Sunday, January 08, 2006

The Freedom Battle in China

I mentioned in my previous entry the freedom of the media and otherwise that is there here in the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong.

The linked OpEd piece from today's The Standard is worth reading.

It takes issue with those that say that since economic development is so impressive one doesn't necessarily need to care that much of the issues of human rights and freedom of expression.

"Yet freedom of expression has played a vital role in creating the prosperity that exists in all the world's most successful economies. In China, the frontlines of the battle for freedom have moved uncomfortably in the direction of newspaper offices, radio studios and in the discreet environment of computer keyboards linked to the Internet."

That's the way it is.

The Standard - China's Business Newspaper