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August 15, 1989
Hong Kong rejected U.N. criticism that it has mistreated some of the 50,000 Vietnamese "boat people" who have flocked to the British colony. A team from the Geneva headquarters of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees had warned that serious overcrowding would lead to fresh outbreaks of violence among frustrated inmates of refugee camps. "The space is less than the space given to people in prison here.
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March 1, 2000 | Associated Press
The U.N. high commissioner for human rights on Tuesday deplored China's recent record and urged Hong Kong to set up its own independent human rights monitoring body. Mary Robinson, who met with several Hong Kong officials, said the situation in mainland China has deteriorated over the past two years. Robinson, who was scheduled to arrive in Beijing late Tuesday, will attend an Asian-Pacific regional human rights workshop.
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March 1, 2000 | Associated Press
The U.N. high commissioner for human rights on Tuesday deplored China's recent record and urged Hong Kong to set up its own independent human rights monitoring body. Mary Robinson, who met with several Hong Kong officials, said the situation in mainland China has deteriorated over the past two years. Robinson, who was scheduled to arrive in Beijing late Tuesday, will attend an Asian-Pacific regional human rights workshop.
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April 22, 1994 | CHRISTINE COURTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As efforts to repatriate thousands of Vietnamese "boat people" to their homeland reach a critical phase, the U.N. refugee agency in Hong Kong is facing a new wave of criticism.
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April 22, 1994 | CHRISTINE COURTNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As efforts to repatriate thousands of Vietnamese "boat people" to their homeland reach a critical phase, the U.N. refugee agency in Hong Kong is facing a new wave of criticism.
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October 8, 1989 | MICHAEL DI CICCO, United Press International
One of Asia's richest men and biggest landlords has an idea to ease tensions over Hong Kong when China regains control of the prosperous British colony in 1997--rent it. Hong Kong-based billionaire Stanley Ho hopes China will agree to lease the colony to the United Nations as the world body's Asian headquarters, thus avoiding the problems of a Communist government ruling a capitalist outpost.
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June 26, 1996 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Bui Thi Minh and her husband stealthily left Vietnam in a rickety boat eight years ago in search of a brighter future away from the oppression of communism, they knew their quest would be far from easy. But never did the couple imagine that years after being swept onto Hong Kong's shores, they would still be languishing in a refugee camp here--and facing the likelihood of a forced return to the country they risked their lives to flee.
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August 15, 1989
Hong Kong rejected U.N. criticism that it has mistreated some of the 50,000 Vietnamese "boat people" who have flocked to the British colony. A team from the Geneva headquarters of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees had warned that serious overcrowding would lead to fresh outbreaks of violence among frustrated inmates of refugee camps. "The space is less than the space given to people in prison here.
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