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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Organisers of July 1 democracy rally claim their arrests are 'political persecution'

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 11:02am by JOYCE NG AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... Joyce Ng and Tony Cheung Arrested rally leaders claim ‘political persecution’ Five members of July 1 march organiser the Civil Human Rights Front arrested yesterday for leading the democracy rally at a snail's pace denounced the police action as "political persecution". They had earlier accused the police of causing a bottleneck by refusing to open more lanes ...

  2. News - China - HISTORY

    Outcry as Chinese students recreate Red Guard persecution for yearbook photos

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 11:01pm by Anne Yi

    ... Anne Yi anne.yi@scmp.com Heilongjiang pupils spark outcry online and abroad for play-acting scenes from turbulent era Chinese students dressed up as the Red Guards and imitated a Cultural Revolution scene for their graduation photos, drawing heated critic ...

  3. News - China - ASYLUM

    Persecuted Pakistani Ahmadi Muslims seek asylum in China

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 01:19pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... to be a prophet, and that Jesus Christ died aged 120 in Srinagar, in Indian-ruled Kashmir. I am happy here compared with Pakistan. Pakistan was dangerous Laiba Ahmad They are among the most persecuted ... China is good. “There is almost no terrorism compared to Pakistan, where there is killing and persecution of minorities every day,” he said in a rented apartment in Sanhe, a city outside Beijing ...

  4. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    US Congress panel slams Myanmar's persecution of Rohingya Muslims

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 09:12pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US Congress panel slams persecution of Rohingya The House Foreign Affairs Committee has called for an end to persecution of Myanmar's minority Rohingya Muslims in one of the strongest US congressional criticisms yet of Myanmar's reformist government. The committee is charged with overseeing US foreign policy, and the resolution, which ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    State paper Global Times warns of ‘persecution mania’ in Ming Pao row

    Posted Jan 23rd 2014, 05:37pm by Fanny W. Y. Fung and Olga Wong

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Olga Wong 'Opposition' behind Ming Pao row: Global Times A state media outlet has described resistance to an impending leadership change at Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao as an attempt by the "opposition camp" to spread "persecution mania" in the city. The "exaggerated" claims that freedom of speech in Hong Kong ...

  6. News - World - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Gays facing persecution in home countries may seek asylum in EU

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 07:40pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Brussels Laws against homosexuality in refugees' home country can be grounds for filing Persecuted gays can seek asylum in EU, court rules Refugees facing ... the imprisonment of homosexuals "may constitute an act of persecution per se", if they are routinely enforced, the Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice said on Thursday. [Homosexuality] ...

  7. News - China Insider - CRASH

    Exiled Uygur group warns of political persecution in wake of Tiananmen incident

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 12:59pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A leading figure of the exile Uygur community has expressed her concern over a “fierce state crackdown” by Beijing on China’s ethnic Uygurs as police investigate a possible suicide attack in Beijing’s Tiananmen Squ ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Plutocrats feeling persecuted. Beware!

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 12:00am by Paul Krugman

    ... Paul Krugman With ordinary people having bailed out the rich, how can it be the 1 per cent are feeling so peeved about an absence of adulation? Our sociopathic plutocrats feel persecuted. Beware! Robert Benmosche, the chief executive of the American International Group, said something stupid the other day. And we should be glad, as his comments help highlight an important ...

  9. News - China - POLITICS

    War hero's son sorry for persecution of his teachers during Cultural Revolution

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Chen Xiaolu apologises for his misdeeds during Cultural Revolution ahead of Maoist Bo's trial Hero's son sorry for persecution of his teachers The son of a war hero and military leader has publicly apologised for torturing and persecuting his teachers during the Cultural Revolution, amid a wave of red nostalgia across the country ahead ...

  10. News - China

    'Not a single person' persecuted in the Anti-Rightist Movement, says vice director of CASS

    Posted May 14th 2013, 03:09pm by Amy Li

    ... person" was persecuted during the infamous Anti-Rightist Movement launched by Mao Zedong in 1957.  The remark appeared in an article titled “Appropriately evaluating the periods before and after ... the "unbalanced media reporting" on Mao's movement. He wrote, “In the 1957 Anti-Rightist Movement, 550,000 were labelled as rightists, but not a single person was persecuted. However, ...




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