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  1. State Council hails China's success on human rights

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu Verna.yu@scmp.com Beijing yesterday hailed what it's calling a successful implementation of the country's first human rights action plan, saying citizens' overall living conditions have been improved and their rights safeguarded, even though rights groups say abuses continue unabated. 'The fulfilment of all targets... shows that the cause of human ...

  2. Beijing unveils human rights plan

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok The central government released its first action plan to improve human rights yesterday, pledging to raise mainlanders' incomes, protect their legal rights better ... and abroad over the mainland's poor human rights record ahead of the 20th anniversary of the bloody Tiananmen crackdown on pro-democracy protesters on June 4, 1989. 'Under restrictions from ...

  3. Preservation the key to US human-rights values

    Posted Apr 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This reaffirmation of cherished ideals and values in the face of terror, such as respect for human rights and justice according to the rule of law, is necessary to restore America's image around ... al-Qaeda's ends, by inflaming Muslim opposition and making it harder to win hearts and minds. President Barack Obama says that upholding human-rights values is what should set the US apart from its ...

  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. Human rights hub?

    Posted May 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... How can Hong Kong develop 'hub' qualities for international talks on human rights and governance? This idea has been floated before next week's conference on human rights and development. Share your views: write to us ...

  6. US must lead by example on human rights

    Posted Mar 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The United States has been forced to defend its reputation for respecting and upholding human rights against evidence of mistreatment of prisoners in the 'war against terror'. But this has not deterred it from issuing another annual report on human rights abuses by other countries- the latest of which we report today. Even before the abuses that followed the September 11 ...

  7. Social justice can come in many forms

    Posted Aug 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in cultural and social issues. This year's programme included four seminars on human rights, natural disasters, economic success and the role of government and law. Forum 1- Different Perspectives on Human Rights The Forum kicked off with a discussion led by lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan about different interpretations of human rights and democracy. Ho remarked that the UN's ...

  8. 40pc put social order before rights, poll finds

    Posted Jun 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lau said she was horrified that more than 40 per cent said they would forgo human rights for the sake of social harmony and fighting crime. 'The situation is same as 20 years ago, when the bill was drafted. People think human rights cannot override everything and in some situations the rights can be given up.' She said political freedom in the city had regressed. She ...

  9. On the rights track

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Do you agree with the protesters who marched to mark International Human Rights Day on Sunday that Hong Kong needs to review its anti-discrimination laws and set up a statutory Human Rights Commission? Write to us ...

  10. Beijing tells of 'historic strides'

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The mainland has made 'historic developments in human rights', a senior official of the State Council's Information Office has said. 'The Communist Party and the Chinese government have ... made arduous efforts to strengthen and protect human rights and have created a human rights development path with Chinese characteristics,' director Wang Chen told ...




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