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  1. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Hong Kong fad of dyeing dogs' fur could prove fatal: animal welfare experts

    Posted May 18th 2014, 04:55am by Simon Parry

    ... rights campaigners are concerned at the practice, warning that not all dyes used are harmless and using artificial colour on a dog's fur could trigger an attack by another animal confused ... Simon Parry Animal welfare experts warn latest indignity for man's best friend could have fatal consequences Canine 'fashion' is not worth dyeing for, say activists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1514510/hong-kong-fad-dyeing-dogs-fur-could-prove-fatal-animal-welfare
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Helen Bamber, human rights advocate and Amnesty co-founder, dies

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Tireless rights campaigner Helen Bamber dies British human rights campaigner Helen Bamber, an early member of Amnesty International, has died at the age of 89, the charity she founded said. Bamber, who died on Thursday, worked in the Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp in 1945 to help survivors. She went on to work for human rights in a career ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579440/helen-bamber-human-rights-advocate-and-amnesty-co-founder-dies
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    UN rights chief slams Syria ‘paralysis’ as death toll tops 191,000

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva More than 191,000 people have died in Syria, United Nations rights chief Navi Pillay said on Friday, hitting out at “international paralysis” on the nearly ... an underestimate. The South African wraps up her six-year stint as UN rights chief at the end of this month, and has criticised world leaders for their lethargy on a wide range of conflicts. After ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579370/un-rights-chief-slams-syria-paralysis-death-toll-tops-191000
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Rights and wrongs of observing China

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 05:05am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Rights and wrongs of observing China Pierre Ryckmans, who died this month aged 78, was better known by his pen name Simon Leys. And Simon Leys was best known as a sinologist. But, given his vast literary and artistic interests, Ryckmans is best described as a man of letters, or a Confucian gentleman, for whom the humanities in the European and classical Chinese ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1577928/rights-and-wrongs-observing-china
  5. News - Hong Kong - ANIMAL RIGHTS

    Animal-rights volunteers in Sai Kung slam lame way of catching strays

    Posted Jul 07th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... set by the government to catch strays should be banned because they inflict too much pain, campaigners of animal rights say. One dog had to chew off part of its paw to escape a trap in Sai ... Bradley said the dog had another owner before, but it was thrown out of a car and became a stray. "Now I will be prosecuted again [for animal cruelty]," Bradley said. The law requires ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1276985/animal-rights-volunteers-sai-kung-slam-lame-way-catching-strays
  6. News - China Insider - LEGAL

    Woman on trial for demanding right to visit jailed Falun Gong father

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 07:08pm by Chris Luo

    ... to telephone enquiries on Thursday. But human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, who is Bian’s leading attorney, told the South China Morning Post  that he and three fellow lawyers retired from the court ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1578585/woman-trial-demanding-right-visit-jailed-falun-gong-father
  7. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Should Hong Kong’s employees have the legal right to ask for flexible working terms?

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 12:46pm by Phila Siu

    ... is the city ready? Britain has recently introduced a law to the envy of all Hong Kong workers- they now have the legal right to request flexible working hours and locations. While some labour experts ... could work but flexible locations would not. Since June 30, all employees in Britain have the legal right to request flexible work if they have been with the same employer for at least 26 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577644/should-hong-kongs-worker-have-legal-right-ask-flexible-working-terms
  8. News - China Digest

    The Post's daily China news round-up- August 22, 2014

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 07:54am

    ... the Communist Party. China's skyrocketing (pet) population |Source: Businessweek In 2012, Chinese pet owners spent 7.84 billion yuan on animal care. Euromonitor predicts that figure will rise 64 ... Times of India Cognac makers are feeling the hangover from China’s corruption crackdown |Source: Wall Street Journal Society Rights activists, journalists slam China's televised confessions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-digest/digest/1578943/posts-daily-china-news-round-august-22-2014
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-cruelty law needs an update

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... good law that has stood the test of three generations. Sadly, neither is the case with animal welfare laws and regulations. We have more pets than ever, but laws meant to protect them from inhumane treatment are outdated, enforcement is poor and penalties for infringement unlikely to deter offenders. Tens of thousands of abandoned animals are put to death each year, pet shops get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1085667/anti-cruelty-law-needs-update
  10. News - China Insider - documentary

    Questions over timing of documentary about Mao right-hand man Liu Shaoqi

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 07:04pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A new documentary series portraying Mao Zedong’s right-hand man, Liu Shaoqi, will begin shooting on Wednesday, official media reported. The former No 2 leader of China under Mao – and concurrently the country’s president – was best known for directing workers’ revolutions and implementing policies on economic reconstruction. Liu was once poised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1577785/questions-over-timing-documentary-about-mao-right-hand-man-liu

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