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  1. human rights

    Posted Nov 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not to bother to get a passport because he would not be going. Think about 1 What motive could the West have for giving Liu the prize? 2 What are human rights, and are they important in a modern society? Who decides what a right is? 3 Which would give Liu the most political face, to accept the prize or to decline it? 4 Did Liu deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? Vocabulary 1 Jill relished being ...

  2. Human rights on Sino-EU agenda

    Posted Oct 19th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee A Sino-European human rights dialogue has been held in Beijing, just a few days after China cancelled its annual human rights meeting with Germany in retaliation against ... platform on which China is willing to discuss various human rights issues, especially as Sino-US dialogue on this front remains deadlocked. At the meeting, Wu Hailong , director-general ...

  3. Beijing reviews key human rights treaty

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... that Beijing is reviewing a key international human rights treaty, prompting speculation about mainland ratification of the sensitive International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights after years ... 1,500 delegates from 60 countries and regions that Beijing had made great progress in protecting citizens' freedom and rights, citing the 21 international human rights conventions ...

  4. No Olympic glory without human rights, Beijing told

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... if authorities made no serious efforts to address human rights concerns, dozens of prominent intellectuals said in an open letter yesterday. With a year to go until the Games, 40 liberal scholars, writers, lawyers and activists from the mainland have signed a mildly worded letter entitled 'One World, One Dream and Universal Human Rights'. The letter appeared on an overseas ...

  5. Human rights hurdle

    Posted Sep 07th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A mainland leader says Beijing may ratify a sensitive human rights treaty- the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights- after years of delay. Isn't this a tall order for the mainland? Share your views: write to us ...

  6. Property - Hong Kong & China

    Getting a flat in new affordable housing project in Beijing like winning a lottery

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:07am by CELINE SUN; LANGI CHIANG

    ... is not the commute- it's the slim odds on winning the right to buy. "I know the hope is very small. I still want to try my luck," said Zheng Lin, a married man working in a finance company ...

  7. Beijing defends rights record by underscoring freedoms gained

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

    ... Jane Cai Beijing sought to defend its battered human rights record yesterday by promoting its achievements and pointing the finger at double standards in the west. The Central Publicity Office hosted the Beijing Forum on Human Rights to counter foreign criticism of the handling of unrest in Tibet, calls to boycott Beijing's Olympic Games in August and disruptions ...

  8. Xi sets right tone for stable relations

    Posted Feb 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... opposite number, Joe Biden, highlighted a well-established litany of concerns, from human rights abuses to theft of intellectual property. Beijing was criticised for joining Russia in vetoing a UN ... not political grandstanding, is the way to make this happen. Xi has set the right tone. ...

  9. Comment - Blogs

    Beijing didn't release 70,000 illegally detained petitioners

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 08:21am by John Kennedy

    ... was questioned online, the human rights organisation that first announced it on Twitter went on to apologise; it turns out, Christian Science Monitor writer Peter Ford learned after travelling ... Tianwang Human Rights Centre, Huang Qi, told the Post  that the Jiujingzhuang facility has the capacity to house approximately 70,000 captives. SCMP.com:  Many freed from Beijing's biggest ...

  10. Social order is key to script in new film rules

    Posted Dec 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... terrorism, spreading criminal methods, invading privacy and breaching legal rights and harming the growth of juveniles. The law will also retain existing bans on movies showing unconstitutional ...




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