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  1. Journalist goes missing for free-speech talk

    Posted May 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... on freedom of speech ahead of the Olympic torch relay. The failure by Zhao Yan, a Beijing-based researcher for The New York Times, to appear came as British citizen Gao Peiqi, a mainland dissident ... for Security Ambrose Lee Siu-kwong, who is expected to brief lawmakers on Tuesday. Speaking before the freedom of speech seminar held by the Hong Kong Journalists Association, association ...

  2. Freedom of speech put to brutal test

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's record on free speech. At his press conference, the premier spoke of how he felt frustrated and saddened by the problems faced by ordinary Chinese people in health care, education and housing. Mr Wen also talked about the freedom of speech guaranteed to every citizen by the constitution. However, for the petitioners who managed to breach the tight police blockades yesterday ...

  3. Before we pull together, let's decide what we want to pull, to where

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... and when to build, even in a supposedly ideology-free system. Look at the nub of it. It may indeed be true that if we all pull together we can move mountains, but who wants to move mountains? ...

  4. World must press China to free Nobel laureate

    Posted Aug 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of expression, the group said it had 'not shown in this case a justification for the interference with his political free speech'. The group also found that Liu Xia's illegal house arrest ... imprisonment brought global attention- for a moment- to Chinese people's demands for fundamental rights. But, after the speeches and celebration ended, the headlines shifted. The international ...

  5. Business - Economy - MR. SHANGKONG

    Have free trade zones become a victim of power struggle in China?

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:23am by George Chen

    ... become a victim of power struggle? One, two, three … keep going … 12. Now you have reached the magic number the central government has come up with for free-trade zones to support its new round of economic reforms. When Xinhua reported last week that Beijing had agreed in principle to approve 12 free-trade zones, responses among many foreign investors ranged from surprise and confusion ...

  6. A free China perhaps not a pipe dream

    Posted Apr 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... verdict stoked student clamour for democracy, a free press and a corruption-free society. The chain of breathtaking events ended, as we know, brutally on June 4 when the People's Liberation ... apparently been given free access to any people- including journalists- they want to contact during their stay. The pair has spoken on sensitive issues such as human rights and democracy ...

  7. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... former and current mainland leaders have already experienced or are eager to experience. Obama just forgot to mention that in her speech at Peking University. Speaking at the prestigious ... her speech, the China Daily ran a report, citing Obama, headlined: "Studying abroad remains vital ingredient of US foreign policy". It can be argued that studying abroad is also ...

  8. Have your say

    Posted May 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Only the lonely What if I were the only person in the world? Have you ever thought about this idea? I think it's wonderful and cool. I can go anywhere I want. I will be free. I can get money from the bank to buy things I want. No one will stop me from doing what I want. Also, I won't have to go to school, so I can throw away all my books. Best of all, I can do silly ...

  9. News - China

    China, Japan, South Korea conclude first round trade talks

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 04:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul China, Japan and South Korea concluded a first round of talks on Thursday on securing a free trade pact to bind three economies that account for 20 per cent ... territorial disputes that have dogged their relations for decades. The idea of a trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) has been discussed for decades, but diplomats say China is now pushing especially ...

  10. News - China

    World press alliance urges China to free journalists

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 08:06pm by AFP

    ... in connection to their work,” according to a resolution at the meeting. It urged Beijing “to recognise that a free press helps promote a more prosperous, equitable and just society”. The resolution also ...




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