Monday, January 27, 2014

Environment (环境)

China’s air pollution prompts creative, sometimes wacky, solutions
Washington Post, January 25, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinas-air-pollution-prompts-creative-sometimes-wacky-solutions/2014/01/25/dc7d47fa-82a6-11e3-bbe5-6a2a3141e3a9_story.html

Health (健康)

China reports second case of new bird flu strain
Reuters, January 25, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/26/us-china-birdflu-idUSBREA0P00P20140126

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

著名维权人士胡佳星期天被国保总队的人带走 (Beijing rights defender Hu Jia taken by state security officers on Sunday)
Radio Free Asia, January 26, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sd-01262014154509.html

China sentences legal activist to 4 years for role in protests
新公民运动倡导者许志永获刑4年
The New York Times, January 26, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140126/c26xuzhiyong/dual/

Related:
許志永代表律師:法院指鹿為馬 (Xu Zhiyong's counsel lambasts court for “distorting facts”)
Ming Pao, January 26, 2014
inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20140126/ca71437a.htm

Dissent in China: Xu Zhiyong's verdict
The Economist, January 26, 2014
www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2014/01/dissent-china

For more information on Xu Zhiyong, see:
Four years for New Citizens Movement advocate Xu Zhiyong
Human Rights in China, January 26, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/case-update/four-years-new-citizens-movement-advocate-xu-zhiyong

"For Freedom, Justice, and Love”—Xu Zhiyong’s Final Statement at Trial
许志永在法庭上的最后陈述
Human Rights in China, January 22, 2014
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/freedom-justice-and-love-xu-zhiyongs-final-statement-trial
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/gong-min-yan-chang/xu-zhi-yong-zai-fa-ting-shang-de-zui-hou-chen-shu

Case document:
刑事判决书 (Xu Zhiyong's criminal verdict)
Beijing No. 1 Intermediate People's Court, January 26, 2014
bj1zy.chinacourt.org/public/detail.php?id=951

Statement by lawyer Zhang Qingfang:
“Turning this Page, Let Life Start Anew”
Human Rights in China, January 26, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/citizens-square/turning-page-let-life-start-anew-statement-xu-zhiyongs-lawyer

Internet (互联网)

U.S. firm with Falun Gong ties linked to China's internet outage
Want China Times, January 24, 2014
http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?id=20140124000007&cid=1103

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

两大机构高层人事密集亮相 重要领导人身兼数职 (Key leaders straddle top positions in newly-created reform and national security bodies)
Haiwai Net, January 27, 2014
china.haiwainet.cn/n/2014/0127/c345646-20219676.html

Population (人口)

快报记者追踪采访“超生男孩事件”遇阻——泰兴市委宣传部一领导手指记者称“紧盯此事是捣乱” (Municipal official labels reporters “troublemakers” for investigating abduction of boy born above birth quota)
Modern Express, January 27, 2014
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2835452276

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China accuses Uighur intellectual of separatism for his advocacy work
中国指控维吾尔学者从事分裂活动
The New York Times, January 26, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140126/c26tohti/dual/

Twelve dead in fresh violence in China's Xinjiang
Reuters, January 26, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/26/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA0P02220140126