Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Environment

中山珠海咸潮凶猛 两个抗咸专用水库基本用尽 (Severe Drought Leads to High Salinity, Exhausted Reservoirs)
Guangzhou Daily, December 20, 2011
http://news.dayoo.com/zhongshan/201112/20/73442_21073898.htm

Human Rights Defenders

內地維權人士王荔蕻出獄 (Beijing Activist Wang Lihong Released Today)
Ming Pao, December 20, 2011
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2525776/1.html
Related information:
Wang Lihong, Zheng Yichun, Bo Xiaomao Released
王荔蕻、郑贻春、柏小毛刑满获释
Human Rights in China, December 20, 2011
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5724
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5725
广西人士因纪念先烈被软禁传唤 广州律师唐荆陵被带走疑涉乌坎 (Guangzhou: Rights Lawyer Tang Jingling Detained, Possibly in Connection to Wukan Protests)
Radio Free Asia, December 19, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/h-12192011132217.html

Rural Issues

社科院:城镇人口今年将首超农村 (CASS Blue Book: Urban Population Exceeds Rural Population for First Time)
Economic Information Daily, December 20, 2011
http://news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2011-12/20/c_122449992.htm

Politics

China Party Official Warns Members over Religion
Associated Press, December 19, 2011
http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20111219/ap_on_re_as/as_china_religion
Related news:
朱维群:共产党员不能信仰宗教 (Zhu Weiqun: Party Members Cannot Believe in a Religion)
Qiushi, December 15, 2011
http://www.qstheory.cn/dj/201112/t20111215_129931.htm

Protests and Petitions

Tmall: Attackers Are Illegal Traders
Xinhua News Agency, December 20, 2011
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-12/20/content_14290180.htm
Related information:
反淘宝联盟中联办及港交所请愿 抗议垄断式霸权及黑势力打压 (Anti-Taobao Alliance Cross Border to HK to Protest before Mainland Liaison Office and HK Stock Exchange)
Radio Free Asia, December 15, 2011
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/tb-12152011092741.html
Villagers Vow to Fight If Police Attack
South China Morning Post, December 20, 2011
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=f0b0452cff654310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD