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  1. City shines through talented young eyes

    Posted Jan 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and photography. Mr Tsang said he was captivated, and even moved to tears, by the spirit and creativity of the entries to the World city- My city essay and photo competition, organised by the Information ... were presented with a certificate and a cheque at a prize-giving ceremony attended by the chief secretary, SCMP Group editor-in-chief David Armstrong and Director of Information Services Yvonne ...

  2. Shipping industry turning the tide for clean air

    Posted Apr 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on a literate, knowledgeable and fair-minded citizenry whose access to the broadest range of information is complemented by responsible, decent and quality reporting. Freedom means responsibility, ... as if freedom of the media is the paramount freedom. This assertion of absolute media freedom tramples upon other equally legitimate public interests such as the right to honest and reliable reporting ...

  3. Transparency required on defence spending

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... weaponry. China has a number of shared and sometimes disputed borders, a long and recent history of foreign aggression and a vital interest in safeguarding freedom of navigation. For taxpayers, ... in military spending could be nearer 25 per cent. China is not alone in treating certain military spending as classified information. But there is, arguably, more room for open debate about whether ...

  4. A necessary, but small step to land reform

    Posted Oct 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... more important to the country's long-term future. The committee is expected to review an amendment to the land management law that will grant farmers more freedom to transfer non-farming ... investment in biotechnology and information technology can overcome the problem of rural productivity and the challenges of global warming and decreasing land and water supply. Industrialisation ...

  5. Let democrats offer a manifesto for leadership

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... want freedom, but some exercise it with responsibility and others do not. Public governance tries to ensure that one citizen's enjoyment of freedom does not infringe upon other citizens' equal right to do so. To a large extent, Hong Kong has such protections in place. Citizens have access to the broadest range of information when freedom of expression and freedom to access ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Sep 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Journalists just trying to do their jobs Greater freedom of speech should go hand in hand with the modernisation process in a country. However, the incidents in Xinjiang show this kind ... There are two different cultures at work here. The kind of censorship operating on the mainland is blocking genuine freedom of speech. I understand that for the leadership in Beijing, the priority ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jan 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... does not believe in this project, despite the years spent on it behind closed doors. Paul Serfaty, Mid-Levels Far too much freedom in HK I read with despair the reaction of some Hong Kong people to the new express rail link. I think Hongkongers have been given too much freedom of speech. They should not expect the government to consult them on every decision it has to make. After ...

  8. Taking centre stage

    Posted Nov 12th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Guangdong is really trying to become a culturally strong province, it needs to do more in protecting free speech and pushing for civil progress such as freedom of information, media ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Sep 18th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is a unique culture, and officials should be helping to preserve it in Hong Kong. It is up to the government to ensure they are given the freedom to perform on our streets without restrictions being ... and on trains asking passengers to help prevent crime by remaining alert and informing police when necessary. Regarding the suggestion to introduce female-only train compartments, it would be difficult ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Dec 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... him again is that new information has been provided to them, not unheard of in legal cases around the world. And it may be of interest for Bowring to know that the, in his mind, Soviet-like state of Sweden has been hosting WikiLeaks servers for most of its existence, yet another example of our commitment to freedom on the internet. This was one of the reasons, according to his own ...




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