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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

20 Years on, ICC Urges Help to Fight War Crimes

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - The International Criminal Court Tuesday marked its 20th anniversary Tuesday urging all nations to help its 'vital work' seeking justice for war crimes victims, despite its.....»»

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20 years on, ICC urges help to fight war crimes

The International Criminal Court Tuesday marked its 20th anniversary Tuesday urging all nations to help its “vital work” seeking justice for war crimes victims, despite its controversial acquittal of a former Congolese militia chief. 20 years on, ICC urges help to fight war crimes 20 years on, ICC urges help to fight war crimes 0SHARES… link: 20 years on, ICC urges help to fight war crimes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated News3 hr. 28 min. ago

EU urges Trump to protect world order, dismisses foe claim

BRUSSELS, Belgium – EU leaders and top diplomats urged US President Donald Trump to protect the world order at his summit on Monday, July 16, with Vladimir Putin and dismissed his assertion that Europe was a US trade foe. Trump triggered fresh concerns from European Council President Donald Tusk at an EU-China ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News22 hr. 2 min. ago

DOLE urges workers to assert rights to dignity at work

MANILA, JULY 16 (PIA)--The labor department urged workers to assert their right to be treated with dignity, and ensure that they are provided with a safe working environment free from all forms of har.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

[OPINION] China s grand larceny

Editor's Note: Former Philippine foreign secretary Albert del Rosario delivered this speech at a West Philippine Sea forum organized by the Stratbase Albert del Rosario Institute on July 12 this year. The forum marked the second anniversary of the Philippines' legal victory against China at The Hague......»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

EU takes anti-Trump trade show to China and Japan

BRUSSELS: The European Union’s top officials will meet the leaders of China and Japan next week to boost ties in the face of fears that US President Donald Trump will spark an all-out global trade war. The trip by EU Council President Donald Tusk and Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker includes the signing of a free [...] The post EU takes anti-Trump trade show to China and Japan appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Bong Go blames opposition, critics for PH as ‘province of China’ tag

  KORONADAL CITY, SOUTH COTABATO --- President Duterte's special assistant blamedFridaythe President's critics for the banners welcoming visitors to the Philippines as a "province of China." The banners hanged on several footbridges in Metro Manilaon Thursday. Bong Go, who attended the opening of South Cotabato's T'nalak Festival and the 52nd foundation anniversary celebration here, told reporters President Duterte was aware of the banners as he already saw on television reports. The banners that read "Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China" made their appearance in time for the second anniversary of The Hague's ruling that invalidated China's claim to nearly ...Keep on reading: Bong Go blames opposition, critics for PH as ‘province of China’ tag.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Signs spark Philippine fury

Banners calling the Philippines a 'province of China' mysteriously appeared on bridges in Manila yesterday, sparking fury on social media on what was the second anniversary of Manila'.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Palace: Philippines not giving up territory

As the country marked the second anniversary yesterday of its legal victory over China in an international court over maritime claims, Malacañang vowed to continue asserting the country’s sovereignty and dared critics to challenge its handling of the issue before the courts......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Taiwan extends visa-free entry for Filipinos until July 2019

By Paterno Esmaquel II/rappler.com – Taiwan announced on Thursday, July 12, that it has extended the visa-free privilege for Filipinos until July 31, 2019, and will afterwards review if it will extend this policy again. “On behalf of the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the Taipei Economic and Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

VP Robredo urges Filipinos to oppose military build-ups in South China Sea

Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday urged Filipinos and concerned nations to unite in opposing military build-ups in the South China Sea. 'This is the time for us to peacefully protest any.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018