Tuesday, March 25, 2014

United Nations (联合国)

Chinese human rights record under UN scrutiny
Voice of America, March 20, 2014
http://www.voanews.com/content/chinese-human-rights-record-under-un-scrutiny/1875146.html

Chinese man, ostensibly from an N.G.O., is barred from U.N. human rights hearing
The New York Times, March 24, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/24/chinese-ngo-member-barred-from-united-nations/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Opinion (观点)

何清涟:服贸协议:中台一体化的最后铺路石 (China-Taiwan Trade Pact paves way for “peaceful reunification”)
Voice of America, March 24, 2014
http://www.voachinese.com/content/sta-taiwan-china-20140324/1877849.html

Children (儿童)

The vulnerability of China’s left-behind children
The Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/21/the-vulnerability-of-chinas-left-behind-children/

Education (教育)

China to reform college entrance exam system
People's Daily, March 23, 2014
english.peopledaily.com.cn/203691/8575331.html

Environment (环境)

China premier says environment protection will spur growth
Reuters, March 23, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/23/china-economy-energy-idUSL4N0MK05H20140323

Hong Kong (香港)

Assault on Hong Kong media executives adds to press freedom concerns
港媒高层再遇袭加剧新闻自由担忧
The New York Times, March 21, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140321/c21hongkong/dual/

Hukou (户口)

发改委:将建立居住证政策 解决非户籍人口社保问题 (Top economic planning body: hukou reforms will entail tying social benefits to duration of residence and other conditions)
China National Radio, March 24, 2014
china.cnr.cn/yaowen/201403/t20140324_515140600.shtml

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

中国律师、网友继续关注律师在佳木斯被拘留 (Lawyers and netizens continue to draw attention to detention of lawyers in Heilongjiang)
Voice of America, March 24, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/rights-lawyer-detained-20140323/1877380.html

Related:
Four rights lawyers detained after questioning Falun Gong detentions
South China Morning Post, March 24, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1455766/four-rights-lawyers-detained-after-questioning-falun-gong-detentions

Four Chinese lawyers detained over “black jail” appeal
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2014
www.rfa.org/english/news/china/appeal-03212014101911.html

旧金山华人中领馆前悼念曹顺利 (Chinese in San Francisco mourn Cao Shunli in front of Chinese consulate)
Radio Free Asia, March 23, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/ck-03232014094021.html

China jails Tiananmen activist for subversion
Al Jazeera, March 24, 2014
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2014/03/china-jails-tiananmen-activist-subversion-201432463929104806.html

Related:
China: Fears of crackdown ahead of Tiananmen Square anniversary
Amnesty International, March 24, 2014
http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/news-item/china-fears-of-crackdown-ahead-of-tiananmen-square-anniversary

申请纪念六四人士被判刑 律师被打 (Applicant for Tiananmen commemorative event sentenced for inciting subversion, lawyer beaten)
Deutsche Welle, March 24, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BUja

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

奥巴马夫人在美驻华使馆主持教育座谈会 (Michelle Obama holds education round table at U.S. Embassy in Beijing)
British Broadcasting Corporation, March 23, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/03/140321_michelle_educators_meeting.shtml

Related:
【演讲】米歇尔北大演讲辑录 (Chinese translation of excerpts from Michelle Obama's speech at Peking University)
Peking University, March 22, 2014
http://news.sina.com.cn/c/p/2014-03-22/131929768394.shtml

为接待米歇尔,特警一脚踢昏导游(Special forces clear Xi’an tourist site for Michelle, assault tour guide who did not leave fast enough)
Boxun, March 24, 2014
http://boxun.com/news/gb/china/2014/03/201403242129.shtml#.UzBwdqhdXTr

Remarks by the First Lady at Stanford Center at Peking University
The White House, March 22, 2014
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/22/remarks-first-lady-stanford-center-peking-university

What happens to Chinese activists when a US first lady comes to visit?
The Christian Science Monitor, March 24, 2014
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-Pacific/2014/0324/What-happens-to-Chinese-activists-when-a-US-first-lady-comes-to-visit

Burmese protest China-backed dam project
Associated Press, March 23, 2014
news.yahoo.com/burmese-protest-china-backed-dam-project-050109984.html

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Thousands bid farewell to underground Shanghai bishop Joseph Fan Zhongliang
South China Morning Post, March 23, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1454793/thousands-bid-farewell-underground-shanghai-bishop-joseph-fan-zhongliang

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan police evict protesters from cabinet building
The Wall Street Journal, March 24, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/03/24/taiwan-police-evict-protesters-from-cabinet-building/?mod=WSJBlog

Related:
台湾"反服贸"学运越演越烈 (Taiwan "anti-trade pact" student movement intensifies)
Deutsche Welle, March 24, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BV0i

Technology (科技)

NSA infiltrates servers of China telecom giant Huawei: report
Reuters, March 23, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/24/us-usa-security-china-nsa-idUSBREA2L0PD20140324

Torture (酷刑)

Tibetan political prisoner dies after “brutal” torture in jail
Radio Free Asia, March 21, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/tibet/jail-03212014142217.html