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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Children a fifth of Gaza dead in Israeli bombardment, with nowhere to hide

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AP

    ... of those killed since fighting began on July 8 were under 18, according to a count based on information provided by Palestinian health official Ashraf al-Kidra. Forty-eight of the victims were ... "Three children died and I can offer another three just to give Palestine its freedom." Outside the hospital, Yousef Aliyan, 14, said he had walked from his nearby home to watch dead ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In China, bloggers push for freer media

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am

    ... corruption made silencing or ignoring his claims difficult. The tactic skilfully gets around the censorship that is so much a part of the government's strategy for controlling information ... and accountability. There can also be informed public discussion and the government has a better chance of meeting the aspirations and concerns of society. Luo's case is a valuable lesson ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Technology and the danger to our privacy and freedoms

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 03:28am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Safeguarding our freedoms Edward Snowden contends that his mission to get the world talking about the scale of American and British government surveillance has been ... as to whether he is a traitor or patriot. Given that he did not betray any military secrets and has sparked a wider national debate about whether surveillance has breached basic privacy and freedoms, he ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    77,000 foreign banks agree to share tax information with United States

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:07am

    ... financial institutions have agreed to share information about US account holders with the Internal Revenue Service as part of a crackdown on offshore tax evasion, the United States Treasury ... over an information-sharing agreement because of Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Nearly 70 countries have agreed to share information from their banks as part of a US law that targets Americans ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 20, 2014

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by LETTERS

    ... In the spirit of freedom of information, a simple way to avoid further argument is for restaurants to print prices of dishes according to their direct production costs and, at the bottom of the menu, tell us "rental charge xx per cent" under the usual "service charge 10 per cent". Could somebody with the information enlighten us as to what xx per cent might be in, say, ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing slams British 'interference' as Nick Clegg meets Hong Kong pro-democracy activists

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 12:07pm by AFP

    ... internal affairs after British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg met two leading Hong Kong pro-democracy activists urging greater freedoms from Beijing. Beijing "lodged solemn protests" ... the "one country, two systems" deal at the time of the handover, Hong Kong has guaranteed liberties not seen on the mainland, including freedom of speech and the right to protest. But concerns ...

  7. Watchdog raps officials' secrecy

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... been criticised as failing to uphold the public's right to information since being put forward in 1995, to deflect demands for a freedom of information law. The report cited examples ... Even so, civil rights advocates faulted the report for failing to call for a freedom-of-information law, pointing out that regional neighbours South Korea, Japan, Thailand and India are among ...

  8. News - China

    INTERACTIVE TIMELINE: No longer a quiet Macau, a journey through the main protests since 2009

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 04:06pm by Raquel Carvalho

    ... Chui Sai-on took office in 2009 – many of them organised by pro-democracy groups. Housing policy, a push for universal suffrage in 2019 and press freedom have been some of the hot topics. May ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    US lawmakers should act to stop indiscriminate spying

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:17am by SCMP Editorial

    ... was therefore a welcome surprise for privacy advocates. Mobiles were determined to hold information and data that, for many Americans, constituted the "privacies of life", necessitating ... senators shows, though, finding a balance between protecting privacy and maintaining government flexibility to detect terrorist plots is not straightforward. The bill, named the USA Freedom Act, ...

  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - FOOD

    Book: Snackistan- Street Fare, Comfort Food, Meze- Informal Eating in the Middle East & Beyond

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:58pm by Susan Jung

    ... Susan Jung Susan Jung Snackistan- Street Fare, Comfort Food, Meze- Informal Eating in the Middle East & Beyond By Sally Butcher   Don't bother looking up Snackistan in the atlas; although it sounds like a little country on the border of Kazakhstan, it isn't. It's a place that exists in Sally Butcher's imagination, a "fictitious land where tummies ...




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