Friday, February 14, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

London wildlife crime summit: all eyes on China
The Guardian, February 13, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/africa-wild/2014/feb/13/london-wildlife-summit-all-eyes-on-china

Related:
Investigating China's ivory trade
视频:中国非法象牙买卖
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 13, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26165143
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26165143

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

China's control of media deepens, extends beyond borders
Radio Free Asia, February 12, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/media-02122014131133.html

中国威胁世界媒体的独立性 (China threatens entire world’s media independence)
Deutsche Welle, February 13, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1888h

Corruption (腐败)

Report “scratches surface” of power abuse in China
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/abuse-02122014170103.html

Related:
中国通报多起政法干警违纪违法案件 (Party's law enforcement arm publishes 10 cases of legal and discipline violations by officials and police officers in public security, procuratorate, and judicial organs)
Reuters, February 13, 2014
http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNEA1C7C820140213

Disasters (灾难)

Earthquake strikes remote area of China
新疆于田县发生地震,未有人员伤亡报告
The New York Times, February 13, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140213/c13xinjiang/dual/

Education (教育)

Rural China's tough lessons in resilience
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 11, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26073747

Environment (环境)

China to reward localities for improving air quality
The New York Times, February 13, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/world/asia/china-to-reward-localities-for-improving-air-quality.html

Related:
Pollution making Beijing hazardous place to live, says Chinese report
The Guardian, February 13, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/13/china-beijing-pollution-hazardous-report

北京空气污染接近不适合人类居住水平 (Beijing air pollution reaching levels not fit for human habitation)
Radio France International, February 13, 2014
http://www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140213-北京空气污染接近不适合人类居住水平

Information Control (信息控制)

China detains man for spreading “panic” with bird flu rumors
中国拘留散布禽流感谣言网民周某
Reuters, February 13, 2014
EN:http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/12/us-china-birdflu-idUSBREA1B0K320140212
CH:http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNEA1C78220140212?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Internet (互联网)

K-Pop, Cat GIFs, and Constitutionalism
Tea Leaf Nation, February 11, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/02/k-pop-cat-gifs-and-constitutionalism/

Health (健康)

中国民间机构发布“被精神”病年终报告 信访局拒不接待“患者”上访 (Civil society organization issues annual report on petitioners forced into mental institutions)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-0213201405204.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

年后上海首上访日 2000访民市府喊冤遭警驱散 (Two thousand gathered in Shanghai to voice grievances on “collective petition day” dispersed by police)
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-02132014113641.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

Chinese “reprimand centers” replace labor camps
Voice of America, February 13, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-reprimand-centers-replace-labor-camps/1850540.html

Society (社会)

中国报纸一片红,社会主义核心价值观出炉 (State media publishes “core values of socialism” on front page including democracy, freedom, equality, and justice)
Deutsche Welle, Februay 13, 2014
http://dw.de/p/187p1