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  1. In the eye of the beholder

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... and the internet, and called on the government to 'remove restrictions on freedom of information and expression'. It is unclear to what extent such covenants actually improve the human rights ... that the Chinese government had failed to go through a public consultation process before submitting the report. It asked China, in its next report, 'to provide detailed information on the public ...

  2. Mobile phones punching holes in Pyongyang's news firewall

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... 'The most effective way to change North Korea is not food distribution, but information distribution.' Jang was speaking at a press conference on freedom of information for North Korea, ... are spreading across the isolated state's once-impenetrable information firewall. Increasing cross-border trade with China and the rising availability of electronic products such as Chinese ...

  3. Letters

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is free to be informed of those issues, come up with ideas and take part in the process of change. I cannot say the same for an authoritarian state which is ruled by a privileged few who come from nowhere, are driven by unknown scruples, and suppress freedoms, rights, information and individual development. Charles Chow, Causeway Bay Tycoons' support for Tang 'selfish' I refer ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. Inside sources

    Posted Jan 12th 2011, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... that these are foreign responses to demands within China by members of the Chinese public for unfettered access to information, and for rights and freedoms that all Chinese citizens should possess. This year ... out of its way to rebut it. What is missing from these commentaries is any indication that the Chinese government is sensitive to domestic criticism or willingness to allow political freedoms ...

  6. letters

    Posted Mar 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... these questions.' Last but not least, start to revise for your test earlier- three or five days before. Chan Shue, Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College Searching internet for freedom Internet search engine Google has said it may close its mainland-based search engine unless the central government stops censoring search results. Google has claimed mainland hackers stole information ...

  7. Vatican party in Beijing for talks on sealing ties

    Posted Jun 27th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... bishops be respected, and the extent to which Beijing should relax its grip on religious freedom before diplomatic ties can be restored. Since the death of the previous pope, John Paul, informal ...

  8. Heavy-handed approach to media can misfire

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'complete freedom to report'. Seven years later, and less than two weeks before the Games start, international media already in Beijing for the Games are far from convinced. The issue looms ... of a proactive response, such as keeping people informed about the prospects of getting tickets and intervening to prevent attempts at queue-jumping. Huge police reinforcements could not conceal the lack ...

  9. Top religious affairs body hits back at Vatican over ordinations

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... and pragmatic attitude, the government has proposed to the Vatican to shelve controversies in favour of mutual discussion,' it said. 'Recently, we specifically informed the Vatican about ... because some clerics were forced to participate. Meanwhile, in response to a report issued on Wednesday by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom which accused Beijing of restricting ...

  10. Official reveals detailed requirements for foreign home buyers

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... property in an effort to rein in the overheated real estate market. Mainland media have reported that the months without information on how to handle the property purchases have put developers ... Macau and Taiwan people; registration papers for an advance sale contract and an employment contract or a student status certificate. Meanwhile, mainland citizens have enjoyed more freedom ...




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