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Hong Kong Democrats defend deal with Beijing

By Fri, Jul 09, 2010 10:00AM UTC

Hong Kong’s Democratic Party rejected accusations that it caved in by striking a deal with Beijing on political reform, saying Thursday it refused to accept a demand that it stop criticizing China’s crackdown on the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. The party said in a report on its negotiations with Beijing

Filipino coup suspect backs Aquino

By Fri, Jul 09, 2010 8:29AM UTC

A rebel soldier who turned himself in to face charges stemming from two coup attempts against the Philippines’ former president said Thursday he is willing to face justice because he considers the new president legitimate. Marine Capt. Nicanor Faeldon was accused of helping lead 300 soldiers in taking over the

Parliamentary brawl

By Fri, Jul 09, 2010 6:38AM UTC

In Australia a brawl in parliament is limited to throwing words at opponents. In Taiwan brawling parliamentarians get rather more physical.

Thai website targets ‘Red’ celebrities

By Thu, Jul 08, 2010 9:59PM UTC Thai website targets ‘Red’ celebrities

By Thorn Pitidol, On the state’s affairs front, CRES extends its emergency rule, and thus continues its special power to invite any suspect who threatens national security (i.e. Reds) to stay under arrest or detention without warrant or charge (see a post below: CRES has decided again). What’s happening within Thai society is

Hong Kong’s courts and China

By Thu, Jul 08, 2010 7:58PM UTC

To get along, do you go along? writes Asia Sentinel’s Danny Gittings Hong Kong has a new Chief Justice. The end of August sees the retirement of Andrew Li, who has led Hong Kong’s Court of Final Appeal since its creation on the night of the former British colony’s return

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