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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deeds, not words, on human rights give China moral authority in today's world

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 01:13pm by David Schlesinger

    ... values expressed in its constitution into concrete actions upholding human rights, writes David Schlesinger. “Seeking common ground while preserving differences”, as  Xiaoyu Pu sums it up , is a marvelous slogan for achieving diplomatic gains, until it becomes code for simply telling others to mind their own business – and too often in the field of human rights, almost all governments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1285316/deeds-not-words-human-rights-give-china-moral-authority
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Protecting workers' rights is good for business, in China and elsewhere

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 12:00pm by LOWELL CHOW

    ... Lowell Chow Lowell Chow finds Chinese companies becoming more open to change Protecting workers' human rights is good for business A report this month by the Fair Labour Association ... names get a lot of attention. But this is just part of a much bigger picture of business' human rights impact in the greater China region. Equally important are the social effects of major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1580756/protecting-workers-rights-good-business-china-and-elsewhere
  3. News - China - SECURITY

    New anti-terror laws must protect human right, say legal experts

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 04:33am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Legal experts say hastily conceived legislation to fight extremism could lead to confusion over responsibilities and an erosion of human rights ... between battling extremism and protecting civil rights, legal experts say. National People's Congress (NPC) deputies and delegates to the government's main political advisory body, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447369/new-anti-terror-laws-must-protect-human-right-say-legal-experts
  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    ‘Bags of human hands and feet’ found at scene of double murder of elderly couple

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 06:21pm by JULIE CHU

    ... as well as three black plastic bags filled with human remains. Inside each plastic bag was a sealed storage box containing human remains and mothballs, Mak told the court. One of the boxes contained two left hands, one right hand, one left foot, one right foot and some salted meat, Mak said. He found more limbs in the other two bags, he said. Chau and Tse Chun-kei deny murdering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1568402/bags-human-hands-and-feet-found-scene-alleged-double-murder-elderly-couple
  5. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Thailand told by Human Rights Watch to probe navy over trafficking claim

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 04:08pm

    ... years in jail and a fine of 100,000 baht (HK$24,000). Human Rights Watch said the navy “should cease its efforts to silence the journalists and instead permit civilian authorities to conduct ... the messenger’. ” Brad Adams, Human Rights Watch’s Asia director In July, Phuketwan posted a story carrying excerpts from a report by the Reuters news agency alleging that members of the Thai military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1442623/thailand-told-human-rights-watch-probe-navy-over-trafficking-claim
  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing and Washington trade accusations of human rights abuses

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:40am by Verna Yu

    ... of abuses China and the United States have accused each other of human rights abuses in an annual tit-for-tat exchange of criticism. In the China section of its annual Country Reports on Human ... of Tibet's unique heritage US REPORT ON HUMAN RIGHTS Authorities also used extra-legal measures such as enforced disappearance and strict house arrest, not just on suspects but also their family ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1437592/beijing-and-washington-trade-accusations-human-rights-abuses
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Legco voting process and aggressive police practices criticised in US human rights report on Hong Kong

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 09:25am by Stuart Lau

    ... of Hong Kong citizens to change their government, cases of arbitrary arrest and aggressive police tactics were fingered as the territory's biggest human rights problems in a US State Department report. The annual report on human rights practices did not address the question of universal suffrage in the 2017 chief executive election. But it did criticise the Hong Kong government ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1436937/legco-voting-process-and-aggressive-police-practices-criticised-us
  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Outgoing US ambassador Gary Locke calls for greater human rights in China

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 03:13pm by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... its human rights record, in parting remarks just days before he is to leave the country. Rights are “universal” values that represent more than economic benefits, Gary Locke said, speaking ... in the quality of life and the standard of living here in China,” he said. “But human rights is more than economic prosperity and the economic conditions of people, but also fundamental universal rights ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1436301/outgoing-us-ambassador-gary-locke-calls-greater-human-rights-china
  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Locke addresses human rights in farewell speech as US ambassador to China

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 02:14pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... tussle over blind human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from house arrest in 2012 to seek refuge in the embassy and later travelled to New York to study on a US-brokered deal. Locke ... of foreign journalists, who face difficulties, including visa delays and harassment, when covering issues like human rights trials. “As a permanent member of the UN Security Council that has hosted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1435581/locke-addresses-human-rights-farewell-speech-us-ambassador-china
  10. News - China

    Chinese turn to Hong Kong’s US Consulate for answers on human rights report

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 02:02pm by Amy Li

    ... Days after Beijing answered Washington’s critique of China’s human rights situation by issuing its own report on US human rights  - an annual event in Sino-US relations - doubtful ... explained the reasons why the US publishes its annual human rights report and why evaluation of its own situation is not included.  In response to the question: “What happens when other countries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1223690/chinese-turn-hong-kongs-us-consulate-answers-human-rights-report

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