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  1. 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, ...

  2. Help raise funds to protect human rights

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft If you feel strongly about human rights issues, there is a vacancy with a Nobel Prize-winning organisation that could be just for you. Amnesty International (AI) is an internationally renowned human rights organisation, with more than 1.8 million members, supporters and subscribers in more than 150 countries and territories. AI's local chapter, Amnesty ...

  3. Fight for your rights

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... By Jessie Hui A group of teenagers have set up an organisation to fight for children's rights. It is the first ever in Hong Kong to be run by children. Kids' Dream, which ... on Children's Rights, as well as the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef). They have also received funding from Save the Children. Kids' Dream aims to arouse public awareness ...

  4. Respect of rights vital to China's long-term growth

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... It is right that Britain expresses its concerns about human rights in China. We remain concerned by the recent detention of activists, including artist Ai Weiwei. We continue to call for his release ... of independent civil society, the rule of law and greater respect for human rights as essential prerequisites for China's long-term prosperity and sustainable growth. The experience of both Britain ...

  5. Language exam paper is not the right place for moral education

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the wake of the 'naked capitalism that has poisoned Chinese skies and waterways'; and the old standby: childhood obesity. One reading task even pits the benefits of humane animal display ...

  6. Assurances sought on suspect's rights, fax shows

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... be carried out. It shows that the Hong Kong authorities demanded assurances that Munthir and his family would be 'treated humanely and in accordance with human rights standards'. ...

  7. Activists say they no longer expect much help from abroad

    Posted May 27th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu Ma Yalian was released from detention only a week before the China-United States human rights dialogue took place in Washington this month. Like many petitioners who have tried ... are disappointed, because it has not brought any real improvement to our lives.' Many rights activists agree that the bilateral dialogue has apparently done little to improve human rights ...

  8. On the right track

    Posted May 11th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Last month, China issued a white paper that purported to show progress on the human rights front last year. But it was immediately dismissed by human rights organisations ... Francisco-based human rights organisation, it received official information from China in January on 56 individuals serving sentences for political offences, most of whose names were not known ...

  9. We demand that the society's rights be respected

    Posted Oct 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Some letters have protested about the granting of a contract by the Education and Manpower Bureau (EMB) for the Society of Truth and Light to run a course on human rights. First, it must be made absolutely clear that the society was awarded the contract through open bidding. In the past few years, we organised seminars and courses on human rights, the media and gambling, ...

  10. UN says more work needs to be done on rights laws

    Posted May 19th 2005, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani A United Nations committee has called on the Hong Kong government to expand its anti-discrimination laws to cover sexual orientation and age, and to establish a human rights institution. The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights also urged the government to include new arrivals from the mainland and immigration legislation under the proposed ...




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