Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Beijing's elephant graveyard: how China still drives world ivory market
Telegraph, February 10, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10628900/Beijings-elephant-graveyard-how-China-still-drives-world-ivory-market.html

Related:
英媒:中国仍然是推动象牙市场的关键 (UK media: China still drives world ivory market)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/press_review/2014/02/140211_press_ivory_china.shtml

Corruption (腐败)

李克强:把政府所有收支全部纳入预算管理 (Li Keqiang calls for robust measures to strengthen anti-corruption work)
Caijing, February 11, 2014
economy.caijing.com.cn/2014-02-11/113901204.html

Death penalty (死刑)

Execution with no farewell spotlights China death penalty
Agence France-Presse, February 10, 2014
www.mysinchew.com/node/95719?tid=10

Environment (环境)

Environment watchdog gets tough on polluters, vetoes projects worth 118.4b yuan
Reuters, February 11, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426038/environment-watchdog-gets-tough-polluters-nixes-projects-worth-1184b-yuan

Hong Kong (香港)

英国:香港普选要满足香港人的意愿 (UK: HK elections should fulfill the people's wish)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140211_hk_hague_suffrage.shtm l

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Chinese dissident believed detained after disputing father's "suicide" death
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/disputing-02102014150547.html

律师团就薛福顺死亡控告曲阜公安 办案机关态度引外界质疑 (Lawyers’ group sues Qufu public security officials over Xue Fushun’s unnatural death, authorities’ conduct attracts international suspicion)
Radio Free Asia, February 11, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-02112014095333.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: 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)

将公众知情权明确入宪 (Chinese professor calls for constitutional amendment to explicitly guarantee right to information)
Fazhi Evening News, February 11, 2014
www.fawan.com.cn/html/2014-02/11/content_476928.htm

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

Former Chinese prisoner addresses U.S.-China relations at UNL
Daily Nebraskan, February 11, 2014
http://www.dailynebraskan.com/news/former-chinese-prisoner-addresses-u-s--china-relations-at/article_cc95cfc2-92d9-11e3-ba6d-0017a43b2370.html

June Fourth (六四)

“六四事件”的一名死囚仍系狱 (June 4th prisoner serving suspended death sentence still in jail)
Deutsche Welle, February 11, 2014
dw.de/p/1B6lE

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

A leading Chinese economist warns of a difficult year and “dead” companies
The New York Times, February 11, 2014
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/11/a-leading-chinese-economist-warns-of-a-difficult-year-and-dead-companies/

Women (妇女)

China cracks down on its “sex capital”
Associated Press, February 11, 2014
www.boston.com/news/world/asia/2014/02/11/china-cracks-down-its-sex-capital/x5WtGgdhxweUU0gS79FFwI/story.html

Related:
Prostitution crackdown in China province after TV investigation
The Guardian, February 11, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/11/china-province-prostitution-crack-down-guangdong-sex-workers