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  1. China is warned on the perils of web censorship

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The chairman of a prestigious global network rewarding best practice on the web has called on China to end cyber censorship. Peter Bruck, who heads the World Summit Award, praised high-quality internet applications on the mainland, but warned that attempts at controlling content would backfire on the mainland authorities. 'China has been, since 2003, a winner- ...

  2. Reporters see new level of censorship

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Lana Lam Beijing's reaction to reports of a 'jasmine revolution' brewing in China has opened the door to a new chapter of bullying and media censorship, according to two ... been detained for up to four hours since reports of such rallies in China and it was getting worse. 'Several dozen reporters were called in by the Public Security Bureau for meetings about ...

  3. letters

    Posted Jan 04th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it isn't all that negative. People have learned murky secrets behind their supposedly open and clean governments. North Korea, for one, discovered that her strong and influential ally China ...

  4. Award-winning author attacks censors for 'castrating' creativity

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Popular novelist Murong Xuecun says the mainland's draconian censorship has driven him to his wit's end. The 37-year-old author, known for his dark humour, launched a scathing attack on the mainland's literary censorship in a lunchtime speech at the Foreign Correspondent's Club yesterday, blaming it for quashing writers' creativity and sabotaging ...

  5. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The report, 'Xinhua and China Mobile join search engine fight', on page A4 yesterday, said, incorrectly, that Google.com 'closed its mainland-based search engine in March and moved to Hong Kong after refusing to continue to compromise over censorship'. It should have said Google redirected users from the mainland to its uncensored Hong Kong search engine. ...

  6. Talking points

    Posted Jul 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 230 million as of May, state media reported- a 'cultural phenomenon', the US magazine Fast Company said, that is 'taking China by storm'. Coal trade fair opens in Dalian The city of Dalian is hosting the Northeast Asia Coal Trade Fair today and tomorrow. Industry players will discuss issues ranging from power plants' fuel to coke supplies. China last week ...

  7. Google finds other ways to reach China's market

    Posted May 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lana Lam Google's stop-start journey to the mainland has found another route- two, in fact. While the company has been affected by its response to the mainland's censorship ... 'Google is very much present in China and present in participating in the internet world in China,' he said yesterday. 'We see our biggest opportunities in export, meaning ads by Chinese ...

  8. WikiLeaks: the junk food of disclosures

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Hong Kong file in the latest slew of US State Department cables released by WikiLeaks over the weekend highlights both the blessing and curse of Julian Assange's phenomenon. Yes, there are juicy tidbits- among them the 12-year-old rumours peddled in a 'free-wheeling' lunch between consulate political officers and a 'veteran China reporter' on then-Vice ...

  9. Turning profit while singing party praises

    Posted Nov 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... enough to ensure China's control over her emerging businesses and smart enough not to stifle those businesses' growth, China will create an exemplary media industry,' he said then. ... than any other is fraught with political and ideological concerns. 'After so many years, I can only say the reform has just started,' said Zhang Jiangang, an academic at the China ...

  10. Decoding the message in America's humdrum cables

    Posted Sep 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to be a pair of white gloves behind various political parties here. Obviously, the ultimate object is not this small economy of only 7 million people, but an emerging China, and we are just innocently ...




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