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  1. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    Time for climate to take centre stage, activists say ahead of UN summit

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 06:18am by AFP

    ... a face-saving compromise- a hazy vow to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius. Activists were distraught. Now, after a long spell in the wilderness, campaigners are looking to another UN climate ... day." Today- if activists' hopes are realised- will see 100,000 people on the streets of New York demanding radical climate action. Two thousand other climate-awareness events are being ...

  2. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian activist jailed for a year under colonial-era sedition law

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 12:21pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur Activist gets one year for sedition A Malaysian court sentenced a student democracy activist to a year in jail yesterday after finding him guilty of sedition, drawing immediate condemnation from human rights groups who accuse the government of using the colonial-era law to stifle freedom of expression. Adam Adli was charged last year after ...

  3. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Daughters of activists jailed in China demand action by Obama on Apec trip

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 09:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Chinese girls want their dads back Daughters of detained Chinese activists are demanding a meeting with US President Barack Obama, saying he must ... Wang were the daughters of rights advocates Gao Zhisheng, Zhang Shaojie, Chang Boyang and Liu Xianbin, plus friends of detained Tibetan activists Tenzin Delek Rinpoche and Lobsang Tsering. Gao, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Tough-talking activist reveals 'sweet' side

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Tough-talking activist reveals 'sweet' side Democracy activist Alex Chow Yong-kang isn't one to mince his words when it comes to criticising Beijing's restrictions ... forum. The radical activist said he was joining three other like-minded groups in holding a rally outside the government's headquarters in Tamar, Admiralty, on Sunday to discuss political ...

  5. News - Asia - FAMILIES

    'Racist' cartoon issued by Japanese ministry angers rights activists

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 11:14pm by Julian Ryall

    ... cartoon sparks outrage Human rights activists in Japan have reacted angrily to a new pamphlet released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that they claim is racist and stereotypical for depicting ... citizen who was born in the United States and has become a leading human rights activist. "After being forced to give up a degree of power by signing the Hague treaty, they have to show ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CYBERSECURITY

    Fake Occupy Central app targets activists’ smartphones with spyware

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 05:12pm by Patrick Boehler, Cedric Sam

    ... Patrick Boehler and Cedric Sam A fraudulent smartphone app claiming to coordinate the Occupy Central pro-democracy movement has circulated online, a group of programmers said on Wednesday. The spyware is disguised as an application for Android smartphones or tablets, Code4HK, a group of coders trying to improve government transparency in Hong Kong, said. Activists first received a link ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Scholarism activist Joshua Wong vows to fight on as he begins university studies

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by Tony Cheung

    ... activist vows to fight on Two years ago, a bespectacled 15-year-old became a household name for his fearless crusade against the ill-fated national education curriculum. And when the city's ... of student-led activist group Scholarism is seen as a champion of the pan-democratic camp's demand to let the public nominate election candidates. For someone only just beginning university studies, ...

  8. News - China - COURTS

    Chinese court postpones Yang Maodong trial after no show by rights activist’s lawyers

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 10:15am

    ... against human rights activist Yang Maodong after his lawyers did not to show up to protest a denial of their right to copy court files. Quoting family members of fellow defendant Sun Desheng, ... but to announce the postponement,” Lin said. Yang, better known by his pen name of Guo Feixiong, is a veteran activist pushing for greater political freedom and more civic engagement in China. He ...

  9. News - China - LGBT RIGHTS

    China gay rights activists demand equality on university campuses

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 02:04pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... Laura Zhou laura.zhou@scmp.com Chinese grass-roots activists have sent a barrage of letters to 112 key universities to demand equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trangender (LGBT) people on campus, in time for nationwide Teachers’ Day celebrations. The activists from three mainland groups have asked the universities in an open letter to correct teaching materials ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Pro-Beijing activist compares organisers of student strikes to 'triad gangs'

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 12:05pm by Peter So

    ... from September 22. Occupy activists plan to stage a mass sit-in on the streets of Central in protest after Beijing ruled out an open election for the chief executive in 2017. The alliance ...




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