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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. 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 ...

  3. Censorship is hindering Chinese-language films, say festivals' organisers

    Posted Mar 24th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The mainland's censorship system is hampering international promotion of Chinese-language films, international film festival organisers say. They said they wanted to hold more gala premieres of the films because of rising demand from the public and industry professionals, but censorship delays were an obstacle. This also affected the exposure of talent from Hong Kong, which ...

  4. Have the tables turned between censorship and freedom?

    Posted Dec 12th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... and editor, who began working as a reporter in 1979 for the China Youth Daily, has seen his career interrupted twice as a result of the Communist Party's consistent campaign to choke freedom ... editorial job and was sidelined to a think-tank at China Youth Daily for repeatedly breaching Communist Party propaganda discipline. Official power over the media has become stronger yet weaker, he ...

  5. Censorship hammer comes down over scandal

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... perceived as mishandling of the crisis by authorities. Major print media such as the China Youth Daily limited their coverage of the tainted milk formula scandal yesterday by running only flashes from Xinhua. One news editor with China Central Television said they had been ordered to stick to Xinhua copy in reporting the scandal, although first-hand reporting would still be allowed ...

  6. Net censorship leaves a crack in IOC mirror

    Posted Aug 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Peter Simpson

    ... reflecting the big and small issues that have occurred as China prepared for the 29th Olympiad. We have offered vignettes of what has been happening in this beguiling, loveable and crazy Olympic city. Following the mazy path that Beijing and other host cities have taken to prepare for what many described with what is now a terribly tired cliche, 'China's coming-out ...

  7. How to cut loose under censorship

    Posted Apr 20th 2008, 12:00am by James Kidd

    ... James Kidd London Anyone who thought film censorship was a thing of the past ought to visit London's Barbican Centre. Last year, it presented Seduced, a season subtitled Sex and Censorship in the Cinema. Now, as part of a retrospective remembering the artistic legacies of Eastern Europe in 1968, the Barbican has organised screenings, talks and seminars under the title ...

  8. Online censorship rules are clear, official says

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... of independent and critical thinking. According to estimates made by the China Internet Network Information Centre in July last year, the country's total online population reached 162 million ... movie censorship cases on the mainland that have caught international attention as well as renewed calls from leading mainland directors for a film rating system to be put in place. These cases ...

  9. Beijing censors financial websites

    Posted Sep 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... commentaries, reports and headlines about the hard-hit markets, according to three online editors. The internet censorship is another sign that mainland regulators have lost their grip on the plunging ... duty by two-thirds in late April, only to see the short-lived, government-orchestrated rally lead to an even sharper downturn. In July, the China Securities Regulatory Commission required fund ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on this sensitive topic. As a result, children will not be easily influenced by obscene and indecent materials. Bang Wong Yiu-hung, Sha Tin What do you think of the proposed food safety law? Since China has ... illegal methods to lower their costs. In recent years, contaminated foods made in China have been exposed, one by one. Recently, the tainted milk powder that spread to other dairy products made ...




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