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  1. China's rights report on US 'valid, but political'

    Posted Feb 28th 2009, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... said the content of China's report was legitimate and similar to what human rights organisations in the US had been lobbying for, but he added that the political use of the report ... Beijing's suppression of dissenting voices, Tibet and Xinjiang, and the use of torture in prisons, as some of the most serious violations. China, in return, rebukes the US for hegemony and meddling ...

  2. Dysfunctional politics

    Posted Feb 17th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... than a vote in other states. The US political system is in poor health because of the outdated and undemocratic features within its constitution. Contrast this with the situation in Hong Kong, ... Dennis Kwok One clear sign of change that emerged from last year's constitutional debate is the shift in the political fault line over functional constituencies. Even hardliners now ...

  3. Boxer pacquiao outpunched in political arena

    Posted May 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is not used to defeat but in his first bout in the political ring he looked listless, lost and out of his depth. ... Labour Party secretary general Judy Miranda challenged Pacquiao to use his US$70 million fortune to help the poor who would follow his admonition to multiply. She reminded the lawmaker he ...

  4. Joining politics

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should civil servants be encouraged to switch to politics and accept senior appointments by receiving cash compensation to make up for their lost benefits and pensions? Share your views: write to us ...

  5. Family politics

    Posted Mar 19th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Delegates to the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference have called for the abolition of China's one-child policy, saying it had caused social problems and personality flaws among mainland youth. Has it? Write to us ...

  6. Health care reform not the place for politics

    Posted Sep 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... be offered and how- the complexities invariably raise the hackles of politicians and interest groups. US President Barack Obama was always going to have a challenging time winning approval from ... of the 46.3 million uninsured citizens and the rising numbers of those joining them. But an even more worrying trend is taking place- the ignoring of the issue itself in the name of politics ...

  7. Taiwan-style violent political antics have no place in our Legco chamber

    Posted Jan 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... their courage in speaking out for their constituents, but they must show us and the world that they are capable of doing so in an orderly fashion. H. Y. Kwong, Yuen Long ...

  8. Beijing's action plan lacks detail on enforcing people's political and civil rights, experts say

    Posted Apr 14th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li China's first human rights action plan lacks concrete enforcement details, particularly in areas of political and civil rights, analysts say. Joshua Rosenzweig, senior manager of research and Hong Kong operations for the Dui Hua Foundation, a US-based rights advocacy group, welcomed the plan as a step for the country to set up goals regarding rights improvement. ...

  9. Which political leader do you admire most?

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alvin Li, 16 Abraham Lincoln. Roughly a century ago, he stopped slavery in the US and saved black people from being 'bought'. He gave them back their chance to be educated ... because he taught us that freedom has to be achieved through non-violence, because violence creates more problems than it solves. He was a humble man, and if he wanted to bring peace ...

  10. Changes in political system necessary in tackling wage gap and graft, says expert

    Posted Jan 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Restructuring the mainland's political system to put the government under the spotlight is the only solution to its widening income gap, according ... said 'grey income' - largely gained through corruption and other illegal activities because of an 'unsound' political and administrative system - was the main cause ...




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