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Posted by: chnarendra

Hong Kong :: China | updated 2013-12-28 14:50:10 -0800 | political-news

The Second Conference of Asian Parliamentarians and Human Rights Defenders met in Hong Kong from November 11 to 13, organized by Asian Alliance Against Torture and Ill-Treatment urged effective measures to curb custodial torture in the region. Parliamentarians and human...
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Breaking News: Proper police investigations do not rely on torturing people : AHRC
   
Posted by: chnarendra

Hong Kong :: China | updated 2013-11-11 22:19:54 -0800 | political-news

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) Chairperson John Clancey deplored that the use of torture, by police officers in many Asian countries, as an ordinary means to attain the objective they have set. Making opening statement at the three-day 2nd...
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Posted by: chnarendra

Hong Kong :: China | updated 2013-11-25 14:46:16 -0800 | political-news

Asia and the Pacific’s economic gains must be matched by stepped-up efforts on governance so that growth benefits can be more evenly shared and development progress locked in, says a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. “Progress on good governance...
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Posted by: chnarendra

Hong Kong :: China | updated 2013-10-02 03:16:44 -0700 | political-news

Growth rates in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 2013 and 2014 will fall below earlier projections, highlighting the need to quicken structural economic reforms, says the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In an update of its flagship annual economic...
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Posted by: chnarendra

Hong Kong :: China | updated 2013-09-27 02:06:50 -0700 | political-news

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has in a number of recent appeals and statements pointed to the persistent pursuit and prosecution by the police and local authorities in Burma, or Myanmar, of human rights defenders under draconian legislation old...
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Posted by: chnarendra

Hong Kong :: China | updated 2013-07-15 00:32:46 -0700 | political-news

The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release of Chinese filmmaker and photographer Du Bin after 37 days of detention but calls on authorities to refrain from pursuing formal charges against him. Du told the New York Times that after...
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Breaking News: U.S.-China converses cover cyber matters, currency, Chinese reform
   
Posted by: Katiewilliam

Hong Kong :: China | updated 2014-06-24 12:28:35 -0700 | political-news

Posted by: Katiewilliam Date: 11, July 2013, WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. agents asked to China's self-interest on Wednesday with calls for deeper financial restructures including alterations to the exchange rate principle and a stop to cyber theft of trade secrets...
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Breaking News:  Performance of China's Hong Kong Shares Has Been a Long-Term Letdown
   
Posted by: heat8jung

Hong Kong :: China | updated 2014-02-24 17:24:46 -0800 | political-news

Source When Tsingtao Brewery Co. went public in Hong Kong in July 1993, runaway investor demand for the beer maker's new shares lifted them 29% on their first trading day. Southwood Norsemytho Group: COMMODITIES-Gold, oil slump for 2nd day; poor...
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Breaking News: ASIA: Thorough police reform a prerequisite to end the culture of torture
   
Posted by: chnarendra

Hong Kong :: China | updated 2013-06-26 19:35:50 -0700 | political-news

The following is a series of reflections by experts, of what has gone wrong in Asia, that despite attempts, torture continues to exist in most Asian states. The response is released by the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) marking the...
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Posted by: fibonnaci

Hong Kong :: China | updated 2013-06-26 16:28:51 -0700 | political-news

FACTS ABOUT EDWARD SNOWDEN Former CIA employee Edward Snowden (30) behind the extensive leaks about U.S. surveillance. Snowden resigned in 2003 to the war in Iraq, but broke both legs during training. He has a past as a computer technician...
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Posted by: Nusrat Ali

Hong Kong :: China | updated 2013-12-20 12:55:39 -0800 | political-news

Hong Kong authorities said they found no legal basis to prevent the departure of former CIA officer Edward Snowden, who sat on the flight of "Aeroflot" in Moscow. The U.S. government has demanded his extradition to his home country, but...
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Posted by: fibonnaci

Hong Kong :: China | updated 2013-12-06 11:49:43 -0800 | political-news

The former U.S. intelligence engineer Edward Snowden is on its way from Hong Kong to Moscow by air, according to the South China Morning Post. The authorities in Hong Kong confirms that he left the country. South China Post says...
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Breaking News: Hong Kong may not be required to extradite US whistleblower
   
Posted by: Nathan Salant

Hong Kong :: China | updated 2013-06-27 16:23:12 -0700 | political-news

Hong Kong may not be required to turn over Edward Snowden, the ex-government contract worker who admitted leaking details of secret US surveillance programs, even though the United States has formally requested his extradition. Snowden, 30, a former contract analyst...
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Breaking News: U.S. charged Edward Snowden with espionage and theft of government property
   
Posted by: Mary Grace Keiner

Hong Kong :: China | updated 2013-06-25 16:39:27 -0700 | political-news

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden formally charged for espionage, after he revealed the top secret details about U.S surveillance program. Snowden criminal case includes unauthorised communication of national defence information and wilful communication of classified communications intelligence...
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Posted by: Kamran Ahmed

Hong Kong :: China | updated 2013-12-06 11:49:43 -0800 | political-news

Several blog posts apparently by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden Monday claimed he revealed particulars about US intelligence on its citizens because of President Obama’s increased support for “abusive practices” instead of restraining them as he pledged during his campaign....
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