Thursday, February 27, 2014

Civil Society (民间社会)

将公民社会概念带给中国 (EU-China NGO exchange program discusses ways to foster civil society in China)
Deutsche Welle, February 26, 2014
dw.de/p/1BFdJ

Environment (环境)

China Mekong Dam Project Generates Growing Controversy
Voice of America, February 26, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/china-mekong-dam-project-generates-growing-controversy/1859964.html

Hong Kong (香港)

蔡咏梅:刘进图遇袭,让港人对北京更反感 (Attack on former editor of Ming Pao may stoke further anti-Beijing sentiment)
Voice of America, February 26, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/voa-interview-hk-china-20140226/1859647.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

第六届日内瓦人权民主高峰会陈光诚获颁道德勇气奖 (Chen Guangcheng receives courage award at Geneva human rights summit)
Radio France International, February 27, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140227-第六届日内瓦人权民主峰会陈光诚获颁年度道德勇气奖

Information Control (信息控制)

China's Leaders Take Aim at Internet Security
The Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304071004579408744199648388

International Human Rights (国际人权)

US rights report highlights China, Myanmar reforms, abuses
Zee News, February 28, 2014
http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/us-rights-report-highlights-china-myanmar-reforms-abuses_914717.html

Related:
2013 Country reports on human rights practices
United States Department of State, February 27, 2014
http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm#wrapper

International Relations (国际关系)

Chinese wartime forced laborers sue Japanese firms
Reuters, February 26, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/26/us-china-japan-lawsuit-idUSBREA1P06O20140226

Report: North Korean Official Made Secret Trips to China
Voice of America, February 27, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/secret-trips-reported-by-north-korea-to-china/1860373.html

Concern Over Hong Kong Banks' Growing Lending into China
The Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304709904579408781206587524

American Ag Firms: China Is Getting Tougher
The Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/02/27/american-ag-firms-china-is-getting-tougher/? mod=WSJBlog

Labor (劳工)

去年非煤矿山重大事故起数和死亡人数同比均上升 (Number of non-mining workplace accidents and casualties increased in 2012)
China News, February 27, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/02-27/5888761.shtml

Population (人口)

Many couples in China will pass on a new chance for a second child
生活成本高,中国夫妇放弃生二胎
The New York Times, February 26, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140226/c26onechild/dual/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Ukraine-like revolution on Chinese horizon, says blind activist
Agence France-Presse, February 26, 2014
bit.ly/1hAR5fC

Social Security (社会安全)

新农保、城居保并轨 农民工成为最大受益群体 (State Council issues guidelines on unifying rural and urban pension insurance schemes)
China News, February 27, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/02-27/5888632.shtml

China details pension overhaul aimed at shrinking urban-rural divide
Reuters, February 26, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/26/china-pensions-idUSL3N0LV4E920140226

Related:
国务院关于建立统一的城乡居民基本养老保险制度的意见 (Opinion Concerning the Establishment of a Unified Urban-Rural Residents Basic Old-Age Insurance System)
State Council, February 26, 2014
www.gov.cn/zwgk/2014-02/26/content_2621907.htm

Society (社会)

China Designates Two New National Days
The Wall Street Journal, February 27, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303801304579408683578443244

Women (妇女)

Pushing for a Law Against Domestic Violence in China
The New York Times, February 26, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/26/pushing-for-a-law-against-domestic-violence-in- china/

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

中国以事涉机密为由禁止伊力哈木见律师 (China denies Tohti access to lawyer, cites state secrets involvement)
Voice of America, February 27, 2014
http://goo.gl/XFsI6m

Related:
China denies detained Uighur professor access to lawyer
Reuters, February 27, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/27/us-china-xinjiang-academic-idUSBREA1Q0GH20140227

美国务院吁中国释放维族学者伊力哈木土赫提 (U.S. State Department calls for release of Uyghur scholar Illham Tohti)
Voice of America, February 26, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/us-urges-china-to-release-iiham-tohti-20140226/1860032.html

Related:
Daily Press Briefing
United States Department of State, February 26, 2014
www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/02/222582.htm#CHINA2

Opinion (观点)

China turns the screws on dissidents by persecuting their families
The Washington Post, February 27, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/china-turns-the-screws-on-dissidents-by-persecuting-their-families/2014/02/26/1aa191f8-9e68-11e3-a050-dc3322a94fa7_story.html