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  1. Inexcusable abuse of free speech

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of those involved. The disruption was an abuse of free speech- indeed it prevented others from expressing their views. There are only three weeks to go before the consultation on by-elections ends. ...

  2. Citizens have a right to free speech

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... for speaking out against the government. And Ai is not the only dissident who has been jailed or is facing harassment. The mainland's citizens have very limited freedom of speech. The authorities ... in a free society and we can express our opinions. We don't have to fear being taken away, or imprisoned. May 3 is World Press Freedom Day, when we remember how important the freedom ...

  3. Free speech, but not at the expense of other rights

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa used to point to the fact that more demonstrations were being held after 1997 than under British colonial rule as proof that freedom of expression continues to flourish under Chinese sovereignty. But what happens when the exercise of such a cherished right comes into conflict with a pillar of Hong Kong's free and open society ...

  4. Free speech, movement are important rights

    Posted Apr 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that free speech and the free movement of people are important at such times. Those with the power to curtail such essentials of our daily life must think carefully about the implications ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. TV watchdog curbed free speech: judge

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

    ... Yvonne Tsui Broadcasting Authority wrong on gay-marriage documentary ruling The Broadcasting Authority restricted freedom of speech by making a discriminatory ruling against an RTHK ... of a misunderstanding of the body's own code of practice. This had resulted in 'an impermissible restriction on the freedom of speech, a restriction founded materially on a discriminatory factor; ...

  7. MPF injection tipped for budget speech

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011, 12:00am by Gary Cheung, Martin Wong

    ... subsidy when he delivers his budget speech today. A person familiar with the situation, who refused to be named, said John Tsang Chun-wah (pictured) would also announce the issuing ... an electricity subsidy of HK$1,800. Homeowners will not have to pay property rates for a year, subject to a ceiling, and public housing tenants will probably get a two-month rent-free period. A lump sum ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Free market no panacea for Hong Kong's ills

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial A free market is no panacea Hong Kong has for many years been singled out by conservative think tanks as the freest economy. It will be interesting to see what is made of the interventionist rhetoric of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in outlining his governing philosophy in a keynote speech to lawmakers. It does not take much to upset them. The US-based Heritage Foundation ...

  10. A target for protests and free expression

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

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




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