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  1. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO ELECTION 2012

    Hong Kong legislator hailed for coming out as gay

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Newly-elected lawmaker expected to fight for anti-discrimination legislation to protect sexual minorities and to allow gay marriages Raymond Chan hailed by gay community Gay groups rejoiced after People Power's Raymond Chan Chi-chuen- a newly elected legislator- yesterday confirmed that he is a homosexual. They expect Chan- better known ...

  2. West hails halt to dam

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer The Myanmar government has halted the US$3.6 billion Myitsone project that included building seven dams, which would have provided electricity to China. The move was praised by the West. But China is unhappy; it is a close ally of Myanmar and ...

  3. State Council hails China's success on human rights

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Verna Yu Verna.yu@scmp.com Beijing yesterday hailed what it's calling a successful implementation of the country's first human rights action plan, saying citizens' overall living conditions have been improved and their rights safeguarded, even though rights groups say abuses continue unabated. 'The fulfilment of all targets... shows that the cause of human ...

  4. Beijing hails its record in Tibet

    Posted Mar 31st 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Autonomous Region,' he said. The report also defended the building of the first railway on the Tibetan Plateau, and hailed the huge financial aid the area has received over the past decades ...

  5. Quashing of death penalties hailed, 'but more action needed'

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei News that 15 per cent of the death sentences handed down by lower-level courts had been overturned by the Supreme People's Court since the start of the year earned praise yesterday. But an expert said more political will was needed to take ...

  6. 2007 hailed as fruitful year for landmark laws

    Posted Dec 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Focus on property, labour rights Experts hailed 2007 as a fruitful year for the mainland in the progress of legislation, with the introduction of a string of landmark laws aimed at protecting the basic property and labour rights of individuals. Strengthening legislation which addresses social concerns and fine-tuning legislation in the commercial sphere have been the aims ...

  7. Media hails premier's handshake at hospital

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... David Fang Pictures of Premier Wen Jiabao shaking hands with an Aids patient were splashed across the front pages of mainland newspapers yesterday, with the event being hailed as a turning ... which carried back-to-back reports on the visit, including several close-up shots of the handshake. The CCTV website said Aids officials and media throughout the world were hailing Mr Wen's ...

  8. WHO envoy hails level of co-operation

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Health official leaves legacy of understanding Five years, ago, when Henk Bekedam started his term as the World Health Organisation's representative, few people on the mainland had heard of the United Nations agency. All that ...

  9. Elite schools hailed for checks to tackle abuse

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun International schools that have introduced voluntary physical examinations to check for narcotics have been praised by one of the city's leaders in the fight against drugs. 'These schools really deserve our applause, as the principals ...

  10. Aids activists hail win for mainland expose

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Tze-wei Chinese activists hope the Oscar win for a documentary about the plight of HIV/Aids orphans in a mainland village will raise global concern for the under-exposed national problem. The Blood of Yingzhou District, a 39-minute documentary made by ...




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