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  1. China- The Truth About its Human Rights Record

    Posted Apr 19th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan China- The Truth About its Human Rights Record by Frank Ching Rider, HK$80 The Chinese government may have removed itself from many segments of its citizens' private lives, but, as Frank Ching writes, in the political realm the Communist Party tolerates no opposition, especially organised. His compact volume, China- The Truth About its Human Rights Record, ...

  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. The truth about human rights

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Last Monday, US State Department spokesman Richard Boucher proclaimed that China was 'backsliding on key human rights issues in a variety of areas'. America then put forward a motion to condemn China at the annual UN human rights conference in Geneva. What is happening? Is this a White House smokescreen for domestic political consumption in an election year? Maybe old ...

  4. Respect of rights vital to China's long-term growth

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... It is right that Britain expresses its concerns about human rights in China. We remain concerned by the recent detention of activists, including artist Ai Weiwei. We continue to call for his release ... of independent civil society, the rule of law and greater respect for human rights as essential prerequisites for China's long-term prosperity and sustainable growth. The experience of both Britain ...

  5. Help raise funds to protect human rights

    Posted Feb 10th 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... Elizabeth Horscroft If you feel strongly about human rights issues, there is a vacancy with a Nobel Prize-winning organisation that could be just for you. Amnesty International (AI) is an internationally renowned human rights organisation, with more than 1.8 million members, supporters and subscribers in more than 150 countries and territories. AI's local chapter, Amnesty ...

  6. Language exam paper is not the right place for moral education

    Posted Jan 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in the wake of the 'naked capitalism that has poisoned Chinese skies and waterways'; and the old standby: childhood obesity. One reading task even pits the benefits of humane animal display ...

  7. Europe and China: Strategic Partners or Rivals?

    Posted Apr 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... be run.' The book includes chapters on human rights, China's expanding role in Africa, climate change, Sino-Vatican relations, energy issues between the EU and Taiwan, and five ... respect for human rights to development assistance. 'The fundamental dilemma and the source of increasing tension between the EU and China concerning the different approaches of European ...

  8. China still seeking right mix for London

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com China are still searching for the best combination with which to launch their Olympic assault, despite winning all three of their pool matches in the World ... in the final day's play at Macau Forum. Both had won their two previous matches, against Puerto Rico and Argentina, and the result not only put China on top of pool A but also gave them sweet ...

  9. The right man to move South Korea forward

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... promised at his inauguration yesterday a shift to rewarding North Korea for progress in scrapping its nuclear programme and on human rights, rather than, as under his two liberal predecessors, ... negotiations. The fractured alliance with the US will be repaired, and peace and mutual prosperity sought with China and Japan. Some of Mr Lee's objectives are perhaps optimistic, given South ...

  10. Why China's exporters may be right to resist yuan revaluation

    Posted Apr 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... The Commerce Ministry has long resisted international calls for a revaluation of the yuan, insisting that currency appreciation would devastate China's export industries. Most ... exports. The reason is that such a large portion of China's exports consists of goods that are assembled on the mainland from imported components. As the first chart below shows, last year ...




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