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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Hong Kong beats UK, US on 'human freedom' index

    Posted Jan 10th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com HK beats UK, US on freedom list Hong Kong ranks third-best globally for "human freedom", topping such well-established democracies as the United ... 9.02 out of 10. But in terms of personal freedom, or civil liberties, it measured 7.8, worse than at least 49 countries. This gave it an overall score on the "human freedom index" ...

  3. Hong Kong people entitled to basic human right of democracy

    Posted Dec 19th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... inmates to prisons in America. Democracy is a basic human right. It is a fallacy to say that, because Britain did not grant Hong Kong people democracy, China is right to deny such a basic right ... Audrey Lam's letter ('Don't wave rights covenant to China to demand democracy', December 15) is full of fallacies. Of course all parties to international treaties ...

  4. Post leads the way for human rights awards

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The South China Morning Post gained eight awards in the 11th Annual Human Rights Press Awards yesterday, more than any other publication in Asia. The Far East Economic ... are for regional publishing and broadcasting excellence related to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Leading the Post's tally was China features writer Didi Kirsten Tatlow, who won a general ...

  5. City a focal point for human rights organisations in Asia

    Posted Jun 09th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... offices in Hong Kong. Amnesty International, the Asian Human Rights Commission, Green- peace and other non-governmental organisations have their regional or China offices in the city, monitoring ... in Hong Kong- 'the very heart of human rights in Asia'. Following him on the podium was The Frontier lawmaker Emily Lau Wai-hing, who raised serious questions about self-censorship ...

  6. Immigration policy should give priority to human rights

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and human rights in Hong Kong. Last month, the Commission on Strategic Development held a workshop on Hong Kong's population policies. The most important recommendation made was to reduce ... that gives priority to human rights. JACKIE HUNG LING-YU, Justice and Peace Commission, Hong Kong Catholic Diocese Reasons to spurn a GST Further to the letters headlined 'GST will widen the gap ...

  7. Mainland law lays bare a human rights dilemma

    Posted Mar 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A new public order law introduced on the mainland has created a rather unusual human rights dilemma. The law is intended to ensure that the relatives of people detained for certain ... the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong that the new requirement safeguarded the 'human rights' of suspects, and thus was a sign of improvement in the rule of law ...

  8. Strike a balance for human rights in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Imagine if the story went the other way- that it was a group called 'Civil Rights for Sexual Diversities' which had been awarded the contract to teach human rights to teachers. ... values and vision of our society tell us to pay heed to the needs of all, while striving for a common position involving public policies. The quest for human rights or the interest of any single ...

  9. Hunger strikers seek improved mainland human rights

    Posted Dec 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Activists will stage a 24-hour new year hunger strike in Mong Kok in support of human rights on the mainland. The protest, organised by the Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements in China, will go ahead after efforts to organise an international fast with allied overseas groups failed to gain support. The activists will start their hunger strike at noon on New ...

  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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