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  1. News - China Insider - CHINA DIGEST

    Row led to fatal fire; suspect freed but denied passport; pupils craving for culture

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 06:11am by Staff Reporter

    ... more public education programmes to warn against domestic violence. River clean-up project Xining has invested 5.8 billion yuan in cleaning up the Beichuan River over the past two years ...

  2. Police warned on violence, to halt deaths in custody

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of power resulting in several deaths in custody. The Public Security Bureau of Yunnan province introduced rules this week forbidding police from using bullying violence in jail, and torture and misconduct during investigations, China News Service reported yesterday. Commanders will be demoted or sacked if their subordinates torture prisoners or if inmates engage in violence, it said. ...

  3. Plan to cover gays in violence law blasted

    Posted Jan 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Christian, spoke at the public hearing on amendments to the Domestic Violence Ordinance, and only a few said they could accept a proposal to include homosexual couples in the law. Many deputations urged the government to change the bill's name in Chinese to 'Residential Violence Ordinance' or 'Family and Domestic Violence Ordinance'. Nearly everyone said ...

  4. Sunday violence limited to capital

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters The bloody violence in Xinjiang on Sunday was largely confined to the capital Urumqi, autonomous region officials and businesses in other cities reported yesterday. Hotels ... between Uygurs and security personnel outside the Id Kah Mosque yesterday afternoon but they passed without violence. A manager of downtown Kashgar's Jingzuo Hotel said it was safe to visit ...

  5. Gay couples to be covered by violence law

    Posted Jun 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Phyllis Tsang Same-sex couples will be covered by a controversial amendment to the domestic violence law after a name change that has mollified opponents of the measure. The amendment, to be gazetted tomorrow and tabled in the Legislative Council on June 17, renames the Domestic Violence Ordinance as the Domestic and Cohabitation Relationships Violence Ordinance and introduces ...

  6. A risky business that might end in violence

    Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Ying-kit Girls who go on compensated dates are unable to ward off violent patrons no matter how cautious they are, a concern group for sex workers says. The girls usually meet their potential clients in public places such as shopping malls and chat to ...

  7. Nothing can excuse the violence in Xinjiang

    Posted Jul 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The violence that erupted in Xinjiang's capital is deplorable. We do not know how a protest, which reportedly began as a peaceful demonstration in the heart of Urumqi by ethnic ... and again tempers have flared in recent years, leading to violence and deaths. Cultural, political and religious persecution is often cited by the Muslim majority. It complains that Beijing has ...

  8. Changing name of 'family violence ordinance' would be discrimination, gay groups declare

    Posted Jan 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Representatives of gay groups said yesterday they opposed changing the name of the Domestic Violence Ordinance if it was amended to extend its provisions to same-sex couples. ... 'family violence ordinance' to 'home violence ordinance' if it is amended to cover homosexual couples. At a forum organised by the Civil Human Rights Front, gay groups opposed ...

  9. Catholic Church open to allowing 'violence law' to cover gay couples

    Posted Jan 11th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu The Catholic Church says it will agree to a proposed extension of the law to protect same-sex cohabitants from domestic violence- but only if the name of the ordinance does ... questioned whether the church would agree to a change in the name of the law to include homosexual couples. 'What if we don't call it the 'family' violence law but put it simply ...

  10. Zen raises alarm on family violence law for gay couples

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Catholic church leader Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun has weighed in on the row over extending the domestic violence law to same-sex couples, saying it would undermine the foundations ... of his personal background, should under all circumstances be protected against any form of violence,' he said. '[The amendment] will definitely lead to a misunderstanding ...




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