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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

Stealth crackdown: Chinese censorship extends to Twitter

BEIJING, China--- Despite being blocked in China, Twitter and other overseas social media sites have long been used freely by activists and government critics to address subjects that are censored on domestic forums -- until now. As Beijing presses a campaign to throttle any remaining voices that stray from the Communist Party narrative, it is extending its reach to foreign sites outside of its "Great Firewall" of internet censorship. People in China can use virtual private network (VPN) software to circumvent Beijing's controls and access blocked foreign sites. But fearful that the platforms could be used to coordinate political activity, the authorities have launched a ste...Keep on reading: Stealth crackdown: Chinese censorship extends to Twitter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 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

China surveillance firms face backlash amid Xinjiang crackdown – Al Jazeera

The video screen shows a constant procession of Chinese citizens moving past a camera at what appears to be a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated News10 hr. 47 min. ago

PROC’s role evolves

The recent holding of the back-to-back summits of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) affirmed the People’s Republic of China (PROC) as the new champion of free trade taking over the reins from the United States. “The blooming relations of both countries are expected to result in a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated News17 hr. 47 min. ago

China& rsquo;s youth embrace street dance amid hip-hop crackdown

China& rsquo;s youth embrace street dance amid hip-hop crackdown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Drama, the long ball center of early season NBA intrigue

By Kyle Hightower, Associated Press There has been some early tinkering to lineups, a few hiccups and lots of drama to start the NBA season. None of the league’s final four teams from last season — Boston, Cleveland, Houston, Golden State — look like locks to hoist the Larry O’Brien Trophy this time. The addition of Carmelo Anthony to the Rockets’ roster produced more thorns than fruit, and now he is out. In Boston, the Celtics are having early trouble trying to figure out how best to use their overflowing mix of young and veteran talent following the return of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward from injuries. And Cleveland has gotten off to a predictable slow start to the post-LeBron James’ era, but few expected the total collapse by the Cavaliers. However, there is no drama like championship drama and the defending champion Warriors suddenly look more like the cast of a reality series than a harmonious lineup rolling along and vying for a third straight championship. Draymond’s Green public outburst at Kevin Durant during the Warriors’ overtime loss to the Clippers on Nov. 12 lingers. Now there is tension on a team that has managed to remain mostly drama-free during its run. Durant’s impending free agency, Green’s lack of an apology, and Steph Curry’s injury has opened a window for teams. Some of the NBA’s most recent mini-dynasties have dissipated because of infighting. Squabbling between Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls management at least contributed to their decline after Jordan’s second three-peat and subsequent second retirement in 1999. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal couldn’t coexist long enough to extend the Los Angeles Lakers’ run of three straight titles from 2000 to 2002. Green has vowed the Warriors will still be there in the end. That remains to be seen. 3'S COMPANY Little guys doing work outside and big men camped out close to the basket is an old-school approach to basketball that’s starting to look as old as James Naismith’s original peach baskets. The NBA needs to send out thank-you cards to the ABA. Everyone digs the long ball. Next year will mark the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the 3-point shot in the league. Over those four decades it’s gone from being one of the handful of innovations carried over from the ABA to a necessity for any player — from guards to seven-footers — wanting to have longevity in the league. During the 2012-13 season, 33 NBA players listed at 6'8" or taller averaged at least one three-point attempt. That number grew to 124 last season. The 2018-19 season is barely two months old, but two teams (Boston and Golden State) have already logged 24 made three-pointers in a game. The record of 25 was set late last season by Cleveland. And in case anyone needed a reminder of the shot’s increased popularity, look no further than Milwaukee’s Brook Lopez. He became the third seven-footer in NBA history to hit eight three-pointers in a game when he did it against Denver last week. “You see the way the game’s trending, it’s definitely moving in that direction,” Lopez said. “I’m just trying to be professional, do my job, try to get my work in. I want to be as good as I can in every possible area of the game.” Lopez said Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has been supportive of him stepping out beyond the arc. “Regardless if I miss, if I have off-games where I don’t shoot as well, they just tell me” to keep shooting, Lopez said. Other veteran big men around the league are hearing similar refrains. THE WEEK AHEAD — San Antonio at New Orleans, Monday (Tuesday, PHL time): DeMar DeRozan had 26 points and LaMarcus Aldridge added 22 points and 12 rebounds during the Spurs’ win in San Antonio earlier this month. The Pelicans look to return the favor after recovering nicely from a six-game losing skid. — Los Angeles Lakers at Cleveland, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time): In a pre-Turkey Day appetizer, LeBron James returns to face Cleveland for the first time this season following his free agency departure to L.A. — New Orleans at Philadelphia, Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time): The Pelicans get their first crack at the new-look 76ers following their acquisition of Jimmy Butler. — Portland at Golden State, Friday (Saturday, PHL time): The Warriors get a look at one of their chief challengers in the West when they meet the Blazers for the first time this season. ___ AP Sports Writer Genaro Armas in Milwaukee contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 19th, 2018

Pence Urges Speed on South China Sea Code of Conduct

SINGAPORE - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is urging the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) to move forward with a code of conduct for the South China Sea. But as ASEAN states already know, a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Pence Urges Speed on South China Sea Code of Conduct

SINGAPORE - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is urging the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) to move forward with a code of conduct for the South China Sea. But as ASEAN states already know, a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Young Marxists are going missing in China after protesting for workers – CNN News

Fear is sweeping through the campuses of China’s elite universities following a nationwide government crackdown aimed at silencing left-wing student […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Pioneering democracy trio prepare for trial in Hong Kong

  HONG KONG – Three leading Hong Kong democracy campaigners go on trial next week over their involvement in massive rallies calling for political reform, as room for opposition in the semi-autonomous city shrinks under an assertive China. The justice department has prosecuted leading activists from the 2014 protests, with some also ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

Hong Kong domestic helpers get free swimming lessons

HONG KONG, China – Every Sunday in Hong Kong the city's army of domestic helpers packs into parks or onto pavements, bridges and walkways on their one mandatory day off. With a marginalized position in society and low income, the force of more than 300,000 maids, mainly women from Indonesia ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

China rights record in spotlight at UN review

GENEVA: China’s mass detainment of ethnic Uighurs and its crackdown on civil liberties will likely figure high on the agenda on Tuesday when countries meet at the UN in Geneva...READ MORE The post China rights record in spotlight at UN review appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018