Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Trying to shield endangered animals from China’s appetites
The New York Times, April 28, 2014
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/28/trying-to-shield-endangered-animals-from-chinas-appetites/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

Business and Economics (商业和经济)

AP Survey: China's lending bubble a global threat
Associated Press, April 28, 2014
abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/ap-survey-chinas-lending-bubble-global-threat-23500794

Children (儿童)

贵州毕节一教师涉嫌强奸 受害女学生至少12人 (Guizhou teacher accused of sexually assaulting at least 12 girls)
Beijing News, April 29, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/04/29/314980.html

Civil Society (民间社会)

Bill Gates urges China's wealthiest to give to charity
The Guardian, April 28, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/28/bill-gates-china-peoples-daily-wealthy-charity

Death penalty (死刑)

Man gets death for blasts near China party office
The Washington Post, April 28, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/man-gets-death-for-blasts-near-china-party-office/2014/04/28/74d5b1ea-cece-11e3-a714-be7e7f142085_story.html

Environment (环境)

专家:中国仅50%水源合格 水质糟糕程度系国家机密 (Expert: only half of China's water sources meet standards, water quality still classified as state secret)
Radio Free Asia, April 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/nu-04282014124229.html

Hong Kong (香港)

Chinese vice president warns Hong Kong over protests
李源潮明确表示反对“占领中环”
The New York Times, April 28, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140428/c28hongkong/dual/

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

林昭忌日前 国保禁谒陵 (Police guard tomb of pro-democracy icon ahead of anniversary of her execution)
Voice of America, April 28, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/linzhao-20140428/1902710.html

Fears after mainland journalist Gao Yu fails to show up at Tiananmen Square event
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1499485/journalist-fails-show-commemoration

Information Control (信息控制)

Fans paint U.S. shows as friendly to the Party
美剧迷调侃中国网络审查
The New York Times, April 29, 2014
cn.tmagazine.com/culture/20140429/t29shows/dual/

Related:
China won’t tune out all U.S. TV shows, executive says
The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/28/china-wont-tune-out-all-u-s-tv-shows-executive-says/?mod=WSJBlog

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

Obama touts Philippine pact amid China concerns
Associated Press, April 28, 2014
http://news.yahoo.com/obama-touts-philippine-pact-amid-china-concerns-143501855--politics.html

June Fourth (六四)

“六四”纪念馆参观者一半大陆人 50团体下月底全球网络悼念 (Half of visitors to June Fourth Museum in HK are mainlanders, 50 groups to launch online commemoration in late May)
Radio Free Asia, April 28, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/zhengzhi/sy2-04282014103144.html

Related:
Property owners seek injunction to block June 4 memorial museum
South China Morning Post, April 29, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1500034/property-owners-seek-injunction-block-june-4-memorial-museum

Students gather at Harvard to remember Tiananmen Square
Boston Globe, April 26, 2014
www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/04/26/students-gather-harvard-remember-tiananmen-square/9Z8siyAivDSQnMq3PUOusK/story.html?s_campaign=sm_tw

For more information on June Fourth, see:
June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
纪念六四25周年:抵制强迫失忆,建设公正的未来
Human Rights in China, April 10, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/ji-nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-di-zhi-qiang-po-shi-yi-jian

Labor (劳工)

Labour advocate helping Dongguan factory strike arrested over WeChat message
South China Morning Post, April 28, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1500074/labour-advocate-helping-dongguan-factory-strike-arrested-over-wechata>

Related:
深圳市春风劳动争议服务部关于职员林东被强迫失踪的声明 (Statement issued by the Shenzhen Chunfeng Labor Disputes Services Center concerning the enforced disappearance of its employee Lin Dong)
Zhang Zhiru's Blog, April 27, 2014
http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_4b79809f0101iz11.html

Population (人口)

Looking who is walking (away with U.S. passports)
Tea Leaf Nation, April 29, 2014
http://www.tealeafnation.com/2014/04/looking-who-is-walking-away-with-u-s-passports/

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Why China’s government is scared of rumors in one video
The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/28/why-chinas-scared-of-rumors-one-video/?mod=WSJBlog

Religion (宗教)

三江教堂被当局全部拆毁 (Zhejiang authorities demolish Christian church)
Voice of America, April 28, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/sanjiang-church-20140428/1902820.html

Related:
China accused of anti-Christian campaign as church demolition begins
The Telegraph, April 28, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10792386/China-accused-of-anti-Christian-campaign-as-church-demolition-begins.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China must release Ilham Tohti now
The Guardian, April 28, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/news/2014/04/27/314735.html

Related:
Claims 100 stray dogs buried alive in China probed
Agence France-Presse, April 27, 2014
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/23011368/claims-100-stray-dogs-buried-alive-in-china-probed/

Corruption (腐败)

Why Chinese people doubt the anti-corruption campaign
The Diplomat, April 26, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/04/why-chinese-people-doubt-the-anti-corruption-campaign/

Cyber security (网络安全)

Chinese spies read Australian MPs’ emails for a year-report
Reuters, April 28, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/28/uk-australia-chinahacking-idUKBREA3R00520140428

Environment (环境)

Will China's new environmental protection law make a difference?
The Diplomat, April 25, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/04/will-chinas-new-environmental-protection-law-make-a-difference/

Information Control (信息控制)

多部热门美国电视剧从中国视频网站下架 (Popular American TV dramas removed from Chinese video streaming sites)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 27, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140427_china_american_tv.shtml

“Big Bang Theory,” “The Good Wife”: too hot for the Chinese web
The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/04/28/big-bang-theory-the-good-wife-too-hot-for-the-chinese-web/?mod=chinablog

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

On a trip that avoids Beijing, Obama keeps his eye on China
奥巴马亚洲行不到中国却不忘中国
The New York Times, April 27, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/world/20140427/c28prexy/dual/

June Fourth (六四)

People’s Daily editorial fanned flames of 1989 protest
一篇黨報社論改變天安門運動的歷史軌跡
The New York Times, April 26, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/china/20140426/c26tiananmen/dual/

六四永久文物纪念馆开幕 天安门母亲赞力证屠杀惨案 (Permanent June Fourth museum opens in Hong Kong)
Radio Free Asia, April 26, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy-04262014110410.html

Related:
Tiananmen Square protest museum opens in Hong Kong
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 26, 2014
www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27172041

For more information on June Fourth, see:
June Fourth at 25: resisting enforced amnesia, building a just future
纪念六四25周年:抵制强迫失忆,建设公正的未来
Human Rights in China, April 10, 2014
EN: www.hrichina.org/en/june-fourth-25-resisting-enforced-amnesia-building-just-future
CH: www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/zhong-guo-ren-quan-jian-xun/ji-nian-liu-si-25zhou-nian-di-zhi-qiang-po-shi-yi-jian

Labor (劳工)

裕元:大部分工人返回工作岗位 (Most shoe factory workers return to work after strike)
Deutsche Welle, April 26, 2014
dw.de/p/1Boxc

Related:
Strike at Chinese shoe factory ends partially
Associated Press, April 26, 2014
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/strike-at-chinese-shoe-factory-ends-partially/2014/04/26/094f7aca-cd2d-11e3-b81a-6fff56bc591e_story.html

Pressure from the local authorities forces many Yue Yuen strikers back to work
China Labour Bulletin, April 25, 2014
www.clb.org.hk/en/content/pressure-local-authorities-forces-many-yue-yuen-strikers-back-work

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

访民联合国开发署外被殴至脑出血 400人集会抗议19人被捕 (Hundreds protest brutal beating of petitioner outside UNDP office in Beijing)
Radio Free Asia, April 27, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/xl2-04272014104941.html

Refugees and Asylum Seekers (难民和庇护寻求者)

A smuggler of immigrants dies in prison, but is praised in Chinatown
The New York Times, April 27, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/28/nyregion/cheng-chui-ping-a-smuggler-of-immigrants-dies-in-prison-but-is-praised-in-chinatown.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

Religion (宗教)

US lawmaker urges China to expand religious freedoms
Agence France-Presse, April 27, 2014
news.yahoo.com/us-lawmaker-urges-china-expand-religious-freedoms-072804822.html

浙强拆教堂十字架 三江教堂守护告急 (Church in Zhejiang faces imminent demolition)
Voice of America, April 27, 2014
www.voachinese.com/content/sanjiang-church-20140427/1902040.html