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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Tibetan writer placed under house arrest 'over dinner invite from John Kerry's delegation'

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:58pm by AP

    ... Department, but Beijing banned her from travelling to Washington to receive the award. At the award ceremony, Kerry praised Tsering Woeser for her courageous writings on Tibetan people ... Tibet,” Kerry said at the time, according to a transcript posted on the State Department’s website. Tsering Woeser said the US embassy had called her while she and Wang were travelling outside ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Confusion over same-sex unions at consulates

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Christy Choi

    ... Department said. It added a caveat, saying such functions were "in line with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and [Hong Kong's] Consular Relations Ordinance". By last night, ... and transgender community and their allies, who asked why missions in supposedly more homophobic places, such as Russia and mainland China, provided the service. The department added that the city ...

  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    US Congress pokes Beijing with ‘Liu Xiaobo Plaza’ Washington embassy address proposal

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China may soon have an unhappy address for its embassy in Washington. The House Appropriations Committee has included in its next year State Department budget a proposal to rename the stretch of road in front of the embassy “Liu Xiaobo Plaza”. Liu, a writer, was jailed over his involvement in Tiananmen Square. Later, in 2009, he was slapped with an 11-year sentence ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    US human trafficking report misleading, says Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com US trafficking report misleading, says HK Hong Kong has hit back after a US State Department report accused it of not doing enough to tackle human trafficking. ... is worsening," Villanueva said. "With the case of Erwiana … the US State Department report will put more pressure on the government to take some concrete measures in reforming their existing ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    British consulate to press Hong Kong on gay marriage after diplomatic backtrack

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by Christy Choi

    ... that the city government had "raised an objection" to it solemnising same-sex marriages. But the Hong Kong government's protocol department said on Tuesday that it was up to consulates ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Asylum seekers ask Legco for access to work, education, healthcare

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 08:33pm by Christy Choi

    ... educational opportunities and more government help. Lawmakers heard how thousands of refugees languished in a city of affluence because current regulations prevented them from being self-sufficient. The Social Welfare Department said there was room to improve policies, but that the city also needed to prevent a "magnet" effect that would draw in more asylum seekers. Non-governmental ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese-Australian artist to be deported after detention in Beijing

    Posted Jun 06th 2014, 11:35am

    ... of the anniversary of the crackdown. “Chinese authorities have advised that Mr Guo was detained on a visa-related matter,” Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement. “We understand Mr Guo will be detained for 15 days and then required to depart China,” it said, adding that the Australian government would provide consular help during his detention. The department said ...

  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Chinese-Australian artist detained 'over interview about his Tiananmen artwork'

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:07pm by AFP

    ... Guo on the phone briefly and he said police told him he would be released in 15 days. Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs said it was troubled by the report. “The Australian embassy ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    UN criticism can't be ignored, say activists

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:16am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... a set of assessment tools, teaching materials and teacher training. In response, an Education Bureau spokeswoman said more details of the framework would be made available late next month. She ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Study to shed light on sex discrimination: Equal Opportunities Commission

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:51am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... advocacy group Pink Alliance. "An education organisation is mandated to do education work. The commission is an organisation mandated to be a watchdog against injustice and inequality, so ...




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