Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Children (儿童)

小学生做错数学题,老师当堂动手 (Teacher beat student for making math mistakes)
Yangtze Evening News, January 8, 2014
epaper.yzwb.net/html_t/2014-01/08/content_130590.htm

Culture (文化)

China's Neo-Confucianism: an ancient text intended to produce obedient children is finding new favor with the Communist Party
Foreign Policy, January 7, 2014
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/01/07/chinas_neo_confucianism#sthash.3DLmR43Z.dpbs

See related text:
弟子規 (Guide To a Happy Life)
Translated by Pure Land Learning College Assn., Inc., March 2005
http://www.amtb.org.tw/pdf/hz32-05.pdf

Death penalty (死刑)

China sentences man to death for making gutter oil
Associated Press, January 7, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/china-sentences-man-to-death-for-making-gutter-oil/2014/01/07/1d8c9446-77a6-11e3-a647-a19deaf575b3_story.html

Environment (环境)

31省份签治气军令状 京津冀PM2.5年均浓度降25% (31 provinces sign pact to prevent ozone pollution)
Economic Daily, January 8, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/2014-01/08/c_125971216.htm

China's “airpocalypse” kills 350,000 to 500,000 each year
The Telegraph, January 7, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10555816/Chinas-airpocalypse-kills-350000-to-500000-each-year.html

China sets air pollution goals
The Guardian, January 8, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/08/china-sets-air-pollution-goals

China approves massive new coal capacity despite pollution fears
Voice of America, January 8, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-china-approves-massive-new-coal-capacity-despite-pollution-fears/1825528.html

China on world's “biggest push” for wind power
British Broadcasting Corporation, January 8, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25623400

Information Control (信息控制)

China lifts 13-year ban on video game consoles
The Guardian, January 7, 2014
www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jan/07/china-lifts-13-year-ban-video-games-consoles

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) , 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

中国调停南苏丹引世界关注 巨大利益考验外交原则 (China's attempt to mediate South Sudan conflict draws global attention)
Caijing, January 8, 2014
overseas.caijing.com.cn/2014-01-08/113787171.html

China-Japan "Voldemort" attacks up ante in propaganda war
Reuters, January 7, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/07/us-china-japan-idUSBREA0609O20140107

China reacts to news that suspect in consulate fire was a Chinese national
Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/07/china-reacts-to-news-that-suspect-in-consulate-fire-was-a-chinese-national/?mod=chinablog

Internet (互联网)

Chinese inventors fear abuse of their web user profiling software
South China Morning Post, January 8, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1399656/chinese-inventors-fear-abuse-their-web-user-profiling-software

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

China to allow 5 privately financed banks as part of reform effort
Associated Press, January 7, 2014
ajw.asahi.com/article/asia/china/AJ201401070066

Population (人口)

卫计委启动修订社会抚养费办法 (Top health body to amend regulations on collecting family planning fees)
Beijing News, January 8, 2014
epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2014-01/08/content_488952.htm?div=-1

卫计委:明令禁止“大月份引产”行为 (Health and Family Planning Commission reiterates prohibition of violent law enforcement and forced termination of later-term pregnancy)
Beijing Youth Daily, January 8, 2014
epaper.ynet.com/html/2014-01/08/content_34595.htm?div=-1

Rule of Law (法治)

中国民间公开信呼吁法官依法秉公审理公民权利案 (Citizens call on judges to uphold rule of law in trials of activists)
Radio Free Asia, January 7, 2013
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/aw-01072014155331.html

See:
Align Your Loyalty with the Constitution and the Law—An Open Letter to Judges Who Will Be Presiding over the Civil Rights Trials in China
January 7, 2014
gongminlianshu.blogspot.tw/2014/01/blog-post_7.html

Tibet (西藏)

与达赖喇嘛对话 (A conversation with the Dalai Lama)
Financial Times, January 8, 2014
www.ftchinese.com/story/001054168?full=y

Women (妇女)

Bishop who protected Chinese girls from Japanese soldiers could become patron saint of sex abuse victims
The Telegraph, January 7, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/10555036/Bishop-who-protected-Chinese-girls-from-Japanese-soldiers-could-become-patron-saint-of-sex-abuse-victims.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Chinese tightrope walkers' balancing act between Xinjiang and Beijing
The Guardian, January 6, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/06/china-tightrope-walkers-xinjiang-beijing