Bulleting #1 from Hong Kong: 10 December 2005

Original Publication Date: 
10 December, 2005

In four days time, trade ministers from 149 WTO member countries, plus observers from those in the process of accession, will convene in Hong Kong for the 6th ministerial conference of the WTO to discuss the crippled Doha round of trade negotiations.

The Hong Kong government is mustering all its propaganda skills to create a climate of fear as the meeting approaches, to justify cracking down on any dissent and keep the substantive issues off the front pages. The blazing headline from Saturday