Tag: Human rights

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23. Nov 2021

Opinion – China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Pragmatism over Morals?

InFocus

By Tabita Rosendal, Ph.D. student at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University, Sweden and an affiliate at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), Copenhagen, Denmark.

Is China beating the US and EU through its pragmatic approach towards cooperation under the “Belt and Road” Initiative (“一带一路”倡议) (BRI)? Despite the advent of the US’ “Build Back Better World” (B3W) and the EU’s “Connecting Europe Globally” (CEG), evidence from Sri Lanka suggests that some countries still look to China for support due to the ‘no-strings-attached’ nature of its investments. The stark reality is that China’s “pragmatic values”, combined with loans, may outcompete the two Western initiatives.

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18. Jan 2011

Controversial Chinese activist receives the Simone de Beauvoir prize for Women’s freedom

InFocus

On January 11th, in Paris, the Simone de Beauvoir prize for Women’s freedom 2010 was awarded to two Chinese women, GUO Jianmei 郭健梅, a lawyer in Beijing and Prof. AI Xiaoming 艾晓明 from Sun Zhongshan University (Canton). The Simone de Beauvoir Prize is an international human rights prize for women’s freedom, awarded since 2008 to […]

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13. Jul 2009

Some thoughts about the background to the recent events in Urumchi from a sociolinguist’s point of view

China, InFocus, minorities, poverty, terrorism, Xinjiang

Joakim Enwall
Associate Professor
Chinese Language and Culture
Department of Linguistics and Philology
Uppsala University

July 12, 2009

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20. Mar 2009

Cambodia’s wheel of history rolls on

cambodia, corruption, InFocus

Alexandra Kent
Senior Researcher
NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

Thirty years after the end of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, a ‘hybrid’ war crimes tribunal has finally begun. A mixed team of Cambodian and foreign lawyers have just kicked into motion with the trial of ‘Duch’, the first of five suspects to be tried. The others are Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan, Ieng Thirith, Ieng Sary and Nuon Chea.

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5. Mar 2009

Europe and the suffering people of Burma/Myanmar

development, InFocus, minorities, policy

Timo Kivimäki,
Senior Researcher
NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

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23. Feb 2009

Rohingyas – the forgotten people of Burma turning up on Thailand´s paradise beaches

development, InFocus, Islam, refugees, Thailand

Martin Gemzell,
Asia Program Manager
Olof Palme International Center

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25. Jan 2009

China’s Charter 08 – a civic call worth noticing

China, InFocus

Cecilia Milwertz
Senior researcher
NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

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16. Nov 2008

Surrendering to the Impatient?

China, InFocus, Tibet

Trine Brox

Ph.D. Candidate, Tibetology

Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

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27. Jul 2008

Human rights in a frenzied time

China, InFocus, Law

Otto Malmgren

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27. Jul 2008

Norsk-kinesisk menneskerettighetsdialog: mer enn diplomati og formelle møter?

China, InFocus, Law

Cecilie Figenschou Bakke
Director, China Programme, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo

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