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  1. Monkey breeding is big business

    Posted Jul 09th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in two different animal models. 'At least one of the animal models should be a non-human primate,' Jean Patterson, chair scientist of virology and immunology at Southwest Foundation ... the animals' genetic background because it makes their experiments easier. Monkeys with good records are almost twice as valuable as those without. To encourage exports, officials have helped farms ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    New York photographer defends right to shoot people secretly in their apartments

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York New York photographer defends his right to capture unaware neighbours through their apartment windows using a telephoto lens Secretly shot photos cause privacy row ... that the pictures are not illegal and are protected under an artist's freedom of expression under First Amendment rights. Svenson is no longer commenting on the controversy, but says in his exhibition ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 States and United Kingdom, according to the research from the Fraser ...

  6. News - World

    CIA paying millions to AT&T for phone records, says report

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 11:44am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... the CIA said its intelligence gathering does not violate the privacy of Americans. “The CIA protects the nation and upholds the privacy rights of Americans by ensuring that its intelligence ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Biden to visit China, Japan, South Korea in new US push

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 09:37am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... mind that I’m not there right now,” Obama said in Washington during the summits. Obama spent a weekend with Xi in June at the Sunnylands resort in the California desert as the two leaders tried ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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