Friday, March 21, 2014

Censorship and Surveillance (审查和监控)

审查制度窒息中国的社交媒体 (Censorship system stifles Chinese social media)
Voice of America, March 20, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/censorship-20140319/1875015.html

New research claims that Microsoft’s Bing censors heavily within China, even more so than Baidu
The Next Web, March 19, 2014
http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2014/03/19/new-research-claims-microsofts-bing-censors-heavily-within-china-even-baidu/#!AF5e3

Children (儿童)

China: All children to be given drug tests after schools caught medicating pupils
The Age, March 20, 2014
http://www.theage.com.au/world/china-all-children-to-be-given-drug-tests-after-schools-caught-medicating-pupils-20140320-hvkpf.html

Sexual abuse spurs calls for reform in schools
China Daily, March 20, 2014
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-03/20/content_17362087.htm

Counterterrorism (反恐)

中国民众如何看待昆明暴恐事件及新疆问题 (How Chinese people see the Kunming terror attacks and the Xinjiang question)
The New York Times, March 19, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140319/cc19survey/

Environment (环境)

Rare earth mining in China: the bleak social and environmental costs
The Guardian, March 20, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/rare-earth-mining-china-social-environmental-costs

Insurers seek to capitalize on China’s smog
保险公司从中国雾霾中看到商机
The New York Times, March 20, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140320/c20pollution/dual/

One year later, dead pigs discovered in another Chinese river
一年之后,死猪再次顺江漂流
The New York Times, March 20, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140320/c20pigs/dual/

Hong Kong (香港)

Hong Kong Newspaper Executives Injured in Attack
The Wall Street Journal, March 19, 2014
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304256404579448930915676684

Related:
《香港晨报》两高层遇袭 (Two executives from “Morning Post” attacked)
Deutsche Welles, March 20, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BTBq

魯平:特首須效忠中華人民共和國 (Senior official: HK chief executive must be loyal to PRC)
Radio Television Hong Kong, March 20, 2014
http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/expressnews/20140320/news_20140320_55_993625.htm

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Second leader of rebel village Wukan detained on graft charges
Agence France-Press, March 20, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1453141/second-leader-rebel-village-wukan-detained-graft-charges

Taiwan (台湾)

“Occupy parliament” students give Taiwan's Ma a deadline to stop China trade deal
South China Morning Post, March 20, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1452716/legislative-speaker-calls-calm-amid-stand

Related:
台湾学生占领立法院抗议两岸服贸协议进入第三天 (Students’ occupation of Taiwan parliament in protest of trade pact with China enters third day)
Radio Free Asia, March 20, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/al1-03202014094526.html

United Nations (联合国)

U.N. delays action on China’s rights report
活动人士之死令国际人权机制遭受质疑
The New York Times, March 20, 2014
http://cn.nytimes.com/china/20140320/c20caoshunli/dual/

Related:
联合国中国人权审议 表决推迟 (Vote delays UN’s consideration of China’s human rights report)
Deutsche Welle, March 19, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BTD7

China fails to silence Montreal woman speaking at UN for jailed dissident dad
The Canadian Press, March 19, 2014
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140319/china-fails-silence-montreal-woman-speaking-at-un-jailed-dis

UN experts slam China for death of activist Cao Shunli
The Epoch Times, March 19, 2014
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/571596-un-experts-slam-china-for-death-of-activist-cao-shunli/

Related:
Cao Shunli’s living legacy: international and domestic responses
Human Rights in China, March 18, 2014
http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/hric-bulletin/cao-shunlis-living-legacy-international-and-domestic-responses

[CHRB] Rebuttal to Chinese authorities’ claims about death of Cao Shunli (3/14-3/20/2014)
China Human Rights Defenders, March 20, 2014
http://chrdnet.com/2014/03/chrb-rebuttal-to-chinese-authorities-claims-about-death-of-cao-shunli-314-3202014/

China Universal Periodic Review Outcome Statement
Human Rights Watch, March 20, 2014
http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/03/20/china-universal-periodic-review-outcome-statement

Opinion (观点)

Chinese dissenters dying in jail is a disgrace
South China Morning Post, March 19, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1451979/chinese-dissenters-dying-jail-disgrace

Is Michelle Obama more censored than China's First Lady?
The Telegraph, March 20, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-politics/10710752/Is-Michelle-Obama-more-censored-than-Chinas-First-Lady.html