Friday, May 09, 2014

Business and Human Rights (商业和人权)

哈萨克牧民阻强拆全家遭殴伤 涉嫌中国公司道歉 (Kazakh herders beaten by state-owned enterprise's workers for resisting forced eviction)
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/nu-05082014121539.html

Children (儿童)

China's child mortality down by two-thirds since 1990: report
Xinhua, May 6, 2014
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2014-05/06/c_126469354.htm

See report:
State of the World's Mothers
Save the Children, May 2014
http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.9126825/k.3E86/Download_the_2014_SOWM_Report.htm

Culture (文化)

The Chinese Dream vs. the American Dream, in 4 charts
The Wall Street Journal, May 8, 2014
blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/05/08/the-chinese-dream-vs-the-american-dream-in-4-charts/?mod=WSJBlog

The Chinese dream is called “emigration”
Deutsche Welle, May 9, 2014
http://dw.de/p/1BxAG

Noah? No way. Biblical epic refused entry into China on religious grounds
The Guardian, May 9, 2014
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/may/09/russell-crowe-noah-banned-in-china-religious-grounds

Wheat vs. Rice: how China’s north-south culinary divide shapes personality
The Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2014
http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014/05/09/wheat-vs-rice-how-chinas-north-south-culinary-divide-shapes-personality/?mod=WSJBlog

Environment (环境)

中国地表水含68种高浓度抗生素 专家称一旦深入地下将难治理 (Research finds high-concentration of antibiotics in surface water, experts warn against further pollution of underground water)
Radio Free Asia, May 8, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/huanjing/xl2-05082014121017.html

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

美国媒体组织IWMF呼吁释放高瑜 (US media freedom group calls for release of journalist Gao Yu)
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 8, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/05/140509_iwmf_gao_yu.shtml

See statement:
IWMF calls for release of detained Chinese journalist Gao Yu
International Women's Media Foundation, May 8, 2014
www.iwmf.org/iwmf-calls-for-release-of-detained-chinese-journalist-gao-yu/

Related:
China: detention of journalist for leaking state secrets a “smokescreen”
Amnesty International, May 8, 2014
www.amnesty.org/en/news/china-detention-journalist-leaking-state-secrets-smokescreen-2014-05-08

斥中共六四前找藉口拘高瑜 《明鏡》老總:密件早流傳 (Mingjing News editor slams detention of Gao Yu, says “confidential” document is neither secret nor was “leaked” by Gao)
Mingjing News, May 9, 2014
www.mingjingnews.com/MIB/news/news.aspx?ID=N000026863

China escalates persecution before 25th anniversary of June Fourth
六四25周年前夕当局加强打压
Human Rights in China, May 8, 2014
EN:http://www.hrichina.org/en/press-work/press-release/china-escalates-persecution-25th-anniversary-june-fourth
CH:http://www.hrichina.org/chs/xin-wen-gong-zuo/xin-wen-fa-bu/liu-si-25zhou-nian-qian-xi-dang-ju-jia-qiang-da-ya

China rebukes U.S. for demanding release of Tiananmen activists
Reuters, May 9, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/09/us-china-usa-rights-idUSBREA4806320140509?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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

Chinese police to be drafted in to Paris to help protect tourists
The Guardian, May 7, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/07/chinese-police-drafted-paris-tourists

China “considering” building high-speed rail line from Beijing to the United States
The Guardian, May 9, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1508118/china-considering-building-high-speed-rail-line-beijing-united-states

US, China join search for Nigerian girls
Agence France Presse, May 9, 2014
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2014/05/09/2003589945

LGBTI (男女同性恋、双性恋、变 性人和两性人)

China gay arrests “explicitly linked” to Tiananmen anniversary
British Broadcasting Corporation, May 8, 2014
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-27329823

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Chinese media defend waste incinerator plan despite protests
专家支持杭州规划建设垃圾焚毁厂
Reuters, May 9, 2014
EN: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/09/us-china-environment-idUSKBN0DP0AQ20140509
CH: http://cn.reuters.com/article/CNTopGenNews/idCNCNEA480CN20140509?feedType=RSS&feedName=CNTopGenNews

Religion (宗教)

China's “anti-church” campaign continues with demolitions and arrests
The Telegraph, May 9, 2014
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10818879/Chinas-anti-church-campaign-continues-with-demolitions-and-arrests.html

Rule of Law (法治)

China’s reappearing murder victims
The Diplomat, May 8, 2014
thediplomat.com/2014/05/chinas-reappearing-murder-victims/

Tibet (西藏)

Norway’s leaders snub Dalai Lama in deference to China
挪威政府顾忌中国拒见达赖喇嘛
The New York Times, May 9, 2014
cn.nytimes.com/world/20140509/c09norway/dual/

Related:
挪威政府避见 达赖喇嘛不怨 (Dalai Lama holds no grudges against Norway snub)
Deutsche Welle, May 8, 2014
dw.de/p/1Bvl3

Nowhere to call home- the tale of a Tibetan migrant worker in Beijing
South China Morning Post, May 9, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1507610/nowhere-call-home-tale-tibetan-migrant-worker-beijing

United Nations (联合国)

联合国“经济、社会和文化权利委员会”审议中国国家报告(UN CESCR reviews China’s state report)
Radio France Internationale, May 9, 2014
http://rfi.my/Rx5phI

XUAR (新疆维吾尔自治区)

China in damage control mode as terror attacks spread beyond Xinjiang
The Guardian, May 8, 2014
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/08/china-damage-control-terror-attacks-xinjiang