Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Economic Development

China Plans Faster Growth in Western Regions
Xinhua News Agency, February 21, 2012
http://english.people.com.cn/90785/7734691.html

Environment

3 Years of Drought, and It Could Get Worse
Shanghai Daily, February 21, 2012
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=494826

Hong Kong

Asia Debates More Rights for Domestic Workers
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 20, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-17093311

Human Rights Defenders

Dam Eviction Activist Detained
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/homes-02202012170532.html

当局威胁秦永敏不许办网站 反腐网站负责人马维权被扣押 (Authorities Warn Activist Qin Yongmin to Not Start Website)
Radio Free Asia, February 20, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/fy-02202012092811.html

刘晓原律师谈北京旗鉴律师事务所当前的困境 (Rights Lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan Speaks on Situation Facing the Qijian Law Offices)
Radio France Internationale, February 20, 2012
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20120220-刘晓原律师谈北京旗鉴律师事务所当前的困境

Law

More Transparency Urged from Courts
South China Morning Post, February 21, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=18cb217ca8b95310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Police

China Keeps Close Eye on Citizens
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 21, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-17055783