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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    US Congress pokes Beijing with ‘Liu Xiaobo Plaza’ Washington embassy address proposal

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:23am by Reuters

    ... in hopes of freeing him. Mendelson's resolution had called for a vote by the US Congress, where the proposal enjoys support across party lines. Renaming the street after Liu "would raise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540182/chinese-embassy-may-find-itself-1-liu-xiaobo-plaza-us-congress-tables
  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Push for 'Liu Xiaobo Street' gains traction as proposal sent to US Congress

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 02:40pm by AFP

    ... other nations have built embassies. He called for a vote by the US Congress, where the proposal enjoys support across party lines. Liu, a writer, was jailed over his involvement in Tiananmen ... to the US Congress highlights the unusual relationship between Washington and the federal government, which does not give the capital full democratic representation. Eleanor Holmes Norton, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1536092/us-congress-asked-rename-washington-embassy-row-liu-xiaobo-street
  3. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Protesters' sex abuse claims highlighted at UN meeting

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:33am by Joyce Ng

    ... of violence against domestic helpers. The delegation of eight NGOs and one political party was making an oral presentation about women's rights in Hong Kong at the informal meeting ... by [counter-protest] thugs, yet some reports show that the police released alleged assailants and were gender-blind when handling female protesters." The groups, also including the Democratic Party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1620844/protesters-sex-abuse-claims-highlighted-un-meeting
  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Transgender marriage law vetoed by Legco

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by Tony Cheung, Phila Siu

    ... undergo full gender reassignment surgery to be considered transgender. W had gone through the operation before, Labour Party lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan said on the sidelines of the Legislative ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1622339/legco-vetoes-transgender-marriage-law-minister-accused-not-lobbying
  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong's gay rights parade takes umbrella as its symbol

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 04:06am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... Opportunities Commission chairperson Dr York Chow Yat-ngok, Labour Party lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan and singer Denise Ho Wan-see. Cyd Ho, a strong supporter of gay rights, said the struggle of the lesbian, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1621555/hong-kongs-gay-rights-parade-takes-umbrella-its-symbol
  6. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong beats UK, US on 'human freedom' index

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... of 8.39, below New Zealand and the Netherlands. The US was ranked 7th and the UK 18th. "No nation that has adopted economic freedom has ever failed to evolve towards civil and political ... discrimination against homosexuals and women's freedom. The economic one focused on property protection and individuals' engagement in voluntary transactions. Civic Party lawmaker Dr Kenneth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1124194/hong-kong-beats-uk-us-human-freedom-index
  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing police detain writer Huang Zerong, or Tieliu, 81

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:29am by AP

    ... for comment. Huang's wife said he recently wrote several articles criticising Liu Yunshan, a member of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee and the Communist Party's propaganda chief, ... Flowers Campaign in the late 1950s, in which the party chairman briefly tolerated criticism but then purged those who spoke up. The journalist from Sichuan, then in his twenties, served 23 years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1593449/beijing-police-detain-writer-huang-zerong-or-tieliu-81
  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese rights lawyer grilled by police over meetings with US envoy, ‘insults’ to officials

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 01:07pm by Reuters

    ... is politically motivated. Many human rights activists have said the charges against Pu were meant to silence a fierce critic of the ruling Communist Party. China has stepped up a crackdown on dissent, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577646/rights-lawyer-pu-zhiqiang-grilled-police-over-meetings-us-envoy
  9. Lifestyle - Books - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Book review: The Slaughter, by Ethan Gutmann

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 08:02am by David Wilson

    ... members. "Why exactly is the party so deeply threatened? Why don't they just leave those people alone?" Gutmann writes. Good question. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1574190/book-review-slaughter-ethan-gutmann
  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Forced to go five-star: How China sends dissidents on all-expenses paid trips to keep them quiet

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse

    ... During the Communist party’s 2012 Congress she was brought to a hotel that boasts a chandeliered restaurant, marble-floored lobby and king-sized beds. But she did not enjoy the experiences, she ... meal.” China’s ruling Communist party keeps a tight grip on power, frequently detaining those who speak out against government abuses. Over the last decade domestic security spending has soared, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1540832/forced-go-five-star-how-china-sends-dissidents-all-expenses-paid-trips

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