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  1. Human rights violations create national and moral education dilemma

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... corruption, collusion with business, and human rights violations, among others. By their frequency and discernible pattern, there is every indication that they are not isolated problems but deeply ... witness is the rich-poor chasm growing ever wider as local governments and their cronies pillage commoners' land rights and find ways to feather their own nests. Admittedly, China has seen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/976996/human-rights-violations-create-national-and-moral-education-dilemma
  2. State Council hails China's success on human rights

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu Verna.yu@scmp.com Beijing yesterday hailed what it's calling a successful implementation of the country's first human rights action plan, saying citizens' overall living conditions have been improved and their rights safeguarded, even though rights groups say abuses continue unabated. 'The fulfilment of all targets... shows that the cause of human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/973526/state-council-hails-chinas-success-human-rights
  3. Human rights head blasts police action at protest

    Posted Jul 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Phila Siu The Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor slammed the police for intervening in the organisation's work during the July 1 rally. At around midnight that day, a scuffle broke out ... As the police started to arrest protesters, the director of Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor Law Yuk-kai was escorted away by officers. Law told police he was from a human rights group, whereupon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/972564/human-rights-head-blasts-police-action-protest
  4. US consul sees 'negative trend' on human rights

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Washington's senior diplomat in Hong Kong yesterday expressed US concerns over deteriorating human rights on the mainland, and sought to counter critics who see a 'sinister ... and key officials of the two nations, such as the recent human rights and strategic and economic dialogues, but the less visible working-level diplomacy. 'We remain very concerned over recent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968319/us-consul-sees-negative-trend-human-rights
  5. Human rights on the decline, US official says

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei and Teddy Ng A senior US official says the human rights situation on the mainland has worsened, and dialogue between American and Chinese officials this week had not left him much more comforted. 'In recent months, we've seen a serious backslide in human rights,' Michael Posner, assistant US secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labour, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/966327/human-rights-decline-us-official-says
  6. Cautionary lesson in human rights

    Posted Jun 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... them to be mindful of Hong Kong's core values, enshrined in the Basic Law, the Bill of Rights, and two human rights conventions which Hong Kong has long since signed and ratified- one ... of democracy and human rights. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/970484/cautionary-lesson-human-rights
  7. Games chiefs put focus on human rights

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium. But he has since fallen foul of the authorities for his outspoken criticism of Beijing's human rights record, and was taken away by police when he tried to board ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/969081/games-chiefs-put-focus-human-rights
  8. Human rights abuses cannot go unchecked

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... world. The Libyan people have suffered serious human rights abuses for decades. Their plight at the moment is worse than ever. They are facing regime forces that have used live rounds, ... to refer Libya to the International Criminal Court, the first time it has ever done so. The council also suspended Libya from the UN Human Rights Council, so that those responsible for atrocities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/964151/human-rights-abuses-cannot-go-unchecked
  9. SCMP sweeps board at Amnesty awards for human rights reporting

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Annemarie Evans The South China Morning Post all but swept the board in the English-language newspaper section of the Human Rights Press Awards yesterday. Paul Mooney took the two top features prizes, plus three special merits. One winning article focused on the disappearance of mainland lawyer Gao Zhisheng. Senior reporter Verna Yu won a general news prize for her coverage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965363/scmp-sweeps-board-amnesty-awards-human-rights-reporting
  10. Respect for human rights truly fosters prosperity

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp Li [former education secretary Professor Arthur Li Kwok-cheung] praised the mainland's economic success, saying critics of its human rights situation should consider the improvements made in people's lives. 'Even if it deprives people of all human rights, it has indeed raised the income of a fourth of the world's population.' SCMP, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740796/respect-human-rights-truly-fosters-prosperity

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