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Chinese Media Demands Big-Time Censorship in Hong Kong Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Tue, May 6, 2014, 11:54 PM

BEIJING:  The China Daily, a State-owned newspaper based in Beijing, has called for a crackdown on the Hong Kong media. China Daily columnist, Ho Lok-sang, had published a column with the headline reading, "HK needs to set limits on freedom of press and spech."

China Daily reports that, "What I am most worried about in recent months is the spread of hate within our community. Entries in Wikipedia distinguish between hate crime laws and laws against hate speech. Hate crime laws “enhance the penalties associated with conduct that is already criminal under other laws” while “hate speech laws criminalize a category of speech.” Offenders of such laws target a victim because of his or her perceived membership of a certain social group, which could be, but which need not be limited to those defined by ethnicity, gender, language, nationality, physical appearance, religion, or sexual orientation."

Ho Lok-sang is demaninding that Hong Kong reporters, "not harass other people." He is calling for the "Broadcasting Authority" based in Beijing to launch investigations and "issue warnings against radio and television providers."

According to the China Daily, "Hate speech is one thing; other problems include irresponsible reporting such as making up stories and reporting them as news, biased reporting that leaves little room for readers to draw their own conclusions based on facts, intrusion into the private lives of individuals that is deemed to be trespassing on their rights, cyber-harassment, etc., any one of which could make any citizen a potential victim."

Ho Lok-sang contends that Hong Kong is embracing "narrow-mindedness" and so he believes the way to resolve that is by imposing tough censorship rules on Hong Kongers.

To read the entire article from the China Daily, link here:

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