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National Security

Employee aids data leak probe

An employee of the National Bureau of Statistics is being investigated on suspicion of leaking national economic data before they were officially released, the bureau's spokesman Sheng Laiyun said yesterday.

Wednesday, 15 June, 2011, 12:00am

Police questioned over vigil

Members of a police watchdog have questioned crowd control measures at the June 4 vigil in Victoria Park, as the event's organiser vowed to lodge a complaint alleging an attempt to limit access to the venue.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Part-time staff at WikiLeaks 'journalists'

WikiLeaks is as much a media organisation as any publisher and its hundreds of part-time staff - many unknown - are legitimate journalists, says the lawyer defending the founder of the whistle-blowing website's founder, Julian Assange, against sex-crime allegations.

10 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

WikiLeaks solicitor speaks out on free speech

8 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Activists demand equal treatment

Activists detained for unlawful assembly in March cried foul yesterday after others similarly detained were released unconditionally by police.

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

No place like home

Recent developments in the investigation of the artist-activist Ai Weiwei have again laid bare the extent to which China's police have warped the country's Criminal Procedure Law. On May 16, Ai's family announced that his wife had just been allowed to see him for about 20 minutes of monitored conversation in an unknown place.

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

Questions raised over security lapses at museum

Questions have been raised over security measures at the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City after a burglary in which seven precious art pieces owned by a Hong Kong collector were stolen.

13 May 2011 - 12:00am

Silence kills democracy... but a free press talks

Today is World Press Freedom Day. Let's explore why the media is important and what can be done to protect it.

Journalists protect citizens from authority. You might wonder why anyone would need protecting from authorities, but sometimes the authorities are bad. They might be corrupt or oppressive and it is often journalists who are the first to expose this.

3 May 2011 - 12:00am

Out of reach

It is now 24 days since artist-activist Ai Weiwei's detention by Beijing police. Yet foreign media interest has not flagged, despite the silence of the Chinese legal system and Chinese government efforts to manipulate information. Ai's family still has not received the ordinarily required notice of detention telling where he is detained and why.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

No 'eye' for Temple St

Police have decided not to install an 'eye in the sky' surveillance system in Temple Street in Yau Mei Tai.

Police began considering the surveillance system after January 9 last year, when a person threw two bottles of corrosive acid from a building. Some 30 people suffered chemical burns, including tourists and children, at the night market.

27 Apr 2011 - 12:00am