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  1. Free speech applies equally, and to all

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... have criticised her actions. Article 27 of the Basic Law, which guarantees free speech, applies equally to all. Ms Lau, like anyone else, is entitled to expect that she can speak her mind ...

  2. Free speech

    Posted Oct 11th 2003, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... It is essential that the Hong Kong media preserves its independence and remains free to criticise the government without fear of retaliation. That is an essential hallmark of Hong Kong society. China's policy of 'one country, two systems' was meant to guarantee that a free press would continue, without interference from both the Hong Kong and central governments. This is why ...

  3. Restrained speech

    Posted Sep 09th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... Speakers' Corner has just celebrated its third birthday, but the fact that it still exists does not really say much about the state of free speech in Singapore. Loosely modelled ... Speakers' Corner has not taken off. All this has prompted observers to call the corner a 'cosmetic free-speech space'. But it would be wrong to think that Singaporeans are not voicing ...

  4. Forty years on, King's speech is still relevant

    Posted Aug 29th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... When Martin Luther King delivered his 'I have a dream' speech 40 years ago, he was addressing an American audience about an American problem - that, 100 years after they were set free, 'the Negro is still not free'. In the country's southern states, schools remained segregated, buses had seats designated for whites and for blacks, and African-Americans ...

  5. Corruption-free Singapore shows the way

    Posted Oct 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. A speech by Singapore's senior minister Lee Kuan Yew, published in the Insight section of the South China Morning Post on September 27, reminds me of this famous line by the 19th century British historian Lord Acton. Mr Lee's speech told of how the People's Action Party (PAP), which he co-founded in 1954, ...

  6. A free press for all

    Posted Sep 27th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... is being denied them. Free speech, it has become apparent, is a matter of interpretation. The United States-installed Iraq Governing Council on Wednesday announced regulations barring the media ... the principles of free speech and free press and regards them as standards that nations aspiring to democracy and international acceptance must uphold'. Until the ban is lifted, Al-Jazeera, based ...

  7. A target for protests and free expression

    Posted Dec 01st 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... of 'eminent people' expected to make speeches. ...

  8. US must prove its free-trade credentials

    Posted Nov 14th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the organisation's top trade court came as US ambassador to China Clark Randt delivered a speech in which he called on the mainland to abide by the WTO's rules-based system and tackle non-compliance ... proponent of free trade and adherence to the rules-based WTO system, it has a duty to lead the way. A failure to remove the tariffs will prompt retaliatory sanctions by its trading partners. ...

  9. Free-trade deal signed with mainland

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Wen Jiabao says the 'big gift' of Cepa is about more than just economic benefits A landmark free-trade agreement with the mainland has been signed, giving Hong Kong companies ... access opportunities' for Hong Kong products and services on the mainland, said Financial Secretary Antony Leung Kam-chung, who signed the pact for Hong Kong. Premier Wen said in a speech ...

  10. Beckham's mind remains as elusive as his free kicks

    Posted Sep 14th 2003, 12:00am by Alister McMillan

    ... the commitment Manchester United player Gary Neville was showing as best man. He felt a little better when he saw Neville practising his speech. All doubts eased when he saw a beautician. 'I ...




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