Li Datong

HK media fostering free speech over border: editor

The Hong Kong media and the city's climate of free speech has played an important role in promoting freedom of speech on the mainland, veteran mainland journalist Li Datong said last night.

Thursday, 24 May, 2007, 12:00am

Ex-editor sees hope for press freedom

It has been less than three months since Li Datong's turbulent departure from the helm of the gutsy Bingdian Weekly, but the 54-year-old pinup for press freedom on the mainland can already laugh about his abrupt removal.

4 May 2006 - 12:00am

Pressure point

The sudden revival of controversial mainland publication Bingdian Weekly late last week caps a dramatic seven days for Chinese journalism. It has also illuminated rarely seen divisions within the Communist Party.

19 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Weekly relaunches, but without its editors

Authorities purge pair to salvage reputations after high-level intervention: observer

The China Youth Daily's outspoken Bingdian Weekly supplement will resume publication on March 1, five weeks after it was closed down by the Communist Party's Propaganda Department, but editor Li Datong and deputy editor Lu Yuegang have been purged.

17 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Snubbed editor fights to reopen supplement

The editor of the Bingdian Weekly, which was closed down by the central government last week, is trying to submit a petition letter protesting against the closure through private channels after the China Youth League's party committee refused to pass it on.

16 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Freedom row at China Youth Daily

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 Youth Daily has taken the newspaper's editor-in-chief to task for allegedly restraining editorial freedom and succumbing to party dogma.

16 Aug 2005 - 12:00am