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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

    Climate change, trade and tourism to top Xi Jinping's agenda in Maldives visit

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:44am by Bloomberg, Staff Reporter

    ... Bloomberg and Staff Reporter Climate and trade on Xi's agenda in Maldives visit President Xi Jinping arrived in the Maldives yesterday on his southern Asia tour, with climate change, trade and tourism expected to be high on the agenda. "China will continue to pursue close cooperation with [the Maldives] on climate change, human rights and other issues," Xi said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1592648/climate-change-trade-and-tourism-top-xi-jinpings-agenda-maldives-visit
  7. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Daughters of activists jailed in China demand action by Obama on Apec trip

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:07pm by AFP

    ... Wang were the daughters of rights advocates Gao Zhisheng, Zhang Shaojie, Chang Boyang and Liu Xianbin, plus friends of detained Tibetan activists Tenzin Delek Rinpoche and Lobsang Tsering. Gao, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1595493/daughters-activists-jailed-china-demand-action-obama-apec-trip
  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Canada ratifies China investment deal, may help smooth relations

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 02:08pm by Reuters in Ottawa

    ... leadership.” Canada’s main opposition New Democratic Party criticised the agreement, saying it would give Chinese companies in Canada the right to sue if federal or provincial governments legislated ... of expropriation. It says the deal preserves the right of both sides to regulate in the public interest.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1591650/canada-ratifies-china-investment-deal-may-help-smooth-relations
  9. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Washington backs off from pressing Beijing on Hong Kong political reform

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:42pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Kong's chief executive election in 2017. "There may be different interpretations … but Hong Kong is part of China and it is within its rights to exercise the authority," one source ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1591326/washington-pulls-back-beijing-clash-over-hong-kong-political-reform
  10. 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

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