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  1. Free speech

    Posted Sep 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alice Wu This summer is turning out to be largely typhoon-free but the clouds are gathering for the perfect and biggest political storm ever. The advent of any election season inevitably means that all kinds of political hullabaloo will surface. What we have here is the quadruple whammy: district council, Election Committee, chief executive and Legislative Council elections ...

  2. Inexcusable abuse of free speech

    Posted Sep 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of those involved. The disruption was an abuse of free speech- indeed it prevented others from expressing their views. There are only three weeks to go before the consultation on by-elections ends. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    It’s time to swallow some bitter pills, John Tsang warns in budget speech

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 10:52am by Olga Wong, Gary Cheung and Fanny W.Y. Fung

    ... the projected results from surfacing and avoid subjecting future generations to irreversible fiscal plight." Tsang scrapped a HK$1,800 electricity subsidy in place since 2008, cut the rent-free ...

  4. Citizens have a right to free speech

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... for speaking out against the government. And Ai is not the only dissident who has been jailed or is facing harassment. The mainland's citizens have very limited freedom of speech. The authorities ... in a free society and we can express our opinions. We don't have to fear being taken away, or imprisoned. May 3 is World Press Freedom Day, when we remember how important the freedom ...

  5. Free speech, but not at the expense of other rights

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa used to point to the fact that more demonstrations were being held after 1997 than under British colonial rule as proof that freedom of expression continues to flourish under Chinese sovereignty. But what happens when the exercise of such a cherished right comes into conflict with a pillar of Hong Kong's free and open society ...

  6. In support of free speech

    Posted Sep 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the media. The Muslims denounced them because they were blasphemous. It is one of those old debates which has no answer: Is speech truly free or should we take into consideration the reactions ... of speech. US politicians who criticised Jones had no right to stop him. He was representing some Americans' point of view. Research showed 60 per cent of New Yorkers were against the building ...

  7. News - World - SOUTH SUDAN

    South Sudan frees detained leaders in bid to calm civil war

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 07:03am by AFP

    ... order to promote peace and reconciliation among our people", while Kiir urged people to respect those released. "This is the only way of getting out" of war, he said in a speech ... detainee Pagan Amum, the former secretary general of the ruling party. In a speech thanking his supporters, he vowed to work to end the vicious conflict. "We have to return South Sudan ...

  8. Statue row a matter of free speech, not politics

    Posted Jun 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... manner of reasons for choosing whether or not to erect a statue on university grounds. But it should be made independently of politics or political pressure. The real issue is one of free speech ... for upholding the traditional values of higher learning, which include free debate of ideas as well as academic rigour. That helps nurture future leaders. Incoming vice-chancellor Professor Joseph Sung ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - REGULATION

    CBRC urged to relax lending rules in Shanghai free-trade zone

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Jeanny Yu

    ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com Foreign and local banks seek review of capital requirements on borrowers to boost lending CBRC urged to relax rules in free-trade zone Banks in the Shanghai free-trade zone have jointly lobbied for a relaxation of capital requirements on borrowers for fixed-asset investments in an attempt to boost lending in the zone, sources said. Some key mainland ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping, in Seoul speech, denounces Japan for wartime suffering it inflicted

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Teddy Ng and Agencies

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing and Agence France-Presse in Seoul and Tokyo Xi uses Seoul trip to denounce Japan President Xi Jinping denounced Japan's "barbaric" wartime aggression for creating enormous suffering in China and South Korea in a speech in Seoul yesterday. Resurgent nationalism in Japan has stoked regional tensions, and Xi and South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye ...




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