Vietnam jails fish farmer for subversion

A Vietnamese court has jailed a fish farmer for three years for “plotting to overthrow the state”, a court clerk said on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 16 January, 2013, 3:36pm

Who's afraid of whom at the Lius' home?

Liu Xia, wife of 2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, reacts to an unexpected visit by a group of activists at her home in Beijing on December 28, 2012.

You would have to be heartless not to feel sorry for the frightened woman, wearing a beanie against the indoor cold of her Beijing home, who took fright at a bunch of troublemakers barging through her front door last Friday.

2 Jan 2013 - 2:52am 1 comment

Background on Cao Haibo, the 27-year-old sentenced to 8 years in prison for discussing politics online

Seeing Red in China shares more details regarding the young dissident from Kunming.

2 Nov 2012 - 9:07am

Another activist under investigation

Hu Jun, who is paralysed from the waist down, could become the latest rights activist to potentially be charged with inciting subversion in relation to the so-called Jasmine Revolution.

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

I underestimated public anger in July 2003, admits Regina Ip

Former secretary for security Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, speaking in a television interview in which she declined to rule herself out of running for chief executive one day, yesterday admitted she had underestimated the public anger that led to the mass protests of July 2003.

31 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Security chief says lessons learned from Article 23 row

The security chief admitted yesterday that 'lessons have been learned'' from the consultation process on proposed anti-subversion laws, saying officials should be more careful when remarking on sensitive issues.

Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee also suggested that once the laws were in place, the government should conduct a case study to assess its handling of the affair.

22 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Anti-sedition law - good sense has been subverted

The Hong Kong government's proposed Article 23 is misconceived and the whole affair has been mishandled.

22 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Security chief denies 'hard sell' tactics

The security chief has denied she tried to 'hard sell' the proposals on anti-subversion laws.

Secretary for Security Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee said officials had a responsibility to explain the proposals to the public.

'I don't think this is hard sell,' she said.

7 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

UN is told proposals are shameful

A rights watchdog yesterday submitted a report on the SAR's 'shameful' proposals on treason, sedition, subversion and secession to the United Nations human rights committee in session in Geneva.

7 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

The grey areas

Uncertainties in the consultation paper on Article 23 raised by lawyers include:

16 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Key points at a glance

Offences except subversion and secession to be covered by existing laws

New offence prohibits leaking information regarding SAR and Beijing relations

Expression of views and reports not illegal unless they incite violence threatening national safety or public order

25 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Let irresponsible critics take heed of Article 23

Secretary for Justice Elsie Leung Oi-sie disclosed that the SAR government will soon release a consultation paper on Article 23 of the Basic Law. There is speculation that the central government has pressured her into enacting the anti-subversion law which prohibits any act of treason or sedition.

18 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Martin Lee renews fight against subversion law

Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming has made a fresh attempt to lobby the government against introducing an anti-subversion law, arguing that Hong Kong is now as stable as in early 1989.

5 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Subversion laws 'an honour'

People should feel honoured if sedition and subversion laws are passed in the SAR, the Secretary for Justice says. Elsie Leung Oi-sie, speaking in an RTHK interview on the progress of enacting an anti-subversion law, said: 'A citizen of a country does have the duty to protect his country's security.

18 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

The legal arguments

What Article 23 says:

23 Jul 2002 - 12:00am