Thursday, February 06, 2014

Children (儿童)

中国留守儿童问题日益严重 (China’s “left-behind children” problem steadily worsens)
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/aw-02042014111428.html

Corruption (腐败)

中纪委:有的地方长期存在团伙性腐败 (Central Commission for Discipline Inspection: long-standing collective corruption exists in some places)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 5, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140205_china_communist_party_corruption.shtml

Health (健康)

Cases of new deadly bird flu surge in China, experts say
The New York Times, February 5, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/05/health/cases-of-new-deadly-bird-flu-surge-in-china-experts-say.html

中国家禽业者请求停止通报禽流感病例 (China’s poultry industry urges Ministry of Health to stop publicizing details of bird flu epidemic)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 5, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140205_china_poultry_association.shtml

Related:
China's poultry industry wants to hush up bird flu news in damage control bid
South China Morning Post, February 5, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1421319/chinas-poultry-industry-wants-hush-bird-flu-news-damage-control

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Crackdown on Chinese regime critics condemned
Epoch Times, February 4, 2014
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/488922-crackdown-on-chinese-regime-critics-condemned/

“薛福顺”事件观察团二度遭驱逐 律师成立观察团促交代事件
Shandong police detain activists probing suspicious death
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2014
CH:http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy1-02052014095423.html
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/probe-02042014140157.html

For more information on Xue Mingkai, see:
Family rejects authorities’ report of suicide by democracy activist’s father
薛明凯拒绝接受警方关于其父“跳楼自杀”
Human Rights in China, February 3, 2014
EN:www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/family-rejects-authorities-report-suicide-democracy-activists-father
CH: http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/xie-ming-kai-ju-jue-jie-shou-jing-fang-guan-yu-qi-fu

Information Control (信息控制)

Zero Dark Dirty: Beijing still considers a surprising amount of information secret
Foreign Policy, February 3, 2014
http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2014/02/04/zero_dark_dirty_china_secrecy_law_still_opaque

June Fourth (六四)

《河殇》、六四、赵紫阳“解冻”,大地回春?(Are “River Elegy,” June Fourth, and Zhao Ziyang “unbanned” topics? A return to spring?)
Deutsche Welle, February 5, 2014
http://bit.ly/LQahvT

Religion (宗教)

时事大家谈:中国的宗教自由在哪里?(Where is China’s religious freedom?)
Voice of America, February 5, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/issues-and-opinions-religious-freedom-and-rights-in-china-20140205/1844925.html

Opinion (观点)

程晓农:中国的反腐将随着权贵海外财富的曝光无疾而终 (Fight against corruption will end when officials’ overseas wealth is exposed)
Radio France Internationale, February 4, 2014
http://rfi.my/1lAOFDH >2