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

    Posted Jul 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... not amount to greater protections in practice.' State Council Information Office director Wang Chen told China Daily this week that the government was drawing up a new four-year human rights ... 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 ...

  2. Respect for human rights truly fosters prosperity

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... handle in a single column and so I shall address myself to only one aspect of it here- the presumption that there is a trade-off between human rights and prosperity, that China grew so rich ... that suppression of dissent contributes to growth. If there really is evidence of a trade-off between human rights and economic growth, I would like to hear it. China's record does not offer ...

  3. Human rights on the decline, US official says

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... focused on the deterioration of human rights in China because Ai Weiwei is a global figure,' Posner said. He reiterated that US concerns over China's human rights situation was not interference in domestic affairs but came about because 'people inside China are asking, demanding that there should be opening up in the process so that their basic human rights ...

  4. SCMP sweeps board at Amnesty awards for human rights reporting

    Posted Apr 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Annemarie Evans The South China Morning Post all but swept the board in the English-language newspaper section of the Human Rights Press Awards yesterday. Paul Mooney took the two top ... a special merit for stories about suicides at the Foxconn factory in Shenzhen. Ng Tze-wei won a prize for stories about mainland lawyers and China's torture techniques. He Huifeng was awarded ...

  5. US consul sees 'negative trend' on human rights

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Washington's senior diplomat in Hong Kong yesterday expressed US concerns over deteriorating human rights on the mainland, and sought to counter critics who see a 'sinister ... and key officials of the two nations, such as the recent human rights and strategic and economic dialogues, but the less visible working-level diplomacy. 'We remain very concerned over recent ...

  6. Human rights violations create national and moral education dilemma

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... corruption, collusion with business, and human rights violations, among others. By their frequency and discernible pattern, there is every indication that they are not isolated problems but deeply ... witness is the rich-poor chasm growing ever wider as local governments and their cronies pillage commoners' land rights and find ways to feather their own nests. Admittedly, China has seen ...

  7. Games chiefs put focus on human rights

    Posted May 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bird's Nest Olympic Stadium. But he has since fallen foul of the authorities for his outspoken criticism of Beijing's human rights record, and was taken away by police when he tried to board ... out this week at the Beijing government. In a UK newspaper editorial, he said the world 'must speak out' over Ai's detention. 'Just because China is a superpower ...

  8. Hoping for better human rights

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Lo

    ... in prison. The award did not change much in terms of human rights in China. Milk activist Zhao Lianhai was also jailed for 'disturbing social order'. He fought for the rights of parents ... Adrian Lo, Li Po Chun United World College Last year was marred by human rights violations. We all hope to see improvements this year. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to mainland ...

  9. Human rights abuses cannot go unchecked

    Posted Apr 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... world. The Libyan people have suffered serious human rights abuses for decades. Their plight at the moment is worse than ever. They are facing regime forces that have used live rounds, ... William Hague has said, it is action that is legal, necessary and right. The UN Security Council, under China's chairmanship, voted 10-0 to take 'all necessary measures' to protect ...

  10. Right people at the right time

    Posted Sep 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... that people are asking for in Hong Kong and Greater China right now is high potential programmes. They want to retain and develop their top talent. Manpower Group has actually done a lot of research ... Rick Gangwani The tight labour market has heightened the need for companies to attract, develop and retain highly-skilled workers. Michael Kunkle, principal consultant for Right Management ...




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