Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Demand for traditional Chinese medicine is killing off the world’s quirkiest animal
Quartz, January 27, 2014
qz.com/170554/demand-for-traditional-chinese-medicine-is-killing-off-the-worlds-quirkiest-animal/

Environment (环境)

成都上月仅有1天空气质量达标 其余30天均评为污染 (Air quality in Chengdu met minimum standard only one day in December 2013)
Sichuan Daily, January 28, 2014
politics.scdaily.cn/szyw/content/2014-01/28/content_6840711.htm?node=3605

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China puts four more anti-graft activists on trial
Reuters, January 27, 2014
in.reuters.com/article/2014/01/27/china-activists-trial-idINDEEA0Q06920140127

Who is Xu Zhiyong?
The Telegraph, January 27, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10597707/Who-is-Xu-Zhiyong.html

Freedom, justice and love: China's day in court
Huffington Post, January 27, 2014
www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-novick/freedom-justice-and-love-_b_4670558.html

Jailed dissident’s wife: “I don’t want you to give up”
Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/27/jailed-dissidents-wife-i-dont-want-you-to-give-up/?mod=WSJBlog

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

Information Control (信息控制)

中国:纽约时报记者违反签证规定须离境 (China says New York Times reporter denied visa due to violations of requirements)
Voice of America, January 27, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-wants-nyt-reporter-20140127/1838851.html

Related:
China says New York Times reporter broke visa rules, will leave
Reuters, January 27, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/27/us-china-newyorktimes-idUSBREA0Q0LV20140127

Outspoken China scholar leaves country unimpeded
Agence France-Presse, January 28, 2014
bit.ly/1etX7eN

June 4th (六四)

美国教授发起公开“六四真相”行动 (American professor launches "Truth of June 4th" campaign)
Deutsche Welle, January 27, 2014
dw.de/p/1Axp6

Labor (劳工)

韩东方:中国工人应当享有经济改革与发展的成果 (Han Dongfang: Chinese workers should also enjoy benefits of economic reforms and development)
Radio France International, January 22, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/node/141904

苏州数百农民工讨千万元工资 住建局:心有余力不足 (Over 300 migrant workers in Suzhou demand RMB 10 million [U.S. $ 1.7 million] in wage arrears)
Caijing, January 28, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-01-28/113871964.html

Migrants (农民工)

Map visualizes Chinese New Year migration
Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/27/map-visualizes-chinese-new-year-migration/?mod=WSJBlog

Religion (宗教)

China official seeks tougher rules on religion after Xinjiang blasts
Reuters, January 27, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/27/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA0Q07E20140 >127

Technology (科技)

China’s WeChat is getting serious about U.S.
Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/01/27/chinas-wechat-app-targets-u-s-users/?mod=WSJBlog

Opinion (观点)

Beijing confronts a new kind of dissident
Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2014
on.wsj.com/1jZtlUj

支持中国异见人士,西方的“阳谋”
Dissidents’ fame hinges on West’s support
Global Times, January 27, 2014
CN: opinion.huanqiu.com/editorial/2014-01/4797284.html
EN: www.globaltimes.cn/content/839795.shtml#.Uucx0tKwrs0

新闻人物:许志永
Xu Zhiyong, the quiet lawyer holding Beijing to account
Financial Times, January 27, 2014
CH:www.ftchinese.com/story/001054607
EN:http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d9a136da-838d-11e3-86c9-00144feab7de.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fworld_asia-pacific_china%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct&siteedition=uk