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  1. National pride tempered by lack of human rights

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the climate for human rights and media freedoms to appease critics of their successful bid to host the Olympic Games in 2008. Few people remember that pledge now. Liu's treatment mocks it. And it is even harder to reconcile with the fate of ordinary Chinese who search for truth and justice only to find themselves in jail. Ironically, far from advancing human rights and the rule of law, ...

  2. Russians may come to rue loss of human rights

    Posted Dec 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Human rights, on the other hand, are a net loss that Russians might not find so palatable in different times. ...

  3. Ma in vow over human rights

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has vowed to safeguard human rights and the island's security in the face of a missile threat from the mainland. In his address yesterday on the Double Tenth holiday- which Taiwan celebrates as its national day- Ma declared he would set up a human rights committee under his office to oversee such issues. ...

  4. human rights

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not to bother to get a passport because he would not be going. Think about 1 What motive could the West have for giving Liu the prize? 2 What are human rights, and are they important in a modern society? Who decides what a right is? 3 Which would give Liu the most political face, to accept the prize or to decline it? 4 Did Liu deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? Vocabulary 1 Jill relished being ...

  5. Human rights protesters use National Day to reject Beijing's claim of improvements

    Posted Oct 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk Hundreds of petitioners used National Day to reject official claims that human rights conditions in the country have improved. Amid tight security, they staged a protest outside the Beijing office of the United Nations Refugee Agency on Friday. Some of the petitioners say many of the demonstrators were quickly whisked away. In a white paper on human rights ...

  6. Human rights no longer a key issue in US-China exchanges

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Kristin Jones

    ... by Ministry of Foreign Affairs official Chen Xu was wrapping up the first day of a formal dialogue with US counterparts, about human rights. Wei, one of the most prominent Chinese democracy advocates, says he owes his freedom to international pressure in support of human rights, especially from American leaders. Now disgruntled with the US engagement with China, he's a reminder of both ...

  7. Human rights talks with US set to resume

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Washington Preparations are under way for the resumption of a human rights dialogue next month between China and the United States that had been delayed by earlier ... of a human rights advocacy group said the event was likely to take place in mid-May. The Foreign Ministry never explained why the February dialogue did not take place but said both sides were now ...

  8. Amnesty criticises Asia's worsening human rights record

    Posted May 28th 2010, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... Annemarie Evans Asia's human rights record has worsened Amnesty International said in a report that paints a gloomy picture of the region where serial offenders such as North Korea ... on human rights. Governments are willing to use colonial laws and draconian measures' on their populations, she said. Sri Lanka came in for particular criticism for the thousands of Tamil ...

  9. Human rights lawyer disappears, again

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... Paul Mooney Gao Zhisheng, a prominent human rights lawyer who returned to his Beijing home earlier this month after being held in detention for more than a year, has disappeared again after enjoying just days of limited freedom, according to friends. Gao was allowed back to his Beijing apartment on April 6, some 14 months after unidentified police dragged him from his family ...

  10. Actor reveals what makes Miss Right so perfectly right

    Posted May 24th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen Louis Koo Tin-lok has revealed what he looks for in his Miss Right. He adores girls with sexy lips and slightly tanned skin, said the 40-year-old actor at Clinique's new shop opening in Central last Thursday. 'Lips are usually the first thing I look at when I meet a girl,' he said, with a smirk. Koo's gym-toned physique and sun-kissed tan ...




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