Dissident octogenarian writer Tie Liu arrested for “provoking trouble”

first_img ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further September 18, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Dissident octogenarian writer Tie Liu arrested for “provoking trouble” June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Police carried out a dawn raid on the home of 81-year-old dissident writer Tie Liu three days ago and took him and his assistant Huang Jing into custody. Reporters Without Borders demands their immediate release. “This arrest shows how far the Peking government is prepared to go to muzzle critical voices,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia desk. “We add our voice to that of the international community in condemning the arrest of Tie Liu. We urge the Chinese authorities to release both him and Huang Jing immediately.” At the age of 81, Tie is one of the oldest dissidents in China. Branded a “rightist” for rebelling against Mao Zedong and the Communist Party, he spent more than 20 years in a re-education camp. However, he has continued to write essays and pamphlets criticizing the Chinese government.According to his wife and his lawyer, he believed he was unlikely to be arrested again given his age. However, his family reported that he recently received threats and warnings, such as the poisoning of his dog the day before he was arrested. The charge of “picking quarrels and provoking trouble” is used regularly by the Chinese authorities to detain political dissidents. At least 30 journalists and 72 netizens are currently in prison in the country.China is ranked 175th of 180 countries in the 2014 World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders. April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information March 12, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison Tie, whose real name is Huang Zerong, was charged with “picking quarrels and provoking trouble”. No reason was given for the arrest of Huang Jing, who is also Tie’s care worker and occasionally helps him publish his writings. The police also seized his computers and some of his books. His arrest was believed to be the result of an essay he published recently on the former head of the government’s propaganda department, Liu Yunshan, and the restrictions imposed on the media while he was running the main censorship organ of the Chinese Communist Party’s repressive machinery. Tie was placed in criminal detention, which allows the authorities to hold him for at least 30 days. Receive email alerts Follow the news on China News ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News Organisation last_img read more

HSBC Next to Pay Reparations for Pre-Crisis Conduct

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago HSBC Next to Pay Reparations for Pre-Crisis Conduct Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Freddie Mac Initiative Brings Affordable Homes to Three Cities Next: Cities With the Biggest Jumps in Single-Family Rentals About Author: Kristina Brewer Related Articles Kristina Brewer is the Editorial Assistant of Publications for the Five Star Institute, including DS News and MReport magazine. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas (UNT), where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in rhetoric and writing and a minor in global marketing. During this time, she served as Director of Philanthropy in the national women’s fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha, of which she is an alumna. Her passion for philanthropy continued after university when she was an intern at Keep Denton Beautiful, a local partner of Keep America Beautiful, where she drove membership, organized events, and led social media campaigns. Brewer honed her writing at the North Texas Daily, UNT’s student-run newspaper where she wrote about faculty, mentorship, and student life. Brewer also previously worked at Optimus Business Plans where she helped start-ups create funding proposals, risk assessments, and management plans. Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / HSBC Next to Pay Reparations for Pre-Crisis Conduct August 6, 2018 1,998 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, Journal, News 2018-08-06 Kristina Brewer HSBC will be paying a $765-million fine to the Department of Justice, as representative of the United States, over its contributions from the bank that lead up to the 2008 housing and financial crisis. The details of the settlement were reported in the bank’s second-quarter earnings report, relating to RMBS transactions occurring between 2005 to 2007.Under the section titled “US mortgage securitisation (sic) activity and litigation” within the earnings report, it was stated that the settlement-in-principle was reached to resolve the DoJ’s civil claim “relating to its investigation of HSBC’s legacy RMBS origination and securitisation (sic) activities from 2005 to 2007.”The details of the settlement were described as “subject to the negotiation of definitive documentation,” with the caveat that there is no assurance the two entities will agree on final documentation. From 2005 to 2007, HSBC Bank USA purchased and sold about $24 billion worth of loans to HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., which were subsequently securitised and sold by HSI to third parties. “In addition,” the statement continued, “HSI served as an underwriter on securitisations issued by HSBC Finance Corporation or third parties, and HSBC Bank USA served as trustee on behalf of various mortgage securitisation trusts.”The bank reported pre-tax profits of $6 billion for the three months ending June 30, up 13 percent in year-over-year comparison. Revenue for this same period rose around 1.5percent to $13.7billion, despite what was reported as yet another difficult period for its trading division.“In June this year, I announced eight strategic priorities for the bank between now and 2020,” John Flint, Group Chief Executive said. “These have two aims—to get HSBC back to growth and to create value. We will seek to achieve these aims by increasing returns from the Group’s areas of strength, particularly in Asia and across our network; turning around low-return businesses of high strategic importance, particularly in the United States; investing in building a bank for the future with the customer at its centre; and making it easier for our colleagues to do their jobs.”last_img read more

Club collects feminine products for patients

first_imgNotre Dames is asking students to help pad boxes with feminine hygiene products for the next two weeks in an initiative — the Code Red Collection — to donate the products to patients at the Sister Maura Brannick, C.S.C., Health Center who cannot afford these items.Senior Alison Leddy, founder and president of Notre Dames, said this is the group’s second service project of the year.“Something new this year is we’ve been trying to do a lot more service, so this Code Red Collection is our service event for this semester,” Leddy said. “Last semester, we did an event called Blankets for Breast Cancer, so we tied fleece blankets, and we donated them to women who were recently diagnosed at the Moreau Breast Cure Center.”While many people cannot fathom being unable to afford feminine hygiene products, it is a widespread societal issue that deserves attention, Leddy said.“I had been to a presentation by a Notre Dame alumna, and she started an organization called SHE, which is Sustainable Health Enterprises, which focuses on helping women and girls in Rwanda and Kenya being able to manufacture and use their own feminine products,” she said. “Sitting there, realizing that that’s such a form of privilege that I had never really known, or acknowledged in the past, I think that to me it was kind of jarring. … We kind of want Notre Dame to pause and to think about that.”Senior Brianna Prusakowski, vice president of Notre Dames, said the group has taken steps to allow people off campus or those who might feel uncomfortable donating feminine products to contribute to the cause.“We currently have a Facebook event up that includes a link to our student shop for people that would prefer to donate money, or [for] people that aren’t here,” Prusakowski said. “We’re reaching out to ND Women Connect so that they can reach out to their local chapters. … If those groups want to mail us products, or if they want to donate money, we’re open to that.”Prusakowski said Notre Dames hopes people who do not need to use feminine products understand the significance of the issue and choose to assist the group in its efforts in some way.“I think the vision with this, as well as with Dames in general, is that a lot of the things we talk about, this in particular, is not restricted to a women’s issue — it’s a health issue,” she said. “We want to be open and inclusive to all people who care about [this], which we would hope would be everyone. … It’s important, and we need a lot of help on this because we can donate all we want, but we need on a larger scale.”Leddy said she would like this event to open up greater discussion on the topic of menstruation. She also encouraged students to attend the group’s weekly meetings on Tuesday nights to learn more about why this problem exists.“That fact that there is such a stigma on even saying the word ‘period,’ then we lose a chance or an opportunity to really talk about the issues that come with that and thinking about policy-related things,” Leddy said. “People are welcome to come to our Talk it Out Tuesday discussion [in the Dooley Room at LaFortune] to learn a little bit more about this as sort of a broader, societal issue, and also, just talk about the stigma and about the realities of menstruation, which we don’t really talk enough about — but they exist.”Notre Dames will be taking donations Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. outside the Dooley Room and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. in the elevator lobby of LaFortune.Tags: Code Red, feminine hygiene, Notre Dameslast_img read more