Friday, February 08, 2013

Environment

Desalination: Costly Drops
The Economic, February 9, 2013
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21571437-removing-salt-seawater-might-help-slake-some-northern-chinas-thirst-it-comes-high

Hong Kong

燒國旗辱區旗 古思堯囚9月 (Rights Activist Koo Sze-yiu Sentenced to 9mos for Burning HK and PRC Flags at Rally Protesting PRC Rights Abuse)
Ming Pao, February 8, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130208/-2-2891703/1.html

Related:
Diaoyu Islands Activist 'Proudly' Jailed for Flag Burning
South China Morning Post, February 8, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1145484/diaoyu-islands-activist-proudly-jailed-flag-burning

Human Rights Defenders

维权警员王登朝案二审律师退庭抗议 (Rights Defense Police Officer Wang Dengchao's Lawyer Resigns from Defense during Appeal Hearing in Protest)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 7, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/02/130207_wang_dengchao.shtml

Related:
王登朝上诉案二审违反程序
Policeman Appeals 14-Year Sentence; Lawyer Silenced by Court
Human Rights in China, February 7, 2013
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6559
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6558

Labor

Hewlett Directs Its Suppliers in China to Limit Student Labor
The New York Times, February 7, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/business/global/hewlett-packard-joins-push-to-limit-use-of-student-labor-in-china.html

Politics

習晤民主黨派﹕要容尖銳批評 (Xi Jinping during Meeting with Reps from Non-CPC Parties: We Need to Tolerate Sharp Criticism)
Ming Pao, February 8, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130208/-9-2891742/1.html

Related:
Xi Jinping's 'Bring on the Criticism' Brings Little More than Scepticism
South China Morning Post, February 8, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/comment/blogs/article/1145865/xi-jinpings-bring-criticism-brings-little-more-scepticism

Tibet

青海70人在“打击煽动藏人自焚行动中被逮捕 (Qinghai: 70 Held in Crackdown on Inciting Tibetans to Self-immolate)
Radio France Internationale, February 7, 2013
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20130207-青海70人在“打击煽动藏人自焚行动中被逮捕

Related:
12 Tibetans Arrested Officially over Self-immolation Cases
The Hindu, February 7, 2013
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/12-tibetans-arrested-officially-over-selfimmolation-cases/article4390308.ece

北京聞風﹕藏曆新年成為敏感期 (Tibetan New Year Now a Sensitive Period)
Ming Pao, February 8, 2013
http://news.sina.com.hk/news/20130208/-9-2891738/1.html