Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Mass slaughter of vulnerable shark species in China, wildlife group says
中国浙江温州“鲨鱼屠宰场”曝光
The New York Times, January 29, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140129/c29sharks/dual/

Children (儿童)

China's unwanted babies once mostly girls, now mostly sick, disabled
Reuters, February 2, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/02/us-china-babies-idUSBREA110M120140202

Domestic security (国内安全)

Beijing tightened “stranglehold” on dissent last year: report
民间维权组织首次发布维稳人权报告 指中国维稳范围扩大力度增强
Radio Free Asia, February 4, 2014
EN:http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/dissent-02032014182738.html
CH:http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/yf1-02032014102948.html

Environment (环境)

In China’s war on bad air, government decision to release data gives fresh hope
Washington Post, February 2, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-chinas-war-on-bad-air-government-decision-to-release-data-gives-fresh-hope/2014/02/02/5e50c872-8745-11e3-a5bd-844629433ba3_story.html

Health (健康)

H7N9廣東新增1死2確診 (Two H7N9 cases and one death confirmed in Guangdong)
Ming Pao, February 3, 2014
inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20140203/ca11430y.htm

Hong Kong (香港)

Justice minister Rimsky Yuen says Hong Kong should accept “imperfect” reform package
South China Morning post, February 3, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1420241/justice-minister-rimsky-yuen-says-hong-kong-should-accept-imperfect

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

China dissident's father dies in disputed suicide: Human Rights in China
Channel News Asia, February 4, 2014
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-dissident-s-father/978968.html

异议人士薛明凯躲避追踪下落不明 公民观察团抵曲阜促查真相 (Citizens form group to investigate suspicious death of dissident's father)
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-02032014104425.html

For more information on Xue Mingkai, see:
Family rejects authorities’ report of suicide by democracy activist’s father
Human Rights in China, February 3, 2014
www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/family-rejects-authorities-report-suicide-democracy-activists-father

Information Control (信息控制)

China’s secret anti-secrecy act
Wall Street Journal, February 3, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/02/03/chinas-secret-anti-secrecy-act/

See:
《中华人民共和国保守国家秘密法实施条例》公布 (Publication of the "Regulations on the Implementation of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Guarding States Secrets")
People's Daily, February 3, 2014
www.chinanews.com/fz/2014/02-03/5802825.shtml

China denies “deporting” New York Times journalist Austin Ramzy
Guardian, January 31, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/31/china-denies-deporting-new-york-times-journalist

It’s true. Your trade secrets aren’t safe in China
Quartz, February 3, 2014
qz.com/173323/its-true-your-trade-secrets-arent-safe-in-china/

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

Chinese on North Korea border unaware of conditions in secretive dictatorship
Fox News, February 3, 2014
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/02/03/chinese-on-north-korea-border-unaware-conditions-in-secretive-dictatorship/

Labor (劳工)

城市与乡村夹缝中的农民工:生存难 (Rural migrant workers scrape by in cities, find no opportunities back home)
Radio Free Asia, February 3, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/cyl-02032014120156.html

Chinese factories act to keep staff in saddle in Year of the Horse
中国工厂挽留员工难度加大
Financial Times, February 4, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/b89f35d2-8959-11e3-bb5f-00144feab7de.html#axzz2 >sJUtDx4G
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001054686

Rule of Law (法治)

China’s rule of law called into question
The Law Society Gazette, February 3, 2014
www.lawgazette.co.uk/law/chinas-rule-of-law-called-into-question/503968 >0.article

Tibet (西藏)

China's hardliners destroying Tibet's heritage: Dalai Lama
Indo-Asian News Service, February 2, 2014
www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=216281

Opinion (观点)

金泽刚专栏:春晚导演冯小刚是否该被问责? (Should Spring Festival Gala director be investigated for nepotism?)
Southern Metropolis, February 4, 2014
epaper.oeeee.com/A/html/2014-02/04/content_2017273.htm

Does China’s new state secret regulation mean anything?
The Diplomat, February 4, 2014
http://thediplomat.com/2014/02/does-chinas-new-state-secret-regulation-mean-anything/