Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

China pillages Africa like old colonialists, says wildlife expert Jane Goodall
South China Morning Post, February 18, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1430226/china- pillages-africa-old-colonialists-says-wildlife-expert-jane-goodall

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

Will China shake the world again?
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 17, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-26225205
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140217_china_economy.shtml

Children (儿童)

China expands abandoned baby hatch scheme
中国设立25个“婴儿安全岛”救助弃婴
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 16, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-26219171
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140216_china_baby_hatch.shtml

Education (教育)

Don’t think, just teach: the party purges free thinkers but can it contain free thinking?
The Economist, February 15, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21596571-party-purges- free-thinkers-can-it-contain-free-thinking-dont-think-just-teach?fsrc=rss

Environment (环境)

Washington, China to cooperate on climate change
Voice of America, February 15, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/washington-china-to-cooperate-on-climate- change/1851929.html

“北京不宜居”“政府别装瞎”遭遇先转后删 (Gov’t deletes online references to official pollution report that describes Beijing as “unfit for human habitation”)
Deutsche Welle, February 18, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BAxL

Related:
Kerry: Climate change as dangerous as WMDs
Al Jazeera, February 17, 2014
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/02/kerry- indonesia-discuss-climate-change-201421615828444704.html

Freedom of Expression (言论自由)

香港六千马拉松跑手戴蓝丝带撑言论自由 (Six thousand Hong Kong marathon runners sport blue ribbons in support of press freedom)
Voice of America, February 18, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/hk-marathon-20140217/1852695.html

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
“Mental health patients” in China tortured: report
Radio Free Asia, February 13, 2014
CH: http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ql2-0213201405204.html
EN: http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/mentally-illed-02142014114637.html

H7N9疫情继续 广州关闭活禽市场 (H7N9 outbreak continues to spread, Guangzhou closes live bird markets)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 15, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140215_guangzhou_h7n9.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

人权组织发起“还刘霞自由”全球网上联署 (Rights group starts “Free Liu Xia” global signature campaign)
Voice of America, February 18, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/liu-xia-20140218/1853492.html

Information Control (信息控制)

Chinese ask Kerry to help tear down a firewall
The New York Times, February 15, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/16/world/asia/chinese-ask-kerry-to-help-tear-down-a- firewall.html

Kerry's comments on china internet freedom ‘may inspire protest’
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/kerry-02172014172933.html

International Human Rights (国际人权)

China faults report citing North Korean leader in atrocities
The New York Times, February 18, 2014
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/world/asia/china-faults-report- citing-north-korean-leader-in-atrocities.html

中国拒绝接受联合国人权调查报告的有关指责
China rejects UN criticism in North Korea rights probe
Voice of America, February 18, 2014
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/skorea-rights-20140218/1853672.html
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/china-rejects-un-criticism-in-north- korea-rights-probe/1853512.html

Related:
联合国报告:朝鲜犯下反人类罪行 (UN Report: North Korea has committed “crimes against humanity”)
Deutsche Welle, February 17, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BAcn

North Korean defectors doubt UN report on "unspeakable atrocities" will lead to prosecutions
The Telegraph, February 16, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/northkorea/10642262/North-Korean-defectors- doubt-UN-report-on-unspeakable-atrocities-will-lead-to-prosecutions.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

超20省份或年内启动单独两孩 多省明确提户籍改革 (Over 20 provinces implement One Child Policy reform, many initiate hukou reform)
People's Daily, February 16, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0216/c1001-24370252.html

Rule of Law (法治)

江苏艾滋就业歧视第一案在镇江开庭 (Trial for first HIV employment-discrimination case opens in Jiangsu)
Radio Free Asia, February 17, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/hc-02172014135554.html

Taiwan (台湾)

Symbolism as substance: Chinese and Taiwanese government officials meet for the first time, but China still worries about the future
The Economist, February 15, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21596555-chinese- and-taiwanese-government-officials-meet-first-time-china-still-worries-about

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

中国把新疆袭警定性为“暴恐事件” 世维会称双重标准世维会称双重标准 (World Uygur Congress: China labeling assault on police officer in Xinjiang an “act of terrorism” represents a double standard)
Voice of America, February 17, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-xinjiang-20140217/1852859.html