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  1. human rights

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not to bother to get a passport because he would not be going. Think about 1 What motive could the West have for giving Liu the prize? 2 What are human rights, and are they important in a modern society? Who decides what a right is? 3 Which would give Liu the most political face, to accept the prize or to decline it? 4 Did Liu deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? Vocabulary 1 Jill relished being ...

  2. Beijing reviews key human rights treaty

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... that Beijing is reviewing a key international human rights treaty, prompting speculation about mainland ratification of the sensitive International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights after years ... 1,500 delegates from 60 countries and regions that Beijing had made great progress in protecting citizens' freedom and rights, citing the 21 international human rights conventions ...

  3. Human rights on Sino-EU agenda

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A Sino-European human rights dialogue has been held in Beijing, just a few days after China cancelled its annual human rights meeting with Germany in retaliation against ... platform on which China is willing to discuss various human rights issues, especially as Sino-US dialogue on this front remains deadlocked. At the meeting, Wu Hailong , director-general ...

  4. Human rights hurdle

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A mainland leader says Beijing may ratify a sensitive human rights treaty- the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights- after years of delay. Isn't this a tall order for the mainland? Share your views: write to us ...

  5. No Olympic glory without human rights, Beijing told

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if authorities made no serious efforts to address human rights concerns, dozens of prominent intellectuals said in an open letter yesterday. With a year to go until the Games, 40 liberal scholars, writers, lawyers and activists from the mainland have signed a mildly worded letter entitled 'One World, One Dream and Universal Human Rights'. The letter appeared on an overseas ...

  6. Beijing defends rights record by underscoring freedoms gained

    Posted Apr 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jane Cai Beijing sought to defend its battered human rights record yesterday by promoting its achievements and pointing the finger at double standards in the west. The Central Publicity Office hosted the Beijing Forum on Human Rights to counter foreign criticism of the handling of unrest in Tibet, calls to boycott Beijing's Olympic Games in August and disruptions ...

  7. China's first winner of Miss World still looking for Mr Right

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... that doesn't leave much time to find my Mr Right, but now that I have more time with my family and friends, maybe there will be more chances. Love is destined and you can't rush it. 'I'll find the one when the time is right.' ...

  8. Canada urged to hold 'respectful' rights talks

    Posted Feb 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Beijing's envoy to Ottawa has called for respectful talks on human rights and co-operation between the two countries to smooth the way for the return of mainland fugitives. Addressing students, academics and diplomats at City University of Hong Kong, ambassador Lu Shumin said Beijing was proud of its human rights progress in the past 20 years and not afraid ...

  9. HK must seek Beijing ruling on right of abode for maids, Ip says

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com The government should seek a central government interpretation of the Basic Law over the right of abode ruling concerning foreign domestic workers, lawmaker ... to apply for the right to settle in the city after seven years of uninterrupted residency. He ruled the provision in the Immigration Ordinance contravenes the Basic Law. The government said ...

  10. 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. ...




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