Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Civil Society

中国草根NGO有望转正 (Registration Situation for Chinese NGOs Holds Promise)
Deutsche Welle, July 13, 2011
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,15227847,00.html

Hong Kong

香港特首人选浮台面 王光亚指点条件引批评 (State Council Directives for Choosing Hong Kong's Next Chief Executive Draws Criticism)
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/hk-07122011095748.html
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香港观察:今年香港的温度特别高 (Politics Running Especially Hot This Summer in Hong Kong)
British Broadcasting Corporation, July 12, 2011
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/hong_kong_review/2011/07/110712_hkreview_hitemp_bylvyi.shtml
Radio Broadcasters Seek to Overcome Limitations in Hong Kong
Voice of America, July 12, 2011
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Radio-Broadcasters-Seek-to-Overcome-Limitations-in-Hong-Kong-125460473.html

Human Rights

China's 1st Human Rights Action Plan Accomplished
Xinhua News Agency, July 12, 2011
http://english.cri.cn/6909/2011/07/12/1821s648005.htm
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中国将制定新一期国家人权行动计划 (China to Draft New Human Rights Action Plan for 2012-2015)
Xinhua News Agency, July 13, 2011
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2011-07/13/c_121659256.htm

Human Rights Defender – Ai Weiwei (艾未未)

Ai Weiwei's Firm Granted Hearing with Tax Agency
Associated Press, July 13, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110713/ap_on_re_as/as_china_ai_weiwei

Human Rights Defenders

First, They Came for the Lawyers
Foreign Policy, July 12, 2011
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/07/12/first_they_came_for_the_lawyers

Internet

社科院蓝皮书:中国已成全球新媒体用户第一大国 (CASS Blue Book: China Has Most Users of New Media)
China.org.cn, July 12, 2011
http://news.china.com.cn/2011-07/12/content_22970889.htm
Related news:
China Websites Fall Victim to New Controls: Study
Agence France-Presse, July 13, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110713/ts_afp/chinamediainternet
網民轟京滬高鐵豆腐渣 (Netizens Expose Faulty Construction in Beijing-Shanghai High Speed Rail)
Ming Pao, July 13, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/94/1/1/2379963/1.html
Related information:
All Eyes on China’s New High-speed Rail
China Media Project, July 13, 2011
http://cmp.hku.hk/2011/07/13/13764/

Land Policy

Call for Land Reform
Radio Free Asia, July 12, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/land-07122011135313.html

Escavator Crushes Farmer to Death
South China Morning Post, July 13, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=2df19f288fe11310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD
Related news:
Highway Protest after Villager's Death
Shanghai Daily, July 13, 2011
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=476934