Sunday, December 23, 2012

Environment

What Happened in China in 2012?
2012中国环境大事记
ChinaDialogue, December 20, 2012
EN: http://www.chinadialogue.net/blog/5530-What-happened-in-China-in-2-12-/en
CH: http://www.chinadialogue.net/blog/5530-What-happened-in-China-in-2-12-/ch

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Activist Arrested 6 Months after Hu Protest
Agence France-Presse, December 23, 2012
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1244221/1/.html

Human Rights Defenders

12異見人士獲美言論自由獎 (12 Dissidents and Activists amongst Awardees of American Free Speech Prize)
Ming Pao, December 22, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121222/-162-2854280/1.html

Internet

Great Firewall 'Upgrade' Hits China Internet Users
Agence France-Presse, December 21, 2012
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/business/a/-/tech/15695445/great-firewall-upgrade-hits-china-internet-users/

Related:
Chinese Ambassador to UK Doesn't Understand What You Mean by Censorship
Shanghaiist, December 23, 2012
http://shanghaiist.com/2012/12/23/ambassador-liu-xiaoming-censorship.php

Law

涉黑美籍华人胡炜升今审判 (Chinese-American Vincent Wu to Be Tried Today on Various Criminal Charges)
Sing Pao, December 24, 2012
http://www.singpao.com/xw/nd/201212/t20121224_409676.html

Related:
Chinese-American Faces Trial in China
The New York Times, December 22, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/world/asia/chinese-american-faces-trial-in-china-over-business-dispute.html

Protests and Petitions

京上訪村售習近平「通信錄」 訪民自製 6元一本 (Beijing Petitioning Village Sells Home-made "Address Book" for Leadership)
Ming Pao, December 22, 2012
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20121222/-9-2854285/1.html

Religion

龚圣亮牧师狱中病危 家人呼吁释放 (Family Calls for Release of House Church Pastor Ill in Prison)
British Broadcasting Corporation, December 23, 2012
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/chinese_news/2012/12/121223_china_gongshengliang.shtml

Rural Issues

China Pledges Rural Reforms to Boost Incomes, Consumption
Bloomberg News, December 24, 2012
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-23/china-pledges-rural-reforms-to-boost-incomes-consumption.html

Taiwan

Ministry of Justice Lifts the Veil on Executions
Taipei Times, December 23, 2012
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2012/12/23/2003550811

Related:
廢死聯盟:死刑非萬靈丹 (Taiwan Alliance to End the Death Penalty: the Death Penalty Is Not a Panacea)
United Daily News, December 21, 2012
http://udn.com/NEWS/NATIONAL/NATS1/7582691.shtml

Tibet

Torture Rampant at Chushur
Radio Free Asia, December 21, 2012
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/torture-12212012151636.html