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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - HUMAN RIGHTS

    Human misery, whether in Syria or North Korea, stains our conscience

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 11:40am by Kevin Rafferty

    ... Kevin Rafferty Kevin Rafferty sees little hope of an end to civil war in one, and systematic oppression in the other Human misery, whether in Syria or N Korea, stains our collective ... against its citizens, including systematic executions, torture, rape and mass starvation, "wrongs that shock the conscience of humanity", according to Michael Kirby, the retired ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Developing human capital just as important as setting up innovation and technology bureau

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Human capital also important Chief executives try to shape their administrations to fit their visions for the city. Leung Chun-ying is making his second attempt to establish ... it at just under HK$30 million a year. We trust he is right to expect enough support in the legislature this time. Officials have already identified the development of a digital ID for every ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Breaking the chains of human trafficking in Hong Kong

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:16am by ARCHANA KOTECHA

    ... ultimately benefiting society Chain reaction We are at a crossroads. Human trafficking is a human rights violation that cuts across different echelons of society and has a devastating impact not only ... and economic front, we can lead the way in our respect for basic human rights and human dignity. Archana Sinha Kotecha is head of legal at Liberty Asia ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rights abuses take gloss off smiling Michelle Obama’s trip to China

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 07:03pm by Chang Ping

    ... Hillary Rodham Clinton angered the Chinese government by delivering a speech titled "Women's rights are human rights", as part of the UN's Fourth Conference on Women in Beijing. Just a week before Obama's visit, human rights activist Cao Shunli died in custody while in a Beijing hospital. Cao was detained by police when she was on her way to a UN human rights ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    When tragedy strikes, our need to know keeps humanity alive

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 03:41am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says our desire to make sense of a brutal stabbing or a plane's disappearance is part of what moves humanity forward Need to know We're only halfway through ... mum and the longer MH370 remains unfound, the longer we're denied the truth. Our need to know goes further than just human curiosity; it's a matter of survival. Human development ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 12, 2014

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:47am by LETTERS

    ... will no longer tolerate the abuse of the human rights of those on the lowest levels of its society. Isabel Escoda, Mui Wo   Three reasons to reject desalination I was shocked to hear the idea of a new ... proof of impending catastrophic global warming demanding immediate action. Thank you, Hong Kong Observatory and Oxfam Hong Kong, for taking full advantage of this event to remind us all of our ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Don't deny transgender people the right to marry

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:54am by YORK CHOW

    ... contravene human rights standards. The UN has raised concerns about such requirements for transgender people being unlawful, inhuman or degrading. Many countries, including some in the Asia-Pacific region, have abandoned such practices. It may also infringe on our domestic human rights obligations under the Bill of Rights Ordinance to be free from inhuman and degrading treatment as well ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How they see it

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 05:00am by AGENCIES

    ... to be a growing body of evidence that suggests … humans rights abuses have been inflicted … by security and police forces operating in Syria … If it is shown at the end of this sad and tragic chapter ... Syrian peace talks in Geneva How they see it 1. China Daily Of late, some hopeful signs of a resolution to the Syrian crisis have emerged … The ongoing process of destroying Syria's ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean water a basic right that is sadly not always delivered

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Basic rights still being neglected Breathing filthy air and drinking polluted water are, unfortunately, common threats for many people on the mainland. Over the years, efforts have been made to improve air quality. Although the situation still leaves a lot to be desired, residents can take their own precautions when they see a thick blanket of smog over ...

  10. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    China Development Bank playing hardball over Rusal loan reform

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:13am by Howard Winn

    ... is in dire need of cash. It is in the throes of trying to restructure its debts and has asked for banks' forbearance over a US$4.75 billion loan and not to exercise certain rights until July 7. ... for the Aged's site www.e123.hk There was a category for government departments which was won by the Observatory for its weather app, and RTHK. There were four awards for Legco members' Outstanding ...




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