Iran says not to cooperate with UN fact-finding mission

In this photo released on Aug 11, 2022 by the Iranian foreign ministry, ministry spokesperson Nasser Kanaani speaks in Tehran, Iran. (IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY VIA AP) TEHRAN — The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday that Tehran will not cooperate with the "political" fact-finding mission proposed by a recent United Nations Human Rights Council […]

Criticisms of HK’s anti-human trafficking efforts are unfair and not substantiated

According to Joseph Nye, the soft power of a country rests primarily on three resources: its culture, its political values, and its foreign policies (Joseph Nye, Is the American Century Over? (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015), p 59).  Portraying itself as a defender of global human rights and pretending to promote human rights at home and […]

Human rights: Truth and lies

UN body made correct decision in nixing US-led bid for debate on China’s Muslim minorities  A United States-led proposal to discuss alleged atrocities against Uygurs and other Muslim minority groups in China was rejected by the United Nations’ highest human rights committee earlier this month. Some have criticized the ruling, but I feel the UN […]

Xinjiang report casts doubt on UN panel’s credibility

The 46-page report recently released by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) on the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region of China claims that the authorities’ measures to counter terrorism and extremism in the region “may constitute international crimes, in particular crimes against humanity”. We must take such an allegation with […]

West’s ‘divide and rule’ culture a great threat to development

The latest 2021/22 Human Development Report was recently released. Titled “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World,” it “paints a picture of a global society lurching from crisis to crisis, and which risks heading towards increasing deprivation and injustice.” This is a big shock to those of us who aspire for […]

Palestinian PM: Israel’s closure of Palestinian NGOs ‘void, illegal’

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye, second left, visits the office of the al-Haq Human rights organization that was raided by Israel forces, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Aug 18, 2022. (NASSER NASSER / AP) RAMALLAH – Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Ishtaye said on Tuesday that Israel's closure of Palestinian human rights groups and […]

US threats of sanctions on HK prosecutors are blatant foreign interference

The recent publication of a staff research report by the Congressional-Executive Commission on China threatening to impose sanctions on several key prosecutors within the Hong Kong Judiciary is a blatant act of foreign interference in the domestic affairs of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and a display of bald-faced hypocrisy by the US government.  […]

Meta Octagon Releases Meta Human DJ NFT Project

HONG KONG, July 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via — Posters and videos of Meta Octagon NFT project by Meta player, which is developing complex cultural space and performance entertainment metaverse projects, have been released based on world class EDM club and entertainment brand “Club Octagon”. The “METAGONZ” project is a “METAROID” (Metaverse Android) avatar […]

Genetron Health Receives CE Mark for FusionScan Plus Kit for Human Multi-Genes

BEIJING, June 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via — Genetron Holdings Limited (“Genetron Health” or the “Company”, Nasdaq: GTH), a leading precision oncology platform company in China that specializes in offering molecular profiling tests, early cancer screening products and companion diagnostics development, today announced it has obtained a CE Mark for its FusionScan Plus Kit, […]