Thursday, June 13, 2013

Censorship and Surveillance

艾未未:“监控门”会刺激中国 (Ai Weiwei: NSA Surveillance Will Encourage China’s Information Control)
Deutsche Welle, June 12, 2013
http://dw.de/p/18oGL

Children

小学营养餐被曝全是青菜没油水(图) (Underfunded, Schools Struggle to Provide Government-Mandated “Nutritious” Meals)
China National Radio, June 12, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/p/2013-06-12/183627380678.shtml

Education

媒体称高考备考成本30年涨幅超8万倍 (Gaokao Preparation Costs 80,000 Times More than 30 Years Ago)
China National Radio, June 12, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0611/19/9144CCPO00014JB5.html

Environment

广西环保厅删除文件中镉污染处置创奇迹语句 (Authorities Remove Text Glorifying Flawed Pollution Management as Controversy Rises on Weibo)
China News Service, June 12, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/2013-06-12/210627381047.shtml

Freedom of Expression and Privacy

Edward Snowden: Hong Kong Activists Plan Rally in Support of Whistleblower
The Guardian, June 12, 2013
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/12/hong-kong-rally-edward-snowden

Health

中国每分钟有6人被确诊为癌症 年龄层两级分化 (New Cancer Case Every Six Minutes, Expert Says Pollution Likely Underestimated as Cause of Cancer Deaths)
Xinhua News Agency, June 12, 2013
http://news.163.com/13/0612/15/9168A1A200014OVB.html

Hukou

男子称户口带来悲剧:最需要时没有有时不需要 (No Education, Job, or Health Benefits—Tragedy of a Non-Urban Hukou)
Xinhua News Agency, June 12, 2013
http://news.sina.com.cn/s/2013-06-12/203027380987.shtml

Human Rights Defenders

Masanjia Filmmaker Held in Beijing over "Illegal Publishing"
Radio Free Asia, June 11, 2013
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/du-bin-06112013134904.html

维权村长出狱:要讨回清白 (Released from Prison, Rights Activist Maintains Innocence, Vows to Appeal)
Deutsche Welle, June 11, 2013
http://dw.de/p/18nh1

For more information on Xu Kun, see:
广西白虎头村两维权村民刑满获释
Guangxi Villagers Who Fought Land Appropriation Released from Prison
Human Rights in China, June 08, 2012
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/cn/content/6112
EN: http://www.hrichina.org/content/6111