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EU urges China to free activists on third anniversary of ‘709’ crackdown

The European Union urged China to free dozens of activists during a human rights meeting in Beijing this week, three years after a crackdown that jailed scores of lawyers and activists. EU urges China to free activists on third anniversary of ‘709’ crackdown BEIJING – The European Union urged China to free dozens of activists… link: EU urges China to free activists on third anniversary of ‘709’ crackdown.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerJul 12th, 2018

US urges China to release Tiananmen crackdown death toll

BEIJING --- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged China to disclose the details of people killed, detained or missing during the Chinese military's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters centered on Beijing's Tiananmen Square 29 years ago. Pompeo marked Monday's anniversary of the suppression of demonstrations on June 4, 1989, saying: "We remember the tragic loss of innocent lives." "We join others in the international community in urging the Chinese government to make a full public accounting of those killed, detained or missing," Pompeo's statement said. He cited the Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who wrote in his 2010 Nobel Peace Prize speech, delivered in absentia: "...Keep on reading: US urges China to release Tiananmen crackdown death toll.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Vietnam activists flock to safe social media after cyber crackdown

HANOI, Vietnam – Tens of thousands of Vietnamese social media users are flocking to self-professed free speech platform Minds to avoid tough internet controls in a new cybersecurity law, activists and the company told the Agence France-Presse (AFP). The draconian law requires internet companies to scrub critical content and hand over ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Bangladesh body count mounts; group urges U.N. action to stop drug war

DHAKA/MUMBAI — The death toll in a Bangladeshi “zero tolerance” crackdown on drugs has risen to 140, with about 18,000 people arrested, the government said on Thursday, as a group of activists urged the United Nations to step in to stop the bloodshed. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the anti-narcotics campaign in early May to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

Crowds gather for Hong Kong Tiananmen vigil

HONG KONG, China – Crowds assembled in Hong Kong on Monday in memory of the victims of China's Tiananmen Square crackdown but young activists are increasingly questioning the annual vigil's relevance. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong has seen tens of thousands gather at the candlelit vigil in Victoria Park since 1990, while any ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Crowds gather for Tiananmen vigil in Hong Kong

Crowds assembled in Hong Kong on Monday in memory of the victims of China’s Tiananmen Square crackdown, but young activists are increasingly questioning the annual vigil’s relevance. Source link link: Crowds gather for Tiananmen vigil in Hong Kong.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Hundreds march in Hong Kong to mark Tiananmen crackdown

HONG KONG – Hundreds marched through Hong Kong on Sunday, May 27, ahead of the 29th anniversary of China's crackdown on democracy protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Semi-autonomous Hong Kong is the only place on Chinese soil where the anniversary is openly marked with a famous vigil in Victoria Park on June ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

Chinese activist jailed for 8 years after major crackdown

TIANJIN, China – China sentenced an activist known by the online pseudonym "Super Vulgar Butcher" to 8 years in prison Tuesday, December 26, one of the harshest punishments meted out to the group of lawyers and activists swept up in a major crackdown on civil society two ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Vietnam rejects anti-China activist appeal

HANOI, Vietnam – A Vietnamese court on Friday, December 22, rejected the appeal of a dissident sentenced to 9 years for anti-state propaganda, capping a grim year for activists in the one-party state. Vietnam's communist government has been accused of intensifying a crackdown on its critics in 2017, jailing at ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2017

China won t free men who investigated Ivanka Trump supplier

GANZHOU — China's government on yesterday rejected a US State Department call to release three activists detained while investigating a Chinese company that.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 7th, 2017

Stewart, Wilson propel US to 100-88 win over China

By Doug Feinberg, Associated Press SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain (AP) — After a quiet first half, Breanna Stewart felt she needed to be more assertive on both ends of the court. She certainly made her presence felt in the final 20 minutes. Stewart scored 21 of her 23 points in the second half and A'ja Wilson added 20 points to help the United States beat China 100-88 on Sunday in the second day of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup. "I needed to be more aggressive. There were a few things that I could have done better — defense and rebounding. Focus on that and the offense comes," Stewart said. China trailed only 36-35 midway through the second quarter as the U.S. was still trying to figure out a lineup that worked on offense and defense. The Americans then closed the half on a 12-4 burst. Wilson had six points during the run. Layshia Clarendon, who played a few minutes in the first game, also provided a spark off the bench in the spurt. She had two points, two assists and two rebounds. The Chinese team hung around in the third quarter and trailed 60-54 before Stewart, who played in China the past few winters, took over. She scored nine of the next 11 points and China couldn't get within seven the rest of the way. "She was trailing a lot, and obviously the defense sucked down. The post players did a great job rim running," U.S. coach Dawn Staley said. "That left Stewie wide open at the top of key and she took advantage of them time and again. That's what we come to expect, Stewie like things. We needed her to be that way to give us some separation and widen our lead in the third quarter." The Americans were still missing Brittney Griner, who suffered a slight sprain of her right ankle in practice Friday. Griner said after the win over Senegal she would have played if it was an elimination game. China was able to exploit the lack of Griner with its own 6-foot-9 center Han Xu. Han showed an impressive array of post moves as well as a deft touch from 10 feet. The 18-year-old finished with 20 points and left to a warm ovation from the crowd with 20 seconds left. "Coach encouraged us to play with confidence. The U.S. is a very good team. We just went out and enjoyed ourselves," said China guard Shao Ting, who had 10 points. The Chinese team, which is the youngest in the tournament with the average age 23 years, lost to the U.S. by 43 points in the 2016 Olympics. The U.S. (2-0) hasn't lost to China (1-1) in six meetings in the World Cup. The Americans won the first five meetings by an average of 25.8 points. The victory was the Americans' 18th in a row in the tournament and 43rd in the past 44 games in the World Cup. The only blemish over the past 20 years was a loss to Russia in the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup. Sunday's game came on the 12th anniversary of that loss. CHINA CONNECTION: Many of the U.S. players have competed in China in the offseason. Stewart, Griner, Morgan Tuck, Jewell Loyd and Tina Charles all have spent time there. Wilson will be headed there this year. "You're having some of the top WNBA players going over there to China and showing them the standards of what we put ourselves through," Stewart said. RECOVERING: Elena Delle Donne played only 3 ½ minutes on Sunday. She suffered a bone bruise in the WNBA playoffs and is still recovering. She said that she and Staley would talk before each game to discuss how she was feeling. Delle Donne said after the game the back to back was difficult. SCOREBOARD: It was a great day for Africa with both Senegal and Nigeria winning. It's the first time in the history of the tournament that an African team won a pool play game, let alone two. Senegal beat Latvia 70-69 and Nigeria edged Turkey 74-68. In other games, Canada beat South Korea 82-63; Australia routed Argentina 84-43; Japan edged Belgium 77-75 in OT; France beat Greece 75-71 and Spain topped Puerto Rico 78-53. UP NEXT China: Will face Senegal on Tuesday with second place in the group at stake. U.S.: Will face Latvia on Tuesday looking to continue its dominance......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

FALSE: Filipinos ‘free to roam, can watch news’ during Martial Law

Claim: The idea that the Martial Law period was a “dark” part of the country's history was “twisted” and invented. This was the message of several completely identical comments on Rappler's  post  about the 46th anniversary of Martial Law on Friday, September 21. This was the comment pasted ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Moira dela Torre: I didn t know I d be performing at Marcos Fest

MANILA, Philippines – Following a barrage of criticism online, singer Moira dela Torre said Saturday, September 15, that she didn't know that the event she was headlining was actually a free concert to celebrate the 101st birth anniversary of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. "This Marcos Fest as supposed to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Maduro says China to finance failing oil industry

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday he had new commitments from Beijing on funding for the oil industry on which crisis-hit Caracas relies. Oil output is the main generator of Venezuela's income but has fallen to its lowest level in three decades, with the South American country's state-led economy in free-fall. Analysts blame years of neglect during which state oil firm PDVSA's infrastructure became rundown and exploration was curbed, while oil revenues were used to plug the fiscal deficit. Now, however, "there are financing commitments to increase oil production, gold production as well as investment in more than 500 development projects...Keep on reading: Maduro says China to finance failing oil industry.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Bong Go urges junkies: Undergo free rehab

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go yesterday encouraged drug users to avail themselves of free drug rehabilitation provided by the government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Defending champion Capitals have almost no camp competition

By Stephen Whyno, Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — While smiles are in high supply at training camp for the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, open jobs are not. Returning 18 of 20 the players who dressed in their Cup-clinching victory, the Capitals have almost no competition for roster spots going into the regular season. Barring injuries, the front office and coaching staff could pencil in probably 95 percent of the opening night roster before anyone hits the ice. "Obviously, I know our roster pretty well," general manager Brian MacLellan said Friday. "It's still going to be competitive on the fourth line. We're going to try to find a fourth line that we'd like to add a little bit more skill, a little more speed, and what we can do on the penalty kill." Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Braden Holtby and the rest of Washington's championship core remaining intact leaves the likes of Travis Boyd and newcomers Nic Dowd and Sergei Shumakov competing for fourth-line roles. MacLellan figures there will also be a competition between veteran Brooks Orpik and young defensemen Christian Djoos and Madison Bowey for playing time on the third pairing. That's a far cry from a year ago when the Capitals lost a handful of key contributors and were looking for someone — anyone — to step up and fill voids. Those voids don't exist this year given that only fourth-line center Jay Beagle and backup goaltender Philipp Grubauer aren't around. "You never know what's going to happen tomorrow because it's hockey stuff," Ovechkin said. "It's hard when your friends and when some of your teammates left, especially when you win the Cup, but there's a salary cap. ... It's hard to keep." It wasn't hard this time. The Capitals signed pending free agent defenseman John Carlson before he hit the market and re-signed playoff hero Devante Smith-Pelly and deadline pickup Michal Kempny. Their low turnover is similar to what the Pittsburgh Penguins had when they repeated as Cup champions. Todd Reirden replacing Barry Trotz as coach after four years as his top assistant is the biggest change. Reirden knows the roster as well as anyone and won't lie to players about opportunities, but he's trying to set them up to compete for spots that might come open because of injuries. "It's a different kind of competition," Reirden said. "You can't predict it, but all the players that are in camp, they know that there's competition. And whether that's competition for Day One of the season, Day 21 or 121 that there's a chance for them to be a part of a team that is the defending Stanley Cup champs." Dowd saw a chance to win a full-time job with the defending champions and jumped at the opportunity. The 28-year-old who has played for the Kings and Canucks wants to show he can bring everything Beagle did and provide some more offense. He's trying not to wonder every day in camp about where he stands in making the team. "I spent my first two to three years of pro hockey going into training camp trying to split the atom and trying to get in the minds of the coaches and, 'Why am I here, why I am there in the lineup, why am I this group, why am I in that group?'" Dowd said. "A lot of the time it makes no difference where you sit in practices and all that, and it just puts more stress on yourself in worrying about that." Most players at Capitals camp don't have much to worry about because they know where they'll be in October when the season starts. It's almost certain Pheonix Copley is Holtby's backup with prospect Ilya Samsonov in the American Hockey League with Hershey, and neither Bowey nor Djoos will be sent to the minors. Boyd, who played one playoff game during the Cup run, can't be sure and knows he's fighting for a job. "I didn't want to walk in here and think that I'm on the team," Boyd said. "I don't think I am. I definitely think that obviously there's some guys here that are good players too, trying to gain ahold of I guess the one or two spots that are open." NOTES: Carlson and center Lars Eller are nursing minor lower-body injuries that caused them to miss the first day of on-ice work. ... Reirden says the Capitals will take only a handful of veteran players to Boston for the preseason opener Sunday because the Bruins will have a big chunk of their team in China for exhibition games there......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

Rewarding online users with an offline concert

SPONSORED DATA platform Freenet celebrates its third anniversary with its first offline event—a “free” concert scheduled on Sept. 20 at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena in Pasay City. The post Rewarding online users with an offline concert appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Plan to upgrade China-Asean trade agreement unveiled

NANNING/BEIJING --- China will work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to upgrade a strategic partnership and build a closer community of a shared future, Vice-Premier Han Zheng said at the opening ceremony of the 15th China-Asean Expo in Nanning, capital of the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region,on Wednesday.   China welcomes Asean countries aboard the express train of China's economic development, Han said, and will share the dividends of economic growth withAsean. Han announced that China will work withAsean to upgrade the China-Asean Free Trade Agreement signed in 2004 and accelerate talks for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.   ...Keep on reading: Plan to upgrade China-Asean trade agreement unveiled.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

U.N. decries “shameful” reprisals on rights activists in 38 countries

GENEVA — The United Nations listed 38 “shameful” countries including China and Russia on Wednesday which it said had carried out reprisals or intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights, through killings, torture and arbitrary arrests. The annual report from U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also included allegations of ill-treatment, surveillance, criminalization, and public stigmatization […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

United States ‘deeply troubled’ by alleged Chinese crackdown in Xinjiang – CNN News

The United States has expressed concern over China’s “worsening crackdown” on minority Muslim groups in the far western province of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

China calls on US, NKorea to implement Singapore deal

BEIJING: China’s top legislator voiced hope that North Korea and the United States will implement their nuclear summit agreement as he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Chinese state media said Monday. Li Zhanshu, sent by President Xi Jinping to attend North Korea’s 70th anniversary parade on Sunday, said China was committed to… link: China calls on US, NKorea to implement Singapore deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018