Monday, April 23, 2012

Environment

China's Rare Earth Boom Comes at Grim Cost Xinhua News Agency, April 23, 2012 http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-04/23/content_15117273.htm

Government

Shoddy Schools, Grand Offices South China Morning Post, April 22, 2012 http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=2d945789495d6310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Hong Kong

Hong Kong: A Majority to Accommodate Financial Times, April 19, 2012 http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/90f19c96-8942-11e1-bed0-00144feab49a.html

Land Policy

高音喇叭循环宣讲政策“逼拆” (Jiangsu Village Plays Propaganda Nonstop for 6h/Day over High-frequency Speakers to Force Evictions and Demolitions to Go Faster) Southern Metropolis Daily, April 23, 2012 http://gcontent.oeeee.com/8/18/818f4654ed39a1c1/Blog/e47/8fddfc.html

Politics

US Website Covering Bo Scandal Is Attacked The Sydney Morning Herald, April 22, 2012 http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/us-website-covering-bo-scandal-is-attacked-20120421-1xdov.html
Related: Free Speech and DDOS Attacks name.com, April 20, 2012 http://blog.name.com/2012/04/free-speech-and-ddos-attacks/
广东乌坎村八名原村委成员被双规 (Eight Ousted Officials in Wukan Village under Investigation) British Broadcasting Corporation, April 22, 2012 http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/04/120422_china_wukan.shtml 学界热议薄熙来事件对中共人事更替的影响 (Academics Debate Whether Bo Affair to Influence Personnel Turnover at 18th Party Congress) Radio Free Asia, April 22, 2012 http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/sd-04222012145950.html
Related: 胡锦涛倒薄无意改弦更张 Hu Jintao Intends No Fresh Start in Bringing Down Bo Xilai Human Rights in China, April 20, 2012 CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/5957 EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/5979

Protests and Petitions

麗江警民衝突 副公安局長被殺 (Yunnan: 1 Police Killed, 15 Injured in Clash with Villagers Protesting Coal Mine) Sing Tao Daily, April 22, 2012 http://news.sina.com.hk/news/9/1/1/2642347/1.html

Tibet

「如果中國民主了,西藏問題一周解決」 ("Were China to Become a Democracy, the Issues in Tibet Would Clear Up in a Week") Apple Daily, April 23, 2012 http://hk.apple.nextmedia.com/template/apple/art_main.php?iss_id=20120423&sec_id=15335&subsec_id=15336&art_id=16272078

XUAR

Buses Asked to Eject Uyghur Petitioners Radio Free Asia, April 22, 2012 http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/bus-04222012170211.html