Friday, March 14, 2014

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

Apple urged to stop using harmful chemicals in its factories
The Guardian, March 12, 2014
www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/mar/12/apple-harmful-chemicals-fact >ories-labour

Related:
Bad Apple: end smartphone sweatshops
Green America, March 12, 2014
www.greenamerica.org/bad-apple/

Corruption (腐败)

Hong Kong tycoon Joseph Lau gets Macau jail sentence for graft in Ao Man Long case
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1448455/macau-court-deliver-verdict-joseph-laus-and-steven-los-corruption

Related:
澳门法院裁定港商刘銮雄罗杰承贿赂罪成 (Macao court convicts two HK businessmen for bribing former Macao official and money laundering)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 14, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140314_macau_hongkong_corruption.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

Well-known Chinese dissident dies after being denied treatment
Reuters, March 14, 2014
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/03/14/uk-china-dissident-idUKBREA2D0RX20140314

Related:
中国“强制取保”维权人士曹顺利不治死亡 (Chinese rights defender Cao Shunli dies after “enforced medical parole”)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 14, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140314_caoshunli_dies.shtml

Rights defender Cao Shunli died in hospital in Beijing, lawyer barred from viewing body
Human Rights in China, March 14, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/statement/rights-defender-cao-shunli-died-hospital-beijing-lawyer-barred-viewing-body

Veteran anti-graft activist Ou Shaokun slashes wrist in Guangzhou protest
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1448846/veteran-graft-activist-ou-shaokun-slashes-wrist-guangzhou-protest

Information Control (信息控制)

For foreign journalists in Beijing, it’s all about asking the right question
哪些问题不准出席李克强记者会?
The New York Times, March 14, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140314/c14npc/dual/

Jia Zhangke explains why censors are scared of his award-winning film
The Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/14/jia-zhangke-explains-why-censors >-are-scared-of-his-award-winning-film/?mod=WSJBlog

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) , 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

China warns of dangerous Russia sanctions “spiral”
中国官员警告称西方制裁俄罗斯会引发危险的连锁反应
Reuters, March 14, 2014
EN: www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/13/us-ukraine-crisis-china-idUSBREA2C0P >B20140313
CH: cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNEA2D02O20140314?feedType=RSS& >feedName=CNTopGenNews

A nervous region eyes robust Chinese response to missing Malaysian plane
Reuters, March 13, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/13/us-malaysia-airlines-china-response- >anal-idUSBREA2C0XE20140313

Labor (劳工)

IBM/联想在深圳的半数工人离职 20名工代被开除 (Half of the workforce at IBM/Lenovo factory laid off, all with compensation except for 20 worker representatives)
Radio Free Asia, March 13, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/nu-03132014095357.html>

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

“Cures” for homosexuality
The Economist, March 15, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21599047-confucian-desire-be-dutiful-son-or-daughter-can-lead-horrible-therapies-cures?fsrc=rss

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

专家解读:政府工作报告77次出现“改革”说明什么 (An expert analyzes a gov’t work report that mentions “reform” 77 times)
WorkerCN.cn, March 14, 2014
http://theory.workercn.cn/251/201403/14/140314134136320.shtml

Related:
Full Text: Report on the Work of the Government
Xinhua, March 14, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/special/2014-03/14/c_133187027.htm

政府工作报告 (Report on the work of the government)
People’s Daily, March 14, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0314/c1001-24641071.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Wukan protest leader Yang Semao arrested, accused of taking bribes
South China Morning Post, March 14, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1448618/wukan-protest-leader-arrested-accused-taking-bribes

Society (社会)

Five killed in market stabbings in China
The Telegraph, March 14, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10697924/Five-killed-in-market-stabbings-in-China.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

From his Pakistan hideout, Uighur leader vows revenge on China
Reuters, March 14, 2014
http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/03/14/pakistan-uighurs-idINDEEA2D08U20140314

Opinion (观点)

正视人口结构变化 推进城乡户籍改革 (Genuine hukou reforms require ensuring equal access to social benefits and equitable public financing)
Nanfang Daily, March 13, 2014
epaper.nfdaily.cn/html/2014-03/13/content_7282122.htm