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  1. News - China - EQUALITY

    Fear of abuse keeps bulk of Chinese gays in closet in workplace

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... by the Aibai Culture and Education Centre and other LGBT rights groups on the International Day Against Homophobia. Its chief author, Huang Yaohua, said gays and lesbians in small mainland cities were ... of Lesbians and Gays in China, Hu Zhijun, said the reluctance of highly educated LGBT people to come out was a phenomenon largely unique to the mainland, and could be a result of lack of rights ...

  2. Beijing's gay film festival makes quiet start, to relief of organisers

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... into a sort of gay rights movement, but rather a platform for people to share their cultural diversity. 'All we want to see is that different types of people can live freely,' she said. ... Raymond Li The mainland's biggest gay film festival got off to a smooth start amid concerns it would experience similar setbacks to those in Shanghai last week. The five-day Beijing ...

  3. News - China - FILM

    Director slams unwritten film censorship rules in mainland

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by LAURA ZHOU

    ... by citing a film, on which he served as an artistic adviser, that was deemed "problematic" because it had gay characters and had scenes showing Lin Liguo, the son of disgraced ex-Communist leader Lin Biao , who was Mao Zedong's right-hand man. The film, which Xie did not name, has been under review by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (Sarft) since August. ...

  4. News - China - GENDER

    Chinese women post nude photos online to fight domestic violence

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... against domestic abuse Advocates for women's rights across China are publishing nude photos of themselves as part of a growing online movement pushing for the speedy enactment ... violence". Like many of the women involved, Dian Dian, a 23-year-old graduate student in history at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, posted her picture because she believed it was the right thing ...

  5. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Sending students to schools abroad is just as vitally important to mainland China's interests as attracting more talents from the US Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy US first lady Michelle Obama is absolutely right about the importance of overseas education, and that is exactly what the sons and daughters of many ...

  6. News - China

    Updated: Eight activist lawyers detained in Sichuan over 'illegal jail' have been released

    Posted May 14th 2013, 09:48am by Patrick Boehler

    ... detention facility in the prefecture-level city. About 200 people are illegally detained at the Ziyang Legal Education Centre, said Liu Weiguo, a Beijing-based human rights lawyer, who was not part ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Online campaign for release of Guangdong democracy activist Liu Yuandong gathers pace

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 06:47pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... [minzhu xingdong pai],” he said. "We will continue to protest, because it's right."   ...

  8. Sport - China - TENNIS

    Li Na 'most influential player of the decade', says former great Chris Evert

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 11:50pm by Reuters

    ... could add a third or fourth grand slam before the year is out. "This year she is still up for grand slams, along with Serena [Williams], Maria [Sharapova], Victoria [Azarenka]. She is right ...

  9. News - China - CRIME

    Beijing touts drop in capital crimes in annual human rights reports

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing cary.huang@scmp.com Beijing hails drop in capital crimes The central government released its tenth white paper on human rights yesterday, highlighting a decrease ... of the death penalty and has taken a prudent approach to it, while also protecting the rights of detainees. Under a 2011 amendment to the Criminal Law, the death penalty was removed as a form ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Now is the right time for interest rate reforms in China

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... control of rates now would be in everybody's interest Now is the right time to loosen state controls on interest and exchange rates, a move that can only serve to boost China's market ... a time when reforms were implemented with all the right conditions in place. The key is to weigh the cost and benefits of the changes before acting decisively. While liberalisation of interest ...




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