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  1. 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 ...

  2. Imperfect human rights body still a step forward

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching In 1993, in the aftermath of the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, the foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed that Asean should consider establishing 'an appropriate regional mechanism on human rights'. More than 15 years went by, with little action to create a regional human rights commission. Some individual ...

  3. Chinese Hordes and Human Waves

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill Chinese Hordes and Human Waves by Brigadier Brian Parritt Pen and Sword This is a book about the Korean war by a British soldier who took part as an artillery officer ... with Korea, Peng Dehuai was appointed as commander of the border forces, and there were reports from US agents within the PLA. Again Washington ignored the evidence: it believed China did not have ...

  4. Only human

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... their hostility, so now people want to make them a tourist attraction.' Human rights group Survival International has been campaigning for the Jarawa for nearly 20 years. Spokeswoman Sophie Grig says ... of when they set off into the jungles of the Andaman Islands on safari, because theirs was no ordinary safari. This is a human safari, and the prey is a 'Stone Age' tribe only recently ...

  5. The man who could have changed China's history

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mark O'Neill The year 1911 has been celebrated as belonging to Sun Yat-sen, the father of China's revolution. But if history had played out slightly differently, it could have been known as the year of Kang You-wei, the father of constitutional monarchy in China. A brilliant intellectual, Kang proposed that China follow the constitutional models of Japan, Sweden ...

  6. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Southeast Asian countries stock up on arms as they face off with China

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... officials have told them they must wait for improvements in the Communist Party-ruled nation's human rights situation. For the Philippines, however, its move into the international arms market ... to counter China’s rise for war Two Russian-built Kilo submarines cruise the dark, frigid waters of the North Sea out of Kaliningrad, being readied for delivery later this year to Vietnam, where ...

  7. What the US Can Learn from China

    Posted Jan 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... talks sense on every issue she addresses except human rights. Tibetan protesters at the 2008 Beijing Olympics harmed 'innocent civilians', she writes. She neglects to say that Tibet's Chinese rulers are not exactly famed for upholding harmonious Confucian values. Lee- a frequent presenter on Chinese television- concedes that human rights are not China ...

  8. China on track in Mid-East but US losing its way, envoy says

    Posted Mar 11th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... improve our risk assessment and prevention mechanisms,' Wu said. China's support for a UN resolution to suspend Libya from the UN Human Rights Council was a decision made against ... 'China has repeatedly called for respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Libya,' Wu said. 'The UN Human Rights Council is just a subsidiary body of the United Nations. ...

  9. Events

    Posted Jul 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Today: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Investment intention survey: Comparison study between Europe and Asia'. Hong Kong Club. Tomorrow: British Chamber of Commerce breakfast: 'Doing business in Asia: Why human rights matter'. Foreign Correspondents' Club. Hong Kong Securities Institute talk: 'SFC's enforcement of the market misconduct ...

  10. CSRC tightens curbs on placements, rights issues

    Posted Jul 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... substantial expansion plans or just want to use the money to replenish capital, it is all but certain that their refinancing proposals will be rejected.' The China Securities Regulatory ... in their loans this year, listed firms have started resorting to rights issues and share placements to raise funds. According to data provider Wind Information, mainland companies raised a combined 93.1 ...




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