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China issues Thailand travel warning

China issues Thailand travel warningPrint this article email this article Comment on this article Follow me on Twitter Beijing - China has issued a travel warning for Thailand, advising Chinese travelers to avoid riot zones in the country, state media reported Tuesday. The Foreign Ministry and National Tourism Administration have urged Chinese travelers to postpone trips to Thailand, two days after Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared a state of emergency in Bangkok and five surrounding provinces, the state-run China Daily reported Tuesday.

Chinese citizens already in Thailand are being cautioned to stay away from the rioting.

China says UN response to N. Korea rocket launch should be cautious

China says UN response to N. Korea rocket launch should be cautiousUnited Nations, Apr. 14: China''s UN envoy Zhang Yesui has urged the UN Security Council to give a cautious and proportionate response to the Democratic People''s Republic of Korea (DPRK) recent rocket launch.

"Our position on the reaction from the Security Council has been very clear and consistent. That is, the reaction from the Security Council has to be cautious and proportionate," Xinhua quoted Zhang Yesui as telling reporters after the council adopted a presidential statement on the DPRK launch.

Hong Kong travellers warned away from riot-torn Bangkok

Hong Kong travellers warned away from riot-torn BangkokHong Kong - The Hong Kong government Monday issued a travel warning for its residents to stay away from Bangkok as anti-government protests escalated in the Thai capital. Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee said the government of Hong Kong was the first to issue such a severe warning.

Lee called on tour operators and individuals to scrap their plans to Thailand due to the political unrest and said several tour operators had already cancelled packages.

China announces human rights action plan

China announces human rights action plan Beijing - China has published an action plan to protect the rights of its citizens, including protecting detained crime suspects from torture and forced confessions, the official Xinhua news agency reported Monday. In addition, the 54-page plan is to extend citizens' rights to express complaints against injustices and arbitrary treatment, the report said.

China to pump 25 billion dollars in south-eastern Asia cooperation

China to pump 25 billion dollars in south-eastern Asia cooperation Beijing - China has unveiled plans for upwards of 25 billion dollars' worth of aid and credits in boosting its trade and commercial ties with the South-East Asian region, the Chinese agency Xinhua reported Monday. Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi outlined the plans at a meeting on Sunday with envoys of 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members, the agency said.

China publishes national human rights action plan

China publishes national human rights action planBeijing, Apr. 13 : "China has a long road ahead in its efforts to improve its human rights situation," though unremitting efforts have been made to promote and safeguard human rights since the founding of the People''s Republic of China in 1949, which "fundamentally" changed the fate of the Chinese people.

The country published its first working plan on human rights protection Monday, pledging to further protect and improve the country''s human rights conditions in an all-round way.

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