Thursday, February 27, 2014

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

中国公益组织致信两会代表就食品安全提出建议 (Chinese NGO makes food safety recommendations to representatives attending Two Congresses)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/nu-02252014102652.html

Environment (环境)

In Beijing, complaints about smog grow louder and retaliation grows swifter
北京严重污染,政府删除微博批评声音
The New York Times, February 26, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140226/c26smog/dual/

China's toxic air pollution resembles nuclear winter, say scientists
The Guardian, February 25, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/25/china-toxic-air-pollution-nuclear-winter- scientists

China's looming water crisis
The Ecologist, February 25, 2014
www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2291208/chinas_looming_water_crisis.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Universal suffrage naysayers have no legal leg to stand on
The South China Morning Post, February 25, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434253/universal-suffrage-naysayers-have-no- legal-leg-stand

Hong Kong ex-editor stabbed as fears grow for media freedom
The Guardian, February 26, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/26/hong-kong-ex-editor-stabbed-fears-media- freedom

Hukou (户口)

打工者谈两会期盼:让户籍与附加其上的福利脱钩 (What workers expect from Two Congresses: separate household registration from access to social benefits)
People's Daily, February 26, 2014
legal.china.com.cn/2014 -02/26/content_31596008.htm

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

许志永二审增聘律师 数十证人争出庭 (Xu Zhiyong hires lawyer for second instance trial, 10 witnesses to testify)
Radio Free Asia, February 25, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl-02252014095235.html

胡佳獲釋重點查問重返天安門行動 (Rights defender Hu Jia interrogated about controversial online posts)
Ming Pao, February 26, 2014
http://inews.mingpao.com/htm/INews/20140226/ca30852k.htm

Related:
Activist Hu Jia accepts he faces jail again after latest police questioning
The South China Morning Post, February 26, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1435893/activist-hu-jia-accepts-he- faces-jail-again-after-latest-police

International Relations (国际关系)

850 Chinese millionaires and Russian oligarchs have 'bought' British visa
The Telegraph, February 25, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/10660376/850-Chinese-millionaires-and-Russian- oligarchs-have-bought-British-visa.html

China blames Philippines for latest South China Sea incident
Reuters, February 26, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/26/us-china-philippines-idUSBREA1P0I320140226

Locke addresses human rights in farewell speech as US ambassador to China
The South China Morning Post, February 26, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1435581/locke-addresses-human- rights-farewell-speech-us-ambassador-china

Labor (劳工)

China mulls revision of workplace safety law
Global Times, February 25, 2014
www.globaltimes.cn/content/844713.shtml

Related:
聚焦安全生产法修正案草案三大看点 (Draft amendments to Work Safety Law focus on corporate responsibility, government oversight, and pursuit of accountability)
Central People's Government of the P.R.C., February 25, 2014
www.gov.cn/jrzg/2014- 02/25/content_2621626.htm

LGBTI

“出柜”大学生致信两会,促同性婚姻合法 (Openly gay college student asks Two Congresses to initiate legislation to legalize gay marriage)
Deutsche Welle, February 26, 2014
http://dw.de/p/18FeA

Population (人口)

上海“单独二孩”拟从农村居民扩大到全市户籍人口 (Shanghai to expand "two children for single-child parents" policy to cover all city residents with local hukou)
Xinhua, February 25, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/local/2014-02/25/c_119495320.htm

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China petition reform vows rule of law
Xinhua, February 25, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-02/25/c_126190243.htm

Related:
《关于创新群众工作方法解决信访突出问题的意见》(Opinions Concerning Innovative Mass Work Methods to Resolve Acute Petitioning Problems)
General Offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, February, 25, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-02/25/c_119499140.htm

APEC财长会取消在港举办引猜测 或有关占领中环 (APEC finance ministers' meeting moved from HK to Beijing amidst speculations of China's worries about HK protesters)
Global Times, February 26, 2014
world.huanqiu.com/exclusive/2014-02/4859621.html

Rule of Law (法治)

郭声琨:对公安队伍违法违纪问题要实行“零容忍” (Minister of Public Security says gov't has “zero tolerance” for violations of discipline and laws by public security forces, including unlawful granting of hukou)
Xinhua, February 25, 2014
news.xinhuanet.com/legal/2014-02/25/c_119499670.htm

Technology (科技)

LinkedIn is doing what Facebook, Google, and Twitter can’t: expanding in China
Quartz, February 25, 2014
qz.com/180755/linkedin-is-doing-what-facebook-google-and-twitter-cant-expanding-in- china/

Tibet (西藏)

流亡藏人乐见奥巴马会晤达赖喇嘛 期待加强与美关系 (Exiled Tibetan government hopes to improve relations with US after Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama)
Voice of America, February 26, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/tibet-us-dalai-lama-obama-20140226/1859485.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Uighur professor could face death sentence in China: lawyer
Reuters, February 26, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/26/us-china-xinjiang-academic-idUSBREA1P0P420140226