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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. Agreeing to disagree is what makes HK special

    Posted Apr 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the British woman entry. The concern was unnecessary: she showed up, was admitted, and said what she wanted to, laying to rest doubts that our cherished right to free speech is threatened. Tibet ... of viewpoints as possible. This is not to say that a one-sided forum cannot be organised. Free speech is about being able to freely express an opinion. Ms Saunders was alone on the stage yesterday. ...

  3. Political blog turns the tables on ruling party

    Posted Feb 01st 2011, 12:00am by Nazry Bahrawi

    ... sources and must maintain an open register of its employees. Had the site opted to close shop or operate clandestinely, free speech advocates could easily have touted this top-down imposition ...

  4. Vilified student defends protest role on US campus

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... to exercise my right to free speech.' ... to come together in 'peace and mutual respect'. But opponents called her a traitor for supporting the Tibet activists, citing her writing of the words 'Free Tibet, save Tibet' ...

  5. Let the Games thrive

    Posted Aug 08th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... on the international stage. The nub of their argument is that to join the company of nations like Australia, Japan, the US and other previous hosts requires adopting their values towards matters such as free speech, the rule of law and the rights of minorities. Such protagonists have any manner of means to embarrass Beijing. Tibet, Darfur and unkept promises such as unrestricted internet access ...

  6. Should Tibet have status like Hong Kong and Macau?

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... this does not justify the way Singapore handles elections. We all know that Hong Kong does not have democratic elections. As long as there is no free speech in Singapore, you will have elections where all can vote, but they are not free or democratic. I prefer living in non-democratic Hong Kong, which has free speech and where we can openly oppose our government, to living ...

  7. The book ban that serves no purpose

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be a must-read. Authorities would have done much better to have practised what the constitution itself stipulates: allow freedom of speech and the free flow of information. The nation will be richer ... as controversial. Predictably, it has been banned. The decision raises the usual issues of the party's fragility and the lack of freedom of speech. If such works were allowed to openly circulate, ...

  8. The perils of provoking an 'irritated' Beijing

    Posted Jun 20th 2007, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... defence meeting with the US, Japan and India last month. And Australian Trade Minister Warren Truss has alluded to the fact that the much vaunted proposed free-trade agreement with Beijing ... to manifest itself in the free-trade-agreement negotiations. Trade talks between Canberra and Beijing have been going on for two years now and, if you were a betting person, you might think ...

  9. China- The Truth About its Human Rights Record

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... underscores concisely the limits of freedom in areas including speech and religion, as well as health matters, the economy and the environment. Readers may be familiar with much covered in the book, ... arguing that many of its problems can be ameliorated if the government allows a free press. ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... services all their lives, interest-free banking is indeed an alien concept. That being the case, if the government is serious about promoting Islamic finance in a big way, it has to be ready ... and minimum wages, women's rights, public education and private education, public housing, public health and private health, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom ...




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