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  1. Editor asks for clemency

    Posted Sep 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Ching Cheong's Singaporean employer yesterday made an appeal for leniency for its chief China correspondent, citing his good professional record and poor health. In a letter to Premier Wen Jiabao, Han Fook Kwang, editor of The Straits Times, called for clemency. Ching was sentenced on Thursday to five years in jail for spying for Taiwan. 'We respect ...

  2. Powder in letters sent to media

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was opening in the newspapers' offices exploded. The parcel was addressed to the newspaper's chief editor, Cheung Kin-bor. A letter inside the parcel denounced the newspaper's ... Ng Kang-chung Police are investigating the sending of letters containing an unidentified white powder to three media organisations. Staff at the Chinese-language Apple Daily called ...

  3. Elaborate press packs worth their weight in gold- but not green

    Posted Jul 10th 2008, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak. Trying to be environmentally conscious editors, it can be quite distressing to have to discard some of the large and overpackaged media ... musings like 'let time penetrate what the present cannot'. Huh? 'It's useless,' the editor (pictured with the offending package) snapped. 'Maybe you can use ...

  4. Freedom row at China Youth Daily

    Posted Aug 16th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... system, would any editors and journalists who are not out of their minds do [such] stories?' A reporter with the newspaper said management had yet to formally respond to the letter, believed ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing Reporters would be out of their minds to serve as watchdogs under new system that links pay to party praise, says editor A veteran editor of the outspoken China ...

  5. Editor's jailing reflects tough times for news

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com The recent sentencing of a former chief editor of a party newspaper in Nanyang, Henan, to 16 years in jail for selling top spots in his newspaper has offered a rare glimpse into what a grass-roots party paper must do to survive. Ge Hong, the former chief editor of the Nanyang Daily, was convicted of taking bribes from 11 of 13 counties ...

  6. Make the most of movies

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

    ... and can't be imitated at home. Downloading is simply inferior to watching movies at the cinema. Nakita Tang, Kit Sam Lam Bing Yim Secondary School From the Editor Thank you for your interesting letter, Nakita. When filmmaking was still a relatively new art, going to the cinema was a big deal- people dressed up, and the cinemas themselves were often lavishly decorated. The technology ...

  7. Television viewers deserve better

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... entertainment. Show some respect to your audience. Don't treat us as if we lack intelligence. Chan Pak-hay From the Editor Thank you for your letter, Pak-hay. The lack of imagination runs through ... Susan, Editor ...

  8. Save the print media

    Posted Aug 08th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or magazine- if we want to save the print media. Sophia So, Hang Seng School of Commerce From the Editor Thanks for your letter, Sophia. This is a subject that is close to the heart. There is much ... would like to share their reasons for buying papers. Susan, Editor ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To our readers

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... Wang Xiangwei, Editor-in-Chief To our readers From Monday August 20, the South China Morning Post and Sunday Morning Post will adopt a compact broadsheet format, in line with many ... and hope you like the new, more convenient, paper-efficient format. Wang Xiangwei Editor-in-Chief ...

  10. Textbook editing may be tedious but can be rewarding

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Wong Yat-hei Being a textbook editor may not be that glamorous, but it has its own rewards. Charles Lai, editorial director of Oxford University Press (China), thinks the most rewarding feeling for a textbook editor is to create a book from scratch and see students use it. Lai concedes that preparing and finishing a textbook is a tedious and stringent process that involves ...




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