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  1. Gay marriage is an issue that must be faced

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... are a long-term prospect, gay and lesbian rights activists should be prepared for recognition of their unions to take even more time. Mr Shaw and Mr Ng are hoping that a ruling by Inland Revenue allowing ... the UK is planning to introduce national legislation granting such couples many of the same rights as married heterosexual couples. Cases such as Mr Shaw's and Mr Ng's have not yet ...

  2. A step in the right direction

    Posted Dec 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Maggie Chen

    ... Maggie Chen Mao Zedong once said 'women hold up half the sky'. There's little doubt that, since feudal times, the status of women in China has improved. A recent report reveals more than half the world's top 20 wealthiest, self-made wo ...

  3. US, neighbours push China on sea rights

    Posted Oct 13th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or coercion, through collaborative diplomatic processes, and in keeping with customary international law. 'The United States has always exercised our rights and supported the rights of others ...

  4. The right tone for a crisis

    Posted Aug 28th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... the tone right can be hard, overreacting is always a temptation and accusations of opportunism, such as that being made here, are likely. No party or politician aspiring to a leadership role can ... citizens in mourning those who lost their lives. It lacks drama, but drama is not required here. For once, the generally hapless Hong Kong government officials got it more or less right. Chief ...

  5. Wu Bangguo's US visit 'reflects closer ties'

    Posted Sep 08th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... visited Cuba and the Bahamas. Guo Xiangang, a senior research fellow with the China Institute of International Studies, said: 'Only with a regular exchange of visits between ...

  6. 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 ...

  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. Hu finds right approach in regional diplomacy

    Posted Nov 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the right formula; the careful diplomacy on show during his visit to Malaysia and Singapore this week is precisely what is needed. Malaysia and China are rivals for the gas and oil reserves believed ... will emerge. The sensible diplomacy increasingly on display in Asia is the right approach. ...

  9. Macau security bill a threat to civil liberties, says HK rights group

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... might still threaten civil liberties, a human rights group said. But because of Macau's controls, more stringent than Hong Kong's, observers said they believed the proposal to ban acts such as treason, subversion and sedition may cause less outcry there than in Hong Kong, although the controls may possibly set a precedent for Hong Kong. Law Yuk-kai, director of Hong Kong Human Rights ...

  10. Amnesty hits out at Hong Kong rights record

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang and Fanny W. Y. Fung The human rights situation in Hong Kong was far from satisfactory last year, with asylum seekers deported and activists denied entry, Amnesty ... the flow of information, and tightened control over human rights activists and journalists during the Beijing Olympics. 'Dozens of activists, Tibetan Buddhist monks, and Falun Gong ...




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