A leading human rights group says a Chinese government
surveillance campaign is restricting freedom of expression and
creating a culture of fear in Tibetan villages. Human Rights Watch
says more than 20,000 Communist Party members stationed in Tibetan
areas "undertake intrusive surveillance of people, carry out
widespread political re-education, and establish partisan security
units" as part of the campaign. Known officially as "Solidify the
Foundation, Benefit the ...
Nineteen advocacy groups and Congo experts are giving the
thumps up to President Barack Obama’s appointment of former U.S.
Senator Russ Feingold as the new U.S. Special Envoy for the Great
Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Feingold is a
former chairman of the Africa Subcommittee in the Senate and
co-author of several legislations on the Lord’s Resistance Army
rebels and the crisis in the DRC. His appointment comes on the
heels of the signing of a peace framework by Great ...
[at Financial Times] - The UK government has "interfered" in
the running of the part-nationalised banks in a manner that is
"clearly not acceptable", a sweeping parliamentary review into the
failings of the ...
[at Financial Times] - HSBC is being probed by Hong Kong
regulators over whether it manipulated the rates at which banks
lend to each other in the island's financial markets. The Hong Kong
Monetary Authority - the de facto central ...