4th Ministerial, Doha 2001

The Force Stocks Up On Rubber Bullets To Prepare For Any Violence at HK Event

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
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WTO Talks Yield A Clear Agenda, If Little Else

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
Mandelson said the EU would support temporary exemptions for poor states that needed more time to implement new trade rules, and push for extra aid to help countries to improve trading facilities.

Mombasa Mini Ministerial And Development Issues

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2005
EU trade commissioner said in the closed-door session that he does not feel 'apologetic' about raising the differentiation issue at last week's mini-ministerial World Trade Organization meeting.

Put Development In The 'Development Round' - Ministers Urged

Original Publication Date: 
28 February, 2005
WTO is highly criticized for its secrecy and behind the scenes manipulations. The so called Green Room process, where a small group of countries meet and crucial decisions are taken on behalf of the whole membership, is still prevailing.

Officials: WTO Negotiators Must Step Up Talks On Liberalizing Services

Original Publication Date: 
24 February, 2005
World Trade Organization members trying to finalize a sweeping accord to liberalize global commerce must step up talks on service industries, such as banking, telecommunications and transport, senior officials said Friday.

Rights Group Alarmed as Hong Kong Police Stock Up On Anti-riot Gear Ahead of WTO Meeting

Original Publication Date: 
15 February, 2005
A rights group expressed fears Wednesday that security personnel might use excessive force against anti-globalization protesters at a World Trade Organization meeting in Hong Kong.

Rights Group Alarmed As Hong Kong Police Stock Up On Anti-riot Gear Ahead Of WTO Meeting

Original Publication Date: 
15 February, 2005
The Police Tactical Unit has ordered rubber bullets and lead-filled bean bags, Commandant Suen Kwai-leung said. The thumb-sized bean bags are fired from guns and, like rubber bullets, are intended to be non-lethal.