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  1. News filters through despite censorship

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem, Staff Reporter

    ... government efforts to censor the news. State-owned China Central Television's flagship 7pm news broadcast made no mention of the Nobel Peace Prize award, a change from the programme's ... as external interference in China's affairs. Many others expressed bewilderment, questioning why they had never heard of Liu or the Charter 08 movement. There appeared to be a blanket nationwide ...

  2. Popular newspaper sacrifices bold image for self-censorship

    Posted Sep 04th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... the censors' line. But there are increasing signs of self-censorship- including an order that bans the paper's most prominent commentator from writing any commentaries. Chang Ping, former deputy ... angered nationalists and propaganda authorities. But it is the first time that he has fallen foul of self-censorship at the once-bold tabloid. He says the Nanfang Press Group has tightened up ...

  3. Open letter calls for end to media censorship

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... censorship unconstitutional and saying it should be abolished. They also demanded that media products and books from Hong Kong and Macau- popular among mainland readers- be made openly available ... the open letter says the reality in today's China is worse than that of the former British colony of Hong Kong, where mainlanders can find many books on Chinese politics they can't find ...

  4. Savvy youngsters log on to skirt censorship

    Posted Jun 05th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... members had designed souvenirs to sell during last night's vigil to raise funds for the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China. They also planned to compile ...

  5. Leaks could wreck trust in governments, Chinese experts say

    Posted Nov 30th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... it nor any other mainland media that reported the issue yesterday mentioned any leaked cables related to China. Niu, Zhang, and some other mainland foreign policy experts declined to predict what impact the leaked documents would have on China, as only a few documents related to China had been made public. One classified cable dated February 1 this year from the US State Department said ...

  6. Let different voices be heard

    Posted Mar 18th 2010, 12:00am by Mandy Chan

    ... Untold Stories of 1949) by Lung Ying-tai. Censorship has prevailed throughout China's history. It's a tool used by tyrannical emperors to control people's minds and stamp out ... under the illusion that imposing strict censorship can prevent social unrest. This is completely mistaken. It is wrong to use censorship to ban opposing views or the truth about things. ...

  7. Provincial officials to censor some films

    Posted May 12th 2010, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao The mainland's media watchdog announced yesterday that it would transfer a part of its film censorship power to provincial-level authorities from July 1, its website said. The State Administration of Radio Film and Television's (Sarft) move aimed to improve censorship efficiency and signalled a more relaxed environment towards a booming domestic film ...

  8. A superpower in the fog

    Posted Dec 04th 2010, 12:00am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... political clout than those revealed by WikiLeaks. If not, the documents show a wounded superpower wandering round in a fog about what is really going on (North Korea and China, Afghanistan ... is in. The real powder keg is North Asia, and what the unpredictable Pyongyang regime may do next. Suggestions in the WikiLeaks documents that China may be prepared to accept a united Korea led ...

  9. Troubling whiff in WikiLeaks crackdown

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... China, but seeing it in black and white does provide a record that is more than hearsay. It is reassuring to see what a nuanced view US diplomats have of Burma, of sanctions and of Aung San Suu ... That is bad for globalisation. It was especially damaging to do this at the same time as China was rightly being berated internationally for its response to Liu Xiaobo's Nobel Peace Prize award ...

  10. Reporting of search giant's tilt at censors is muzzled

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... mouthpieces took the fight to Google. '[Google] is not the first or only one that fared miserably in China's internet market, and censorship is just an ingenious excuse to flee the Chinese ... Fiona Tam Propaganda authorities are responding to the row over internet censorship triggered by US search giant Google in the way they know best- more censorship. Newspapers and websites ...




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