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  1. Business - Economy - JAKE'S VIEW

    Xi Jinping fluffs lines in sticking to FTZ script

    Posted Oct 30th 2014, 06:26am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... leading group for overall reform, [President] Xi said lessons learned after more than a year of operating the FTZ (free trade zone) in Shanghai could be applied to other areas, Xinhua reported. ... steady decline in the share of overall foreign exports shows signs of accelerating again. But I understand Mr Xi's difficulties. He cannot restrict free exchangeability of the yuan to a 29 ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    President Xi Jinping highlights Japan’s ‘barbarous’ militarist past in Seoul speech

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:34am by Teddy Ng, AFP, Reuters

    ... Korea nuclear weapons President Xi Jinping stressed the joint suffering of China and South Korea under Japanese militarism during a speech in Seoul on Friday that came days after Tokyo announced ... and helped each other with sweat and blood,” he added. Xi’s speech came on the second and last day of his state trip to South Korea which had been flagged as a snub to ally North Korea because of his ...

  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Will CY Leung give keynote speech at the London Dinner next week?

    Posted Oct 24th 2014, 04:19am by Howard Winn

    ... chairman of the Hong Kong Association. Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah last year gave what by all accounts was one of the best keynote speeches for some years, wittily combining Hong ...

  4. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Free speech advocates attack new cybercrime law in Philippines

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by Raissa Robles, AFP

    ... Cybercrime law angers Filipinos A new cybercrime law due to roll out this week has angered free speech advocates who claim that it could empower the Philippine government to muzzle dissent with its ... was deposed by a popular revolt in 1986, the Philippines has had a raucous democracy, a free-wheeling press and the widespread use of the internet has turned millions into political commentators. Many ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Street artist find new outlet for free speech

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Yangon Graffiti is becoming an increasingly popular media for artists in Yangon to express their views on anything from censorship to money laundering Street artists walk road to free speech A television set with wings hovers on a wall in a murky Yangon side street. "This was my first one," says Aung, 33, pointing proudly to an image he spray-painted last year ...

  6. Beijing 'used radio investor to dim free speech'

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So and Tanna Chong Businessman Wong Cho-bau was attacking free speech in Hong Kong at Beijing's behest when he decided to force the new Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC) ... of speech and the government would not intervene as long as DBC could maintain its services. Since it was granted a 12-year licence to run digital radio channels in 2008, DBC has attracted HK$150 ...

  7. Business - China Business - TRADE ZONE

    Christie's gives thumbs up to Shanghai FTZ

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 05:19am by Daniel Ren

    ... Shanghai free-trade zone (FTZ), but the mainland's 29 square kilometre "mini Hong Kong" has got a thumping approval from Christie's. "Christie's is a beneficiary of the free-trade zone development," Christie's China president Cai Jinqing said, citing the simplified customs processes and logistics services at the zone. "We are paying close attention ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - RELIGION

    Hong Kong Catholic priest allowed anti-gay speech to be delivered to congregation

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 06:37am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Diocese vicar general says man, who spoke from cathedral altar, did not represent the church Catholic priest 'allowed speech against gay rights' The priest of Hong Kong's Roman Catholic Cathedral admits he gave permission for an anti-gay-rights speech to be delivered to the congregation on Saturday. The speech- which ...

  9. Heard at the book fair, the sound of free speech

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of just HK$25 (HK$10 for children), visitors were free to spend the day visiting the publishers of their choice, whether or not they bought anything. Freedom of speech and thought flourished ...

  10. 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 ...




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