Thursday, February 06, 2014

Children (儿童)

China's baby hatch scheme expands for unwanted disabled newborns
The Guardian, February 6, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/feb/06/china-baby-hatch-scheme-expands-unwanted-disabled

Education (教育)

亚洲高考竞争疯狂 (Competitiveness of Asia’s college entrance exams reaches fever pitch)
Radio France Internationale, February 6, 2014
http://bit.ly/1euudRj

China's new graduates seek out civil service posts, despite intense competition
South China Morning Post, February 6, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1422037/chinas-new-graduates-seek-out-civil-service-posts-despite-intense

Ethnic Groups (少数民族团体)

Sweeping change across China's Inner Mongolia
BBC记者实地采访:巨变中的内蒙古
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 5, 2014
EN:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-25979564
CH:http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140206_patience_inner_mongolia.shtml

Health (健康)

中国淮河岸边的“癌症村” (The cancer villages along China’s Huai He river)
Deutsche Welle, February 5, 2014
http://bit.ly/1euudRj

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Five years on: free China's “disappeared” Christian lawyer
Cross Rhythms, February 6, 2014
http://www.crossrhythms.co.uk/articles/life/Five_Years_On_Free_Chinas_Disappeared_Christian_Lawyer/53049/p1/

薛明凯寻人启事(图)(Xue Mingkai offers 10,000 yuan for information on "disappeared" mother)
Canyu, February 6, 2014
http://canyu.org/n84561c6.aspx

Shandong authorities refuse probe into "suicide" death
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/suicide-02052014163532.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)

记者微博反腐,公安建议“三罪”起诉 (Public security urges indicting anti-corruption reporter and microblogger, Liu Hu, on 3 charges including extortion)
Deutsche Welle, February 6, 2014
http://bit.ly/1btRNYm

“中国新保密法机密标准定义不明
New Chinese regulations on state secrets criticized for lack of transparency
Voice of America, February 5, 2014
CH:http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-secret-law-20140205/1845446.html
EN:http://www.voanews.com/content/new-chinese-regulations-on-state-secrets-criticized-for-lack-of-transparency/1845216.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Activists call on Chinese leader to set up human rights ministry
Radio Free Asia, February 5, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/rights-02052014105721.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

China ends one notorious form of detention, but keeps others
NPR, February 4, 2014
http://www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2014/02/05/271412045/china-ends-one-notorious-form-of-detention-but-keeps-others