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  1. Human rights talks with US set to resume

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Washington Preparations are under way for the resumption of a human rights dialogue next month between China and the United States that had been delayed by earlier ... of a human rights advocacy group said the event was likely to take place in mid-May. The Foreign Ministry never explained why the February dialogue did not take place but said both sides were now ...

  2. Human rights lawyer disappears, again

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... Paul Mooney Gao Zhisheng, a prominent human rights lawyer who returned to his Beijing home earlier this month after being held in detention for more than a year, has disappeared again after enjoying just days of limited freedom, according to friends. Gao was allowed back to his Beijing apartment on April 6, some 14 months after unidentified police dragged him from his family ...

  3. The truth about human rights

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last Monday, US State Department spokesman Richard Boucher proclaimed that China was 'backsliding on key human rights issues in a variety of areas'. America then put forward a motion to condemn China at the annual UN human rights conference in Geneva. What is happening? Is this a White House smokescreen for domestic political consumption in an election year? Maybe old ...

  4. Human rights and wrongs

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching A curious thing happened on China's human rights front last week. Three women, part of the 'Tiananmen mothers' group of activists headed by Ding Zilin, were ... for unspecified 'illegal activities'. The women had apparently videoed testimony to be shown to the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva. No doubt, Beijing was embarrassed that its own ...

  5. US push on human rights divides parties

    Posted Oct 01st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung There has been a mixed reaction in South Korea to the US Senate's approval of a bill designed to pressure North Korea into improving its record on human rights. The leader of South Korea's ruling Uri Party warned that the North Korea Human Rights Act 2004 could backfire and severely damage inter-Korean relations. 'It is very desirable to improve ...

  6. China's rights report on US 'valid, but political'

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma For 10 years they have been engaged in the same annual ritual. The United States condemns China's in its annual report on human rights around the world and pinpoints ... in the domestic affairs of the countries named in the report. Then China decided to adopt a more aggressive approach by issuing its own report on US human rights. The message is clear: put your own house ...

  7. Rights groups and MPs to protest at assembly address

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by John Kohut

    ... Some human rights groups and French politicians are planning to protest against the visit of President Hu Jintao when he arrives to address the French National Assembly this afternoon. A spokesman for the Paris office of Amnesty International said his group, Reporters Without Borders and the League of Human Rights would demonstrate against China's use of the death penalty, ...

  8. Lawmakers try to stop US bill on rights in the North

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul Members of South Korea's ruling Uri party are gathering signatures from lawmakers for a statement opposing the North Korean Human Rights Bill, which was passed last week by the US House of Representatives. The move underlines the contrasting approach between South Korea and the United States over how best to promote human rights in the communist ...

  9. Concern over 'erosion of rights' in HK

    Posted Jan 15th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shi Ting The National People's Congress Standing Committee ignored public requests for consultation when it ruled out universal suffrage for Hong Kong last April, Human Rights Watch said yesterday. The watchdog said the decision was an example of the erosion of basic human rights protection in the city. 'As a result of Beijing's newly self-arrogated powers, ...

  10. Crackdown intensifying, says rights watchdog

    Posted Mar 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Activists held for engaging in peaceful activities on behalf of others: Amnesty The number of human rights activists arbitrarily detained or imprisoned on the mainland is on the rise, according to an international human rights group. In its latest report on the mainland's human rights situation, Amnesty International also criticised the variety of proscribed ...




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