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    Critics fear NPC's new rules for digital information will stifle the internet

    Posted Dec 29th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com State media hail new regulations to protect digital information, but critics fear these will be used to silence dissent on online forums New rules ... the protection of personal information online and safeguard public interests. The Decision to Strengthen the Protection of Online Information was passed without public consultation and after just one ...

  2. News - Asia - MEDIA

    Myanmar bucks slide in Asia on press freedom

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 02:44pm by AFP

    ... in freedom of information in the former pariah state, bucking a general deterioration across much of Asia, a report said on Wednesday. Thanks to “dramatic changes”, Myanmar rose to 151st out of 179 ... as they “refuse to grant their citizens the freedom to be informed”, RSF said. “Kim Jong-un’s arrival at the head of the Hermit Kingdom has not in any way changed the regime’s absolute control of news ...

  3. Journalist's case is a bellwether of freedom

    Posted Jun 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for a fifth of the world's population would be enhanced by greater freedom from state control over their lives. Indeed, that has happened in a number of ways. But the rule of law and freedom ... for fraud and leaking state secrets. Zhao is alleged to have given his newspaper information for an article in 2004 that correctly predicted former president Jiang Zemin would step down as chairman ...

  4. Opening the door to economic freedom

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

    ... James A. Dorn The gradual relaxation of state controls has increased economic freedom in mainland China. In 1980, it rated very low on the Fraser Institute's economic freedom ... the true degree of economic freedom today. Indeed, if the focus was on the coastal areas alone, one would find a significant amount of economic freedom. Provinces with fewer restrictions have grown ...

  5. News - China

    German journalists ask Merkel to address China harassment

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 09:55am

    ... DPA  BERLIN- German journalists based in China have asked Chancellor Angela Merkel to address their precarious working conditions when she meets with Chinese leaders this week in Beijing. In a letter to Merkel published Sunday, the 15 print and broadcast ...

  6. News - China

    World press alliance urges China to free journalists

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 08:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bangkok A global alliance of newspapers and news publishers called on China Sunday to release all journalists languishing in its jails and end attacks on freedom ... in a statement at its annual congress in Bangkok. “WAN-IFRA reiterates its call for the release of 2007 Golden Pen of Freedom laureate Shi Tao, and all other journalists imprisoned or held without charge ...

  7. Business - China Business - POINT OF LAW

    New data standard signals change ahead

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Scott Thiel

    ... in Asia without a comprehensive law regulating the use and handling of personal information. Instead, data privacy is governed by way of a regime that includes the constitution, criminal law, civil law, tort law and some sector-specific regulations. Concepts such as "personal information" and "consent" are not well defined, so protection of data privacy ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China isn't seeking to limit freedom of navigation in South China Sea

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by LUO JIA

    ... Luo Jia Luo Jia questions the Philippines' own motives regarding South China Sea China isn't seeking to interfere with freedom of navigation The Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs issued a statement this month on the freedom of navigation in the so-called "West Philippine Sea". It said that "the freedom of navigation is a customary right under ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Media censorship of terrorism on Chinese soil only feeds the rumours

    Posted Apr 15th 2013, 12:00am by ZHOU ZUNYOU

    ... Zhou Zunyou Zhou Zunyou says authorities should relax their tight grip on information to foster understanding Media censorship of terrorism on Chinese soil only feeds the rumours On March ... to the fight against terrorism, its anti-terrorism efforts are often accompanied by low media coverage. In all likelihood, the authorities' strict control of information is the result ...

  10. Freedom and China not incompatible

    Posted Jul 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... a threat? Can a nation like China try to achieve freedom and betterment for its citizens by striking out on its own path? Since every threat is reciprocal, shouldn't a Chinese intellectual counterpart to Ignatieff declare that the West, with its avowed hostility, is the greater threat to China? Freedom comes in different guises- social, political, economic, moral and religious. ...




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