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  1. Capital tightening hukou system to limit migrants

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The Beijing municipal authorities have tightened up the widely criticised household registration, or hukou, system to curb the influx of migrants to the capital, according to a mainland ... estimated Beijing would have more than 220,000 fresh graduates this year, the Beijing Daily reported. The lowered ceiling could mean non-local graduates may not stay in the capital if holding hukou ...

  2. Foxconn International chief quits after less than a year

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 1 for a three-year term. From 2007 to December 31, 2011, Cheng worked for Foxconn International's Taiwanese parent, Foxconn Technology Group, where his latest post was corporate executive ... workers, Samsung Financial analyst Lu Chialin told the South China Morning Post last year. In 2010, Foxconn International came under fire for a series of worker suicides in its Shenzhen ...

  3. Olympics may be used 'as a pretext' to abuse human rights, warns Amnesty International

    Posted Apr 30th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Miller

    ... rights abuses, according to a report published today by Amnesty International. The latest issue of 'The Olympics Countdown' report, which judges the mainland's recent record ... of reforms to the death penalty. February's announcement that drug addicts in the capital may have to undergo an extended, one-year 'enforced rehabilitation' in the lead-up ...

  4. Officials warned university over Oxfam interns

    Posted Feb 26th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li A staff member of a careers guidance centre at a Beijing university said yesterday that officials from the capital's education commission had warned it to stop helping ... it to the Ministry of Education and said it was directed at students from all universities. Describing Oxfam Hong Kong as 'a non-governmental organisation trying hard to infiltrate China ...

  5. Evidence guidelines ban torture in capital cases

    Posted May 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at a time'. Ultimate penalty Amnesty International says 672 people were executed in 2008 worldwide, excluding China, where the number put to death was at least: 1,178 ... but details were revealed to the China News Service by the bodies that issued them- the Supreme People's Court, the Supreme People's Procuratorate and the ministries of public security, ...

  6. Rights group takes aim at China's soaring execution rates

    Posted Apr 05th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... to be seen. There doesn't seem to be any moves afoot.' One of the reasons Amnesty International maintains there are so many executions in China is that a person accused of a capital crime ... International, reported 64 executions last year. 'The true figures are believed to be much higher,' the report says. Amnesty International's count for China, which it has always said ...

  7. China Life to increase holding in fund unit

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... annuities business. This will be the second capital injection by the state-owned insurer after 1.85 billion yuan in November. Following the injection, China Life's stake in China Life Pension ... holds 68.37 per cent of China Life Insurance, its subsidiary China Life Insurance Asset Management, and China Credit Trust, a pension fund manager. 'The capital injection will facilitate ...

  8. Life after death?

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... It was the first time in 32 years that the legislature had cut the number of capital offences and a victory for campaigners who want to abolish the death penalty. The 13 include offences related to smuggling, robbery, financial crimes and protection of cultural treasures. China does not publish the number of executions. Amnesty International estimated that, in 2008, at least 1,718 people were ...

  9. Capital moves to boost low-cost housing supply

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will ensure better utilisation of public housing and also that those in need can get the resources,' said Lai Kwok-keung, director and general manager of Centaline (China) Property Consultant. An analyst at Colliers International in Shanghai echoed the view and said the measures were consistent with Beijing's perspective to prepare for the rising middle class and support those ...

  10. Choose life

    Posted Nov 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Otherwise, Asia will continue to be the hub of executions in the world. China and India- the two emerging economic powers and home to more than ... Was it a case of a costly (some might say isolated) mistake or is something more fundamental at stake here? The power to inflict capital punishment essentially raises the question about the authority ...




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