Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Animal Rights

China Volunteers Rescue 900 Dogs Likely Headed for Guangdong Restaurants
Associated Press, March 03, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1172815/china-volunteers-rescue-900-dogs-likely-headed-guangdong-restaurants

Related:
保护动物行动
Animal Welfare Activism
China Rights Forum, 2012, no. 2
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6473
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6472

Corruption

最高检:去年179名厅官被查处 省部级以上5人 (Supreme People’s Procuratorate: Only 5 Officials at Provincial and Ministry Levels or Above were Investigated for Corruption and Dealt With in 2012)
People's Daily, March 04, 2013
http://politics.people.com.cn//n/2013/0304/c1001-20673804.html

Food Safety

政协官员称中国99%奶粉达标遭吐槽 (Official Claim that 99% of Milk Powder Meets Quality Standard Criticized)
Voice of America, March 04, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-milk-powder-20130303/1614180.html

Human Rights Defenders

Zhang Lin, 张林

人权组织:中国异议人士及幼女遭非法拘禁 (Human Rights Organization: Chinese Dissident and Daughter Illegally Detained)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 03, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130303_zhanglin_detention.shtml

For more information on Zhang Lin, see:
合肥警方非法拘禁张林和10岁女儿
Activist and Ten-year-old Daughter Illegally Detained before Forcible Removal from Hefei
Human Rights in China, March 1, 2013
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6586
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/content/6585

Chen Guangcheng, 陈光诚

Chen Guangcheng Q&A: ‘China has good laws, but they should apply to party’
South China Morning Post, March 04, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1175759/chen-guangcheng-china-has-good-laws-they-should-apply-party

For more information on Chen Guangcheng, see:
“鸟儿已经出笼”——协助陈光诚获得自由
“The bird is out of the cage”: Helping Chen Guangcheng Reach Freedom
China Rights Forum, 2012, no. 2
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6464
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6463

International Human Rights

人权网站促美国对中国践踏人权酷吏拒发签证 (Human Rights Group Urges US to Deny Visas to Officials who Violate Rights)
Voice of America, March 04, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/chinese-rights-web-call-for-denial-of-visas-to-chinese-abusive-officials-20130304/1614566.html

Internet

Weibo Alters China’s Environmental Debate
Financial Times, March 04, 2013
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a924440e-7fef-11e2-af49-00144feabdc0.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fworld_asia-pacific_china%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct#slide0

Related:
中国互联网审查重心转向微博
Microblogs Have Become the Focus of Internet Censorship in China
China Rights Forum, 2012, no. 2
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/crf/article/6404
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/crf/article/6406

港媒:两会前记者电邮帐户遭攻击 (E-Mail Attacks on Hong Kong Reporters Traced to China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 02, 2013
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2013/03/130302_hk_media_china_cyber.shtml

Media

The Rebel Chinese Newspaper which Dares to Challenge the Communist Party Line
The Daily Telegraph, March 03, 2013
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/9905781/The-rebel-Chinese-newspaper-which-dares-to-challenge-the-Communist-party-line.html

Migrant Workers

Migrant Workers Feel Like Outsiders in Mainland Cities, Says Survey
South China Morning Post, March 03, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1170903/migrant-workers-feel-outsiders-mainland-cities-says-survey

Military

外媒:今年中国国防预算增幅预计10%以上 (International Media: Chinese Defense Budget to Rise More than 10% in 2013)
自由亚洲电台, March 01, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/gf-03012013160034.html

Protests and Petitions

China Village Shangpu Defies Officials to Demand Democracy
Agence France-Presse, March 03, 2013
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1173314/china-village-shangpu-defies-officials-demand-democracy

Religion

Ghulja Official Tightens Religious Restrictions
Radio Free Asia, March 01, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/uyghur/ghulja-03012013152220.html

"Stability Maintenance"

中国人大政协两会期间 当局严控异议维权人士 (Activists Tightly Controlled During Two Congresses)
Voice of America, March 04, 2013
http://www.voachinese.com/content/chinese-authorities-round-up-activists-ahead-of-ccp-meeting-20130302/1614170.html

Tibet

甘肃九藏人被庭审三人获重刑 引流亡藏官及同乡谴责 (Three of 9 Tibetans Tried in Gansu Received Heavy Sentences )
Radio Free Asia, March 01, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shaoshuminzu/gs-03012013153843.html