Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Zoo teams up to highlight animal mistreatment at shows
动物保护组织举办反虐待动物展览
New York Times, April 8, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140408/c08animals/dual/

Children (儿童)

China reiterates ban on kindergarten drugs
China Daily, April 9, 2014
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2014-04/09/content_17415646.htm

Environment (环境)

China is now drilling holes in the “roof of the world”
Quartz, April 7, 2014
qz.com/196236/china-is-now-drilling-holes-in-the-roof-of-the-world/

Hong Kong (香港)

香港民主派元老晤美副总统 加国开论坛议港民主倒退 (Veteran HK pro-democracy advocates meet American VP, voice concern of democracy backsliding)
Radio Free Asia, April 7, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/gangtai/xl1-04072014112359.html

Related:
China warns U.S. not to meddle in Hong Kong over democratic reform
Reuters, April 7, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/07/uk-hongkong-china-idUKBREA3607Z20140407

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

维权律师指控建三江公安实施酷刑 (Human rights lawyers accuse Jiansanjiang public security of torturing them in detention)
Voice of America, April 7, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/rights-attorney-tortured-by-the-policemen-20140407/1887721.html

Related:
Post Reeducation-Through-Labor “Abolition”: Lawyers and Defenders Monitor Legal Reform Implementation--The Jiansanjiang Case
废除劳教: 律师和维权人士监督法律改革实施--建三江案
Human Rights in China, March-April 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/post-reeducation-through-labor-abolition-lawyers-and-defenders-monitor-legal-reform-implementation
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/fei-chu-lao-jiao-lu-shi-he-wei-quan-ren-shi-jian-du-fa-lu-gai-ge-shi-shi-jian-san-jiang

China: investigate lawyers’ torture claims, close black jails
Human Rights Watch, April 7, 2014
www.hrw.org/news/2014/04/07/china-investigate-lawyers-torture-claims-close-black-jails

Labor (劳工)

Huang's tale: from Walmart cashier to labor leader in China
Reuters, April 7, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/07/us-china-labour-walmart-insight-idUSBREA361NZ20140407

Open Government Information (信息公开)

Chinese government expands freedom of information
中国政府发布“信息公开”新指导原则
New York Times, April 8, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140408/c08information/dual/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

教徒群体抗争 浙江当局暂不拆十字架 (Zhejiang gov't holds off church demolition after mass protest)
Voice of America, April 7, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/china-church-20140407/1888043.html

Taiwan (台湾)

Taiwan anti-China protest exposes island's nationalist divide
Reuters, April 7, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/07/us-taiwan-protests-idUSBREA3606V20140407

Technology (科技)

Microsoft ends support for Windows XP, Chinese reactions
China Smack, April 7, 2014
www.chinasmack.com/2014/stories/microsoft-ends-support-for-windows-xp-chinese-reactions.html

Opinion (观点)

Can China rise peacefully?
The National Interest, April 8, 2014
nationalinterest.org/commentary/can-china-rise-peacefully-10204

The future of the Chinese middle class
News China, April 2014
http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/the-future-of-the-chinese-middle-class#id:1617#date:17:45