Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

China considers hard time for eating endangered species
Bloomberg Businessweek, April 22, 2014
www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-22/china-considers-hard-time-for-eating-endangered-species#r=rss

Corruption (腐败)

中央纪委副书记:有些干部不摆婚宴但红包照收 (Top graft watchdog: some Party cadres continue to receive red envelopes even as they forgo lavish banquets)
Beijing Morning Post, April 23, 2014
news.163.com/14/0423/01/9QFR0T0O00014AED.html

Environment (环境)

中国环保法修订草案提交人大常委审议 (NPC Standing Committee reviews proposed amendments to strengthen protection of environment and whistleblowers)
Radio Free Asia, April 22, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/nu-04222014153056.html

Related:
After declaring war on smog, China gets around to updating its environmental laws
Bloomberg Newsweek, April 22, 2014
www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-22/after-declaring-war-on-smog-china-gets-around-to-updating-its-environmental-laws

Tough amendments to China's environment law submitted for NPC approval
Reuters, April 22, 2014
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1494257/tough-amendments-chinas-environment-law-submitted-npc-approval

Hong Kong (香港)

香港金融界登广告吁北京勿干预香港事务 (70 HK financial professionals publish ad to warn Beijing against political interference)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 22, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140422_hk_china_ad.shtml

Related:
Hong Kong financial professionals denounce Chinese "interference"
Reuters, April 22, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/22/idUSL3N0NE1D520140422

Intellectual Property Rights (知识产权)

Bland Theft Auto: China censorship weighs on games consoles
Reuters, April 22, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/22/us-china-gamesconsoles-idUSBREA3L0YU20140422

International Relations (国际关系)

China stops prominent rights lawyer from meeting German minister
Reuters, April 22, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/23/us-china-germany-rights-idUSBREA3M05220140423

June Fourth (六四)

丁子霖对柴玲的公开信深感失望 (Ding Zilin disappointed by Chai Ling's open letters)
Radio Free Asia, April 22, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/shehui/hc-04222014140249.html

Labor (劳工)

Thousands of bus company workers strike in Shenzhen
China Labor Bulletin, April 22, 2014
www.clb.org.hk/en/content/thousands-bus-company-workers-strike-shenzhen

China sports shoe factory halts production as strike escalates
中国大型制鞋厂因罢工停产
Financial Times, April 23, 2014
EN: www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/99c3713e-ca0c-11e3-8a31-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2zfjIOamg
CH: www.ftchinese.com/story/001055913

Related:
Strike spreads at Chinese supplier to Adidas and Nike
The Guardian, April 22, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/22/strike-spreads-chinese-supplier-adidas-nike-yeu-yuen-factory-jiangxi-guangdong

Chinese shoemakers are on strike for benefits — but who will foot the bill?
Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/22/chinese-shoemakers-are-on-strike-for-benefits-but-who-will-foot-the-bill/?mod=chinablog

Persons with Disabilities (残疾人)

China to allow the blind to take college entrance exams
中国教育部批准盲人参加今夏高考
New York Times, April 23, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140423/c23blind/dual/

Population (人口)

Wealthy Chinese are turning to American surrogates to birth their children
Quartz, April 22, 2014
qz.com/201767/wealthy-chinese-are-turning-to-american-surrogates-to-birth-their-children/

Aging China is becoming a swindler’s paradise
Quartz, April 22, 2014
qz.com/201655/aging-china-is-becoming-a-swindlers-paradise/

Rule of Law (法治)

湖南瓜农死亡案3名上诉城管称一审判决定性错误 (Urban law enforcers appeal conviction for their role in death of watermelon vendor)
China News, April 23, 2014
news.sina.com.cn/c/2014-04-23/094929994145.shtml

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

Life on the margins for China's Uighur minority
Deutsche Welle, April 22, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1Bm53

Opinion (观点)

China-UK human rights dialogue builds bridges to understanding
South China Morning Post, April 22, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/comment/article/1494431/china-uk-human-rights-dialogue-builds-bridges-understanding