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  1. News - China - MEDIA

    Unusual commentary on accidents 'reflects party's lack of confidence'

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... as they are backed by a powerful political faction. We call it limited diversity." Zhan said Xinhua's English service may also be subjected to less censorship. Xinhua published a similar commentary ...

  2. Beijing raises death toll to 77 after long silence

    Posted Jul 27th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... censorship of media reports about the capital's worst deluge in decades, going as far as to invite Beijing-based reporters on Wednesday to 'have tea' with the city's propaganda ...

  3. The sorry state of rampant euphemisms

    Posted Apr 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Wong, Renaissance College Since the beginning of this year, the world has witnessed one historic event after another. First came the uprising in Tunisia, followed by mass protests in several countries in the Middle East. The situation has come to a ...

  4. The danger of muzzling the media

    Posted Aug 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that such censorship undermines their credibility and guarantees distrust. There is a lesson to be learned from the accident in this respect. For five days after it occurred, the rescue effort and clean-up ... - a suggestion rejected by deputy railways minister Lu Dongfu in a recent China Central Television interview. For the government, it seems, criticism equates to a threat to its authority. Muzzling ...

  5. A gag that can only hurt Beijing

    Posted Jul 05th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... thoughts, and they will permanently shelve this bill. China needs more openness, not more censorship. Frank Ching is a Hong Kong-based writer and commentator ... Frank Ching Beijing's decision to impose new censorship rules through a draft law is a step in the wrong direction. The passage of such a retrograde measure would likely hinder reform ...

  6. Critics denounce ban on rail disaster reports

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... including an eyewitness account of the disaster. Weekly magazines published over the weekend, such as Caixin Century, Nanfang People Weekly, China Business News Weekly and Southern Metropolis ... this sort of media crackdown has forced them to unite on the basis of basic journalistic values and form an alliance against tightened control. 'Censorship can only undermine ...

  7. Ministry in blacklist threat over food scares

    Posted Jun 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... censorship and manipulation of power. Spokesman Mao Qunan said during a food safety seminar on Monday that the ministry would monitor reports and set up a blacklist to 'crack down on individual ... chemical, added to milk to help it pass protein tests, was blamed for the deaths of six children. Some 300,000 were made ill. In March, an investigative report by China Central Television revealed ...

  8. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest, May 1, 2013

    Posted May 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... that were exported to Islamic countries such as Pakistan and Afghanistan last year. The company's owner attributed their rapid business expansion in recent years to loans from China ...

  9. News - China

    Recent seismic activity in China no cause for concern

    Posted Feb 25th 2013, 03:15pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Authorities have dismissed fears that a series of minor earthquakes, which struck China last week, were a sign of a major, destructive one yet to come, Oriental Morning Post reported. Between February 18 and 22, a total of 10 earthquakes, all magnitude 4 or greater, struck China, according to China Earthquake Network Centre. Eight ...

  10. News - China - WEATHER

    Flooding and landslides in quake-hit county of Yunnan in mainland China

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by CHOI CHI-YUK

    ... Choi Chi-yuk chiyuk.choi@scmp.com Heavy rain triggers flooding and landslides just days after two tremors kill 81 people More misery for quake-hit Yunnan county Heavy rain hammered a quake-stricken area of Yunnan province early yesterday morning, triggeri ...




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