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  1. News - China - CRIME

    Beijing touts drop in capital crimes in annual human rights reports

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Beijing hails drop in capital crimes The central government released its tenth white paper on human rights yesterday, highlighting a decrease ... of punishment for 13 economic and non-violent crimes, reducing the number of categories applied to death sentences by nearly one-fifth, said the annual "Progress in China's Human Rights ...

  2. Human rights on the decline, US official says

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Tze-wei and Teddy Ng A senior US official says the human rights situation on the mainland has worsened, and dialogue between American and Chinese officials this week had not left him much more comforted. 'In recent months, we've seen a serious backslide in human rights,' Michael Posner, assistant US secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labour, ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. China's human rights are everyone's affair

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... of influence. It is understandable, therefore, that many Chinese find it offensive when western countries criticise China today on human rights grounds when those nations showed little or no consideration for the human rights of Chinese in the 19th and 20th centuries. And it is also true that the human rights situation has improved greatly since the time of Mao Zedong. Thus, for example, ...

  5. What price human rights?

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... last year is not so alarmed. Its members say the treaty reportedly contains a general clause allowing Canberra to refuse a Chinese request for assistance in an investigation on human rights grounds. But is that enough? History is littered with examples of nations sacrificing individuals' human rights when they find it expedient to do so. And there is an unfortunate tendency ...

  6. Ruinous one-child policy is a violation of human rights

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This policy has been condemned as a violation of human rights, particularly the health, sexual and reproductive rights of women and female children. While Beijing insists that violating these rights ... conditions are now in place for a 'safe' withdrawal of the policy- lower fertility rate, a sound economic environment and growing education levels. It is now the right time for Beijing ...

  7. News - China

    Updated: Eight activist lawyers detained in Sichuan over 'illegal jail' have been released

    Posted May 14th 2013, 09:48am by Patrick Boehler

    ... detention facility in the prefecture-level city. About 200 people are illegally detained at the Ziyang Legal Education Centre, said Liu Weiguo, a Beijing-based human rights lawyer, who was not part ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    Online campaign for release of Guangdong democracy activist Liu Yuandong gathers pace

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 06:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... [minzhu xingdong pai],” he said. "We will continue to protest, because it's right."   ...

  9. News - China - RIGHTS

    No love lost for 're-education through labour' system

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... widely used to lock up petitioners who try to bring local grievances to the central government's attention. Based on state media reports, the New York-based group Human Rights in China had earlier estimated that about 100,000 were forced into labour camps annually from 1983-91. The group believes the numbers have since grown. A 2009 United Nations Human Rights Council report ...

  10. News - China

    Former prisoner welcomes China labour camp reform

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 09:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing A Chinese man who served two years in a hard labour camp for mocking a crime crackdown by disgraced former politician Bo Xilai welcomed proposed changes to the “re-education” system on Tuesday. Peng Hong said he was encoura ...




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