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  1. HK enacts Iran sanctions law after 9 months

    Posted Mar 30th 2011, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... After nine months of delay Hong Kong has quietly enacted regulations that implement last year's United Nations sanctions against Iran. The city's action comes amid increasing scrutiny from the West over China's dealings with Iran. The new r ...

  2. Liu supporters in Oslo rally on eve of Nobel ceremony

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu in Oslo Supporters of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo braved freezing temperatures in Oslo on the eve of the award ceremony to protest against Beijing's crackdown on human ... on the mainland and to show our support for Liu,' said Yang Jianli, a US-based mainland dissident who spent five years in prison for his pro-democracy activism. 'We can't forget he is still ...

  3. HK relishes freedom to debate Liu Xiaobo

    Posted Nov 02nd 2010, 12:00am by John Carney, Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu and John Carney A flurry of celebrations and debates over jailed Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo are being held in Hong Kong in the run-up to his award ceremony next month. This contrasts sharply with the mainland, where the long-time dissident scholar remains a taboo subject. Mainland authorities have pulled out the all stops to bar the news about Liu from spreading. ...

  4. Views on Liu differ

    Posted Oct 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for Sino-US co-operation. After two days of meetings in Beijing, attorney general Eric Holder told reporters that dissident Liu Xiaobo, the winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize, came up ... in answer to a question about Liu. 'President Obama has made clear his position on this issue. We believe that China should respect the fundamental human rights of all its citizens, ...

  5. Liu Xiaobo wins Nobel Peace Prize

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo won this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to push for greater freedom on the mainland- a move that could galvanize the struggling democracy movement and challenge one-party rule. The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Liu, 54, for his 'long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China'. Liu ...

  6. Beijing confirms it gave warning on Vietnam oil deal

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'relevant parties' its sovereignty had been breached. The statement from ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao followed a report in the Sunday Morning Post that ExxonMobil executives had been warned ... is clear and consistent. Everyone knows about it,' Mr Liu said. 'In response to [the] specific question, China has already stated clearly its position to relevant parties. China opposes ...

  7. Broker jailed for theft of client's HK$30m

    Posted Feb 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A broker was yesterday jailed for five years and 10 months after he admitted embezzling HK$30 million from a client to fund his own investments. Broker Liu Ka-hin, 28, who was able to make HK$200,000 a month, was banned from the industry. Madam Justice Clare-Marie Beeson, in the Court of First Instance, sentenced Liu after he had pleaded guilty to 11 counts of theft, ...

  8. Beijing 'has nothing more to add on crackdown'

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yesterday on the eve of the 15th anniversary. 'For the issues of June 4, we have already had the correct conclusion and I have nothing to add,' ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said. He ... It is nonsense for anyone to make such irresponsible remarks.' Mr Liu would not comment on whether there was a blacklist of dissidents who were involved in the 1989 protests who would not be allowed ...

  9. Notorious drug kingpin executed for trafficking

    Posted Sep 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk One of the mainland's most notorious drug kingpins was executed yesterday for manufacturing, trafficking and dealing Ice, Xinhua reported. Liu Zhaohua was sentenced ... Information Times, as saying the Ice Liu alone had made, worth more than US$5.5 billion, had outweighed the total quantity of the drug seized worldwide that year. But Liu refused to accept ...

  10. Dissident's trial sends message to activists

    Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu China put Liu Xiaobo- one of its most influential dissidents- on trial yesterday for subversion despite strong international protest, sending a chill message to activists daring ... barred from attending the trial. Liu, co-author of a manifesto that calls for the rule of law and democracy, will be sentenced on Christmas Day. If convicted, he faces up to 15 years in prison ...




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