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  1. China cannot move forward from a jail cell

    Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... on the internet, which call for the guaranteeing of basic rights, religious freedom and political reform. It is not entirely clear why that should be a crime- China's laws enshrine these civil liberties. Authorities have repeatedly said they want to live up to high standards. In April, the State Council promised to improve the protection of civil liberties. Under a two-year plan, ...

  2. What price human rights?

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Greg Barns

    ... countries to execution if convicted in mainland China. Vic Adams, of Civil Liberties Australia, has written: 'It is entirely possible that an Australian will face execution in China for a crime ... last year is not so alarmed. Its members say the treaty reportedly contains a general clause allowing Canberra to refuse a Chinese request for assistance in an investigation on human rights ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Civil society can help China modernise

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by KARLA SIMON, DAVID YANG

    ... this is to encourage all types of NGOs to register directly with the Ministry of Civil Affairs. Labour rights NGOs on the mainland are already doing effective work on collective bargaining issues, ... Karla Simon and David Yang Karla Simon and David Yang say the government should allow NGOs to play a bigger role How civil society can work to easethe turmoil in a modernising China While ...

  4. News - China - RIGHTS

    No love lost for 're-education through labour' system

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com 'Re-education through labour' has long been seen as abusive by rights groups, but system instituted in 1950s had plenty of staying power Little love lost for camp regime Although the mainland's "re-education through labour" system has long been criticised by scholars and rights groups, it was not until last year that hope ...

  5. Sorry, but mainland is far from being a market economy

    Posted Apr 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... without the vote, I don't see a parallel to present-day China here. The real foundation of a liberal democracy is not so much the vote as it is civil liberties. Freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom from arbitrary imprisonment, among others, are the core values. The vote is a way of guaranteeing them. The one civil liberty of greatest interest here is the freedom ...

  6. Hypocritical tit for tat

    Posted Apr 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... rights report, followed a few days later by China's even more exquisite document detailing the human rights record in the United States. The Chinese authorities do not disguise that the purpose of their report is retaliation. No doubt senior officials thought it was really clever to try and establish some kind of equivalence between the two nations on the human rights front. Only ...

  7. National education needs impartiality

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that the exclusion of sensitive issues such as the June 4 crackdown and the suppression of civil right lawyers on the mainland allows teachers more flexibility in choosing what to teach. Following ... liberties. They care about the country and want to see a better China. The education chief has rightly pointed out that students should not be just taught the 'bright side' of China. A true ...

  8. Art crackdown creates a climate for unrest

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... In spite of China's impressive economic reforms and liberalisation, the same measure of liberalisation has been sadly lacking with regards to civil liberties and artistic freedom. ... towards any hint of dissent and regarding civil rights. For years, internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei actively engaged in social commentary either explicitly or through his work, hoping ...

  9. Who said it?

    Posted Jul 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... I don't have a schedule yet, but I will come back to China right after I finish the consultations Japan's ambassador to China, Uichiro Niwa, after being recalled to Tokyo You can see the freedom to express your views. When we don't have that liberty, our society will die Publisher Jimmy Pang Chi-ming Private affairs are resolved in private. And I have told ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ending re-education through labour must lead to curbs on police powers

    Posted Jan 17th 2013, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... but also makes the infringement of other people's civil liberties and rights easier. In 1215, the English nobility forced King John to sign the Magna Carta that limited his powers. ... principles on restricting freedom set out in the United Nations' International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Yet China's punishment of re-education through labour, which began ...




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