Friday, May 02, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Saving China’s elephants
The New York Times, April 28, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/28/saving-chinas-elephants/

Culture (文化)

I love you, boss: Chinese indie director Zhang Yuan talks going short
The Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/05/02/the-influence-of-chinese-short-films/?mod=WSJBlog

Domestic security (国内安全)

多地安保工作升级:24小时巡控、民警佩枪巡逻 (Increased security throughout country: 24-hour patrols, armed police)
People's Daily, May 2, 2014
http://politics.people.com.cn/n/2014/0502/c1001-24966068.html

Environment (环境)

Bad air days
The Age, May 3, 2014
http://www.theage.com.au/world/bad-air-days-20140428-37csi.html

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

自由之家:全球新闻自由度10年来最低 (Freedom House: Global press freedom at 10 year low)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 2, 2014
http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/05/140502_us_media_freedom_report.shtml

Health (健康)

Number of new HIV cases among young Hongkongers trebles within a decade
South China Morning Post, May 2, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1502385/new-hiv-patients-have-trebled-among-young-hongkongers-last-decade

Hong Kong (香港)

Chinese toddler pees in Hong Kong street, stirs online firestorm
The Washington Post, April 30, 2014
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/04/30/chinese-toddler-pees-in-hong-kong-street-stirs-online-firestorm/

Related:
Anger over toddler's public wee in Hong Kong runs deeper than “good” manners
Global Voices, May 1, 2014
http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/05/01/anger-over-chinese-toddlers-public-wee-runs-deeper-than-good-manners/

June Fourth (六四)

On Hong Kong’s Tiananmen museum
Dissent, May 1, 2014
http://www.dissentmagazine.org/blog/on-hong-kongs-tiananmen-museum

Open Government Information (信息公开)

Right to know: leaders discover that some transparency can help make society more stable
The Economist, May 3, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21601564-leaders-discover-some-transparency-can-help-make-society-more-stable-right-know?fsrc=rss

Political and Economic Reform (政治经济改革)

Bring back the landlords: officials want family-run farms to grow much bigger. Is America the new model?
The Economist, May 3, 2014
http://www.economist.com/news/china/21601563-officials-want-family-run-farms-grow-much-bigger-america-new-model-bring-back?fsrc=rss

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

China bans public from petitioning Beijing over local grievances
中国禁止公民越级到北京上访
Voice of America, May 1, 2014
EN: http://www.voanews.com/content/china-bans-public-from-petitioning-beijing-over-local-grievances/1905217.html
CH: http://www.voachinese.com/content/china-petitioning-reform-20140501/1905377.html

Reeducation-Through-Labor (劳教)

Prisoner in China's plea for help found in Saks bag
纽约购物袋中发现来自中国监狱的求救信
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 1, 2014
EN: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27237870
CH: http://www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/world/2014/05/140501_usachina_shoppingbaghelpletter.shtml

Society (社会)

【媒目】城管打人与城管被打,哪个才是“新闻”? (Chengguan beats civilian or civilian beats Chengguan: which is news?)
Beijing News, May 2, 2014
http://www.bjnews.com.cn/focus/2014/05/02/315333.html

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

After bombing in west, China angered by U.S. criticism in terror report
Reuters, May 2, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/02/us-china-xinjiang-idUSBREA4102L20140502?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Opinion (观点)

Q & A: Jeffrey Wasserstrom on history, dissent and the power of May 4 in China
The New York Times, May 1, 2014
http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/01/q-a-jeffrey-wasserstrom-on-history-dissent-and-the-power-of-may-4-in-china/?_php=true&_type=blogs&partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0

China’s censored world
The New York Times, May 2, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/03/opinion/sunday/chinas-censored-world.html?partner=rss&emc=rss