Ask China: How does China protect the rights of 1.4 billion people?

How does China protect the rights of 1.4 billion people? How did China’s human rights protection develop over the past decades? What efforts have been made to finalize the country’s long-expected civil code? What new laws on human rights protection can we expect at #2020TwoSessions? Watch the new episode of #AskChina to get these answers. … Read more Ask China: How does China protect the rights of 1.4 billion people?

Mounting opposition to China’s proposed security laws | ABC News

More than a dozen Australian politicians are among a group a of global leaders raising concerns about China’s new laws for Hong Kong. China’s government plans to enforce new security measures, which will target independence activists, foreign forces and terrorists. In a return of the unrest that hit Hong Kong last year, crowds thronged the … Read more Mounting opposition to China’s proposed security laws | ABC News

‘Chinatown Block Watch’ Monitors & Reports Anti-Asian Harassment Amid Covid Outbreak

There’ve been 353 reports of #Covid19-related harassment and discrimination in NYC since February, 40% of which targeted Asians, according to New York City Commission on Human Rights. The ‘Chinatown Block Watch’ patrols Manhattan’s Chinatown to monitor and report anti-Asian harassment in the area nonviolently Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL: Follow QuickTake … Read more ‘Chinatown Block Watch’ Monitors & Reports Anti-Asian Harassment Amid Covid Outbreak

Hong Kong: Police fire tear gas as thousands protest over proposed security laws

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters on Sunday, as thousands thronged the streets to protest against Beijing’s plan to directly impose national security laws on the city.  The rally came as the city’s government sought to reassure the public and foreign investors over the tough security laws proposed by Beijing that sent a chill … Read more Hong Kong: Police fire tear gas as thousands protest over proposed security laws

Expert: It’s time for the U.S. to put people before profits

The Trump administration has unleashed its attacks on the World Health Organization, threatening to permanently freeze funding and withdraw U.S. membership. Alfred de Zayas, professor of international law, former secretary of the UN Human Rights Committee and UN’s independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order from 2012 to 2018, shares … Read more Expert: It’s time for the U.S. to put people before profits

Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Lawmakers Protest Against China’s New Security Law

There were scuffles during Hong Kong’s Legislative Council meeting as pro-democracy lawmakers protested against China’s new security law. Authorities in Beijing vowed to end what they called a “defenseless” posture due to “those trying to sow trouble.” Legislation slated for passage in the National People’s Congress in Beijing would help complete Hong Kong’s obligation to … Read more Hong Kong’s Pro-Democracy Lawmakers Protest Against China’s New Security Law

Hong Kong Activists Urge Protests Against New China Security Law

“We are going to lose our rule of law,” says Wu Chi-wai, a Hong Kong politician and the current chairman of Democratic Party, about China’s new security law on the city. Democracy advocates called for protests against sweeping national security legislation China introduced Friday, as authorities in Beijing vowed to end what they called a … Read more Hong Kong Activists Urge Protests Against New China Security Law

‘This is the End of Hong Kong,’ Democracy Advocates Protest New China Security Law

Democracy advocates called for protests against sweeping national security legislation China introduced Friday, as authorities in Beijing vowed to end what they called a “defenseless” posture due to “those trying to sow trouble.” Legislation slated for passage in the National People’s Congress in Beijing would help complete Hong Kong’s obligation to pass laws curbing acts … Read more ‘This is the End of Hong Kong,’ Democracy Advocates Protest New China Security Law

ROGER WATERS: Us + Them Concert Film – OFFICIAL TRAILER

ROGER WATERS: “Us + Them” Concert Film – OFFICIAL TRAILER BUY ON DIGITAL OR GET IT ON DEMAND JUNE 16 Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, Us + Them, featuring state-of- the-art visual production and breath-taking sound in this unmissable cinema event. Filmed in Amsterdam on … Read more ROGER WATERS: Us + Them Concert Film – OFFICIAL TRAILER

Barbara Hendricks on sheltering in place: ‘This is how refugees feel all the time’

Barbara Hendricks has used her voice for two things: in the service of a superlative musical career and as a staunch defender of human rights. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on … Read more Barbara Hendricks on sheltering in place: ‘This is how refugees feel all the time’

Burundi votes in tense presidential election

People in Burundi have cast ballots to pick a successor to President Pierre Nkurunziza amid reports of political violence. Nkurunziza has been in power for 15 years and has been accused of human rights abuses. The polls were marred by concerns about a lack of transparency after international observers were barred. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb … Read more Burundi votes in tense presidential election

Solidarity with Africa & other topics – Daily Briefing (20 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Policy Brief/Africa – Africa Dialogue – Human Rights Chief/ Africa – Economic and Social Council – Global Human Development – COVID-19/Child Malnutrition – Security Council/Middle East – South Sudan – Cyclone Amphan/Bangladesh – COVID-19/Kenya – COVID-19/Armenia – World Bee Day – International Day For … Read more Solidarity with Africa & other topics – Daily Briefing (20 May 2020)

UN chief on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa

Statement by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the launch of United Nations Policy Brief on the Impact of COVID-19 on Africa. As COVID-19 spreads across the continent, Africa has responded swiftly to the pandemic, and as of now reported cases are lower than feared. Even so, much hangs in the balance. In recent years … Read more UN chief on the impact of COVID-19 on Africa

Grayzone reporter talks Xinjiang, COVID-19 and western media

In recent years, the U.S. and China have wrestled on several major international issues – from human rights to international trade – that reflect as much about their differences in political philosophy as the latter’s rise. CGTN’s Zeng Ziyi recently talked to Ajit Singh, journalist and contributor at The Grayzone, about what he learned from … Read more Grayzone reporter talks Xinjiang, COVID-19 and western media

Coronavirus: Are China’s Uighurs being put at risk? | The Stream

China is trying to walk a line between quelling scattered outbreaks of coronavirus and restoring a semblance of day-to-day normality. But concerns are mounting over the possible impact of the virus on hundreds of thousands of Uighur Muslims, many of whom are being held in so-called “training and education” camps that United Nations experts say … Read more Coronavirus: Are China’s Uighurs being put at risk? | The Stream