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  1. Free-speech claims 'bid to tarnish HK patriots'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Klaudia Lee

    ... yesterday during a debate in the Legislative Council on freedom of speech. They accused them of fabricating claims to smear the pro-Beijing camp surrounding the decision of three radio talk-show ... of speech had already been undermined. They urged the city and central governments to take action. The motion, moved by independent Albert Chan Wai-yip, was passed after being amended ...

  2. Allen Lee quits, but free speech 'safe'

    Posted May 20th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Michael Suen says while three talk-show hosts have left, freedom of expression is not under threat Freedom of expression and freedom of the press were not under threat despite the departure of three top radio hosts in as many weeks, the govern ...

  3. Bush urges freedom of speech and religion

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

    ... Ng Tze-wei US President George W. Bush grasped the opportunity while dedicating the new embassy in Beijing yesterday to call for freedom of speech and religion. 'We must... continue to be candid about our belief that all people should have the freedom to say what they think and worship as they choose,' Mr Bush said in his dedication speech, addressing an audience ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Thaksin thinks speech plan made HK and Beijing uncomfortable

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

    ... ridiculous. The whole world is laughing... I will fight for justice. Whether I will see justice in heaven or hell, I'm fighting,' Thaksin said. In a wide-ranging speech, he advocated global ...

  6. Under attack, Ronny Tong worries about freedom of speech

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... of freedom of speech in the city after an executive councillor slammed his comments in a Chinese-language newspaper. Mr Tong was referring to an open letter by Executive Councillor Leung Chun-ying ... said. 'I don't know what is happening... everybody keeps saying there is freedom of speech in Hong Kong but every time somebody speaks their mind, what they say gets twisted and put ...

  7. President's speech to delegates short on words, long on meaning

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... Chris Yeung President Hu Jintao kept his speech to a visiting Hong Kong delegation short. But for all their brevity, his words- and the make-up of his audience- have deep and far-reaching implications for the city. On the surface, he was merely repeating the familiar themes of unity and harmony, stability and development, the need to 'love China, love Hong Kong', inclusiveness ...

  8. Beijing snaps back at Clinton internet criticism

    Posted Jan 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... one-hour speech Clinton mentioned China several times, when she talked about 'seeing a spike of threats in free flow of information' and the Google incident, urging China to carry out ... Ng Tze-wei and Kristine Kwok Beijing has snapped back at US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's cyber policy speech, urging America to stop 'using so-called internet ...

  9. The great cartoon controversy

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

    ... for a frank discussion of the compatibility of democratic principles such as free speech, and Islam. 'Some Muslims are asking for an apology, pointing to a lack of respect,' he said. ... to control protests. 'This issue goes back to [novelist] Salman Rushdie. It's about freedom of speech and Islam,' said Rose at the time. He said a culture of fear and self-censorship ...

  10. Hainan to lure mainland tourists with duty-free shopping

    Posted Mar 08th 2011, 12:00am by Priscilla Jiao

    ... Priscilla Jiao Hainan's governor said domestic tourists to the island province were expected to be allowed to shop at duty-free stores from May 1, as part of the central ... attract mainland tourists who wanted to buy imported goods. A cap would be placed, however- 5,000 yuan (HK$5,925) of duty-free goods per shopping trip- and each person would be limited to two ...




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