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  1. Rights report dismissed as 'propaganda booklet'

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is the head' and that Hong Kong operates under the common law system. The remaining six pages are devoted to a list of various human rights-related legal instruments and institutions, such as the new ... Albert Wong Lawmakers and civil rights groups yesterday dismissed a government report to the United Nations on the human rights situation in Hong Kong as a mere 'propaganda ...

  2. Talk of a world currency just financial pie in the sky

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Tom Holland

    ... things worse. Baskets are an idea that appeals to economists, but no businessman in his right mind wants to buy and sell in such a complex and unwieldy instrument. Not only would switching ... the US economy by printing money will undermine the value of Beijing's US$2 trillion of foreign exchange reserves, most of which are held in greenbacks. He thinks special drawing rights ...

  3. A functional democracy?

    Posted Dec 25th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... functional constituencies have already been criticised by the UN human rights committee for not being consistent with the international covenant. In November 1995, the UN committee pointed out ... are laid down in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Article 25 says quite unambiguously: 'Every citizen shall have the right and the opportunity... to vote ...

  4. Right wing wary of a new order

    Posted Dec 26th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... previously, when human rights violations threatened their security interests.' How the partnership evolves will depend on global circumstances. As co-operation increases, so will its ... is in the offing and at its focus will be China, India and Russia. Such forecasts from the far right of American politics have been building as relations between the three nuclear powers improve- ...

  5. HK lags on global terrorist, cash laws

    Posted May 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Irene Jay Liu

    ... in the US. But they never passed the necessary Code of Practice to give the measures practical effect. A Legislative Council subcommittee has met the administration to discuss human rights concerns, ... or declaration system for cross-border transport of cash and bearer negotiable instruments. While Lee emphasised that the system would not limit the amount of cash people could bring into Hong Kong, ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Mar 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... domestic helpers being excluded from minimum-wage protection. As a defender of equal opportunities and human rights, the EOC shares these concerns and has watched the development of these issues ... Commission recognises moral obligation I refer to H. MacSwain's letter ('Casual denial of people's rights', February 27). Your correspondent asked how the Equal ...

  7. Human rights talks with US set to resume

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Washington Preparations are under way for the resumption of a human rights dialogue next month between China and the United States that had been delayed by earlier ... of a human rights advocacy group said the event was likely to take place in mid-May. The Foreign Ministry never explained why the February dialogue did not take place but said both sides were now ...

  8. Human rights lawyer disappears, again

    Posted Apr 30th 2010, 12:00am by Paul Moon, Paul Mooney

    ... Paul Mooney Gao Zhisheng, a prominent human rights lawyer who returned to his Beijing home earlier this month after being held in detention for more than a year, has disappeared again after enjoying just days of limited freedom, according to friends. Gao was allowed back to his Beijing apartment on April 6, some 14 months after unidentified police dragged him from his family ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Human rights and wrongs

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching A curious thing happened on China's human rights front last week. Three women, part of the 'Tiananmen mothers' group of activists headed by Ding Zilin, were ... for unspecified 'illegal activities'. The women had apparently videoed testimony to be shown to the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva. No doubt, Beijing was embarrassed that its own ...




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