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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-shing rules out inquiry into Hong Kong Ballet 'censorship' row

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 05:41pm by Candy Chan

    ... Candy Chan candy.chan@scmp.com The Secretary for Home Affairs has ruled out the possibility of a probe into the Hong Kong Ballet censorship row, saying the government would not intervene ... co-production for political reasons, he said, “We would not intervene in local creativity but tend to promote cultural development.” Also attending the forum was China’s minister of Culture, Cai Wu, who ...

  2. News - China - PROPAGANDA

    China targets celebrities over speech freedom comments in censorship row

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing, Teddy Ng

    ... with the authorities while activists who joined a protest in Guangzhou were taken away by police. The steps indicated that the authorities were keen to put an end to the censorship crisis. The newspaper's ... of celebrities, including Taiwanese singer Annie Yi and former Google China chief Li Kaifu, who posted support for the outspoken newspaper and calls for freedom of speech on microblogging sites, appeared ...

  3. News - China

    'You have to watch it even if you don't want to,' says senior pornography censor in China

    Posted May 13th 2013, 02:12pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff reporter A month after Hunan's anti-pornography department busted a provider of indecent videos, provincial television got a rare interview with one of the officials in charge of looking through the seized material. At first, the experience was ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democracy diatribes are making us all mad in Hong Kong

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:52pm by Michael Chugani

    ... into self-censorship by the very people who complain about self-censorship. I sympathised with Leung's plea for privacy so he and his wife could deal with their troubled daughter. What logic ... to pretend we are by threatening civil disobedience. It is a stretch to say Hong Kong could become a base to subvert China. But that is Beijing's mindset. Is there any way to pull ourselves out ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Media censorship of terrorism on Chinese soil only feeds the rumours

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by ZHOU ZUNYOU

    ... Zhou Zunyou Zhou Zunyou says authorities should relax their tight grip on information to foster understanding Media censorship of terrorism on Chinese soil only feeds the rumours On March ... materials related to the East Turkestan Islamic Movement and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, both considered terrorist organisations by China, the US and the United Nations. Although ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Hong Kong Ballet caught up in censorship row over latest show

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:24am by Candy Chan and Danny Mok

    ... Candy Chan and Danny Mok Hong Kong Ballet denies self-censorship Hong Kong Ballet has denied it censored its latest show for political reasons, after it cut a controversial section of the performance and pledged to restage it. The allegation of censorship came after last Friday's premiere of The Dream of the Red Chamber, a collaboration between the Hong Kong Ballet ...

  7. News - China

    China censorship storm spreads, Beijing paper publisher resigns in protest

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 03:46pm by Amy Li, Liu Yi

    ... newspaper in China to be approved to operate as a “cross-regional” newspaper. Several top editors at the newspaper, including editor in chief Yang Bin and senior editors Sun Xuedong and Li Duoyu, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    In China, press censorship protests continue

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 07:22am by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    ... By Barbara Demick and David Pierson (Los Angeles Times (MCT)) GUANGZHOU, China — Like wedding guests separated across the aisle, the protesters assembled on either side of a gated driveway at the headquarters of the embattled Southern Weekly newspaper. To the right, several dozen supporters of the newspaper staff waved banners calling for an end to censorship of the Chinese press. “Freedom!” ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - THE ARTS

    Hong Kong Ballet 'self-censorship' spurs debate on freedom of expression

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 06:09am by Candy Chan

    ... 'censorship' stirs up fears Hong Kong Ballet's alleged self-censorship in cutting 12 minutes of visual material from a joint production of The Dream of the Red Chamber stirred up discussion ... in China's history including the Ming dynasty, Qing dynasty, the provisional Republic of China and the Cultural Revolution. In the part depicting the Cultural Revolution, dancers in Red Guards ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    No special Legco inquiry into Hong Kong Ballet 'censorship' row

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 04:37am by Stuart Lau, Johnny Tam

    ... into 'censorship' of local ballet Pro-Beijing lawmakers have shot down plans to force Hong Kong Ballet to explain its actions after allegations that- under pressure from unnamed officials- the ballet cut ... production with Germany's Ballett Dortmund, included a 12-minute projection sequence depicting different stages in China's history. But one part, in which dancers in Red Guards uniforms ...




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