Freedom of speech

From the WP: In China, Would-Be Protesters Pay a Price.

Summary of the article: China made a lot of noise during the Olympics about how it would allow peaceful protests in three special zones. A total of 77 applications were made to protest; none were actually approved. Those who didn’t withdraw their petitions quickly enough are now in jails, mental hospitals, and so on.

An interesting, if little-known, fact is that China’s laws guarantee absolute freedom of speech. However, they don’t guarantee freedom after speech.

Published in: on March 10, 2009 at 19:58  Comments Off on Freedom of speech  
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