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  1. News - China - CIVIL LIBERTIES

    Activists demanding disclosure of Communist Party bosses' assets formally arrested

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Verna Yu

    ... Verna Yu verna.yu@scmp.com Trio demanding that Communist Party top brass come clean on assets face possible charges lawyer says are linked to New Citizen group ties Disclosure activists formally arrested Three activists who staged a protest in Beijing urging senior Communist Party officials to disclose their family assets have been formally arrested after being held for more than ...

  2. Brutal reality at the end of a fictional journey

    Posted Nov 30th 2008, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... prompted by a 103-word passage on the private affairs of an unspecified Thai crown prince. It would never have been noticed had it applied to British royals, but offending the Thai royal family ... The offending words are understood to relate to a crown prince, although it is unclear if they relate to a fictional royal or the real Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn. 'I've read some of the book ...

  3. Registering of party as company splits league

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Factional fighting in the League of Social Democrats has escalated after it emerged the party had been registered as a limited company, and a new party name registered, without consulting members. A search of the Companies Registry shows The League of Social Democrats Limited was incorporated on December 10, with party vice-chairman Avery Ng Man-yuen and former party treasurer Pang ...

  4. League on verge of collapse as heavyweights lead party exodus

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So and Fanny W. Y. Fung The League of Social Democrats is in danger of breaking up. Founding members Wong Yuk-man and Albert Chan Wai-yip quit the radical party yesterday, taking with them hundreds of members. As a parting shot, Wong denounced current party chairman and his one-time protege Andrew To Kwan-hang. He said it was heartbreaking to see the league he founded ...

  5. Rape claims threaten to split radical party

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong The radical League of Social Democrats is engaged in a new round of political infighting over alleged sex scandals involving party dissident Edward Yum Liang-hsien. Yum, 31, ... the league's image and could shake its political foundations. Young people form the core of the radical party's support, but criticism is mounting at the way the allegations are being handled. ...

  6. Party chief held after employing thugs in fatal land grab

    Posted Jan 19th 2010, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam in Shenzhen The party chief of a Jiangsu village has been detained after hiring more than 200 armed thugs to forcibly evict farmers from their land to make way ... officials used police to take away the dead body and cover up the death. Another 29 suspects, mostly thugs hired by party chief Sun Xiaojun, had also been arrested over the violent clashes, Xinhua ...

  7. Founder faces life term over his political party

    Posted Nov 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo A 26-year-old man tried something few on the mainland would dare to even think about- building his own political party to challenge the Communist Party's hegemony. Now he ... As founder of the Chinese People's Party, Yan could face life in prison under mainland criminal law. The newspaper, quoting court insiders, said Yan, a Henan native with a university degree, ...

  8. Internet a powerful tool in Bahrain's push for democracy

    Posted Jun 13th 2005, 12:00am by Jane Kinninmont

    ... remains closed. Many Bahrainis say that, as in Saudi Arabia, the ruling family is divided over the issue of reform. Most associate the prime minister with the conservative faction, while the crown prince is the leading liberal. Intriguingly, Mr Khawaja's arrest took place the day after the crown prince publicly called for economic reforms and for greater rights for immigrant workers. ...

  9. Pop singer held for drink-driving after crashing at tunnel entrance

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... in July. A spokeswoman for Warner Music said the road had been slippery and Liu had drunk some alcohol at his birthday party at home yesterday morning. She said Liu had just returned from Taiwan, ... the Prince Edward Road East flyover near the junction with Choi Hung Road when his motorcycle crashed at about 2am. He and his passenger, 42, left in a minibus before police arrived. Officers stopped ...

  10. Hu urges improved democracy within the Communist Party

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok President Hu Jintao renewed calls to improve democracy within the Communist Party on the eve of the ruling party's 88th birthday. Speaking to the party's most ... organisation. 'We must converge the wisdom and strength of the party to the utmost level, we must fully inspire the creativity and vigour of the party,' he was quoted by Xinhua as saying. ...




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