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  1. 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 ...

  2. Author appeals for end to censorship

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Banned author Zhang Yihe and three mainland lawyers have sent an open letter to National People's Congress deputies appealing to them to abolish unreasonable censorship rules and investigate publishing authorities that are suppressing freedom of speech. The letter, sent yesterday, called for an inquiry into 'unconstitutional' censorship methods ...

  3. Director lashes out at mainland censorship

    Posted May 19th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Director Lou Ye , who has taken his film Summer Palace to compete in the Cannes Film Festival despite failing to get official approval, yesterday attacked the mainland's censorship ... [before the festival began] but we got the same answer,' he said. The film, which premiered yesterday at the festival, tells of two lovers during the rise of China's economy from ...

  4. Critics see censorship in restrictions on film fund

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zoe Mak The film industry and legislators are concerned about censorship restrictions the government has set for the Film Development Fund. The government is committed to establishing ... of talent went to China or overseas, so the funds can certainly help more local films,' Mr Cheung said. Another representative from the industry, Gordon Chan Ka-sheung, stressed ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Telling it like they want you to tell it

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Sara Yin

    ... people most is self-censorship, particularly with regards to coverage of China and business,' said Judith Clarke, an associate professor of journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University. ... Sara Yin While some journalists are jailed, sacked or even killed for violating censorship laws, other journalists are just as likely to censor themselves to keep their jobs. According ...

  9. Canto-pop conformists

    Posted Sep 12th 2003, 12:00am by Jean Nicol

    ... Being a cheap mood manipulator, music has become a near-constant accompaniment to city experience. Though generally considered trivial, it is interesting to look at a community's musical-creation and consumption patterns, which reveal much about how ...

  10. 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 ...




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