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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLICING

    Popular protest spot Civic Square closed for security works, public access limited

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:16pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Jeffie Lam Access to 'Civic Square' forecourt to be blocked at night as security measure, but campaigners complain it is a blow to freedom of assembly Tamar HQ ... saying it undermined the right to freedom of assembly. The fence will block what used to be free access to the forecourt, or "Civic Square" as protesters call it, in front ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protesters who resort to violence betray the freedoms we hold dear

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:00am by Alice Wu

    ... to make room for development isn't hard to understand. We live in a city where people have the right to protest, and that's a freedom we must hold dear. But there is no excuse ... of democracy and freedom. We have the right to be angry but it doesn't mean that aggression is an excusable expression for it. There is a line between exercising a right and abusing that right. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Concern groups push for urgent action to limit milk powder advertisements

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:15am by LO WEI

    ... the contents of the Hong Kong code," Ko said. "I can tell you that opposition is quite severe." Reasons for opposition included concerns the guidelines would hinder freedom of expression and information, he said. Former diving champion and Unicef Hong Kong ambassador Guo Jingjing and Unicef Hong Kong committee chairwoman Judy Chen Qing, both breastfeeding mothers, submitted a petition ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 14, 2014

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by LETTERS

    ... to restore the environment to what it should be. Andrew Service, Sai Kung   Contradiction exists at heart of China The continuing tightening of the screws on the mainland (" Information gag ... If I were to stand up in Tiananmen Square and say that freedoms guaranteed under the constitution must be respected, I would no doubt be arrested. This is a vivid illustration of the contradiction ...

  5. Magazines - Post Magazine

    The artful dodger: Japanese street artist 281 Anti Nuke is risking his freedom to be heard

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 11:00pm by Julian Ryall

    ... to keep information from the public's gaze and effectively muzzles the media. Critics have said that the full impact of the law is not clear because its very terms are, ironically, secret. ... as much as the nuclear disaster itself. He began to seek out information on the internet and identified a number of Twitter posters he trusted. "While all I could see around me was people ...

  6. News - China - INTERNET FREEDOM

    Is social media becoming a new censorship battleground on the mainland?

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 12:13pm by Nectar Gan

    ... report by the China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC). Published yesterday, the half-yearly internet report said instant-messaging apps such as WeChat are the most popular among all ... to five years for spreading “violent information promoting religious extremism and ethnic hatred” on the internet as well as WeChat. Earlier this month, messaging apps Line, Kakao Talk ...

  7. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    From porn surfer to freedom fighter: How Zhang Kun became a democracy activist

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:00am by Raymond Li

    ... lock-up. They forced me to drink water from the toilet, which made me sick because I care a lot about hygiene. I'm not afraid of losing my freedom and probably not of death, but I'm ... parents and I keep them informed about where I go and what I will do. What's on your mind for now or the future? Although we might not be able to continue our campaign for the time being, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The US security state laid bare

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Cunningham

    ... a rough patch, engaged in a contentious national debate about how best to balance freedom with security, and how to handle secrecy with accountability. It's a time of excess, a time in which ...

  9. News - China - pew

    World unimpressed with Xi Jinping on human rights, but overall views of China positive: Pew report

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 09:12am by Reuters

    ... years, thought China did not respect personal freedoms, the poll found. Still, more respondents than not believed that China would replace, or had already replaced, the United States as the world's top superpower, with feeling strongest on this in the seven European countries surveyed. Pew describes itself as a "nonpartisan fact tank" that informs the public about ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    MTR saga highlights governance and accountability issues

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 02:16am by Howard Winn

    ... it is a publicly listed company and is supposed to announce sensitive information to the stock exchange and thus to the holders of its stock. This matter appears to have been brushed under the carpet. ... Despite being a listed company it doesn't have the freedom to operate in the best interests of its shareholders. It is neither accountable to its shareholders, and because it has a board ...




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