Friday, March 07, 2014

Children (儿童)

代表委员“死磕”嫖宿幼女罪:“只是个时间问题” (CPPCC committee member believes abolition of “prostituting girls” provision in Criminal Law only a matter of time)
China Youth Daily, March 6, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/03-06/5916460.shtml

Environment (环境)

China declares "War Against Pollution"
李克强政府工作报告向环境污染宣战
The New York Times, March 6, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140306/c06smog/dual/

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

全国政协委员:公民个人信息需要法律“金刚罩” (CPPCC committee member calls for legal protection of citizens' personal data)
Qianjiang Evening Post, March 6, 2014
www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/03-06/5916212.shtml

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong's rule of law ranks 16th in the world
The South China Morning Post, March 6, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1441292/hong-kongs-rule-law-ranks-16th-world

Related:
WJP Rule of Law Index 2014
World Justice Project, March 2014
worldjusticeproject.org/rule-of-law-index

China parliament head warns of western-style democracy for Hong Kong
Reuters, March 6, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/06/us-china-parliament-hongkong-idUSBREA250K420140306

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

北京维权人士曹顺利病情略微好转 (Rights defender Cao Shunli's condition improves slightly)
Radio Free Asia, March 5, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xql-03052014115114.html

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

California duo convicted of selling US industrial trade secrets to China
The Guardian, March 5, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/05/california-duo-guilty-dupont-trade-secrets-china

International Human Rights (国际人权)

2 Chinese arrested in Ghana for human trafficking
Sina English, March 6, 2014
http://english.sina.com/2014/0305/680784.html

International Relations (国际关系)

德拒绝将大屠杀纪念碑列习近平访问日程 (Germany turns down China's request for Xi Jinping to visit Holocaust memorial during state visit)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 5, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140305_xi_jinping_germany_itinery.shtml

Related:
Beijing denies Xi planned to visit Holocaust memorial during trip to Europe
The South China Morning Post, March 6, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1441842/beijing-denies-xi-planned-visit-holocaust-memorial-during-trip-europe

With close ties to Russia, China sets a cautious tone on Ukraine crisis
中国谨慎评论乌克兰危机
The New York Times, March 6, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/world/20140306/c06sino-ukraine/dual/

Labor (劳工)

IBM workers strike in China over terms of Lenovo takeover
The Financial Times, March 6, 2014
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/d43df3c6-a4db-11e3-b915-00144feab7de.html

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

李克强作首份政府工作报告:经济增长缓 军费增长快 (Chinese premier's first work report points to slower economic growth and higher defense spending)
Deutsche Welle, March 5, 2014
dw.de/p/1BKQX

Plight of China's relocated poor highlights party's "development dilemma"
The South China Morning Post, March 6, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1441004/plight-chinas-relocated-poor-highlights-partys-development-dilemma

Population (人口)

卫计委主任:全面放开“二孩”政策没有时间表 (Health Minister: no timeline for implementation of “second child” policy)
China News Services, March 6, 2014
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/03-06/5920536.shtml

Related:
China struggles to implement relaxed policy on family size
The Wall Street Journal, March 6, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304732804579422500427133302

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

中国没有全面公开维稳开支 (China no longer discloses fully its stability maintenance expenditure)
Radio Free Asia, March 5, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/cyl-03052014115018.html

Doctor confronted by mob at a hospital in Guangdong
The South China Morning Post, March 6, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1441871/doctor-confronted-mob-hospital-guangdong

Society (社会)

China’s lawmakers are told to put down their phones and stay awake during this week’s rubber-stamping session
Quartz, March 4, 2014
qz.com/183708/china-lawmakers-are-told-to-put-down-their-phones-and-stay-awake-during-this-weeks-rubber-stamping-session/

Tibet (西藏)

Tibetan monk dies after being severely beaten in detention
Radio Free Asia, March 5, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/beaten-03052014152512.html

Women (妇女)

China's reformed one-child policy hurts female job applicants planning on second child
International Business Times, March 5, 2014
www.ibtimes.com/chinas-reformed-one-child-policy-hurts-female-job-applicants-planning-second-child-1559690

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Xinjiang official Nur Bekri says evidence against Uygur academic Ilham Tohti ‘irrefutable’
The South China Morning Post, March 6, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1442049/xinjiang-official-nur-bekri-says-evidence-against-uygur-academic-ilham

Opinion (观点)

China wrongs a rights defender
The Wall Street Journal, March 2, 2014
on.wsj.com/1lzTcp0

Hong Kong government has a duty to respect the rights of domestic helpers
The South China Morning Post, March 6, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1441346/hong-kong-government-has-duty-respect-rights-domestic