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  1. A cop-out on maids' rights

    Posted Sep 14th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... are not discriminated against by their employers or subject to abuse and violence,' it said. 'It urges the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to repeal the 'two-week rule' ... that it intends to do nothing about it. Late last month, the committee responsible for monitoring the way Hong Kong implements the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against ...

  2. Guilty until proven innocent?

    Posted Mar 15th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Nations Convention Against Torture, the police continue to torture suspects, and courts continue to accept confessions extracted through torture. There needs to be a change of mindset on the part ...

  3. It's not all that far from Tehran to Beijing

    Posted Jun 30th 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... still led to massive protests on the streets and violence that left more than a dozen people dead because of suspicions of fraud. Iran's Electoral Commission is supposed to wait three days ... governing teams in Hong Kong- one consisting only of mainland officials- is very worrying. It certainly suggests that people should be on their guard against interference by the central government ...

  4. Winds of change

    Posted Sep 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... being made, either with a black man being elected president or a white woman being chosen as vice-president. These events show that change is coming to the US, for both women ... pointing out that when he first ran for president in 1992, he was considered too young and inexperienced- exactly the same allegations made against Senator Obama today. African-Americans for too ...

  5. Threat to the whole of society

    Posted Aug 24th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... attention to threats against lawmakers. Many members of the Legislative Council, especially those in the pro-democracy camp, have been threatened with violence for criticising either the Hong Kong ... and oppose the use of violence. Mr Ho is a leading light in the pro-democracy camp, but even those who do not share the same political views have been loud in their condemnation of Sunday's ...

  6. Questioning the rights and wrongs

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... The Hong Kong protests are expected to be peaceful, unlike those that have swept across other parts of the world. So far, more than a dozen people have died as a result of violence stemming from ... and that it is illegal to improperly shout 'fire' in a crowded theatre or to incite a crowd to violence. There is also the old saying that your right to swing your arm ends where my nose begins. ...

  7. China's powder keg

    Posted Aug 24th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching On April 10, more than 20,000 inhabitants of Huaxi township in Zhejiang province protested against the chemical plants in their community, fighting off 3,000 police ... the water. These were just a few of the more serious incidents of violence in China recently. According to Zhou Yongkang, the minister of public security, there were 74,000 'mass incidents' ...

  8. Beijing scorns a patriot

    Posted Sep 05th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... rules against allowing local Chinese to enter. Those who had legitimate business to transact had to register with the front desk. Chinese from overseas and Hong Kong were exempted. They, like ... to work as a poorly paid reporter for Wen Wei Po. Like many idealistic young men and women who joined the pro-mainland camp in those days, he was more interested in helping his country than ...

  9. After the dust settles

    Posted Jan 05th 2006, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Organisation protesters outside. For many people, it was a new form of entertainment as, each day, they turned on the television to watch members of the Korean Peasants League (KPL) demonstrate against ... through the police lines. Some actually managed to snatch shields from the police, despite the pepper spray. But instead of using the shields against the police, the demonstrators handed them ...

  10. Japan's post-war amnesia

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... the Japanese leader said that 'the peace and prosperity' enjoyed now by Japan 'was achieved on the noble sacrifices of many who lost their lives against their will in the war'. ... of national history, while promoting a 'positive view' by playing down such things as the Japanese authorities turning thousands of Asian women into sex slaves to service their soldiers. ...




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