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  1. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong beats UK, US on 'human freedom' index

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com HK beats UK, US on freedom list Hong Kong ranks third-best globally for "human freedom", topping such well-established democracies as the United ... 9.02 out of 10. But in terms of personal freedom, or civil liberties, it measured 7.8, worse than at least 49 countries. This gave it an overall score on the "human freedom index" ...

  2. US consul sees 'negative trend' on human rights

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Washington's senior diplomat in Hong Kong yesterday expressed US concerns over deteriorating human rights on the mainland, and sought to counter critics who see a 'sinister ... and key officials of the two nations, such as the recent human rights and strategic and economic dialogues, but the less visible working-level diplomacy. 'We remain very concerned over recent ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Human rights are international matter

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... congressional committee. However, his logic is flawed when he compares this to a Chinese reaction to human rights violations at Guantanamo Bay. Not only is it perfectly legitimate for one country to examine human rights violations by another, but it is in fact mandated under international law. Not only are countries encouraged to be frank about their human rights shortcomings, ...

  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia anger at US linking of rights and trade

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune in Moscow

    ... finds them responsible for violating human rights. On Friday, Washington passed a bill that established permanent normal trade relations with Russia, repealing a 1974 act which limited trade ... also would impose sanctions on officials responsible for human rights violations. Magnitsky was a lawyer, aged 37, representing a Britain-based capital management company in 2008 when he ...

  6. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Moscow denounces US rights abuses in cold-war style

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune in Moscow

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Moscow Tone and spirit of Russian foreign ministry's diatribe about human rights abuses in America revives memories of Soviet-era propaganda Anti-U.S. blast ... and English titled On the human rights situation in the United States. The report, distributed at hearings held by the Foreign Relations Committee of the Russia's lower house of parliament, ...

  7. Shocking disrespect for rights

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

    ... it was considered acceptable. Thankfully most of the world has moved on and become more aware of human rights. Sad to say, though, humans are still being abused in various forms; in countries where ... lives to find treatments for diseases. Every life is valuable. The US government did not show proper respect for people's rights. The medical profession's purpose is to save lives, ...

  8. Carter opens rights centre in HK

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Former US president and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jimmy Carter opened a new branch of his global non-profit organisation for human rights and democracy ... at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, works to advance human rights, global health care and conflict resolution, and to aid fledgling democracies by providing support such as election ...

  9. Xi sets right tone for stable relations

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... opposite number, Joe Biden, highlighted a well-established litany of concerns, from human rights abuses to theft of intellectual property. Beijing was criticised for joining Russia in vetoing a UN ... not political grandstanding, is the way to make this happen. Xi has set the right tone. ...

  10. Resume rights talk, China and US urged

    Posted Apr 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine kwok With trade issues likely to dominate this week's summit between President Hu Jintao and US President George W. Bush, rights activists are calling for the human rights ... release as he was being held illegally. 'But there hasn't been any response yet,' he said. John Kamm, executive director of the San Francisco-based human rights organisation, ...




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