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  1. 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

    ... and signed by 177 parties, defines consular relations between participating states. It allows the consulate of a foreign nation to act as a "notary and civil registrar and in capacities of a similar kind" in the country where it is operating. But a spokesman for the Brazilian consulate in Hong Kong pointed out that the convention prohibited "civil registration services ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hongkongers urged to be 'vigilant' on city’s eroding press freedom

    Posted May 28th 2014, 01:27pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... are." As the Basic Law ensured the continued application of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Hong Kong government had "an international law obligation ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Police will follow the rules in handling Occupy Central campaign, says police watchdog chief

    Posted May 28th 2014, 04:19am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... Samuel Chan samuel.chan@scmp.com Police will play it by the book, says watchdog The chief of the police watchdog says he believes officers will follow procedures in handling the Occupy Central civil disobedience movement, if it happens. But Independent Police Complaints Council chairman Jat Sew-tong would not comment on Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's remarks last week ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Imprisoned and beaten: Second helper tells of escape from violent Hong Kong employer

    Posted May 08th 2014, 06:00pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... in Central, who took her in. The police were called and a criminal investigation is in progress. Uychiat is also pursuing a civil compensation case. Cynthia Ca Abdon-Tellez, the general manager ...

  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China prevents prominent human rights lawyer Mo Shaoping from meeting German minister

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 11:41am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing Police 'stop' lawyer visiting German MP Police blocked a prominent human rights lawyer from meeting Germany's deputy chancellor in Beijing, the lawyer said yesterday, in the latest example of curbs on government critics. Deputy Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel was unable to meet Mo Shaoping and other members of Chinese civil society in the capital ...

  6. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing court upholds guilty verdict against rights lawyer Xu Zhiyong

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 01:09pm by Angela Meng

    ... a legacy of liberalism. "The party doesn't want to appear to be driven by civil society- they want to be seen to be taking control and making improvements on its own terms," said ... the ability nor the desire to give China an open society. "The hope lies with Xu, and others like him, who will fight for civil rights no matter what happens to them." Three other New ...

  7. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    'I am afraid no more', says billionaire investor Wang Gongquan, 2 months before his detention

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 05:33pm by Staff Reporter

    ... dissipated over time. Below is an excerpt of the interview.   SCMP: You have been actively involved in the civil society movement. Do you have fears over politics? Wang: First, I had fears, ... is there to fear? So gradually, I am no longer afraid. They accused Zhiyong [Xu Zhiyong, Wang’s friend and fellow civil society activist] of disturbing public order. But he had been under house arrest ...

  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Activist Hu Jia accepts he faces jail again after latest police questioning

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 11:10pm by Verna Yu

    ... Fellowship. He had urged some members to rally outside court when Xu Zhiyong, founder of the New Citizen movement, and six fellow civil rights activists were put on trial last month. Thirteen from ... Sakharov human rights prize, was jailed for 3½ years in 2008 for "inciting subversion of state power" for his civil rights activism. The Beijing Public Security Bureau did not respond ...

  9. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing detains prominent Uygur academic

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 05:52pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... is an economist at a university in Beijing and has been critical of China’s policies towards Uygurs, who are concentrated in the far western region of Xinjiang, which is regularly hit by unrest. Police ... in the past year, which have killed dozens and which China’s government has sometimes blamed on “terrorists”. Rights groups and outside scholars say unrest is spawned by cultural oppression, intrusive ...

  10. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing and Washington trade accusations of human rights abuses

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:40am by Verna Yu

    ... policy. "Repression and coercion, particularly against organisations and individuals involved in civil and political rights advocacy and public interest issues, ethnic minorities, and law ...




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