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  1. News - China - CHINA BRIEFING

    Clean air to breathe is a human right, too

    Posted Feb 04th 2013, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... not have access to clean water. Leaders have taken pride in saying that China has made great progress on the issue of human rights by lifting hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. To enable them to breathe clean air and drink clean water are other human rights the central government must work hard to guarantee. Clean air to breathe is a human right, too ...

  2. Pelosi says little about human rights in talks with legislators

    Posted May 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, an outspoken critic of Beijing, skirted the issue of human rights during a visit to Hong Kong yesterday. Mrs Pelosi visited the Legislative Council ... chairwoman of the Democratic Party, said she had raised the issue of human rights but received only a short reply. 'I told her that Hong Kong people were impressed by what she did shortly after ...

  3. Human rights set aside as visit by US Speaker focuses on harmony

    Posted May 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of Beijing's human rights record. 'China is willing, along with the United States, to make unremitting efforts to forge a positive, co-operative and comprehensive relationship in the 21st ... trip, which came just ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown, to draw attention to China's human rights record. But in similar fashion to an earlier visit by US Secretary ...

  4. Dead fish, toxic drinking water... Now for the human toll

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hunan, said: 'It remains an arduous task for Hechi authorities to plug management loopholes and tighten scrutiny over so many smelters.' And if local authorities fail to learn the right ... including Yunnan, Hunan, Guangdong and Guangxi, observers have blamed excessive mining and lax government control for the extremely high human toll- including unusually high rates of cancer. Last ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The case for giving Mother Nature legal rights

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Surya Deva

    ... a legal right to be left alone, and protected for their own intrinsic value rather than for the benefit of humans. Conferring rights on nature would entail imposing a corresponding duty on humans ... of the river in future. What can Hong Kong and the mainland learn from all this? Giving nature "rights" will mean humans are forced to become aware of their duty towards nature. For instance, ...

  6. Hong Kong should take a stand against inhumane slaughter of seals in Canada

    Posted Mar 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... it impossible for sealers to apply humane killing techniques in an effective or consistent way. The end product of a seal-fur trimmed coat is a luxury item and it is not a basic human right ... are not endangered at this point in time. However, this issue is not about conservation- it's about cruelty. The seals are not killed humanely to feed a family. They are bludgeoned to death, often ...

  7. Turtles leave human 'parents' to return to the wild

    Posted Jul 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Ka-shing, of the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, said yesterday the time and weather was right for the release. He hoped the turtles would remember the smell ...

  8. Question of the week: Will humans ever live on other planets?

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... an option! Humans have lived on Earth for four billion years. God knew this planet had the right environment for us. Nevertheless, nothing is impossible and the world is progressing rapidly. Life ... into account how wasteful humans can be, we'd probably dump our poor, polluted planet and move on the first chance we get! Chan Kin-kan, 15, Diocesan Boys' School This is undeniable. ...

  9. Crematorium 'dumping human remains in ditch'

    Posted Dec 07th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan Hundreds of villagers in Hunan's Hengyang county say a crematorium is causing serious pollution by dumping partially cremated human remains in a ditch to save money ... from the site. The village of more than 8,000 residents sent people to investigate and they saw crematorium workers putting half-burned human remains and organs in plastic bags and throwing ...

  10. Sars virus in civet cats becoming more human-like

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... 'human-like', increasing the chances of humans becoming infected, Hong Kong and Guangdong scientists said yesterday. An outbreak could happen as early as the Lunar New Year Festival later this month ... The genetic sequencing showed the virus the civet was carrying was more 'human-like', meaning humans may be more susceptible to Sars infection, according to Zhong Nanshan, head ...




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