Thursday, October 21, 2010

Chinese Police Stop Hong Kong Investors from Visiting Shanghai World Expo

Shanghai Expo Stifles Media Critics---Chinese authorities denied accreditation to Apple Daily and raided the home of a well known government critic, moves that threaten a repeat of the human rights abuses that tarnished Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Authorities in Shanghai refused to respond to Apple Daily's multiple applications for media accreditation to cover the Expo which opened on 01 May and running until the end of October.

The refusal symbolized "a retreat of press freedom because Apple Daily, did get a permit to cover Beijing 2008 Olympic Games," Hong Kong Journalists Association Chairperson Mak Ying-ting told Human Rights Watch.

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