Daily Archives: May 20, 2015

The decay of press freedom

The decay of press freedom in Hong Kong continues unabated. The latest episode in this sorry tale which began in 1997, but picked up some serious speed after the anointment of lying Leung Chun-ying in 2012, is the dropping of four newspaper columnists (by the way, the fourth chap is Frank Ching).

Don’t go looking for a smoking gun though. This was most likely done surreptitiously,¬†perhaps a ‘friendly’ phone call from an advertiser, a Chinese company perhaps, that sort of thing.

The really sad part is that on the Chinese language side, things have of course progressed way beyond surreptitious acts.