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  1. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    China scraps human rights talks with Britain, cites its internal affairs

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 01:20am by GDN

    ... on rights China has cancelled this week's bilateral human rights dialogue with Britain, which Prime Minister David Cameron highlighted as one of the "important achievements" of his high-profile trip to Beijing last year. Beijing accused London of making irresponsible comments and using human rights issues to interfere in its internal affairs. Cameron had cited the resumption ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1482582/china-scraps-human-rights-talks-britain-cites-its-internal-affairs
  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Outgoing US ambassador Gary Locke calls for greater human rights in China

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 03:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... its human rights record, in parting remarks just days before he is to leave the country. Rights are “universal” values that represent more than economic benefits, Gary Locke said, speaking ... in the quality of life and the standard of living here in China,” he said. “But human rights is more than economic prosperity and the economic conditions of people, but also fundamental universal rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1436301/outgoing-us-ambassador-gary-locke-calls-greater-human-rights-china
  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Locke addresses human rights in farewell speech as US ambassador to China

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 02:14pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... tussle over blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from house arrest in 2012 to seek refuge in the embassy and later travelled to New York to study on a US-brokered deal. Locke ... of foreign journalists, who face difficulties, including visa delays and harassment, when covering issues like human rights trials. “As a permanent member of the UN Security Council that has hosted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1435581/locke-addresses-human-rights-farewell-speech-us-ambassador-china
  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Calls for Japanese UN human rights envoy Hideaki Ueda to step down after outburst

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese envoy's outburst causes stir Japan's human rights envoy to the United Nations was yesterday facing calls to quit over a video which showed him shouting at fellow diplomats to "shut up". YouTube footage of the incident at the UN torture committee in Geneva has provoked a storm of criticism on the Internet, with demands ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1259402/calls-japanese-un-human-rights-envoy-hideaki-ueda-step-down-after-outburst
  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Obama critical of Cambodia’s human rights record

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 09:57am

    ... in Cambodia to little fanfare, then pointedly criticised the country’s strongman leader on the issue of human rights during a tense meeting. Obama was an early champion of Myanmar’s sudden ... relationship with the US. Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser, said the president told Hun Sen that without reforms, Cambodia’s human rights woes would continue to be “an impediment” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1086526/obama-critical-cambodias-human-rights-record
  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    ‘Correct political decisions’ must be made to overcome disputes, Xi tells Vietnam envoy

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 04:45am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com After fall-out over oil rig, president tells Vietnamese Politburo member disputes can be overcome Get politics right to get over ‘shock’, Xi tells ... the two nations over territorial disputes. Xi said it was inevitable the neighbours would have disputes, but they should both make "correct political decisions" to put ties on the right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581332/correct-political-decisions-can-get-us-past-shock-xi-tells-vietnamese
  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    US puts Thailand and Malaysia on human trafficking blacklist

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 01:16am by AP

    ... in fighting human trafficking, a move that could strain relations with the two countries. The US State Department, however, improved its rating of China, citing Beijing's steps to abolish labour ... Report" is based on the actions governments take, rather than the scale of the problem in their country. "There cannot be impunity for those who traffic in human beings. It must end," ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537329/us-puts-thailand-and-malaysia-human-trafficking-blacklist
  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    'We simply have to get ties right,' says new US ambassador Max Baucus

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 03:24am by Teddy Ng

    ... The US also wanted China to be a partner in tackling common global challenges, such as climate change, and would urge Beijing to support such values as human rights, he added. He said he would ... relationship right' New US ambassador to China Max Baucus said pushing for fair treatment for American businesses would be one of his top priorities during his tenure. The former senator from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1451986/we-simply-have-get-ties-right-says-new-us-ambassador-max-baucus
  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing warns all outside Asean against involvement in South China Sea disputes

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Minnie Chan, Reuters

    ... sovereignty disputes, but could agree to negotiating issues relating to maritime rights, exclusive economic zones, and navigation, through the ARF. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570272/beijing-warns-all-outside-asean-against-involvement-south-china-sea
  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    'You're late!' Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi irked as John Kerry keeps him waiting before bilateral talks

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 10:41pm by AFP

    ... of China to safeguard its own sovereignty, maritime rights and interests is firm and unshakeable,” Wang told reporters following a meeting with Asean counterparts. Beijing claims sovereignty over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1570174/youre-late-chinese-fm-irked-kerry-keeps-him-waiting-bilateral-talks

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