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  1. Guilty of 'crime of speaking'

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This is a way for civil society to push the government to quickly give it back power, with pressure from below to push the government to enact changes from the top down. So the government and the public ... of the rights of civil society to expand the rights of people, to increase their sense of their own power, develop civil society so that it can bring pressure from the bottom up and promote the reform ...

  2. More corrupt officials jailed

    Posted Jan 09th 2009, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... and a strengthening of parliament's internal monitoring body. 'Currently, the 'parliament honorary body' is made up of lawmakers only, but it should also include members of civil society,' he said. Tommy Legowo, of parliament watchdog Formappi, said cleaning up politics was likely to take a long time. 'We need innovators and good examples,' he said, praising ...

  3. The mainland public defenders who want to reform the system

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... they consider of public significance. They, and the expanding non-governmental organisation sector, are part of the new building blocks of civil society. These lawyers are different to the exiled ... number of internet users on earth have created the conditions for the mainland to make a peaceful transformation into a modern, civil society, like other countries in East Asia. As lawyers, ...

  4. Dissidents held for collecting 300 signatures

    Posted Dec 10th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the China Youth League after the June 4 incident for disagreeing with the government's crackdown on pro-democracy activities, and has been active in civil-society and rights campaigns. More ... don't just criticise but try to give advice on China's future development of human rights, civil rights and the rule by law, especially this year when we commemorate the 30th anniversary ...

  5. BoneMan's Daughters

    Posted Aug 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Steve Cray

    ... is the difference between breaking bones in a war and in civil society? The rationale changes, the horror doesn't. But there are metaphysical themes too. Dekker wrote a number of Christian ...

  6. History is on our side, says dissident

    Posted Jun 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... politics in the 1950s- said a civil society was emerging in China. 'It's very encouraging when we see people such as lawyers and journalists coming out to fight for social justice. ...

  7. Despite pressures, activist perseveres

    Posted May 10th 2010, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... of the overseas donor organisations and a notarised donation agreement. Wan fears the new regulations will threaten the survival of the mainland's fledgling civil society. Analysts say Beijing is particularly sensitive to the growth of a robust, civil society, mindful of the role that independent groups, such as the labour union Solidarity in Poland, played in the meltdown of the Communist ...

  8. ... while husband Zhang's underground writings defy the civil tone of the state's cultural watchdogs

    Posted Nov 07th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Standaert

    ... and the emperors. In democracy the idea of the civil is most important. But in Chinese society, what is called civil society and civil rights do not exist at all. My civil plays attempt to restore this kind ... voices, because the whole society was not controlled, so they were not afraid of individuals,' he says. 'Now they are afraid of true voices which would disturb or deconstruct the line ...

  9. Liu's sentence a grim warning to dissidents

    Posted Dec 27th 2009, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... of justice'. 'This verdict is also an explicit warning from the government to China's intellectuals, civil-society activists and human rights defenders that the state will severely punish ... online, and by co-authoring the Charter 08 manifesto a year ago, which called for more civil liberties, the rule of law and an end to one-party rule. Although his lawyers argued that his demands ...

  10. A moral message for the party

    Posted Feb 27th 2011, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... conscience and political guts putting forth strong and effective political reform to set off the momentum. For that to work, there should be a corresponding growth in civil society at large.' ... deepened disparities in society, as the majority of the people feel left out of the reform policy.' Instead of facing the problem, he said, the government tried to deflect attention ...




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