People at the Paris rally hold up cartoons, including one reading "Love is stronger than hate". Free speech is a balancing act. Photo: AFP
Frank Ching
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Frank Ching

Power of free speech must be wielded carefully amid threat of terrorism

Frank Ching says free speech in any society has the potential to hurt, and all who exercise it must do so responsibly and skilfully

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People at the Paris rally hold up cartoons, including one reading "Love is stronger than hate". Free speech is a balancing act. Photo: AFP
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Frank Ching

Frank Ching

Frank Ching opened The Wall Street Journal’s bureau in Beijing in 1979 when the U.S. and China established diplomatic relations. Before that, he was with The New York Times in New York for 10 years. After Beijing, he wrote the book Ancestors and later joined the Far Eastern Economic Review.