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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Taiwan quietly forging ahead in human rights protection

    Posted Mar 29th 2013, 12:00am by YU-JIE CHEN, Jerome Cohen

    ... to believe that it, unlike the Maoist regime that chased it from mainland China in 1949, was the defender of democracy, the rule of law and human rights for Chinese people. During the past ... internationally guaranteed human rights. This monumental achievement, unprecedented in Chinese history, is a tribute to both the adaptability of the decreasingly authoritarian KMT and the increasing ...

  2. R K Instruments always puts safety first

    Posted Aug 15th 2013, 11:15am by Michelle Phillips, Christina Liedke, Stacey Johnson, Joonyoung Kim and Laleh Larijani

    ... R K Instruments works closely with clients to determine the right equipment for specific requirements. The company can also assist in developing gas detection systems for new applications. ... vision of cultivating sustainable work environments, R K Instruments provides gas detection systems that prevent workers' exposure to hazardous conditions. R K Instruments functions ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Deeds, not words, on human rights give China moral authority in today's world

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 01:13pm by David Schlesinger

    ... values expressed in its constitution into concrete actions upholding human rights, writes David Schlesinger. “Seeking common ground while preserving differences”, as  Xiaoyu Pu sums it up , is a marvelous slogan for achieving diplomatic gains, until it becomes code for simply telling others to mind their own business – and too often in the field of human rights, almost all governments ...

  4. News - World

    Rights watchdog slams World Bank for inadequate human rights standards

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 01:16pm

    ... Audrey Yoo audrey.yoo@scmp.com The World Bank funds programmes that worsen or contribute to human rights abuses, New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Monday. ... at Human Rights Watch (HRW), in a statement. "But it needs to stop undermining its efforts by making sure it isn’t contributing to human rights abuses.” While other groups financing ...

  5. News - Asia - CAMBODIA

    Thousands take to Cambodia’s streets on Human Rights Day

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 05:08pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... monks, took to the streets on Tuesday to mark Human Rights Day and call for improvements in the kingdom’s rights record. Opposition leader Sam Rainsy led a crowd of some 6,000 supporters – many waving Cambodian flags and holding banners that read “Long Live Democracy” – through Phnom Penh. We must struggle for the full and proper respect of human rights Sam Rainsy Chanting the party’s ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - REVIEW

    Wind and Silk give traditional instruments new voices

    Posted Feb 21st 2013, 12:00am by Oliver Chou

    ... lute played with a plectrum, and its crisp tones make it an ideal solo instrument. So when 18 of them, in five different sizes, are played together, significant skill is needed to blend the volume into a cohesive ensemble sound. Tuesday's concert didn't disappoint, giving a new voice to one of our oldest instruments. The performance began with the world premiere ...

  7. News - China

    Chinese turn to Hong Kong’s US Consulate for answers on human rights report

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 02:02pm by Amy Li

    ... Days after Beijing answered Washington’s critique of China’s human rights situation by issuing its own report on US human rights  - an annual event in Sino-US relations - doubtful ... explained the reasons why the US publishes its annual human rights report and why evaluation of its own situation is not included.  In response to the question: “What happens when other countries ...

  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    China wins UN Human Rights Council seat... despite its refusal to allow inspectors in

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 12:15pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in United Nations China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Cuba and Algeria won seats Tuesday on the UN Human Rights Council, riling independent human rights groups who said ... Macedonia, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia and South Africa were also elected to three-year terms. Human Rights Watch noted that five of the new council members  — China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing needs to catch up on promoting human rights

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 12:34am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial On rights, Beijing still catching up China's commitment to human rights is arguably no different from other nations', at least in writing. In its recent report to the United Nations Human Rights Council, it renewed pledges to respect the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, establish a robust system of safeguards and maintain dialogue with foreign countries. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Crusading Hong Kong artists awarded inaugural Human Rights Art Prizes

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 04:37am by John Carney

    ... in the inaugural Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize. Elva Lai Ming-Chu won in the Emerging Artist category with her piece, Family Photo Album: Washing, a series of pictures showing the lives of people who ... of young artists, while recognising the role of art in raising awareness of and defending human rights. The emerging and community artist winners were chosen by judges working in the human rights ...




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