Kaohsiung: Each of those Standpoints

“The Ten Conditions of Love” (爱的十个条件), a documentary movie on Rebiya Kadeer which was to be screened at the Kaohsiung Film Festival in October, will now be shown on September 22 and 23, ahead of the festival’s official beginning, reports Bloomberg.

The government information office noted the different views, including those from city councilors, the tourism industry, film and artist groups, and respects each of those standpoints.

Faxed statement from Kaohsiung’s City Government on Saturday night.

OMG! First Morakot, now the Muzzymonster?

OMG! First Morakot, now the Muzzymonster?

Singapore’s Morning News reports that the Kadeer documentary will be shown at Kaohsiung Film Archive (高雄市电影图书馆). The Film Archive will also be the venue of the actual festival.

Also ccording to the Morning News report, Taiwanese NGO’s are planning to invite Ms Kadeer to visit Taiwan.

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Update/Related: Film Festival, “Too Sensitive”, September 18, 2009

4 Responses to “Kaohsiung: Each of those Standpoints”

  1. CCP pressure is implied in the post, but I suppose it’s worth noting that the Kaohsiung film issue was important enough to Xinhua to raise to prominent “front-page” status on the news agency’s main English-language website, right above a big banner on “Xinjiang Riots.”

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/20/content_12084287.htm

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  2. That’s right – I don’t think too many people in Kaohsiung are worried about the feelings of mainland compatriots. But there are worries about losing business. I can understand that the Kaohsiung government has compromised – there will be lost business, and they try to avoid the wrath of the tourism industry.
    Nevertheless, I believe that trading freedom of expression in for business is stupid. If all Taiwanese involved showed responsibility for their own freedoms, no business would be hurt. Compromise in these matters, on the other hand, amounts to feeding blood bottles to insatiable sharks.

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