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John Taylor: Australia and China pleased with human rights talks

ABC News Online reports: Australian officials held talks with China over human rights in Beijing yesterday, but one of the more topical issues wasn’t mentioned at all. The annual Australia China Human Rights dialogue spearheads Australia’s efforts to improve China’s often-criticised human rights record. The 9th round of closed-door talks was held in a Swiss […]

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Greg Sheridan: Chinese human rights abuse a no-go zone

The Weekend Australian reports: CHEN Yonglin, the Chinese diplomat who has been trying fruitlessly for a month to defect to Australia, gave a press conference last week. The event was bizarrely under-reported. “Chen provided more detail about his sensational claim that Chinese government agents have been involved in kidnapping in Australia and these, whether they […]

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Stephanie Hoo: U.S. human rights group calls on China to stop harassing AIDS activists

From AP, via Human Rights Watch says China should stop harassing AIDS activists. The group warned that Beijing’s heavy-handed methods of controlling information about the disease could hinder efforts to stop its spread. “In a 57-page report, Human Rights Watch called on China to remove restrictions on private groups that work with AIDS patients […]

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ABC: Third Chinese defector details human rights abuses

ABC reports that the lawyer for a former Chinese security bureau official, who has been granted refugee status in Australia, has outlined abuses. He says his client saw abuses perpetrated by members of China’s secret service. The revelation of a third defector comes as two other former officials, diplomat Chen Yonglin and policeman Hao Fengjun, […]

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