Friday, March 01, 2013

Corruption

No Jail for Nearly 40% of Those Convicted of Corruption
Global Times, February 28, 2013
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/764760.shtml

Environment

中国需求加剧远东森林滥伐 滨海商用林被砍光 (Russia NGO: Chinese Illegal Deforestation in Russian Far East Critical )
Voice of America, February 28, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-20130227/1611693.html

Food Safety

上海首次宣判两起地沟油案 不法店主分获刑罚 (Two Restaurant Owners Are First to be Sentenced for Gutter Oil )
China News Service, February 28, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-02-28/150726387092.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

中国两会前强力维稳,活动人士遭监控跟踪 (Activists Tightly Controlled on Two Congresses Eve )
Voice of America, February 28, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-20130227/1611909.html

Related:
“斯巴达”第二季:一夜再回十八大前(Security Tightness Restored to the Same as Hu Era)
Deutsche Welle, February 27, 2013 http://bit.ly/15UaAvi

“王登朝案同艾未未案有类似之处” (Lawyer Says “Wang Dengchao’s Case Similar to Ai Weiwei’s”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 26, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/02/130226_wangdengchao_lawyer.shtml

For more information on Wang Dengchao, see:
王登朝不服其14年判刑,委托律师向中央及省市有关当局发出反控状
Shenzhen Policeman Appealing 14-Year Sentence; Lawyers Bring Complaint to Central Authorities
Human Rights in China, February 26, 2013
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6574
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/content/6570

Human Rights Defenders -- Liu Xiaobo, 刘晓波

Free Liu Xiaobo Campaign Hots Up in Hong Kong
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1160376/free-liu-xiaobo-campaign-hots-hong-kong

Internet

China Says US Hackers Attacking its Military Websites
Voice of America, February 28, 2013
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-says-us-hackers-attacking-its-military-websites/1612370.html

June Fourth

天安门母亲致信两会代表委员 吁法律解决六四挑战习 “男儿”说 (Tiananmen Mothers’ Open Letter to Two Congresses Calls for Legal Solution of June Fourth Issue and Challenges Xi Jinping’s “Man” Concept )
Radio Free Asia, February 28, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/ta-02282013113928.html

For more information on the Tiananmen Mothers, see:
天安门母亲致信两会:通过法律途径解决六四问题
Tiananmen Mothers Appeal for Legal Resolution of June Fourth Issue
Human Rights in China, February 27, 2013
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6576
EH:http://www.hrichina.org/content/6578

Protests and Petitions

百名同性恋人士父母致信人大呼吁修改《婚姻法》 (Hundred Parents of Gay Persons Urge Revised Marriage Law )
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/txl-02272013153744.html

Related:
Parents in China Call For Same-Sex Marriage to Be Legalised
South China Morning Post, February 28, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1160624/mainland-parents-call-same-sex-marriage-be-legalised

河南上百艾滋病人北京民政部上访 (Hundred Henan AIDS Victims Petition Civil Affairs Ministry)
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/aiz-02272013144627.html

Related:
AIDS Activists Clash With Police in Beijing
Radio Free Asia, February 27, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/aids-02272013144006.html

Society

Mo Yan Dismisses 'Envious' Nobel Critics
The Guardian, February 28, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/feb/28/mo-yan-dismisses-nobel-critics

Tibet

甘肃警方成功破获由达赖集团组织策划的系列自焚杀人案 (Five in Gansu Accused of Planning, Inciting Tibetan Self-Immolations)
Xinhua News Agency, February 27, 2013
http://news.xinhuanet.com/2013-02/27/c_114827053.htm

Related:
Tibetans Accused of Inciting Self-Immolations
The New York Times, February 28, 2013
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/world/asia/tibetans-accused-of-inciting-self-immolations.html