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Chinese speech restrictions relieved

出自香港新聞網 - 樹仁新傳系學生實習習作

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Chinese speech restrictions relieved

The comment about no freedom of speech in China has to be revised, due to the development of social media and the hard work of Chinese media.


Satsuki Leung

With the establishment of Weibo (Chinese version of Twitter), Chinese people can discuss different subjects, including the banned topics. Although the Chinese government put its effort in supervising speeches in internet, citizens start sharing the ideas more vaguely.


Recently, the wordings related to the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown and the former Premier of PRC Zhao Ziyang, which were strictly banned in Chinese network by the Chinese government, are finally relaxed.


"It's amazingly different from 20 years ago," said David Schlesinger, the Chairmen of Thomson Reuters China, as a talk to Hong Kong Shue Yan University students yesterday.


"Right after 64 (the Tiananmen crackdown), there was no freedom of information at all. What Xinhau (News agency) said, everybody else (newspapers) followed " said Schlesinger.


Although there are still newspapers acting as the mouthpiece of the government, the situation is improved. "There are so many newspapers now doing daring stories," said Schlesinger. He believed that the speech freedom in China is still in progress and has room to improve.
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