Tag Archives: freedom

Ex-political prisoner speaks out in Singapore

I know you’re fully invested (who wouldn’t be, with all that money dangling in front of you?), but Janil Puthucheary, no one will vote for a person who doesn’t care about his father’s sufferings. You’d better watch these banned videos of the speech by Dr Lim Hock Siew, filmed by Martyn See, and go probe… Read More »

The trouble with Tibet

The brouhaha over the Olympic torch relay isn’t about Tibet. Nor human rights. It’s about geopolitics. For an interesting take, read “Why Washington Plays ‘Tibet Roulette’ With China“. Related stuff:Turning China into a whipping boyMyth and Reality of TibetWhy do you hate us so much? Technorati Tags: China Tibet human rights Olympic torch geopolitics opinion… Read More »

One man’s vulgarity is another’s lyric

Bruce Einhorn, Asia regional editor in BusinessWeek’s Hong Kong bureau, wrote a heavily politicised article on China’s snowstorm in which he suggested that “with millions stranded by snowstorms and infrastructure problems, antigovernment protests are likely”. Having recently relocated to Shenzhen and as someone who hails from a country where leaders are arguably elected, all I… Read More »

Wikipedia is also blocked

I was trying to do some research this morning and I realised that Wikipedia is also censored by the Chinese authorities. I wonder if there’s any way to circumvent this. And I thought now that I’m in Hong Kong, my surfing troubles would be a thing of the past. But no! The supposedly “broadband” Internet… Read More »