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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 - World - DIPLOMACY

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says US is trying to 'remake the whole world'

    Posted Oct 25th 2014, 04:44am by Reuters

    ... for Kremlin policy, with the session attended by Putin shown live on state television and little discussion of Russia's record on human rights and democracy. Putin rejected criticism over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1624123/russian-president-vladimir-putin-says-us-trying-remake-whole-world
  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    John Kerry hosts Yang Jiechi for 'frank' talks at his Boston home

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:09am by Adrian Wan

    ... convergence of security interests and a departure from their discord on sensitive issues such as human rights. Separately, at the Pentagon, US deputy secretary of defence Bob Work met Wang Guanzhong, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1619633/john-kerry-hosts-yang-jiechi-frank-talks-his-boston-home
  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing wants closer military ties with Iran: defence minister

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:40pm by Reuters

    ... by a late-November deadline. The United States and other Western countries allege that Iran is using its nuclear programme to develop nuclear weapons. Tehran denies the allegations and says it has the right ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1622972/beijing-wants-closer-military-ties-iran-defence-minister
  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Protest lodged with Japan over visit by ministers to Yasukuni Shrine

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by AFP, Reuters, KYODO

    ... favour abroad, including with key ally the United States, but will play well with a core group of right-wing supporters at home. Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Sanae Takaichi, who ... chief Eriko Yamatani, who has also been pictured with fringe right-wingers, and Haruko Arimura, the minister in charge of female empowerment, also paid homage. The 145-year-old shrine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1619597/protest-lodged-japan-over-visit-ministers-yasukuni-shrine
  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China and US to discuss joint action on Islamic State at Beijing summit

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:39am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... demonstrations in Hong Kong- as part of the human rights dialogue- it would be overshadowed by other concerns, Jin said. He said Hong Kong would only be discussed in passing. "Hong Kong does ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1611710/china-and-us-discuss-joint-action-islamic-state-beijing-summit

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