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  1. Self censorship or selective perception?

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jintao's speech last Sunday at the 10th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China was published the next day as a booklet to be distributed in bookstores countrywide- this clearly ... and its people and create a better future for Hong Kong and its people.' On the face of it, there seemed to be no new point in this speech. Like all important speeches in China, readers have ...

  2. Hong Kong citizens should accept that China is moving in a positive direction

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anthony Lawrance's letter ('Chief executive-elect is definitely in tune with China's new national agenda', April 3) gave Hong Kong people a broader view of the city's future under 'one country, two systems'. Mr Lawrance highlighted China's era of reform. Its political evolution and endeavours to increase citizens' participation, he ...

  3. Political censorship feared in rejection of Democrat's bus ads

    Posted Aug 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... censorship. Mr Wu said he was told on Tuesday that his advert had failed to obtain the 'internal approval' of Roadshow, the advertising agent which telecasts on Kowloon Motor Bus, Citybus, ... it and I think it is imposing over-tight restrictions,' he said. 'I fear it is exercising unnecessary political censorship.' The rejected clip, which lasts about 30 seconds, features Mr ...

  4. Unsettling history of omission

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... taken place within the past 20 years. Had it been allowed to stand, no reference would have been allowed to the single most important event that has shaped Hong Kong and China in the recent ... 4 yesterday, it is regrettable that an act of self-censorship has led textbook publishers to exclude a crucial element from their accounts of the crackdown. They have failed to mention that soldiers ...

  5. Sing Pao axes column of veteran commentator

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Sing Pao has dropped the column of veteran China-watcher Johnny Lau Yui-siu, a month after the newspaper admitted twisting a commentary by Lau to imply ... and forced the publication of a front-page apology by chief editor Ngai Kai-kwong. The association said it was angry about what it called self-censorship. It believes an April 10 column in which Lau ...

  6. Sad day when solicitors go soft on freedoms

    Posted May 06th 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... for anyone to accuse the Law Society or the editorial board of political bias. Critics of China, both in Hong Kong and overseas, constantly bring up the issue of self-censorship and say ... Frank Ching Friday was a proud moment for Hong Kong, the first city in China to host the Olympic torch as it wends its way to Beijing for the opening of the Games, a little more than three ...

  7. A rising tide of nationalism raises uneasy questions

    Posted May 08th 2008, 12:00am by Margaret Ng

    ... Margaret Ng China's hosting of the Olympics has made Chinese people the world over swell with national pride. But it has also exposed Chinese sensitivity and even hostility to criticism and challenge from the west, which are seen as deliberate insults and malicious distortions of China and the Chinese. The pitch and intensity of the reaction of large groups of Chinese all ...

  8. Media is taking us into dangerous terrain

    Posted Aug 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Administrative Region's high degree of autonomy originates from the central government. China is a unitary state. [The SAR's] high degree of autonomy is not intrinsic, but is authorised ... of a growing feeling of self-censorship. Now, I can give these people a piece of indisputable evidence: yes, there is self-censorship, but it is directed against the central government and intended ...

  9. Leung gets thrown into the deep end

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... 400,000 people to take part in the annual rally, according to a mini-poll of 231 protesters conducted by the South China Morning Post. The random sampling found 90 were first-timers on the march, ... censorship issues in the media as there are Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference members among the press' top management. We can no longer rely on the media to monitor ...

  10. Slow start to 'jasmine revolution' in Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng. 'Hong Kong is becoming more like China after its return to communist rule. The government does not listen to the people and media exercise self-censorship and only toe the government ... revolution rallies across China yesterday, as well as to voice their discontent with the Hong Kong government. Golden Bauhinia Square was the chosen venue because it is a popular with mainland ...




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