Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Bilateral Ties

第十七轮中美人权对话在华盛顿召开 (17th Sino-American Human Rights Dialogue Opens in DC)
Phoenix TV, July 24, 2012
http://news.ifeng.com/mainland/detail_2012_07/24/16249051_0.shtml

Hong Kong

香港书展, 中国“禁书”盛事 (HK Book Fair a Grand Event for Books Banned in China)
Deutsche Welle, July 23, 2012
http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,16120002,00.html

Human Rights Defenders

Xu Zhiyong on the Disappearance of His Volunteer Song Ze
China Law & Policy, July 23, 2012
http://chinalawandpolicy.com/2012/07/23/xu-zhiyong-on-the-disappearance-of-his-volunteer-song-ze/

中港維權律師函人大 促獨立調查旺陽死因 (10 Lawyers from HK and Mainland Send Joint Letter to National People's Congress Urging New Investigation into Li Wangyang's Death)
Ming Pao, July 24, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/2/1/1/2726551/1.html

Related:
十律师要求全国人大推动对李旺阳死因展开重新调查的公开信 (Open Letter from Ten Lawyers to the National People's Congress Calling for the Launch of a New Investigation into the Cause of Li Wangyang's Death)
Liu Weiguo et al, July 23, 2012
http://wqw2010.blogspot.hk/2012/07/blog-post_5797.html

Protests and Petitions

War Veterans in Pensions Protest
South China Morning Post, July 24, 2012
http://www.scmp.com/portal/site/SCMP/menuitem.2af62ecb329d3d7733492d9253a0a0a0/?vgnextoid=d53618fe1d3b8310VgnVCM100000360a0a0aRCRD

Religion

京警阻止牧师与基督徒聚会 新疆和田十七信徒被传唤 (Beijing Police Keep Pastor from Meeting with House Church Congregation; 17 House Church Practitioners Summoned in Hotan, XUAR)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/ch-07232012115843.html

新疆斋月当局“禁斋” 餐厅若歇业一天将被封一年 (XUAR: Hotan Muslim Restaurant Told It Will Be Closed 1yr If Closes 1 Day for Ramadan)
Radio Free Asia, July 23, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/xj-07232012113710.html

Rural Issues

Hasty Mergers of Rural Schools Banned
Xinhua News Agency, July 23, 2012
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-07/23/content_15609557.htm

Related:
规范农村义务教育学校布局调整的意见(征求意见稿) (Opinions on Standardising the Adjustment of Distribution of Rural Compulsory Education Schools [Draft Soliciting Input])
Ministry of Education, July 22, 2012
http://www.moe.gov.cn/publicfiles/business/htmlfiles/moe/s6197/201207/139758.html

Society

China's Food Fighter
The Straits Times, July 23, 2012
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?sec=9&id=33860