Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Education (教育)

Total of cross-border pupils to quadruple to 80,000 by 2017, say Shenzhen officials
South China Morning Post, February 21, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1432226/total-cross-border-pupils-quadruple-80000-2017-say-shenzhen-officials

Environment (环境)

华北雾霾逼中国政府动真格 欧美应提供技术支持 (Heavy air pollution in Northeast China draws int'l attention, pressure builds on gov't to take actions)
Global Times, February 25, 2014
world.huanqiu.com/exclusive/2014-02/4856468.html

China's President Braves Smog, Takes Stroll in Old Quarter
Voice of America, February 25, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/reu-chinas-president-braves-smog-takes-a-stroll-in-old-quarter/1858631.html

雾霾持续加剧 石家庄居民状告环保局 (As smog intensifies, Shijiazhuang residents sue Environmental Protection Bureau)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 25, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140225_china_smog_lawsuit.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Beijing could veto Hong Kong chief executive candidates: official think tank
South China Morning Post, February 24, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434425/china-think-tank-first-focuses-hong-kong-rule-law-amid-debate-over

Hukou (户口)

假户口假身份证何以横行? (Frauds and government corruption plague household registration and identification cards approval process)
Beijing Morning Post, February 25, 2014
www.morningpost.com.cn/szb/html/2014-02/25/content_273626.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

2 prominent women under detention are hospitalized
New York Times, February 21, 2014
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/2-prominent-women-under-detention-are-hospitalized/

Related:
Chinese Activists Detained While Demanding Release of Ailing Dissident
Voice of America, February 24, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-activists-detained-while-demanding-release-of-ailing-dissident/1858354.html

Chinese Elected Village Chief Jailed Amid Bitter Land Protest
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/guo-yinmei-02242014162557.html

Lawyers and activists urge police to make public Cao Shunli’s condition
Human Rights in China, February 24, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/lawyers-and-activists-urge-police-make-public-cao-shunlis-condition

International Relations (国际关系)

Life in North Korean prison camp, Chinese netizen reactions
China Smack, February 24, 2014
www.chinasmack.com/2014/pictures/life-in-north-korean-prison-camp-chinese-netizen-reactions.html

LGBTI

被指“歧视同性恋” 58同城起诉求职者 (Job-seeker sues TV station for sexual orientation discrimination)
Beijing News, February 19, 2014
epaper.bjnews.com.cn/html/2014-02/19/content_495560.htm

Gay rights activist sues after NGO request denied
All China Women's Federation, February 21, 2014
www.womenofchina.cn/html/womenofchina/report/169903-1.htm

Open Government Information (信息公开)

《政府透明度指数报告》发布:主动公开仍不理想 (Chinese think tank report finds government offices weak in ensuring transparency)
China Economics, February 24, 2014
www.ce.cn/xwzx/gnsz/gdxw/201402/24/t20140224_2361847.shtml

Related:
中国铁路局在政府透明度排名敬陪末座 (Ministry of Railway at bottom of government transparency ranking)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 24, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140224_cass_transparency.shtml

Pushing back against government surveillance
北京律师要求公安部公开监控信息
New York Times, February 24, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140224/c24surveillance/dual/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

今日乌克兰是明天的中国? (Political turmoil in Ukraine sparks debate among Chinese netizens about China's future)
Deutsche Welle, February 24, 2014
dw.de/p/1BEQj

Related:
China Reassessing Economic Partnership with Ukraine
Voice of America, February 25, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-reassessing-economic-partnership-with-ukraine/1858665.html

Technology (科技)

Apple 'sues China govt body, firm over Siri': report
Agence France-Presse, February 24, 2014
bit.ly/MWm64n

LinkedIn testing Chinese language site
British Broadcasting Corportation, February 24, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26333503

Related:
LinkedIn Rumbles Into China, Seeking Truce With Censors
Forbes, February 25, 2014
http://www.forbes.com/sites/georgeanders/2014/02/24/linkedin-rumbles-into-china-hoping-censors-wont-mind/

全球最大职业社交网LinkedIn出中国版 愿受言论审查 (World’s largest professional networking site willing to accept China’s censors)
Voice of America, February 25, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/linkdin-china-20140225/1858723.html

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan Man Kills Himself to Avoid Arrest in Statue Controversy
Radio Free Asia, February 24, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/controversy-02242014143959.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

中国维族学者伊力哈木被正式逮捕 (Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti formally arrested)
British Broadcasting Corporation, February 25, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/02/140225_china_xinjiang.shtml

Related:
China charges prominent Uighur professor with separatism
Reuters, February 25, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/25/us-china-xinjiang-academic-idUSBREA1O15420140225