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  1. HK media fostering free speech over border: editor

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani The Hong Kong media and the city's climate of free speech has played an important role in promoting freedom of speech on the mainland, veteran mainland journalist Li ... leaders for reforming the mainland media, said although there were still governmental controls on free speech, the 'yearning for free speech has never been more powerful' than today. ...

  2. News - China - COMMERCE

    Commodities trading the latest move by Shanghai to talk up free trade zone

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 03:06am by Daniel Ren

    ... Daniel Ren in Shanghai ren.wei@scmp.com Commodities exchanges the latest idea for city's free trade zone, and part of its plan to establish itself as a hub for international commerce Shanghai moves to capture key trade In the latest attempt to raise the profile of its Hong Kong-style free port, Shanghai has unveiled ambitious plans to create a clutch of international commodity ...

  3. Academics defend free speech

    Posted May 27th 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... participation and to circumscribe space for political discussion. 'We are concerned that Hong Kong's space for free speech has been shrinking day by day. We now take a stance to appeal for respect for truth and free speech.' Professor Cheng said the government should consider whether to introduce legislation to avoid conflicts of interest in the media industry. 'We note ...

  4. Radio law faulted over free speech

    Posted Jan 09th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... to control who can conduct radio broadcasts in Hong Kong were ruled unconstitutional yesterday by a magistrate who said they curbed freedom of speech as guaranteed by the Basic Law. But whether ... and no definition of the scope of the chief executive in council's powers. Mr Yau said this was not in accordance with the requirement that any restrictions on the freedom of expression and speech must ...

  5. Free-speech protesters want to air their views

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Dikky Sinn Protesters took to the streets yesterday in support of sacked radio talk-show host Wong Yuk-man and freedom of speech. Demonstrators also called on the government to make more ... not disappointed. This is only just the beginning of the fight for freedom of speech,' Mr Leung said. He said democrats Albert Cheng King-hon, Emily Lau Wai-hing and Kwok Ka-ki had already donated ...

  6. Talking of free speech...

    Posted Aug 19th 2004, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... by the newspaper's, or Canadian, standards? Does it automatically guarantee free speech? At least the Broadcasting Authority did not try to cancel Commercial Radio's licence during the tenures of Cheng ... Alex Lo This has been a summer of media disputes, and the stories dominate the front pages of newspapers, along with angry opinion pieces editorialising about democracy, freedom of speech ...

  7. Mainlanders savour island of free speech

    Posted Jun 05th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Visitors from Guangdong at vigil share first-hand the freedoms they do not enjoy For some of the mainlanders lured to Victoria Park by last night's vigil, Hong Kong is the last bastion of free speech in China. Some crossed the border especially to experience such freedoms first-hand. Mr Tam, a solo traveller from Nanhai, Guangdong, said it was his first visit ...

  8. Institute inquiry buoyed free speech, says Morris

    Posted Jun 28th 2007, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Joshua But and Nora Tong The president of the Hong Kong Institute of Education has praised the commission that inquired into interference in its autonomy, saying that speech and academic ... that there are processes here for putting things right and they should be strengthened and used; and that freedom of speech and academic freedom are important to this community,' he wrote in the final issue ...

  9. Free-speech claims 'bid to tarnish HK patriots'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Klaudia Lee

    ... yesterday during a debate in the Legislative Council on freedom of speech. They accused them of fabricating claims to smear the pro-Beijing camp surrounding the decision of three radio talk-show ... of speech had already been undermined. They urged the city and central governments to take action. The motion, moved by independent Albert Chan Wai-yip, was passed after being amended ...

  10. 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 ...




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