemnation mounting, Ms Davies admitted senior IOC members were under pressure ... Peter Simpson in Beijing Dissension wracks the IOC's senior ranks over 'broken promise' on censorship International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge arrived ...




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