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  1. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Elderly woman backing gay grandson is internet hit

    Posted Aug 14th 2013, 11:36am by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li chunxiao.li@scmp.com Grandmum, 90, calls on government to allow same-sex marriages in video for rights group Support for gay grandson a viral hit A video of a 90-year-old Chinese grandmother unabashedly supporting her gay grandson has gone viral th ...

  2. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Beijing and Washington trade accusations of human rights abuses

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 03:40am by Verna Yu

    ... members, to prevent public expression of independent opinions, it said. Officials also used new methods to censor the internet and targeted popular bloggers, it said. The report listed other abuses ...

  3. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Xu Zhiyong among transparency activists set to face trial

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 05:42am by Verna Yu

    ... and holding people criminally liable for spreading false information on the internet. Maya Wang, a researcher with Human Rights Watch, said the government is trying to reassert control over public ...

  4. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Rights advocate Wang Gongquan latest to give video confession

    Posted Dec 05th 2013, 10:36am by Keith Zhai

    ... to address the country's corruption problem, even as it carries out a national campaign against graft. Wang's confession sparked heated debate on the internet after the South China Morning Post broke the news online. "We shall understand and support the decision Mr Wang made," one internet user wrote on Sina Weibo. "The democratic process of a nation cannot ...

  5. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Mainland Chinese parents of gay children rally for LGBT rights at Hong Kong forum

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:15am by JOANNA CHIU

    ... sparking Chinese internet users to urge Sigurdardottir to speak with President Xi Jinping about human rights. The Hong Kong-based organisers of the Rainbow China Forum said they would continue ...

  6. News - China Insider - HUMAN RIGHTS

    First New Citizen Movement activists to stand trial in China

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 11:16am by Patrick Boehler

    ... authorities seem to have targeted the movement in particular in this year's harsh crackdown on Internet speech and political activism. So far, at least 16 people have been detained throughout ... to a message sent by Liu via the QQ internet messaging service in solidarity with Falun Gong practitioners standing trial in Shanghai in 2012. She called on sympathizers to attend the trial or gather ...

  7. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Trial of three activists 'will determine tolerance of new leadership'

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:53am by Verna Yu

    ... them to stop at the time. They only took action after a picture of the gathering was posted on the internet. He said the two additional charges against Liu and Wei added in September were also ... not only activists but also journalists and internet opinion leaders, and was accompanied by a tightening of ideology at universities and research institutes. "It is worrying ...

  8. News - China - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Arrest of activist seen as part of widening crackdown on dissent

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 04:47am by Verna Yu

    ... and online opinion leaders amid a push by President Xi Jinping to rein in the internet. "The message of the new leadership could not be more alarming- that in the face of rising social ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Assange says Hong Kong's reputation hurt by rendition and Dotcom cases

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... Kong needs to keep its reputation for following the rule of law and for being impartial." In the case of Dotcom, the internet entrepreneur who is fighting extradition from New Zealand ...

  10. News - Asia - HUMAN RIGHTS

    American jailed in North Korea Kenneth Bae moved to hospital, says sister

    Posted Aug 11th 2013, 06:06pm by Reuters

    ... Department, which has called for Bae’s immediate release on “humanitarian grounds”, but resisted sending high-profile envoys to negotiate, as it has done in the past. An internet petition started ...




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