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PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 05 October, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 05 October, 2011, 12:00am


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Police associations are calling for a law to ban swearing against officers:

Rachel Pang - Ridiculous. How about simply outlawing foul language?

Awill Yiu - But the thing is the police themselves very often use such language! Personally do not believe in forced courtesy.

David Samuel Wieland - It's a slippery slope. This caused endless debates in the Netherlands what constitutes as 'profane'. In short, ad hominem profanities are disrespectful and infantile, but by no means unlawful.

Wai Fong - Another attempt at curbing freedom of speech? Haven't they done enough of that already!

Kyle Bryce-Borthwick - The police are getting too powerful in HK, they really need less of a voice. I don't understand; they are supposed to enforce the laws, not suggest them. It's totally [out] of place to do so.

On the mainland's cancellation of the Confucius Peace Prize:

Sam Ho - The Chinese 'Peace Prize' was just a measure to counter the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo. After the issue has passed, the 'peace prize' would of course be cancelled.

Benjamin Mackie - An amusing farce, while it lasted.

Kelvin Tang - Knew it was just another face-saving exercise.

Beijing says it will choose the next Dalai Lama:

Letitia Wong - None of CCP's business! Can they do real stuff to promote better livelihood to hundreds of millions of Chinese who are still living in abject poverty? How about abolishing that inequitable hukou system? Don't boast about being a superpower time and again please!

Bjorn Berg - For a secular government, Beijing surely does involve itself greatly with religious matters.

Gareth Jones - State religion?