Thursday, March 20, 2014

Children (儿童)

China cracks down on medication of schoolchildren
Associated Press, March 18, 2014
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/china-cracks-medication-schoolchildren-22951730

Corruption (腐败)

财政拨款单位预决算须全公开 (Ministry of Finance orders all provincial government bodies to publish budgets every October)
Beijing News, March 19, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/03/19/309685.html

超八成部门减少因公出国经费预算 (Over 80% of government offices reduced expenditures on overseas work travel)
Southern Metropolis, March 19, 2014
epaper.oeeee.com/A/html/2014-03/19/content_2038591.htm

Counterterrorism (反恐)

Uygur militant’s support for Kunming knife attack “proof of China’s terror threat”
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1452534/china-says-uygur-militants-support-knife-attack-proves-terror

Disasters (灾难)

Angry Chinese families threaten hunger strike over missing plane
Reuters, March 18, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/18/malaysia-airlines-families-idUSL3N0MF22J20140318

Environment (环境)

Alarm as over 150 pig carcasses found in China's Gan River
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1452448/renewed-alarm-over-150-pig-carcasses-found-chinas-gan-river

Health (健康)

中国肺结核发病率大幅下降 (TB prevalence reduces dramatically in China)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 18, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140318_china_tb.shtml

Related:
Tuberculosis prevalence in China, 1990—2010; a longitudinal analysis of national survey data
The Lancet, March 18, 2014
www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(13)62639-2/abstract?rss=yes

China halves tuberculosis rate in 20 years
Agence France-Presse, March 18, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/22038291/china-halves-tuberculosis-rate-in-20-years/

癌症已成为中国城市婴儿最主要的疾病死亡原因 (Cancer is a leading cause of infant mortality in urban areas)
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/hc-03182014132834.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

保护记者委员会呼吁中国立即释放3记者 (Press freedom group calls for release of three citizen journalists)
Voice of America, March 18, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/calls-on-china-ro-release-3-journalists-20140318/1874188.html

Related:
Three journalists detained after reporting on Tiananmen
Committee to Protect Journalists, March 18, 2014
cpj.org/2014/03/three-journalists-detained-after-reporting-on-tian.php

Chinese activist who protested dissident's death under house arrest
Radio Free Asia, March 18, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/activist-03182014200659.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

中央:坚决杜绝违法限制上访人员人身自由行为 (Central Govt: End illegal imprisonment of petitioners)
Xinhua, March 19, 2014
http://www.chinanews.com/gn/2014/03-19/5970820.shtml

Related:
China to crack down on illegal imprisonment of petitioners
Reuters, March 19, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/19/us-china-petitioners-prison-idUSBREA2I0YF20140319?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan MPs stage fast to protest at China trade pact
Global Post, March 18, 2014
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140318/taiwan-mps-stage-fast-protest-at-china-trade-pact

Related:
Taiwan students occupy legislature over China trade deal
Reuters, March 18, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/19/us-taiwan-legislature-idUSBREA2I04S20140319?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

United Nations (联合国)

EU, U.S. denounce China's arrests of activists
Reuters, March 18, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/18/us-china-rights-un-idUSBREA2H20Y20140318

Related:
Human Rights Council holds general debate on human rights situation requiring its attention
United Nations Office at Geneva, March 18, 2014
unog.ch/unog/website/news_media.nsf/(httpNewsByYear_en)/C9555B1FC403F76CC1257C9F005B6D0E?OpenDocument

Activist’s death questioned as U.N. considers Chinese rights report
The New York Times, March 19, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/19/activists-death-questioned-as-u-n-considers-chinese-rights-report/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_php=true&_type=blogs&module=BlogPost-ReadMore&version=Blog%20Main&action=Click&contentCollection=World&pgtype=Blogs®ion=Body&_r=1

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China: Two dead in Xinjiang violence
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 19, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-26641546