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  1. National pride tempered by lack of human rights

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the climate for human rights and media freedoms to appease critics of their successful bid to host the Olympic Games in 2008. Few people remember that pledge now. Liu's treatment mocks it. And it is even harder to reconcile with the fate of ordinary Chinese who search for truth and justice only to find themselves in jail. Ironically, far from advancing human rights and the rule of law, ...

  2. Guilty of 'crime of speaking'

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

    ... investigators and judges. I argue my innocence on the basis of China's constitution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations, the political reforms I have advocated and the trend of history. One important result of the reform and open-door policy has been the awakening of Chinese people to their human rights and the rise of civil protection of rights. This has ...

  3. Hoping for better human rights

    Posted Jan 13th 2011, 12:00am by Adrian Lo

    ... Adrian Lo, Li Po Chun United World College Last year was marred by human rights violations. We all hope to see improvements this year. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to mainland dissident Liu Xiaobo for his continuous fight for human rights and the rule of law. Liu was arrested in June 2009 for 'inciting subversion of state power'. He was sentenced to 11 years ...

  4. It's our right to decide who can enter the city

    Posted Jan 10th 2011, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... Mike Rowse The sad passing of local democracy icon Szeto Wah provides a rare opportunity for Hong Kong to claw back some of its high degree of autonomy that seems to have been surrendered in recent years. That is, the right to determine who can and cannot enter our city and on what conditions. Uncle Wah was almost unique in political circles here for having an unblemished record ...

  5. Mainland rights matter most to HK students

    Posted Dec 27th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau News about human rights on the mainland dominates a list of the year's 10 most important news stories voted for by more than 21,000 secondary school pupils in Hong Kong. Top of the list is the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to human rights activist Liu Xiaobo. The poll was conducted this month by the Boys' and Girls' Clubs Association of Hong ...

  6. Dark days and rights

    Posted Dec 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Jerome Cohen

    ... Jerome A. Cohen On Human Rights Day this year, the day on which imprisoned writer Liu Xiaobo was honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, I was in Beijing, where the authorities' ... in retaliation for her defence of human rights. Ni first came to public attention in the summer because she and her husband had been reduced to living in a Beijing park. Thanks to overseas publicity ...

  7. Internet activist Du Daobin freed but deprived of political rights for 2 years

    Posted Dec 10th 2010, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... power'. But Human Rights in China says Du was ordered to remain silent after being deprived of his political rights for two years, prohibiting him from voting, accepting interviews, making speeches or publishing. The rights group said Du arrived home after serving his term in Hanxi Prison in Wuhan, Hubei, but he and his family declined to speak publicly because they fear ...

  8. Magistrate got it wrong over right to remain silent

    Posted Dec 07th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... maintained his right to silence. The comment was made in the case of Raymond Chen, who was convicted of assault and fined HK$1,000 for allegedly hurting a fellow gym user at California Fitness, Wan ... at the Court of Appeal before taking his case to the Court of Final Appeal on questions of law. Chen exercised his right to silence when he was arrested on March 9 last year, but spoke to police ...

  9. Free speech, but not at the expense of other rights

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... continues to flourish under Chinese sovereignty. But what happens when the exercise of such a cherished right comes into conflict with a pillar of Hong Kong's free and open society ... Kong have put out a joint statement in an attempt to allay any misgivings. 'While the joint legal professions recognise the right to freedom of expression,' it said, '... any ...

  10. 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 ...




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