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  1. Free speech or sedition?

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Donald Kirk

    ... imam goes on advising the faithful to go for terror training in Yemen and elsewhere. Nobody in Britain wants to be guilty of censoring free speech. Like the United States and other free ... of society? With every episode such as that of the would-be bomber on the flight from Amsterdam, the barriers to free speech, freedom of entry and the free pursuit of ideas go a little higher. ...

  2. Appeal for free speech greeted by media silence

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... breathtaking for the audience and embarrassing for the university officials sharing the dais, Mr Li bolstered his free-speech appeal with quotes from Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, and borrowed the late ... Irene Wang But internet chat rooms full of praise for outspoken Taiwanese legislator's remarks The mainland media had nothing to say yesterday about a call for freedom of speech ...

  3. Speech contest finale tonight

    Posted Mar 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Chinese University of Hong Kong's first speech contest concludes tonight with the grand finale and all are welcome to attend. The topic is 'The Chinese University of Hong Kong in the 21st Century'. Twenty-two of the 79 undergraduates who entered the preliminary competition will compete in five speech sub-sections- Cantonese (native and non-native speakers), ...

  4. Speech, speech

    Posted Feb 15th 2007, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... and language centres. Cantonese movies from the 1950s and 60s, as well as RTHK Channel 5 (on AM 783), which mainly airs educational and cultural programmes, are also good ways to learn proper speech ...

  5. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Filipino rebels won’t stop bid to free hostages

    Posted Feb 13th 2013, 06:19pm by Associated Press in Manila

    ... Associated Press in Manila Hundreds of Muslim guerillas will continue efforts to free foreign hostages held by al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf gunmen in the southern Philippines despite a clash last week that killed scores of combatants from both sides, a Muslim rebel leader said. Moro National Liberation Front chairman Nur Misuari said late on Tuesday that he ordered his men ...

  6. Chen dumps speech for garbage

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... a speech on cross-strait issues but changed his mind in the face of a strong backlash from the independence-leaning camp and Beijing's blocking of the ninth attempt by Taiwan to join the World ...

  7. News - China - POLITICS

    Beijing wants Taipei to relax rules for mainlanders who marry Taiwanese

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... on marriage rules Who is to blame for preventing the free flow of people and culture across the Taiwan Strait- Beijing, Taipei or both? Top officials from both sides of the divide have pointed fingers ... government-funded Central News Agency quoted Wang as saying. Wang's remarks came in response to a speech last week by the Taiwanese culture minister, Lung Ying-tai, in which she complained ...

  8. Singapore's self-image as corruption-free state on trial

    Posted Jul 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... lifestyle- these cases figure among the recent spate of corruption arrests that have come to dominate the headlines in Singapore. Even for a place known for being among the most corruption-free ... of scandals? The most obvious inference is that authorities are serious about keeping Singapore corruption-free. Indeed, the back-to-back arrests suggest its corruption officials are working overtime. ...

  9. Welcome step to a free-trade region

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... negotiations on a free-trade agreement. The road ahead is paved with good intentions and potholed with political distrust and trade barriers. The three parties will have to reconcile competing ... taxation, dispute resolution and the like - a step on the way to a free-trade area. A proposal for a three-way pact has been on the table for a decade. The chill economic winds from Europe ...

  10. Free online HK visas for Taiwanese travellers

    Posted Feb 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Hong Kong will soon grant travellers from Taiwan free online visas, marking further progress in ties since Hong Kong and Taipei renewed talks in 2009. The two sides would also prepare for talks on a partial free-trade deal, and official procedures for representatives, a visiting Hong Kong official said yesterday. 'We have ...




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