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  1. Use free speech to help Tibet, HK urged

    Posted Aug 25th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Hongkongers should use the freedom of speech they enjoy to promote the Tibetan cause, the Dalai Lama's official spokesman says. Thubten Samphel pledged his office's support for efforts by Hong Kong activists to create a Tibet friendship group in the city. But an academic studying ethnic issues said the plan to recruit 'anti-communist' groups in Hong ...

  2. Not a matter of free speech

    Posted Jul 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... If you disagree with him [Ayo Chan Yi-ngok], argue your case, but don't force him to step down.' I feel this sentiment shows her misunderstanding of the concept of freedom of speech ... to represent those of other students. While Mr Chan is free to express his own personal opinions, when acting as a representative for a large group of people, he needs to be cautious. Mr Chan's ...

  3. Free speech does not mean freedom to abuse

    Posted Jan 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to codes of conduct that draw the line between free speech and behaviour or language deemed objectionable. The latter can still be quite colourful or clever, even if ruled out of order ... throwing' incident- there is no place in our system for the hurling of abuse or throwing of fruit in the Legislative Council chamber. Abuse of free speech must not be allowed to disrupt rational ...

  4. Religion vs freedom of speech

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on religious freedoms. b. It doesn't include all religions. c. It treats people differently. d. It infringes on the rights of free speech. Think about 1 What does your faith mean to you, and would ... more sensitive to each other's religious practices. 2 Write a poem or an essay about conflict or agreement between religions. 3 Debate the motion: 'Laws against hate speech ...

  5. The model example of freedom of speech

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is built. Freedom of expression is the cornerstone this city counts on for continuous prosperity. I, and many colleagues in the media industry, enjoy and cherish the freedom of speech and employ it often. People may not like what I have to say, but my right, as guaranteed by the Basic Law, to say it remains free. You don't have to like the teen models' pictures but you must allow ...

  6. Be more green, and you'll feel less blue

    Posted Jul 13th 2009, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... a social safety net - albeit not a perfect one - receive free education, and live in a society where opportunities are found and not apportioned, are all things we should feel good about. Even our ...

  7. Leftists make comeback, blaming crisis on free-market liberalism

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Zhuang Pinghui and Ivan Zhai After years living in the political wilderness, mainland leftists- an umbrella term that spans free-market critics to veterans nostalgic for bygone Maoist ... to the unfolding global financial crisis that has undermined confidence in free-market liberalism. Beijing, of course, will not be making political U-turns any time soon. For the most part, it has stuck ...

  8. The conundrum of regulation in a free market

    Posted Jun 21st 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... this effort lay at the heart of his speech last week- the Hong Kong government seems curiously reluctant to engage in a similar exercise. However, in many other aspects what is remarkable is the similarity between the approaches of the two governments to the financial crisis. That is despite the fact that Hong Kong's leaders are so worried about criticism from free-market advocates ...

  9. Speech! Speech!

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Hill

    ... Peter Hill 'The brain is a wonderful thing. It never stops functioning from the time you're born until the moment you stand up to make a speech.' So said American author ... drink-driver. His speech went downhill from there. His attempts at humour became even less rib-tickling before he made the error of reading out every well-wishing card. It was interminable. Faces glazed ...

  10. The irony of freedom

    Posted Apr 28th 2009, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Don't bother arguing about the difference between free speech and the freedom to say whatever you wish. You'll only end up going round in circles. Yes, ... Those who take notice will probably conclude you're a mental case. But that's not the kind of free speech you should try if you're a movie star like Jackie Chan. No one ...




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