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  1. The Whistleblower

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Rachel Weisz (left) stars in this political thriller centring on a policewoman assigned to be a United Nations peacekeeping contractor in post-war Bosnia who is thrust into an international scandal involving human trafficking and sex slavery. In English with Chinese subtitles. Aug 15, 9.30pm, UA Langham Place, 8/F-11/F Langham Place, 8 Argyle St, Mong Kok, HK$65 Urbtix. ...

  2. Law spreads the load in Aids battle

    Posted Aug 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... meeting of the supreme lawmaking body that closed in Beijing yesterday. The law was endorsed by the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee and took effect immediately. Under ... in national legislation. The law also targeted the illegal sale of blood, a channel for the spread of HIV, by imposing penalties on anyone who breaches clauses that ban the illegal collection of blood ...

  3. United Nations grills Hong Kong on EOC

    Posted Aug 09th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani Committee wants explanation of how watchdog's independence is being protected A United Nations committee has urged the Hong Kong government to explain how it is safeguarding the independence of the Equal Opportunities Commission. In response to the government's regular report to it, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has asked ...

  4. Issue of national law on housing splits political aides

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... there should be national legislation on the issue. While some say a law should be drafted to ensure the proper use of low-income housing, others suggest that creative solutions by local governments ... housing. In his government work report on Monday, Premier Wen Jiabao said Beijing was planning to start building seven million low-income housing units this year. To date, five million have been ...

  5. Hukou reform vital to nation's growth

    Posted Jan 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that neatly fits the central government's plans. Migrants from rural areas provide labour for factories and also boost consumerism, seen as essential if the nation is to move away from ... as an agricultural country. Sociologists predict that the urban population could reach 80 per cent by 2050, the same level as the United States now and a psychological landmark for leaders. Without reform ...

  6. World must do more to end suffering in Sudan

    Posted Aug 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a ceasefire agreement. Then there is the United Nations ultimatum demanding that the government disarm the Arab militia- said to be responsible for appalling atrocities- and provide security ... of international peacekeeping forces- resisted by the Sudanese government- may be the only way in which this can be achieved. The perpetrators of the atrocities should be prosecuted. And, if a long-term ...

  7. United in protest, if not in their reasons for hitting the streets...

    Posted Jul 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the implementation of moral and national education. The consultation time is too short. Also, the proposed curriculum is one-sided, as it focuses heavily on the country instead of on personal and family ...

  8. Unicef meeting is first of its kind

    Posted Nov 08th 2010, 12:00am by Kit Gillet

    ... protection and the promotion of child rights. In what was the first meeting of its kind, the gathering organised by Unicef, the United Nations Children's Fund, included 180 government representatives from 28 Asian and Pacific nations to share best practices and learn from other nations' experiences at a three-day conference which ended on Saturday. 'Until now regional ...

  9. Little girl's horrific abuse shames the nation

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... than just a personal tragedy- it is also cause for national shame. The mainland has consistently failed to use the law to protect vulnerable children despite widespread child abuse. In Guangdong last year, there were 3,874 domestic abuse cases- including child abuse- reported, 17.6 per cent more than in 2009. In 2005, the All-China Women's Federation and the United Nations ...

  10. Bigamists be warned: national database aims to catch you out

    Posted Jan 06th 2011, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai Marriage authorities have announced moves to create a national database in an attempt to clamp down on bigamy. Shanghai, Beijing and Shaanxi province are among the first regions to pool their marriage records this year in a pilot scheme that should see a national database in place by 2015. Under the scheme, prospective brides and grooms will be able ...




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