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  1. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    'I'm not a spy', says Jimmy Lai's right-hand man Mark Simon

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 06:10am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... rights cases and have regular fights with many non-democratic regimes in Asia." Comments like these in leaked correspondence and job-application letters from Mark Simon offer a rare glimpse ... Simon helped Lai build relations with right-wing US politicians. In one case, Simon helped set up a meeting between former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and a group ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's women's rights body appears to have lost its way

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:08am by Hari Kumar

    ... Hari Kumar hari.kumar@scmp.com Women's rights body has lost its way When the UN General Assembly adopted the international treaty on discrimination against women in 1979, it was hailed as the bill of rights for women aimed at ending all acts of prejudice by persons, organisations or enterprise. In Hong Kong, a Women's Commission was set up in 2001 to advise ...

  3. Abode rules have served HK well

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Regina Ip Right of abode, along with democratic development, must rank as one of the most controversial issues to have dogged Hong Kong in the past quarter of a century. Shortly after the signing of the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong, right of abode was placed on the agenda of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group, a meeting group of the Chinese ...

  4. News - Asia - GAY RIGHTS

    Draft marriage law hangs over Nepal's LGBT community ahead of rights parade

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by BIBEK BHANDARI

    ... their rights have cast a shadow over the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population. Drafts prepared in 2011 state that marriage is a union between a man and a woman and include criminal ... homosexual-rights activist and former parliamentarian, said the drafts, if they became law, would curtail the rights of the country's sexual minorities and criminalise same-sex relationships. "The ...

  5. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Kerry warns Myanmar against backsliding on human rights

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 06:45am by AP

    ... on rights US Secretary of State John Kerry warned the leaders of Myanmar yesterday that improved relations with his country would require a significant speed-up in its democratic transition and a halt to what Washington sees as backsliding on commitments to improve human rights. After hailing the decision to end decades of direct military rule that resulted in the easing of some US ...

  6. Sport - Golf - RIGHT FIELD TIM NOONAN

    Right Field: PGA honchos in perpetual denial

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 09:39pm by Tim Noonan

    ... No one really believes Dustin Johnson voluntarily took leave and we do have a right to know why he is ineligible to play PGA honchos in perpetual denial You are free to believe what you ... have a right to know why he is ineligible to play. The Golf.com article also pointed out that Johnson has a reputation as a party boy and a duplicitous Casanova whose affair with another ...

  7. Abode seekers to highlight plight in song

    Posted Jun 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yau Chui-yan A group of abode seekers, their parents and supporters are planning to hold a singalong tonight as a show of solidarity and to raise funds for a 'right of abode university'. Nine years ago, the National People's Congress Standing Committee ruled that while the Basic Law said the children of permanent residents of Hong Kong had right of abode, they could ...

  8. News - China Insider - Anti-terrorism

    Are beards and burqas the right target in China’s battle against radical Islam?

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 05:13pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A recent government ban on long beards and conservative Muslim attire on public buses in a Xinjiang city highlights China’s renewed – but counterproductive – effort to curb the spread of radical Islam, scholars say. The ban wh ...

  9. News - World - COPYRIGHT

    Photographer and Wikipedia in battle over rights to monkey selfie

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 10:20pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Wikipedia in monkey selfie row Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright? A series of self-portraits taken by Indonesian monkeys has sparked a dispute between Wikipedia and a British wildlif ...

  10. No going back on 2001 abode ruling

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The right of abode saga is still haunting Hong Kong following a landmark court judgment delivered more than a decade ago. The 1999 ruling in favour of giving abode to children born to Hong ... immediate action after the 2001 ruling. The Standing Committee member of the National People's Congress said the interpretation in 1999 had made clear that the right of abode should be given ...




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