» 06/22/2012, 00.00
GREAT BRITAIN- MYANMAR
Aung San Suu Kyi in Westminster Hall asks for "practical help" for Myanmar's reforms
Burma's opposition makes an historic address to the British parliament. The Nobel Prize laureate urges "democracy-friendly investments" and international cooperation to build democracy in her country. She refers to displaced people in the country's north, west and east, and describes her trip to Europe not as a "sentimental pilgrimage to the past" but as "an exploration of the new opportunities at hand". Her speech was carried live on TV.
21/06/2012 GREAT BRITAIN - MYANMAR
Historic Speech of Aung San Suu Kyi to the British Parliament
The afternoon meeting at Westminster Hall; an honor reserved in the past only to a few Heads of State and Benedict XVI. Followed by an interview with Prime Minister Cameron. Yesterday she received her doctorate at Oxford University, where she studied during her London period. For her 67th birthday, a face to face with the Dalai Lama.
13/08/2012 GREAT BRITAIN - ASIA
London 2012: US overtakes China as top medal winner
The 30th Olympiad is history. The official handover was made to Rio de Janeiro, host city of the 2016 Games. After its triumph in 2008, China takes second place, as Chinese media complain about unfair treatment. Amid competitions and records, faith (Bolt and Farah) wins over British relativism.
13/09/2005 GREAT BRITAIN CHINA
A British newspaper charges: "The skin of executed convicts is used in Chinese cosmetics"
An undercover investigation undertaken by journalists of the Guardian alleges that a Chinese cosmetics company uses the skin of people condemned to death to develop collagen. Research is also under way on the tissue of aborted fetuses.
18/01/2008 CHINA – GREAT BRITAIN
London seeks new investments from Beijing
Premier Brown aims to increase China-Britain trade by 30%. Pressure on human rights and issues of world politics.
Burmese Dissident: no reforms or democracy with military (still) in government
In a ceremony in memory of the victims of the prison of Great Coco Island, the former political prisoner Hla Nyo denounces “no real change in the country." He criticizes the president who talks about democracy, while continuing "detentions" and abuse. Ne Win, co-founder of the NLD, who spent more than 20 years in prison: "With the military in power, opponents still tortured in prison."
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