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  1. Australian take on free speech hardly the only one HK's law should consider

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the article by Richard Cullen, visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong ('Rule on flat sales does not flout free speech', May 28). While we have no doubt ... that Australia's interpretation of free speech is somehow superior to that of the US or Canada, which he describes as 'misguided', and that Hong Kong should look to Australia when deciding what ...

  2. Rule on flat sales does not flout free speech

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to draw a clear distinction between political free expression and commercial speech. This is the best way to guard against our valued Basic Law rights being put to work in socially damaging ways ... protections here. This raises the question: is the 'right to advertise commercially' a form of speech of equal or similar importance to speech arguing a political point of view? In the US, ...

  3. Free speech intact but threatened by street actions

    Posted May 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am amazed at the nonsense being bandied about regarding the alleged loss of free speech in Hong Kong. For 40 years I have been outspoken in the local press and it has always been one ... are not really talking about freedom of speech, but their right to overthrow and replace the chief executive- and that is frightening. Although much has changed since 1989, China's leaders ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Smiling faces in a march celebrating our free speech

    Posted Jul 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is freedom of speech. Thursday's march was more joyful than last year's. I could see a lot of smiling faces because we have hope and expectation that we will see progress towards democracy ...

  6. Freedom of speech must be defended

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... government has also said little so far, beyond pointing out that free speech is protected by law. A robust defence of Hong Kong's separate system would be very helpful. In particular, a clear ...

  7. Free to differ

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Kong and calling the university to sanction him. Punishing Kong would be a form of academic interference. Since we strongly advocate freedom of speech, we must allow the expression of diverse views. Freedom of speech and freedom of pluralistic expression should always take priority. We must uphold these freedoms and the rule of law as our city's success depends on whether we can ...

  8. Film fund is free to back losers

    Posted Mar 11th 2007, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The soon-to-be-formed Film Development Council would be free to fund films critical of the government and productions that might lose money, a government minister said. Secretary ... even, Mr Wong said officials were prepared for some of them to lose money. 'High quality is the basic requirement,' he said. 'About the topics, we will try to be free and open. We ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Tsang must prove his free-market credentials

    Posted Mar 26th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to Tony Latter's column ('Tsang: a champion of free markets', March 24). The manipulation of interest rates by hedge funds did not justify the manipulation ... billion of taxpayers' money in the market with the stated goal of pushing up prices, acquiring some 15 per cent of the free float of the Hang Seng Index, the government forever lost its ...




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